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Gator ATA Molded Acoustic Dreadnought Guitar Case with TSA Latches   

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The Gator ATA acoustic dreadnought guitar case has an outer shell made of nearly indestructible military-grade polyethylene. The case's TSA-approved,...Read More

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The right case for air travel with your dreadnought acoustic.

The Gator ATA acoustic dreadnought guitar case has an outer shell made of nearly indestructible military-grade polyethylene. The case's TSA-approved, impact-resistant, locking latches are ideal for air travel. Black, powder-coated hardware and a sealing valance are other enhancements added to the ATA guitar case.

Inside, the dreadnought case has crushed velvet, luxury plush; an extended-reach, protective neck cradle; and a universal-fit, EPS protective-foam interior nest. When you're running for your next flight to your next gig, you'll appreciate the injection-molded, ergo-grip carrying handle with a built-in ID tag holder beneath it and the fact that once you stop to stand in line, this Gator guitar case stands up on its own on sturdy polyethylene feet. Don't travel by air without it!

FEATURES
  • Nearly indestructible military-grade polyethylene outer shell
  • TSA-approved, locking center latch is ideal for air travel
  • Black, powder-coated hardware and solid valance
  • Surface-mounted, impact-diversion latch housing
  • Ergo-grip, injection-molded handle
  • Extended-reach, protective neck cradle
  • Crushed velvet luxury plush interior in red
  • Universal-fit, EPS protective-foam interior nest
  • Built-in ID tag holder at carrying handle
  • Stands up on its own on sturdy polyethylene feet

SPECIFICATIONS

ATA Molded Acoustic Dreadnought Guitar Case with TSA Latches

  • Guitar Style Dimensions
  • Body Length: 22.50"
  • Body Height: 4.75"
  • Lower Bout Width: 16.50"
  • Middle Bout Width: 12.75"
  • Upper Bout Width: 13.75"
  • Overall Length: 41.50"
  • Exterior Dimensions
  • Exterior Length: 44.50"
  • Exterior Width: 18.00"
  • Exterior Height: 7.25"
  • Weight: 11.40lb.
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GatorATA Molded Acoustic Dreadnought Guitar Case with TSA Latches
 
4.3

(based on 14 reviews)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to carry (8)
  • Durable (7)
  • Good protection (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (7)
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    • Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Gator made a Believer outta me!

Bought this case after contacting Gator directly for advice. I needed a case to fly my acoustic overseas as checked baggage. This case did not dissappoint in any way! The plastic is VERY...Read complete review

Bought this case after contacting Gator directly for advice. I needed a case to fly my acoustic overseas as checked baggage. This case did not dissappoint in any way! The plastic is VERY durable and much thicker than my other ABS cases. The strong metal gasket held together well, as did the TSA latches. I flew to Thailand and back with this case, and my guitar, as well as the case, still looks amazing! It made it through 8 different flights, all as checked baggage unscathed. The TSA agents had no problems unlocking it, as it was checked at several different airports along the way.

This case is absolutely outstanding! Would buy this for any guitar! Thanks Gator!
Great weight (not too heavy), nice TSA latches, beautiful interior, red handle makes it easy to spot, and the molded feet are very stable! Just wish it had one more latch.
VERY solid plastic. Much more rugged than my previous ABS cases. NICE interior materials, and the fit and finish of the gasket/lid are first rate. Latches are very solid, and held up well to the rigors of the airline baggage handlers. Handle is very stable and easy to spot due to the red inset.
There is not a better case out there for the money, IMO. Hands down a better case than their rival's case, which costs more money.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Pass This By,,,

I overnighted this Gator GPE-Dread-TSA case the day before flying out to do some recording. I am terrified to use it, primarilly due to the horrible fit. I measured my guitar carefully against...Read complete review

I overnighted this Gator GPE-Dread-TSA case the day before flying out to do some recording. I am terrified to use it, primarilly due to the horrible fit. I measured my guitar carefully against the specs on Gator's website. As a machinist, I am used to measuring things extremely precisly. The body length inside the case is 20", not 22.5". The 22.5" is refrenced from the botom of the guitar to where the neck finishes curving out. The body of my guitar measures 19.75", and is still an extremely tight fit. The upper bout of this case is 13", not 13.75". While my guitar measures 41.5" OAL, it is an extremely tight, pressed fit in this case, putting quite a bit of pressure on the neck, and the guitar will only fit by crushing the foam at the top of the case to gain an extra .125" or so, which compresses very easily. Besides the incredible strain on the neck, this case offers little protection unless top loaded in a plane. A heavy bag on top of this case would break your guitar. Pass this one by. Spend the extra money and go Anvil or something else more tried and true. I wish I had
,Latches are cumbersome and difficult in operation.
Thin, pliable plastic offers liitle protection.
You get what you pay for..

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5.0

Great case; great price

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from Davison, MI usa

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Pros

  • Easy To Carry
  • Good Protection
  • Sturdy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel

    Comments about Gator ATA Molded Acoustic Dreadnought Guitar Case with TSA Latches:

    Got my acoustic over to Europe safe and sound. That was the criteria. It has enough storage for a strap, tuner, slid, capo and extra set of strings. It is strong, yet not much heavier than my Martin case. Great price.

