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Gator ATA Molded GPE-LPS-TSA Guitar Case with TSA Latches

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Supreme protection and quality for your carved-top single cutaway guitar at an affordable price.

The Gator ATA GC-LPS guitar case with TSA latches has a nearly indestructible military-grade polyethylene outer shell with a crushed velvet luxury plush interior and EPS protective foam interior nest to protect your precious instrument. It features two TSA-approved latches, the center one with a locking mechanism ideal for air travel. Other features include black-powder coated hardware, a solid valance, surface mounted impact diversion latch housing, ergo-grip injection molded handle, and an extended reach protective neck cradle. The ATA guitar case can also stand on end thanks to sturdy polyethylene feet.

FEATURES
Fits Gibson Les Paul, PRS Singlecut, ESP Eclipse among other carved-top single cutaway guitars
Military-grade polyethylene outer shell
TSA-approved locking center latch ideal for air travel
2 Black powder coated fixed hinges
Surface mounted impact diversion latch housing
Ergo grip injection molded handle
Extended reach protective neck cradle
Crushed velvet luxury plush interior
Protective foam interior nest
Built-in ID tag holder at carrying handle
Stands up on its own on sturdy polyethylene feet

Travel worry-free with this lightweight, solidly-built ATA guitar case.

SPECIFICATIONS
Guitar Style Dimensions
Body Length: 18.50"
Body Height: 3.25"
Lower Bout Width: 13.25"
Middle Bout Width: 7.75"
Upper Bout Width: 9.50"
Overall Length: 42.00"

Exterior Dimensions
Exterior Length: 44.50"
Exterior Width: 16.50"
Exterior Height: 5.75"
Weight: 10.40lb.
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GatorATA Molded GPE-LPS-TSA Guitar Case with TSA Latches
 
4.5

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (10)
  • Good protection (10)
  • Easy to carry (9)
  • Stylish (7)
  • Compact (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (10)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Travel (7)
  • Concerts (5)
  • Back-up (3)
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    • Experienced (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

THIS IS MY SECOND ONE

I BOUGHT THIS FOR MY LP 70S TRIBUTE, FIT PERFECTLY. THESE CASES ARE VERY TOUGH AND THIGHT; THEY CUSHION AND CLOSE OVER THE LP CARVED TOP MODELS PERFECTLY. DON'T TRY TO USE THEM...Read complete review

I BOUGHT THIS FOR MY LP 70S TRIBUTE, FIT PERFECTLY. THESE CASES ARE VERY TOUGH AND THIGHT; THEY CUSHION AND CLOSE OVER THE LP CARVED TOP MODELS PERFECTLY. DON'T TRY TO USE THEM FOR A FLAT SLAB LP SPECIAL OR SMALLER OR THINNER LP TYPES - IT WOULD BE TOO DEEP FOR THE NECK TO SEAT RIGHT.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Didn't fit.

Overall... it didn't fit, what else can I say?
Has the features I'd want in a case, though in my case, my front and back bound Les Paul didn't fit...Read complete review

Overall... it didn't fit, what else can I say?
Has the features I'd want in a case, though in my case, my front and back bound Les Paul didn't fit at all. It's a Les Paul custom with front and back binding on the body, but the dimensions are the exact same as any other Les Paul. The neck wouldn't sit properly and the body itself would not fit in the space allotted. I was able to close the case, but with the neck not even touching the support it didn't seem safe to keep the guitar in there, not at all. Obviously this thing is working for some folks, but not for me. I got mine from another online retailer and sent it back the same day.
The molded outer body seems pretty sturdy, but the inside had almost no padding. The little flip up door to stow away accessories is basically just cardboard. Overall i was disappointed with the case and it's build quality, not to mention
I've had nicer cases that cost a bit less than this. If the guitar fit I probably would have kept it, but I wasn't thrilled with the cost to value ratio.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

THIS IS MY SECOND ONE

By Lunk

from Colorado Springs, CO

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Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Carry
  • Good Protection
  • Good Value
  • Has Well For Switch
  • Sturdy
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Everyday
    • Practicing
    • Travel

    Comments about Gator ATA Molded GPE-LPS-TSA Guitar Case with TSA Latches:

    I BOUGHT THIS FOR MY LP 70S TRIBUTE, FIT PERFECTLY. THESE CASES ARE VERY TOUGH AND THIGHT; THEY CUSHION AND CLOSE OVER THE LP CARVED TOP MODELS PERFECTLY. DON'T TRY TO USE THEM FOR A FLAT SLAB LP SPECIAL OR SMALLER OR THINNER LP TYPES - IT WOULD BE TOO DEEP FOR THE NECK TO SEAT RIGHT.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Left handers beware!

