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Overview

  • Rugged wood structure
  • Tough Tolex covering
  • Padded, plush lining
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $148.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $56.84
  • Your Price:
    $9116
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Supreme protection for your prized axe.

The Epiphone Explorer Hardshell Case is a rugged wood case covered in Tolex and features padded plush lining, a heavy-duty handle, and an accessory compartment. Super-tough hinges and drawbar latches.

Features

  • Rugged wood structure
  • Tough Tolex covering
  • Padded, plush lining
  • Heavy-duty handle
  • Heavy hinges and drawbar latches
  • Accessory compartment

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EpiphoneExplorer Hardshell Case
 
4.2

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good protection (7)
  • Durable (6)
  • Stylish (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (5)
    • Travel (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (5), Experienced (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Fits Explorer like a glove and fits Guild X-80 and X-82 guitars too

    I am satisfied with the case. It is not "top of the line" but it is solid enough for my needs. For the price, it is a good deal...Read complete review

    I am satisfied with the case. It is not "top of the line" but it is solid enough for my needs. For the price, it is a good deal especially if you are looking for a case for some very rare, oddball shaped Guilds. It will work for them too.
    I was in need of a hard shell case to protect a rare Guild X-80 Skylark. Since this Guild has a radical, asymmetric shape similar to the Explorer, I figured I would give it a try. The case is large and a bit on the heavy side. The internal dimensions (something I could not find anywhere on the internet!) are 47 1/2 inches long and 16 3/4 inches wide. This includes pushing into the cushion so I would say these are the maximum dimensions that the case can hold. The body cavity is large and fits an Explorer very snugly with no chance of it moving around. The body cavity is 23 3/4 inches long. There is a little "step up" cushion that is 5 3/4 inches long right before the neck rest. The neck rest has a groove shaped into it that fits the Explorer design. It is NOT in the center of the neck rest. If you are in front of the open case, it starts 6 inches from the far side and stops at 8 1/2 inches (a 2 1/2 inch groove). The case closes tightly around the Guild X-80 and although it is shorter than the Explorer body, it does not move around in the case due to the snugness of the padding. I also tried a Guild X-82 Nova in the case and it fit even better! I tried a Guild S-281 Flyer in it and it fit but had way too much extra space around it. I tried a Guild X-79 and it did NOT fit. The distance between the upper horn and a point on the headstock on the X-79 does not clear the distance across the storage compartment.

    Sufficient construction quality for home storage of guitar and light gigging. Would not hold up well on extended gigs or rough handling.
    I believe I got what I paid for.

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    The handle assembly is junk. The case itself is not too bad - but the handle on my case held up for about a month. First, one of the rivets that attach the...Read complete review

    The handle assembly is junk. The case itself is not too bad - but the handle on my case held up for about a month. First, one of the rivets that attach the plastic handle to the metal bracket came lose. I replaced these with a small bolt. Then the actual metal atted to the case came loose from the case.

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    5.0

    Great case!

    By Den

    from Pittsburgh PA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Protection
    • Sturdy
    • Stylish
    • Very Well Made Case

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Everyday
    • Taking To Gigs
    • Travel

    Comments about Epiphone Explorer Hardshell Case:

    This is a big case, about 1/3 larger than a typical Strat/Tele case. But it houses a big guitar so it's about right and you can put your cords and other accessories in it with room to spare. Seems to be very sturdy and well made for every day use.

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    5.0

    exact fit for hamer explorer for less

    By kgf

    from new port richey,fl

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Protection
    • Large Storage Area
    • Sturdy
    • Stylish

    Cons

    • Outside Scratches Easy

    Best Uses

      Comments about Epiphone Explorer Hardshell Case:

      explorer exact fit,inside quality excellent,outside ok.cant get better for the money.confident guitar protection.