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    5.0

    Absolutely OUTSTANDING Case!

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    from Austin, TX

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    Pros

    • Easy To Carry
    • Good Protection
    • Rugged
    • Sturdy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Checked Baggage
      • Everyday
      • Travel

      Comments about Gator ATA Molded Acoustic Dreadnought Guitar Case with TSA Latches:

      I have flown with this case all over the world, mainly from the US to Asia and Europe, and ALWAYS as checked baggage. I have lost count of how many flights this thing has been on, and it still looks nearly new. Only signs of use are a few scuffs, inspection/airport stickers, and one of the little "feet" on the back came off. Gator said they would fix/replace it if I would ship it back. I have not done so, as it's really not a major problem.

      My guitars all fit in this case, and the protection is very good. Not only has it been on flights, but it has been in loaded trailers, been in harsh environments/rain, and has protected the guitar amazingly well. It is a bit on the heavy side, but hey... it has to be, and that's fine by me. This case has proven it's worth over and over. It will be with me for a long time to come!

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      1.0

      Be Careful on Sizing

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      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Easy To Carry

      Cons

      • Poor Protection

      Best Uses

      • Backup

      Comments about Gator ATA Molded Acoustic Dreadnought Guitar Case with TSA Latches:

      I ordered a case that was supposed to be for DN's. However neither my Gibson AJ or my Taylor 510 would fit. Returned item.

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      5.0

      Perfect for people who travel

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      from Fremont, Ca

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      Pros

      • Easy To Carry
      • Good Protection
      • Sturdy
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Travel

        Comments about Gator ATA Molded Acoustic Dreadnought Guitar Case with TSA Latches:

        This travel case is solid! It is on the big side. And most flights if you ask if you are able to take it on board. Are usually ok with it as a carry on. However on smaller planes they will ask you to check it at the gate. Then somone will bring it back up to you from the bottom of the plane. The only thing I wish is that it was a little lighter and had more locks on the system. But over all for the price very happy with the product!

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        5.0

        Did the job

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        from Fairgrove, MI

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        Pros

        • Easy To Carry
        • Good Protection
        • Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about Gator ATA Molded Acoustic Dreadnought Guitar Case with TSA Latches:

          I needed to travel for a gig via air. Definitely something new for me. I picked this up for the trip, instead of chancing a standard ABS case. It took a few lumps, as indicated by the marks on the case, but it stood up. I don't know that it would stand up to daily use, like a wooden one with metal corners, but for the occasional flyer, it would work great. Make sure you check your dims, though before you buy! I had to switch guitars.

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          5.0

          Great Product

          By 

          from Baltimore, MD

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          Pros

          • Easy To Carry
          • Good Protection
          • Sturdy
          • Stylish

          Cons

          • A Bit Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about Gator ATA Molded Acoustic Dreadnought Guitar Case with TSA Latches:

          Moving to Europe and wanted something that would really protect my "Baby" and I got it! Fits the dreadnought perfectly.

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          5.0

          Nice case with a nice price

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          from Palmyra, IL

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          Pros

          • Easy To Carry
          • Good Protection
          • Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Everyday
            • Practicing
            • Travel

            Comments about Gator ATA Molded Acoustic Dreadnought Guitar Case with TSA Latches:

            I have a Martin D1 that I have owned for nine years. I have wanted a good hard shell case for a long time but the prices were a little high for our budget. But at this price and with the reviews I couldn't pass. The case that came with my D1 was getting pretty beat up and though it was a good solid case it didn't compare with this one.

            The fit is snug but that is good. It is well balanced and easy to carry. The lining is soft and plush providing nice protection for the guitar. The latches are easy to manage.

            My only complaint is the storage compartment is not deep enough so I barely have room for my strap, tuner and two capos. However that small sacrifice is worth it.

            I initially ordered the wrong case (Classical) by mistake and the customer service rep was very understanding and courteous, getting the order canceled for me and ordering the correct one. Five stars to the customer service as well!

            All in all I am very happy with this case.

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            5.0

            VERY PLEASED!

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            from Bismarck ND

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            Comments about Gator ATA Molded Acoustic Dreadnought Guitar Case with TSA Latches:

            The young man who helped me was so helpful. I appreciate his advice and his assistance.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Fits a Taylor NS guitar

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            from Prescott Valley, Az

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            Pros

            • Easy To Carry
            • Good Protection
            • Sturdy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Travel

              Comments about Gator ATA Molded Acoustic Dreadnought Guitar Case with TSA Latches:

              After 3 tries, I was pleased to find a case to fit my Taylor NS guitar.[@]

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              5.0

              Great case for your Dreadnought

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              from New Bern, NC

              Comments about Gator ATA Molded Acoustic Dreadnought Guitar Case with TSA Latches:

              Oustanding quality for the money!
              I’ve been using Gator cases for years. They have always produced quality products for less cost than most of their competition. This case is well constructed for those accidental drops. Solid outside shell and beautiful, padded inside. For what you get, you cannot beat the price and quality

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