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Gator GBE-Dread Gig Bag for Dreadnought Guitars

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This durable dreadnought guitar gig bag is constructed with a 600-denier nylon exterior and 420-denier nylon interior with 2/5" of padding to keep yo...Click To Read More About This Product

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Lightweight protection without the hefty price tag.

This durable dreadnought guitar gig bag is constructed with a 600-denier nylon exterior and 420-denier nylon interior with 2/5" of padding to keep your dreadnought guitar protected. The interior of the GBE-Dread case is reinforced at the headstock and bridge to provide extra protection for the parts that need it most. An exterior accessory pocket provides space for picks, business cards, and other gig essentials. The Gator guitar bag has a comfortable shoulder strap that makes it easy to tote around town.

FEATURES
  • Fits dreadnought guitars
  • 600-denier nylon exterior
  • 420-denier nylon interior
  • 2/5" (10mm) internal padding
  • Interior reinforced at headstock and bridge
  • Exterior pocket for accessories
  • Comfortable shoulder strap
  • #7 zipper

A quality gig bag that will keep your guitar safe without breaking your budget. Order now!

SPECIFICATIONS
  • Body length: 21";
  • body height: 5-1/2";
  • Lower bout: 15"
  • Middle bout 13"
  • Upper bout: 12"
  • Total length: 41-1/2"
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GatorGBE-Dread Gig Bag for Dreadnought Guitars
 
4.4

(based on 86 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (55)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to carry (53)
  • Good protection (42)
  • Durable (24)
  • Stylish (23)
  • Compact (22)

Cons

  • Poor protection (6)
  • Not sturdy (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (34)
  • Practicing (29)
  • Travel (24)
  • Back-up (19)
  • Concerts (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (44), Novice (24), Professional musician (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Bag for the Price

The bag holds up nicely, you can carry anything you would need, and the price is stellar for the bag you are getting.
If you're a broke college student like me who only...Read complete review

The bag holds up nicely, you can carry anything you would need, and the price is stellar for the bag you are getting.
If you're a broke college student like me who only needs a case to keep your friends from knocking your guitar over, then look no further. I got a Yamaha F335 and this bag fits perfectly for it. The front pouch is bigger than I thought, but I only keep a capo and a handful of picks in there, I'm sure it can fit a strap if the need arises. It's good for propping up against the wall, and the straps are good for when I need to walk across campus with it. I don't use the back strap, but that's just me. For the price this is the best gig bag.
A couple of random fibers shooting off of the stitching, but nothing a pair of scissors can't fix.
I don't need a hard case for my guitar (mostly because I keep it in my dorm), and I don't gig, so this works perfectly fine for those trips inbetween dorm rooms. Perfect gig bag for a guitarist on a budget.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Very disappointed

Bought 2 of these based on the reviews on this page. Received them quickly, as usual from MF. The boxes were huge, but when I opened them it was mostly air. Read complete review

Bought 2 of these based on the reviews on this page. Received them quickly, as usual from MF. The boxes were huge, but when I opened them it was mostly air.

The case just barely fit my Martin 6 string. My Martin 12 string did not fit. This is something that should be disclosed!

The fabric looks like it is heavy duty stuff, but there is, at best, 1/2 inch of foam around the body of the guitar and maybe 1/4 inch of foam around the headstock. The zippers look to be good quality, but the fit around the body of a Martin dreadnaught is so tight that you have to use great care not to scratch the guitar while operating the zippers.

The fabric and foam around the body will only protect your guitar from scratches. Do not expect it to protect your guitar body from anything but the lightest impacts to smooth surfaces. The foam around the headstock is so thin that it will not protect your guitar from bent and broken tuners.

Bottom line, I would not recommend this to a friend. If you plan to use this for anything except storage, do more research and spend more money than I did. And do not even consider them for a 12 string.

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Bag for the Price

By Andrew Gibbs

from Charlotte, NC

Comments about Gator GBE-Dread Gig Bag for Dreadnought Guitars:

The bag holds up nicely, you can carry anything you would need, and the price is stellar for the bag you are getting.
If you're a broke college student like me who only needs a case to keep your friends from knocking your guitar over, then look no further. I got a Yamaha F335 and this bag fits perfectly for it. The front pouch is bigger than I thought, but I only keep a capo and a handful of picks in there, I'm sure it can fit a strap if the need arises. It's good for propping up against the wall, and the straps are good for when I need to walk across campus with it. I don't use the back strap, but that's just me. For the price this is the best gig bag.
A couple of random fibers shooting off of the stitching, but nothing a pair of scissors can't fix.
I don't need a hard case for my guitar (mostly because I keep it in my dorm), and I don't gig, so this works perfectly fine for those trips inbetween dorm rooms. Perfect gig bag for a guitarist on a budget.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Bag

