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Fender Strat/Tele Hardshell Case Gold Tweed Red Plush Interior

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The Fender Strat/Tele Hardshell Case gives your guitar a rugged Tolex cover, made in the traditional shape with locking latch, protective vinyl ends,...Read More

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The classic case for your classic axe.

The Fender Strat/Tele Hardshell Case gives your guitar a rugged Tolex cover, made in the traditional shape with locking latch, protective vinyl ends, large accessory compartment, padded poodle plush interior, and genuine Fender Logo. Get the genuine Fender Hardshell Case that fits Strat and Tele guitars.


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FenderStrat/Tele Hardshell Case
 
4.2

(based on 103 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (63)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good protection (37)
  • Stylish (37)
  • Durable (36)
  • Easy to carry (18)
  • Compact (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (32)
    • Travel (18)
    • Concerts (9)
    • Practicing (9)
    • Back-up (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (31), Professional musician (13), Novice (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Somewhat Disappointed

    MusiciansFriend had a great sale on these G&G cases and I was really excited when I received my order. However, the case turned out to be a bit of a disappointment....Read complete review

    MusiciansFriend had a great sale on these G&G cases and I was really excited when I received my order. However, the case turned out to be a bit of a disappointment. Don't get me wrong, it's still a beautiful, sturdy and protective case. But as a couple of other reviewers have noted, attention to detail - the hallmark of a great manufacturing company, American or otherwise - is just not there.

    First, and immediately most noticeable, the case is bigger. I know this because I own an immaculate 2004 tweed G&G case. This new case, a brown tolex model, is almost a half inch thicker. Consequently, it is also slightly heavier.

    Second, the lock and clasp fittings look like cheap imitations compared to the 2004 case. On closer inspection, the locks on the 2004 model have "Cheney England" marks inside. The new ones are unmarked. I've since found that Cheney Locks of England no longer exists.

    Third, and most troubling, is the sloppy detail work. Mine is not as bad as a few reviewers here have described, but still does not bear close inspection. This is a sad development for an iconic American manufacturer much loved and a big part of Fender's history making legacy.

    I would still recommend these G&G cases over the Vietnam made cases that Fender sells under its Pro Series line. But only at the sale prices that MusiciansFriend has made them available.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    G&G Fender Cases - Ghosts of Quality Long Past

    Maybe in its heyday these were THE cases to have. I bought one of their nice looking Fender branded tweed cases to protect a nice Strat I am lucky to own, and was shocked...Read complete review

    Maybe in its heyday these were THE cases to have. I bought one of their nice looking Fender branded tweed cases to protect a nice Strat I am lucky to own, and was shocked at the poor workmanship (studs not hammered in all the way, crooked name plates, pieces bent out of shape, etc.,).
    I contacted G&G via email to let them know of my concerns regarding the poor quality. (I offered them an "out" thinking perhaps my case had been assebled poorly by Fender as a partner.) I heard nothing from them for weeks.When they finally responded, their correspondence was NOT very well written, in terms of professionalism, tone of customer service, or grammar; I felt like I was getting mobile texts from a teenage girl.I was basically asked to prove and provide photographic evidence. I did so gladly.Without any apology, G&G offered to replace my case, but they insisted that I pay for boxing it up and shipping it across the country to them. These are quite large and heavy pieces and it's not worth my time and money, as a mere average consumer, to ship it at a cost much higher than what a large company can afford to do. I suspect that they know this very well.It's a shame really that a USA company is taking this approach to "quality control" and customer satisfaction. Cheaper foreign imports are unfortunately improving their quality (and customer relations) to the point where it's hard to argue "Buy USA," especially if the quality of product and sevice is as poor as I've experienced. I recently bought some imported German guitar strings and the owner himself corresponded with me when I had a few break on me - sending me replacements for free all the way from Europe.This classic company may not last much longer if this is the trend. Very sad.

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    5.0

    Stratocaster fits case perfectly

    By Takbo Ron

    from Baja Arcadia

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Perfect fit
    • Timeless Classic
    • Well made

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Put Guitar Inside

      Comments about Fender Strat/Tele Hardshell Case:

      When I was checking out Governor Brown was standing next to me and took a major portion of my Veteran's Day discount. It wasn't him that spent 18 months in a foreign country.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice case, NOT exactly as pictured......