    By Leebob

    from Wisconsin

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Protection
    • Sturdy

    Cons

    • Sol For A Lefty

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Travel

    Comments about Gator ATA Molded GPE-LPS-TSA Guitar Case with TSA Latches:

    If you're a left hander don't waste your time. Nice case but absolutely useless if you're a southpaw.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perfect case for Ibanez ARZ IR27

    By BackontheHorse

    from PA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Carry
    • Good Protection
    • Sturdy
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Gator ATA Molded GPE-LPS-TSA Guitar Case with TSA Latches:

      Some confusion over getting a case that fits my Ibanez ARZ IR27. An SKB universal was referred by an MF associate and was too small. Returning was easy enough and the Gator works perfectly. Nice solid case.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Paul Reed Smith - PRS SE 245

      By WhoCares???

      from Perrysburg, Ohio

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      Pros

      • Easy To Carry
      • Good Protection
      • Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Everyday
        • Practicing
        • Travel

        Comments about Gator ATA Molded GPE-LPS-TSA Guitar Case with TSA Latches:

        Bought a couple of these for my PRS SE 245's at my local retailer, had trouble finding any information online as to what cases actually fit that guitar, even the PRS Hard shell cases people say don't fit them so figured I would say that this does actually fit them.

        Seems like a great solid case too, haven't had it long enough to say for sure though...

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A good home to my ax

        By Bear

        from Colorado

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Easy To Carry
        • Good Protection
        • Sturdy
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Everyday
          • Practicing
          • Travel

          Comments about Gator ATA Molded GPE-LPS-TSA Guitar Case with TSA Latches:

          I got this amp for my ESP LTD-1000. I was going to get an ESP case, but luckily they were sold out. I say luckily because I have seen the ESP case and compared it to the Gator. The Gator case is superior in every way. Beyond the great color of the inside that makes my Amber Sunburst pop, their attention to detail is what gets me. The cutaway for the pickup toggle takes the cake. All-in-all, a great case.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Product Review ATA Molded Les Paul Style Guitar Case

          By Michael Heralda

          from Los ANgeles

          Comments about Gator ATA Molded GPE-LPS-TSA Guitar Case with TSA Latches:

          It's a great case and I just recommended to a drummer friend to check out the Gator cases for his drum kit.
          I received this case as a gift (as well as the Epiphone Les Paul Guitar) and instantly realized this was a valuable asset for traveling with my guitar. The handle is comfortable to grip and with the contrasting red insert it's easy to spot amongst other guitar cases. The fit for my guitar is perfect. The only thing to keep in mind is that the locking system takes a while to get used to - it's not as easy to open as other case -it's a two-step opening process. What I found as the best way to open it is to (part 1) first unlock all the latches first then (part two) grab the bottom and the second to bottom latches simultaneously and pull then back slightly to clear the lock. Maybe it's just my case that works this way but like I said, it takes a while to find the best way to open the case. Also, I usually just completely lay down the case before opening it. It's a lot of work, and sometimes frustrating, to try and open it in an upright position.

          For musicians who "check-in" their guitars at airports, I recommend this case.
          It's very well made, durable, and feels solid. Last night while setting-up for a performance one of the other musicians accidently bumped into it with a P.A. monitor while the guitar case was in a standing position (did I forget to mention that it easily stands upright on its own) and the next thing I heard was a dull thump. I looked in the direction of the thump and there was my case lying on its back. After a quick apology I walked over and unlatched the locks, opened it up to check my guitar and there it was ... smiling at me (yes, it's a family member now) unharmed and sleeping comfortable in its cradling nest.
          It was a gift! How much better value can that be!

           
          4.0

          THIS IS MY 3RD ONE BUT QUALITY LOWER NOW

          By Lunk

          from Colorado Springs, CO

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          Pros

          • BETTER THAN MOST
          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • HAS TOGGLE SWITCH RECESS FOR YOU LP'S
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

          • NOT AS PLUSH INTERIOR AS THEY USED TO BE
          • THEY SEEM TO BE LOWERING BUILD QUALITY LATELY
          • TOGGLE SWITCH RECESS NOT AS DEEP AS BEFORE

          Best Uses

          • BUS/AIR TRAVEL
          • HEAVY TRAVEL DEMANDS
          • SAFE CLOSET STORAGE

          Comments about Gator ATA Molded GPE-LPS-TSA Guitar Case with TSA Latches:

          SEEMS THEY ARE MAKING THESE WITH CHEAPER MATERIALS AND/OR QUICKER LABOR TIME. I DO NOT KNOW IF THEY CHANGED MATERIALS OR THE MOLD, BUT THE INTERIOR IS NOT THE SAME BUILD QUALITY AS MY FIRST TWO I BOUGHT HERE. THE OUTER SHELL IS THE SAME - VERY GOOD QUALITY AND KEEPS AXES SAFE.

           
          4.0

          A Good LP Fit???

          By Shalen06

          from CT

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Carry
          • Good Protection
          • Sturdy
          • Stylish

          Cons

          • Not Functional

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about Gator ATA Molded GPE-LPS-TSA Guitar Case with TSA Latches:

          I scooped up an all-original '71-'73 Ibanez 2350 Les Paul copy. The guitar is sick!! The original case was like cardboard protection, so an upgrade was needed. Unfortunately, the way the guitar sits, the neck doesn't contact the case 's neck support. I have to place a folded sock under the body to bring the neck down. May send it back, as the sock thing is not ideal.