By Matthew Franco

from San Diego

Comments about Gator GBE-Dread Gig Bag for Dreadnought Guitars:

I bought this for the my Yamaha F335. Another review mentioned the same guitar so I figured that was a sign. A friend told me about the brand so I essentially went with one of the cheapest.The guitar came with a VERY cheap bag that only opened from the bottom... this bag zips around the side. I know most of the bags do, but this was my initial reason for replacing the bag that came with it. For the price it is totally awesome, in fact, I don't really know what else one would hope to find in a bag like this... Maybe the more expensive versions have more padding? More pockets? IDK, but one pocket was fine by me and the padding is enough for taking it around. The shoulder strap has two places to hook on so you can pick depending on if you sling it over your left, or right shoulder. My guitar was $50 so maybe if I just dropped $1000 on a Taylor or Martin I would think about a hard case, or a soft case with ultra protection. It seems to be constructed well, the zippers operate smoothly. Really happy with the purchase!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice item

By Jim B

from Rochester, NY

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Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Carry

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel

    Comments about Gator GBE-Dread Gig Bag for Dreadnought Guitars:

    This is a great item for general guitar storage or travel around town. Dreadnought guitars fit nicely. Appears to be well made.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good case for the price

    By Brandon Super

    from Indiana

    Comments about Gator GBE-Dread Gig Bag for Dreadnought Guitars:

    Good case.
    Offers good protection, but it was a VERY tight fit for my Epiphone AJ 220. The case is a little short, but, it will fit. Overall, I find this bag to be a great value.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good gig bag for the money

    By Rick

    from Santa Cruz, CA

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Storing at home

      Comments about Gator GBE-Dread Gig Bag for Dreadnought Guitars:

      I bought a Washburn WA90CE acoustic-electric and needed a good gig bag to store it in at home. The Gator fit the bill. It's well made and fit the guitar perfectly. Since it has only a thin layer of padding, I wouldn't recommend it for transporting your guitar between gigs. But, if you're looking for basic protection at home that doesn't break the bank, this works great.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Color me impressed!

      By Drew

      from Flower Town

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      Comments about Gator GBE-Dread Gig Bag for Dreadnought Guitars:

      Considering its price, I think this is a great case. Nicely padded, fits my dread perfectly. I can't find any flaws in mine.

      (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Very disappointed

      By TB

      from Moultonborough, NH

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Keeping Dust Off

      Cons

      • Doesn't Fit 12 Strings
      • No Padding Around Tuners
      • Poor Protection
      • Very thin padding

      Best Uses

      • Storage

      Comments about Gator GBE-Dread Gig Bag for Dreadnought Guitars:

      Bought 2 of these based on the reviews on this page. Received them quickly, as usual from MF. The boxes were huge, but when I opened them it was mostly air.

      The case just barely fit my Martin 6 string. My Martin 12 string did not fit. This is something that should be disclosed!

      The fabric looks like it is heavy duty stuff, but there is, at best, 1/2 inch of foam around the body of the guitar and maybe 1/4 inch of foam around the headstock. The zippers look to be good quality, but the fit around the body of a Martin dreadnaught is so tight that you have to use great care not to scratch the guitar while operating the zippers.

      The fabric and foam around the body will only protect your guitar from scratches. Do not expect it to protect your guitar body from anything but the lightest impacts to smooth surfaces. The foam around the headstock is so thin that it will not protect your guitar from bent and broken tuners.

      Bottom line, I would not recommend this to a friend. If you plan to use this for anything except storage, do more research and spend more money than I did. And do not even consider them for a 12 string.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice bag for the price

      By Zip

      from Savannah,Ga

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Carry
      • Good Protection

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Practicing

        Comments about Gator GBE-Dread Gig Bag for Dreadnought Guitars:

        I purchased this to transport my 12 string guitar . So far it has protected the guitar very well.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This is a great bag for the price!