      By BigSteve

      from Orange County, NY

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Protection
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about Fender Strat/Tele Hardshell Case:

        Fender Strat/Tele Hardshell Case Black Orange Plush Interior

        EXTERIOR:
        Tolex covering has a nice, dark satin sheen, and is applied flawlessly. The hardware is well placed and lines up well. Suitcase type latches at each end snap shut with authority, and open quickly with spring assist. Center latch snaps closed with a nice, moderate spring tension.

        Three closed face, self limiting hinges keep everything lined up, and the metal feet, (4 small on the bottom case half, and 4 larger size on the hinge edge), look and feel solid.

        There is a tiny nick, appx. 1/16", in one of the padded ends, near the bottom of the case, as carried. The ends appear to be leather and an examination with a loop, at the imperfection, seem to bear this out. Handle is leather covered, briefcase style, and appears quite sturdy.

        INTERIOR:
        Inside is nice and plush, with a color not as bright as pictured. G & G web site calls it "Brick, Poodle Plush". (I like it, goes well with my Tri-color Sunburst.) Padding appears more than adequate.

        Accessory compartment is large enough to carry most anything you'll need, with a cover that fits nicely and has leather pull tab and separate leather snap tab. (Also just nice to HAVE a cover, as many new cases do not.) Oval, metal G&G logo looks good and is secured with two rivets.

        FIT and FUNCTION:
        Brought this case for a new Strat build with a short, 24.75" Gibson scale instead of the standard 25.5". As expected, the case is a little longer than needed, and the interior looks to be just about .75" longer than the guitar. I think a standard scale guitar might fit a little tightly, but I don't have one handy to try.

        Carry is nearly level, with a slight lift towards the neck end. (Carry will, of course, vary depending on the weight distribution of your ax.) Although the handle is not uncomfortable, I hope to never have to carry this case over a long distance, as it is a little on the heavy side, with a shipping weight over 20 pounds.

        The UNEXPECTD, UNWANTED EXTRA:
        Looking at MF's web page, I believed I was ordering a case with a small Fender logo attached beneath the handle, which is exactly what I wanted. This is not what was shipped. My case has the large, metal Fender logo on the lower, right side of the top of the case, as is shipped with a premium Fender instrument. A close look at the web page revealed that the picture was carefully altered to REMOVE the large logo! I don't understand why they would do this, as it is quite MISLEADING. I really didn't want a billboard that shouted, "EXPENSIVE GUITAR INSIDE!!!", but I suppose if was REALLY that concerned, I would not have bought a G&G case in the first place.

        CONCLUSION:
        Nice case, good construction. Not quite as heavy duty as past iterations, but certainly not flimsy, and in many ways, reminiscent of old style Fender quality. Unexpected extra notwithstanding, I'm more than satisfied.

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        4.0

        hard case

        By digs

        from seattle

        About Me Professional Musician

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Good Protection

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Everyday

          Comments about Fender Strat/Tele Hardshell Case:

          for the price of either the fender or this...it was definitely the choice for fit.
          As said these things aren't what they use to be.

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Perfect Case for Your Prized Strat

          By ColsTiger

          from Columbus, GA

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Carry
          • Good Protection
          • Sturdy
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Everyday
            • Practicing
            • Travel

            Comments about Fender Strat/Tele Hardshell Case:

            Wanted a new case for a new Fender Statocaster. Looked at several different manufacturer's offerings. The Fender G&G Strat/Tele looked nicer and sturdier than all the others. When it arrived I was not disappointed at all. The tan tweed outside seems sturdy and has that classic vintage look. The red crushed velour interior is nothing short of luxurious plus it has a nice roomy storage pocket that snaps shut to secure straps, tremelo arms, and tuners. The handle is plastic but strong, and the locking hardware is made of quality materials. I wouldn't hesitate a second before buying another one of these if I purchased another nice strat down the road.

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            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Stylish but shoddy workmanship

            By maceon

            from portland, maine

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Stylish

            Cons

            • Bulky
            • Not Sturdy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fender Strat/Tele Hardshell Case:

              There are several minor flaws with this case that made me disappointed with it.

