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Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case

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This hardshell case for the Epiphone Tunderbird bass guitar is a rugged wood case covered in Tolex and featuring padded plush lining, heavy-duty hand...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
Contoured design

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EpiphoneThunderbird Hardshell Case
 
4.4

(based on 65 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good protection (20)
  • Durable (19)
  • Easy to carry (10)
  • Good quality (10)
  • Stylish (10)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (5)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (16)
  • Practicing (14)
  • Concerts (13)
  • Travel (12)
  • Back-up (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (20), Professional musician (10)

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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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WOW EXCELLENT CASE!

By BiG BiRd

from St. LoUiS, mO

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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 >>>>>>>>>>

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Better than the original

    By Don Hamblin

    from Kansas City, MO

    Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

    I got this case to replace the well used original one that came with my 1963 Gibson Thunderbird IV bass. The overall quality, the interior fit, the usefulness of the storage compartment, and the overall balance (with the base inside) appears much better than the original. Even with Epiphone logo on the outside, I'm impressed at the utility and style.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    And you guys hate this why??

    By NOVA Bassman

    from Kansas

    Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

    This baby is amazing. Solidly built with plenty of space. I might have the new line of them or something cause mine came with the body mold. Doesn't move and inch and I have an inch space between the tip of the headstock and the edge of the case. There is a neck crook, its part of the body mold. They case is built exactly like the Explorer case my brother uses. Just a little bit longer and thinner. The straps and hinges are fine. Again, I didn't find any of the problems that the other reviews were stating, except for the fact that with the body mold you do have to take the strap on and off ever ytime. Buy this if you have a Thunderbird of any kind. I waited a year before it was finally in stock and I am extremely satisfied.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The Case I Received is much improved over the older model

    By SuperJive

    from N/A

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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!!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Poor quality case

    By Bass4Life

    from Buffalo, NY

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    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.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good BUY!

      By Telecat1

      from Detroit,Mi

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      Pros

      • Easy To Carry
      • Good Protection
      • Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Everyday
        • Travel

        Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

        Case is made of good construction,nice snug fit. The hardware is lacking in quality compared to my older (90's)case.All in all a good buy for the money!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        The right case - the only case

        By Rienge01

        from Omaha, NE

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        Pros

        • Comfortably Seats 5
        • Lots of storage
        • Perfect fit

        Cons

        • Not Abs Plastic

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

        Well, its the size of a Buick, but the thunderbird IV fits perfectly with no movement. Its built like a tank and its heavy, but there is no other option. Musician's friend tech support told me the T-Bird would fit in the deluxe Gator case - it will NOT, the body is 3 inches too large for it. I am not a fan of wood cases because they wear and tear worse than the ABS plastic in my experience and they are heavier but there is no other option. Bottom line, if you have a thunderbird and ever take it anywhere, you should buy this case.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love This ThunderBird Bass Case!!!

        By SXYS2000

        from Nor Cal

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        Pros

        • Custom Fit
        • Easy To Carry
        • Good Protection
        • Nice Soft Fuzzy Interior
        • Sturdy
        • Stylish

        Cons

        • Super Long

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Everyday
        • Practicing
        • Protection For Your Bass
        • Storage
        • Travel

        Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

        This Case is an Awesome Case for the Epiphone ThunderBird Bass Case!! I had my ThunderBird in a Soft Case that wasn't long enough for the neck of the Bass.. So When I found out that Epiphone had a Case Just for the ThunderBIRD I was very Happy that I didn't have to keep hitting the top of my Bass with the stupid zipper...
        Buy this Case! The Fit is Perfect, for those of you who have this Bass know that it's a very long Bass, so just expect that when you get this hard case that it is a Bit Longer Than other Guitar/Bass Hard Cases just so you know, But it is Very Nice for the Cheap Price!! And the Epiphone a lettering on the side is pretty cool too..

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfecto!

        By Marc

        from Perla, Arkansas

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        Pros

        • Easy To Carry
        • Good Protection
        • Locking
        • Spacious
        • Sturdy
        • Stylish

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • Heavy bulky

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Everyday
        • Everything
        • Practicing
        • Travel

        Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

        Do you own a Thunderbird? Are you lacking a good strong case for it?
        Stop waffling and buy this case immediately!

        It fits my T-Bird like a glove, the interior is shaped specifically to cradle and immobilize the guitar.
        Nice plush lining, has a big hinged compartment for all your loose junk and gobs of space around the head stock. Plenty of room inside for cables, picks, books, tuners, blah blah blah etc. Also has feet on the bottom for lying flat and on the hinge side so you can stand it on edge. Handle is sturdy and offset for balance so it carries level.