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      5.0

      Beautiful Music

      By Holmes

      from Illinois

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Carry
      • Good Protection

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • Travel

        Comments about Epiphone Explorer Hardshell Case:

        I could go into a long drawn out story, about the guitar thiscase is for. Not gonna do it. I want you all to know, that as far as customer service goes, Musicians Friend, is the best there is, period. I have been doing business with them, for many years, and it just gets better and better!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Made for the Explorer

        By TG Hoffman

        from Kansas

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        Pros

        • Easy To Carry
        • Fits perfectly
        • Good Protection
        • Sturdy
        • Stylish

        Cons

        • Little Pricey

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Everyday
        • Practicing
        • Storage
        • Transport
        • Travel

        Comments about Epiphone Explorer Hardshell Case:

        This case fits the explorer like a glove. Large storage compartment, plenty of room for various items. The case is a little pricey but, quite a bit less expensive than a molded case. At any rate there are not a lot of cases that will work for the explorer but, this one will.

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        4.0

        Overall Nice Case

        By DJstud69

        from Milwaukee, WI

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Protection
        • Sturdy

        Cons

        • Bulky

        Best Uses

        • Protection
        • Travel

        Comments about Epiphone Explorer Hardshell Case:

        I have 3 other hardcases for my guitars. I would say this is overall a good case it does its job. Nice soft interior. Tight fitting to the body of the guitar. Absolutely no wiggle room so your explorer shaped guitar won't bounce around. Hardware is solid. I think it should last. Honestly the only thing I can complain about is that it came with a huge scratch on the front of it brand new. A disappointment musicians friend...but it is a case and it bought it for its functionality. And it does a good job. I would also like to add that gibson makes the best hardcases in my opinion. My sg modeled case is the best, skb is good too but for the price I would say this case is well worth it if you want to protect your ax...

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        4.0

        it is what it is

        By bob

        from florida

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        Pros

          Cons

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              Comments about Epiphone Explorer Hardshell Case:

              Fits my Epiphone Explorer well. Thought I might be able to use it for my LTD V-100 but that's not even close. Seems to be built alright for the money. Tons of storage space is a definite plus.

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              4.0

              Nice but very large

              By Uncleknubs

              from Pacific NorthWest

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              Pros

              • Good Protection
              • Sturdy

              Cons

              • Big
              • Bulky

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Epiphone Explorer Hardshell Case:

              Very nice case for Explorer guitar, its's made very well and has a nice fit for the guitar.
              It is just so big, that's because of the explorer's cool retro size and styling it needs a very wide and long case; my strat flight case could fit inside it with room for a couple pedals. BUT. it is a very nice case and unless they made some sort of special molded style case this can't be helped due to the guitara shape. I like it overall.

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              5.0

              Perfect Case.

              By b9009b

              from Philly

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              Pros

              • Good Protection
              • Sturdy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Everyday
                • Practicing
                • Travel

                Comments about Epiphone Explorer Hardshell Case:

                This case is a perfect fit for 1984 Explorer. Nice size accessory compartment on the inside. Must have for your EX.

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                4.0

                Nice Case

                By Hopsy

                from Pennsylvania

                About Me Novice

                Ask me a question

                Pros

                • Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Storage

                  Comments about Epiphone Explorer Hardshell Case:

                  Really the only case listed on the site for an Explorer Body Style. Bought this along with my Epi Explorer TV Sliver. The guitar's body fits snugly which is good and the storage slot under the neck has plenty of room for picks, cable straps, etc. It's well worth it to have a place for my axe to rest when I'm not playing.

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                  5.0

                  Epiphone Explorer case

                  By Andrew Meyer

                  from Oak Lawn, IL

                  Comments about Epiphone Explorer Hardshell Case:

                  Good, solid case.
                  Standard features for a guitar case. The storage compartment is nice and big. The clasps seem sturdy enough.
                  Fits my explorer VERY snugly. Mine has the green plush inside, which I like (very classy). It's VERY gentle on the guitar finish; no problems here.

                  It feels like a very sturdy case. A bit heavy (just due to its size), but not enough to bother me.
                  I was gonna shell out for a coffin case, but this one's cheaper, classier, and sturdier. It cost a bit more than I expected, but it was worth it in the end.

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