        By Angel

        from Northeast Iowa

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about Gator GBE-Dread Gig Bag for Dreadnought Guitars:

          Bought an old 12 string Yamaha guitar without a case, and this fit perfectly. It has enough padding to protect the guitar in my house, but might not be enough padding for traveling. It's an excellent case for light use. Good zipper and sturdy fabric. Great case for the price!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good quality/ good value

          By MikeOpines

          from Tennessee

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Good Protection

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Gator GBE-Dread Gig Bag for Dreadnought Guitars:

            This is a good inexpensive bag that is well made and offers a reasonable level of protection for storage or carrying in a car. It is not bulky because it doesn't have a lot of padding or space for carrying accessories. However, it is perfect for keeping dust, scratches and hands off my guitar while it's setting around the house. The bag fits my dreadnaught Alvarez well.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Basic gig bag

            By tomorrowroad

            from St. Louis, Missouri

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Easy To Carry
            • Sturdy
            • Stylish

            Cons

            • Poor Protection

            Best Uses

            • Storage

            Comments about Gator GBE-Dread Gig Bag for Dreadnought Guitars:

            There is no padding to speak of, but it is well-made and I am confidant it will hold up for a while. I previously had a gig bag with a lot more padding, and that seemed bulky and awkward by comparison. I wish this thing had a little bit more padding, but I only take it out once or twice a week and I'm very careful going in and out of doorways, etc.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Nice Bag

            By Bobcat59

            from VA

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            Pros

            • Easy To Carry
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Gator GBE-Dread Gig Bag for Dreadnought Guitars:

                Needed something to keep the dust off and light travel. Foam lining not very dense, don't expect much protection from impact if that is what you are looking for

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A Good Gear Bag

                By Russ

                from Portland, Oregon

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Carry

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Gator GBE-Dread Gig Bag for Dreadnought Guitars:

                  This is my second Gator bag, the first was purchased on recomendation by a Musician's Friend representative for my acoustic Dean bass. This one is just as tough, well stitched and well fitting as the first. There are less expensive bags for your instruments but this one suits the bill and is well worth what you pay for it. Since this is to get my guitar to the beach, I also Scotch Guarded the heck out of it and I recommend doing that for your bag too.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  best of the best for the price

                  By DOC FOR i HAVE A EARNED Th.D/ akasmiley

                  from HERRIN, iLLINOIS...62948

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Gator GBE-Dread Gig Bag for Dreadnought Guitars:

                    Theres no better reliable gig bag for this price anywhere..Taker it from a pro whose bought equipment over 40 years...doc..akasmiley..randall stacy Th.D

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Prompt shipping

                    By Old Rocker

                    from Vermont

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Carry
                    • Good Protection

                    Cons

                    • Left On Door Step

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Gator GBE-Dread Gig Bag for Dreadnought Guitars:

                    The product arrived within 4 days of order. I have an actual person to talk to if there had been problems.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    great customer service and bag

                    By Aq

                    from springfield.mo

                    About Me Novice

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Carry
                    • Good Protection
                    • Sturdy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Everyday
                      • Practicing
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Gator GBE-Dread Gig Bag for Dreadnought Guitars:

                      Customer service was amazing and gig bag is exactly what my son was looking for. It has the padding he was looking for and not to bulky.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Very Nice Bag for price

                      By trueskye

                      from TN

                      About Me Novice

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Carry
                      • Good Protection
                      • Stylish

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday
                      • Protectipn
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Gator GBE-Dread Gig Bag for Dreadnought Guitars:

                      Bought daughter 1st guitar for college... she has lots of friends all playing together in premiere Recording Industry Program at MTSU... so she will be traveling all over campus and beyond with guitar so she needed something to protect the investment of the instrument that will last with a little TLC... for a basic bag its great protection durable attractive ... for price I was unsure if it would be worth it but it was.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Great Value

                      By AcousticLife

                      from WI

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Carry
                      • Good Protection

                      Cons

                      • Not For Expensive Guitars
                      • Not Sturdy

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Everyday
                      • Practicing
                      • Prevent Cosmetic Damage
                      • Prevents Cosmetic Damage

                      Comments about Gator GBE-Dread Gig Bag for Dreadnought Guitars:

                      From the price alone you know this gig bag isn't top quality, but it works just fine for basic protection against scratches, dings, and humidity. I keep my mid-range Fender in it for local gigs and I couldn't be happier for the price.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      OK for the Money

                      By Palm Springs Guy

                      from Palm Springs

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                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Carry

                      Cons

                      • Less Rigid Than Appears

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup

                      Comments about Gator GBE-Dread Gig Bag for Dreadnought Guitars:

                      I expected a heavier, more rigid & padded case based on photo shown. But it was a good price and fits my needs.Package arrived in just a few days-basic shipping.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great for guitar transport

                      By Sidel126

                      from Virginia

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Carry
                      • Fits Dreadnought Guitars
                      • Pockets For Accessories

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Gator GBE-Dread Gig Bag for Dreadnought Guitars:

                        Purchased to transport acoustic guitar around town. Plenty of pockets to carry accessories. Hand and over the shoulder strap makes carrying easy. Good price. Happy with the purchase.

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