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Epiphone Explorer Hardshell Case   

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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 c...Read More

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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
 
4.3

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good protection (9)
  • Durable (8)
  • Stylish (5)
  • Easy to carry (3)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (7)
  • Travel (6)
  • Concerts (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (6), Experienced (5)

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

Good Case

By 

from Tempe, AZ

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Pros

  • Good Protection
  • Sturdy

Cons

  • Bulky

Best Uses

  • Everyday

Comments about Epiphone Explorer Hardshell Case:

Good overall case

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5.0

Home for the thunderhorse

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from Chicago

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Pros

  • Fits Well
  • Good Protection
  • Sturdy
  • Stylish

Cons

  • Big Guitar
  • Bulky

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Concerts
  • Practicing
  • Travel

Comments about Epiphone Explorer Hardshell Case:

Nice case for,the money.
Fits Epi thunderhorse perfect

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5.0

Like Shark Skin

By 

from Diamond Bar, CA

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Easy To Carry
  • Nicely Done
  • Nice Material
  • Stylish

Cons

  • Material Impractical
  • Smelly Glue

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Concerts
  • Everyday
  • General Protection
  • Practicing

Comments about Epiphone Explorer Hardshell Case:

Nice explorer case. Great for any explorer body without paying an arm and a leg. Was surprised how nicely done and the decent materials used. Definitely good enough for a full price Gibson.
Good for basic collector or practical regular playing. Outside will of course take a beating if regular gigging. Case built tough enough though to hold up for years. as new case smell only bad thing about it. May take some time to dissapate as it is very strong.

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5.0

Great case!

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from Pittsburgh

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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

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from new port richey,fl

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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 

    from Illinois

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    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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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Made for the Explorer

      By 

      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 

      from Milwaukee, WI

      About Me Professional Musician

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      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

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      from florida

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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

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            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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