           
          5.0

          Worth the extra money

          By SRSFUN

          from Windsor, WI

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          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Carry
          • Good Protection
          • Sturdy
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday
            • Practicing
            • Travel

            Comments about Gator ATA Molded GPE-LPS-TSA Guitar Case with TSA Latches:

            Only the second time I've ordered from Musicians Friend but, the service has been great so far. I chose the free shipping and received my order in only 4 days! Case was double boxed and in a plastic bag. It could not have been packaged better. I also own a Roadrunner hardshell case and the Gator case is slightly better in overall quality - especioally the latches. When I put my LP in the case, I think I heard it say "Ahhhhhh"! Very nice fit and if I were a Les Paul, this case is where I would want to be. I will probably buy more gear from Gator and for sure from Musicians Friend. Just wish Gator would bring their manufacturing back to the USA.

             
            5.0

            GREAT CASE FOR MY 70'S TRIBUTE!

            By Lunk

            from Colorado Springs, CO

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            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Carry
            • Fits Great And Snug
            • Good Protection
            • Great Interior
            • Sturdy
            • Stylish
            • Toggle Switch Room

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Air Travel
            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Everyday
            • Practicing
            • Travel

            Comments about Gator ATA Molded GPE-LPS-TSA Guitar Case with TSA Latches:

            I WISH I HAD THIS KIND OF CASE FOR ALL MY OTHER GUITARS, EVERY BRAND I OWN! I WILL CONTINUE TO BUY THIS BRAND OF CASE A LOT, AND FOR ALL MY EQUIPMENT! THESE FOLKS HAVE QULAITY CONTROL UNDER CONTROL!

             
            5.0

            great features; well made case

            By Jazzman

            from massachusetts

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Carry
            • Good Protection
            • Sturdy
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Everyday
              • Practicing
              • Travel

              Comments about Gator ATA Molded GPE-LPS-TSA Guitar Case with TSA Latches:

              Excellent case for a great price.Beats the competition by a mile as far as quality and features. Better handle,3 hinges instead of 2 like the competition. Shoulders on latches make it less likely to snag on other items.

               
              5.0

              Excellent Case - Epiphone Les Paul Goth

              By Pockets

              from Pittsburgh, PA

              About Me Novice

              See all my reviews

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              Pros

              • Easy To Carry
              • Good Protection
              • Sturdy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday
                • Practicing

                Comments about Gator ATA Molded GPE-LPS-TSA Guitar Case with TSA Latches:

                Bought a new/old stock 2008 epiphone les paul gothic. Case fits the guitar perfectly... no movement when placed in the case. Neck is supported great. Storage compartment is alittle small....but how big does it really need to be? Excellent product. Nice crushed velvet lining. Secure locks.

                 
                5.0

                As good as it gets!

                By Anonymous

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about Gator ATA Molded GPE-LPS-TSA Guitar Case with TSA Latches:

                Great case. This thing fits my LP Black Beauty snugly, and i'm at ease knowing it's safe and protected. This case has a great weight ratio, and the handle is VERY sturdy. This is the case you want to protect your investment. Band stencils go on and stay, and a nice interior adds mojo to it. The exterior seems very strong, and I have yet to harm it in any form it cannot withstand. The locks take time to get used to, but I highly recommend this case!

                 
                5.0

                Fantastic traveling case for my Gibson Les Paul Custom!

                By John M. Romero

                from Chicago

                Comments about Gator ATA Molded GPE-LPS-TSA Guitar Case with TSA Latches:

                I chose to purchase a Gator ATA Les Paul case for because of their design, features, building materials and overall quality. One simple (yet smart) Gator feature is the small circular cutout within the crushed velvet interior lining of the top lid that allows for safe closure over the Gibson pickup toggle switch. The case latches operate smoothly when opening and closing and the carry handle is very ergonomic, My Les Paul Custom fits perfectly within this Gator ATA case and feels quite balanced when being carried around for extended periods of time. I highly recommend this Gator product over the other hardshell cases offered by competitors. GO GATOR!!! Sincerely, J.R. Romero

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Didn't fit.

                By lifebehindglass

                from Los Angeles, CA

                See all my reviews

                Comments about Gator ATA Molded GPE-LPS-TSA Guitar Case with TSA Latches:

                Overall... it didn't fit, what else can I say?
                Has the features I'd want in a case, though in my case, my front and back bound Les Paul didn't fit at all. It's a Les Paul custom with front and back binding on the body, but the dimensions are the exact same as any other Les Paul. The neck wouldn't sit properly and the body itself would not fit in the space allotted. I was able to close the case, but with the neck not even touching the support it didn't seem safe to keep the guitar in there, not at all. Obviously this thing is working for some folks, but not for me. I got mine from another online retailer and sent it back the same day.
                The molded outer body seems pretty sturdy, but the inside had almost no padding. The little flip up door to stow away accessories is basically just cardboard. Overall i was disappointed with the case and it's build quality, not to mention
                I've had nicer cases that cost a bit less than this. If the guitar fit I probably would have kept it, but I wasn't thrilled with the cost to value ratio.

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