        Only con is you have to have a really flexible strap to be able to leave it on while the guitar is cased, but that's not really a big deal.

        Sure, you can't hit it with a truck and expect your guitar to survive, but if people are hitting your stuff with trucks you need to hang out with different people.

        This is as good as it gets without spending all the money on an train-wreck proof aluminum coffin for your bass. Digs on the Epiphone logo, too.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This case has muscle!

        By skylar caldwell

        from Harlan, KY

        Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

        I'm seriously not kidding when I say this case WILL protect your Thunderbird. My T-bird (aka my baby) only gets the best case, and that's this one. So why haven't you bought it yet? Still reading? Why? Go buy it!
        The heavy duty handle is amazing, unlike the plastic ones this is padded leather, good if you have to hold on to your gear for a while.
        I have been playin for about six years, and when something is supposed to protect my gear, I take it seriously. I put my gear to the test. This case has proven itself to me. It's been thrown (bass inside at all times), kicked, dropped, walked across and it will not let my T-bird be harmed at all. Extremely great case and an amazing price.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        In CASE you're wondering...

        By Sandman

        from Portland, Maine

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        Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

        When I couldn't find a gig bag to fit my T-Pro 5, I ordered this case. The T-Pro 5 fits just fine, though it's a bit tight in the neck heel area.the foam underneath is soft enough that it will conform to the wider 5-string heel with no problem. Quality of the case seems good, in an old school Tolex and plywood way, and the soft purple lining looks good. The case IS big, but if you dont like BIG you probably shouldn't have a T-Bird anyway! I recommend this case to any T-Pro 5 looking for a home.

         
        4.0

        Good Case

        By James9278

        from Denton, NC

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional

        Cons

        • Thought it was rectangular. It was wedge-shaped.

        Best Uses

          Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

          This is a good case. Do not waste time trying to find "some other case that might fit" for less money.
          Go ahead and get the fitted case!

          Note to Musician's Friend/Epiphone: The cases' exterior material comes up a little short around some of the trim and [could] open further after quite a bit of use. Not a strong negative since this is not a molded exterior case.

           
          5.0

          Fits like a glove!

          By missingu

          from El Dorado Springs, MO

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Protects the instrument whenever it is not being

            Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

            Very satisfied with this case. I have always been a "Gibson" guy and never got into the Epiphone's. I bought a Epi Thunderbird Pro and liked it enough to keep it. All of the instruments I keep deserve a good hard shell case. And this case is a good one.

            It may not be an ATA flight case, but I would not hesitate to carry it on a plane and check it at the gate.

            Good case, good fit, good looks, & good price! Winner winner, chicken dinner!

             
            1.0

            The case was not as described or pictured. Trapezoid vs rect

            By notorious Uncle Chris

            from Chicago Illinois

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

            the product it's my base fine it's just an odd shape, not the rectangular one I ordered.

             
            5.0

            Solid, attractive case

            By Mark

            from Woonsocket, RI

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            Pros

            • Cool shape
            • Fits my Thunderbird Classic Pro IV perfectly
            • Good Quality
            • Well made

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

                I read a lot of reviews about this case, and I have to agree with the positive reviewers--this case is well-made, sturdy, and cool looking in black with the "Epiphione" name embossed in gold, and yes, it is different from the one shown in the picture. But from what I've read, it is greatly improved over the previous model. I never had that one, but I sure love this case, which fits my Thunderbird--a great bass in its own right--perfectly, and really I couldn't be happier with it.

                 
                5.0

                its the case for the bass

                By Curt

                from Liberty Tx

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

                    if you have an epiphone thunderbird bass or the goth bass, you need this case. no, really you need THIS particular case, as nothing else (that ive found) fits it! good solid case, lots of room for extras, and it looks nice too. good price

                     
                    5.0

                    Perfect!

                    By Adam Waldrop

                    from Clinton, Indiana

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                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                    • A little heavy

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

                      My Epi TBird doesn't budge in this case. It fits like a glove.

                       
                      5.0

                      Great case for Tbird bass guitar

                      By Jerry Seinfeld

                      from Plano Texas

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

                        Surprised at the quality of this case. Fits the thunderbird bass perfectly. Only time will tell about its durability. Recommended.

                         
                        5.0

                        great for Epi or Gibson Thunderbird

                        By F-tron

                        from Tulsa, OK

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                        Pros

                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

                          Mine was more A-shaped, style may have changed to rectangle.

                           
                          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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