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Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case   (Open Box)
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Product# 518393
OVERVIEW

Supreme protection for your soul mate.

This hardshell case for the Epiphone Tunderbird bass guitar is a rugged wood case covered in Tolex and featuring padded plush lining, heavy-duty handle, and accessory compartment. Super-tough hinges and drawbar latches. The Thunderbird hardshell case's contoured design saves weight while still providing maximum protection.

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

Better to part with a little cash now than a loved one later. Put it in the cart.

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EpiphoneThunderbird Hardshell Case
 
4.4

(based on 57 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good protection (20)
  • Durable (18)
  • Easy to carry (10)
  • Stylish (10)
  • Good quality (4)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (5)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (16)
  • Concerts (13)
  • Practicing (12)
  • Travel (12)
  • Back-up (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Professional musician (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

WOW EXCELLENT CASE!

Ordered it on a Christmas deal (sale price plus free shipping) WOW! What a deal!
My T-Bird Pro fits like a glove in it!
It was also the newer angled...Read complete review

Ordered it on a Christmas deal (sale price plus free shipping) WOW! What a deal!
My T-Bird Pro fits like a glove in it!
It was also the newer angled version not like the rectangle one in the picture in the add.
Very nice case!!
< < < < < < < < BUY IT NOW >>>>>>>>>>

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Poor quality case

I have been playing live and doing studio work for over 40 years. I have dozens of guitars and basses and have owned many others over the years. This is, without question, the...Read complete review

I have been playing live and doing studio work for over 40 years. I have dozens of guitars and basses and have owned many others over the years. This is, without question, the worst case I have ever owned. I have a hard case for every guitar and bass I own. Some from manufacturer and others from 3rd party vendors. This case is a mess. Flimsy. Interior not aligned properly. Just poor quality. If I get 8-10 uses out of this I will be very surprised. Please stay away from this Epi case and find some other case to purchase. Worst purchase I have ever made from MF. I wish someone had warned me as I am sure for about the same or maybe just a few more sheckels, I could have purchased a solid case. Junk.

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5.0

Would buy again.

By a

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

Good case, great price, fits well. I believe it will do the job just fine.

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5.0

Good quality build. Nice interior. One compartment.

By Cube

from NM

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

    Plush interior and durable thick squishy pleather type outside with metal tabs to space it away from surfaces in transport. Decent quality for a China build.

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    5.0

    Perfect

    By Sean John Henry

    from Riff City, Ca

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

        Great Case overall. My Thunderbird Pro 4 fits inside like a glove.

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I would buy from you again

        By OB

        from Baltimore

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

          it's a case

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          WOW EXCELLENT CASE!

          By BiG BiRd

          from St. LoUiS, mO

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

            Ordered it on a Christmas deal (sale price plus free shipping) WOW! What a deal!
            My T-Bird Pro fits like a glove in it!
            It was also the newer angled version not like the rectangle one in the picture in the add.
            Very nice case!!
            < < < < < < < < BUY IT NOW >>>>>>>>>>

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            5.0

            Epiphone Thunderbird Case DOES fit a PRO model

            By GeeDub

            from Raleigh, NC

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Carry
            • Good Protection
            • Sturdy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Everyday
              • Practicing

              Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

              I have seen other reviews about this case and wanted to say that YES, this case does fit the Epiphone PRO model. There are slight differences in the body of the two different base models but the case I received fit my PRO model fine. The hinges, latches and handles are sturdy enough for day to day use but unless it is a shipping crate, nothing will stand up to what some of you apparently expect. But then, I have bought used pedals from some of you guys that had been stomped literally. So when you fling open a case or do not take the time to align the latches or overstuff the inside with 'other stuff'... parts fail.
              If you need a case for airline travel or long tour duty, this is not it. You will need to get something built or put this case inside a larger case. For day to day going to practice and local gigs where you have control of the instrument, this case is fine.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The Case I Received is much improved over the older model

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              By SuperJive

              from N/A

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

              • Easy To Carry
              • Good Protection
              • Plush Interior, Fit 2 a T
              • Sturdy
              • Stylish
              • Too long for the wagon!
              • Very well built

              Cons

              • Bulky

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Everyday
              • Practicing
              • Travel

              Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

              This particular case was no Poo-Poo. I was blown away by the quality of the plush perfectly cut and placed interior. If the interior had been white it would be of Gibson quality, but this interior is grey. Just saying.. this is just as nice as the 2010 Gibson case i owned for an SG Standard. Obviously Gibson has stepped it up using the vintage cases again but trying to find and buy one is nearly impossible.
              Got a 10% discount as well so this was a real good purchase. Honestly i didn't know what to expect but was pleasantly surprised. Good case!!

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Poor quality case

              By DinoRock

              from Buffalo, New York

              About Me Professional Musician

              Ask me a question

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Not Functional
                • Not Sturdy
                • Poor Protection

                Best Uses

                • Backup

                Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

                I have been playing live and doing studio work for over 40 years. I have dozens of guitars and basses and have owned many others over the years. This is, without question, the worst case I have ever owned. I have a hard case for every guitar and bass I own. Some from manufacturer and others from 3rd party vendors. This case is a mess. Flimsy. Interior not aligned properly. Just poor quality. If I get 8-10 uses out of this I will be very surprised. Please stay away from this Epi case and find some other case to purchase. Worst purchase I have ever made from MF. I wish someone had warned me as I am sure for about the same or maybe just a few more sheckels, I could have purchased a solid case. Junk.

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                4.0

                T^hunderbird Pro fits fine!

                By rockdad

                from SoCal

                About Me Experienced

                Ask me a question

                Pros

                • Good Protection
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

                  Contrary to the negative review posted here, this case DOES fit the neck-through Epiphone Thunderbird Pro IV bass guitar. The fit is great, the quality of the case is good, no problems. Since my new Thunderbird has already been dinged once, I am pleased to be able to protect it with this case. As far as weight goes, it is necessary to have a heavy case to properly protect the guitar. All wood cases will be heavy when compared with an injection-molded case.
                  My Thunderbird fits this case without flopping around, which it would do in any other case big enough to fit this full length scale bass guitar.

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                  5.0

                  The Only Way to Case a Bird

                  By MMMMThatsGoodBass

                  from The Land of Pleasant Living

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Formfitting
                  • Good Protection

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

                      If you own a Gibson or Epiphone Thunderbird base, this is the best way to go. Because of the unique shape of this bass and the extremely long length, no generic or aftermarket case will work. Every single case I looked at was close to 2 inches too short for the Bird.

                      This Epiphone case provides perfect fit and protection -- the internal foam even has cut outs for the through neck construction where the body is thicker in the middle and thinner at the edges.

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