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Gator ATA Molded Acoustic Dreadnought Guitar Case with TSA Latches   

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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
 
4.2

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

83%

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)
  • Concerts (3)
  • Practicing (3)
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    • Experienced (7)

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

 

Be Careful on Sizing

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.

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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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gator made a Believer outta me!

By voxfan

from Austin, TX

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

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.

(4 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Pass This By,,,

By Todd Stepe

from Florida

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

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..

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Absolutely OUTSTANDING Case!

By Steve

from New Mexico

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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!

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Decent case

    By Dan Bedford

    from Oregon

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

    Nice locking latch for carrying on flights, even if I don't plan on doing that.
    Solid construction.
    You get what you pay for usually; in this casemaybe better.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    One SOLID Case

    By voxfan

    from Austin, TX

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

    I bought this because I needed to fly with my guitar overseas. My experience with Gator has been very good, so I called the Gator company directly to ask a few questions about the case. They were great to deal with, so I purchased the case. Would buy again, for sure!
    Thick, rugged plastic, extra heavy valance, solid latches, TSA lock, solid handle. The red on the handle makes it easy to spot, and the built-in luggage tag is a nice touch.
    Gator takes their quality seriously. The way it opens and closes easily, hinges are good quality, solid handle.
    Compared to other TSA cases, this one is priced very well. Great case for the money!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great case; great price

    By Larry Daly

    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.

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Be Careful on Sizing

      By Hooty

      from Dallas, TX

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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.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect for people who travel

      By freddy dubbs

      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!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Nice case with a nice price

        By pastorbob

        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.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Fits a Taylor NS guitar

          By Nonsense!

          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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