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Keeps a Fender Strat or Tele From Harm

              By Noone

              from Albuquerque, NM

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              Pros

              • Good Protection
              • Has Secure Inner Storage
              • Holds Guitar In Place
              • Keeps It Fender
              • Stylish

              Cons

              • Protential Problem Locks

              Best Uses

              • Covered Protection
              • Everyday
              • Keeps It Clean
              • Practicing
              • Travel

              Comments about Fender Strat/Tele Hardshell Case:

              I have been playing Fender guitars for over 50 years. I own a variety of different models, including Stratocasters, Telecasters, Jaguars, Jazzmasters, Precision Bass and Jazz Bass guitars. Even though, I have used other brands of guitar cases, I seem to come back to the G&G type of case, as it functions well for me. One of the features that I like the most is the secured, covered, storage compartment, which may or may not be included with other cases. It is the largest compartment in size, that I have found, and will hold most everything that one needs to travel with their guitar. Overall quality has been very good on every one of the cases that I have purchased from MF, over the past 15 or more years. I have probably written a review sometime in the past, but, consider this a more updated opinion. When on sale, it is difficult to find a better price for a fitted case.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              WILL NOT FIT MICHAEL KELLY 1950s TELE!

              By Joseph De Sena

              from Staten Island, NY

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Easy To Carry
              • Good Protection
              • Sturdy
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Everyday
                • Practicing
                • Travel

                Comments about Fender Strat/Tele Hardshell Case:

                I have one of these cases that came with my Fender 1952 Reissue Telecaster. It's a great case: very well-made, stylish, great plush interior, holds the guitar securely, plenty of secure storage space, and of course the classic "Fender" logo on the outside. Just a great classic Fender case. Now for the unfortunate caveat: THIS CASE WILL NOT FIT THE NEW MICHAEL KELLY 1950s SERIES TELE GUITARS! The headstock on these guitars overhangs the edge of the case by at least a full inch. Too bad, since the body fits the case perfectly. You will need to buy a longer case, like one of the wooden, rectangular cases from Musician's Gear, etc. If you own one of the Michael Kelly Teles, measure its overall length (40 inches, which includes the butt strap pin), and speak to a representative BEFORE you order a case. And seriously, keep the Fender cases for the bona fide Fender axes...

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                I love it

                By JAMMER

                from Wooster , Ohio

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Easy To Carry

                Cons

                • I Do Not Have The Keys
                • Not Functional

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about Fender Strat/Tele Hardshell Case:

                Please send me my keys

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great.

                By Blue Bill

                from Hawaii

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Good Protection
                • Great Value
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                • I Should Have Bought Two

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about Fender Strat/Tele Hardshell Case:

                I got the Black tolex/black plush. It's a really nice case for the money spent. I read these reviews and can not understand people complaining about the clasp is different, or it's a half inch thicker, or I don't like the color, whatever. I got mine on sale, it's great, I'm very happy.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Somewhat Disappointed

                By Gq

                from Surprise in Arizona

                About Me Experienced

                Ask me a question

                Pros

                • Easy To Carry
                • Sturdy
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about Fender Strat/Tele Hardshell Case:

                  MusiciansFriend had a great sale on these G&G cases and I was really excited when I received my order. However, the case turned out to be a bit of a disappointment. Don't get me wrong, it's still a beautiful, sturdy and protective case. But as a couple of other reviewers have noted, attention to detail - the hallmark of a great manufacturing company, American or otherwise - is just not there.

                  First, and immediately most noticeable, the case is bigger. I know this because I own an immaculate 2004 tweed G&G case. This new case, a brown tolex model, is almost a half inch thicker. Consequently, it is also slightly heavier.

                  Second, the lock and clasp fittings look like cheap imitations compared to the 2004 case. On closer inspection, the locks on the 2004 model have "Cheney England" marks inside. The new ones are unmarked. I've since found that Cheney Locks of England no longer exists.

                  Third, and most troubling, is the sloppy detail work. Mine is not as bad as a few reviewers here have described, but still does not bear close inspection. This is a sad development for an iconic American manufacturer much loved and a big part of Fender's history making legacy.

                  I would still recommend these G&G cases over the Vietnam made cases that Fender sells under its Pro Series line. But only at the sale prices that MusiciansFriend has made them available.

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