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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...Read More

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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

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

SPECIFICATIONS

GBE-Dread Gig Bag for Dreadnought Guitars

  • 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 76 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (50)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to carry (48)
  • Good protection (38)
  • Stylish (22)
  • Durable (21)
  • Compact (17)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Everyday (29)
  • Practicing (27)
  • Travel (23)
  • Back-up (18)
  • Concerts (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (38), Novice (20), 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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4.0

Gig Bag rocks

By None

from Northern Minnesota

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

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

    I'll use the bag to protect my guitar while traveling in my car.

     
    5.0

    VERY GOOD LESS EXPENSIVE DREAD BAG

    By Jeff

    from WI

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Quality
    • HOLDS MY SEAGULL DREAD SLIM NICLY
    • WELL MADE, PADDED

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • HAULING OR STORING

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

      STORAGE, SOME CAR TRAVEL

       
      4.0

      OK for what it is

      By Jon F.

      from Allentown, PA

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          If you are careful carrying your guitar there are a lot of advantages to a close fitting gig bag with relatively thin (10mm seems to be the standard) padding. This bag fits a 6 string dreadnought fairly snugly and does not have a lot of packets and other stuff to bulk it up. As is you now have a dreadnought in just a little more space than a GS Mini in its heavily padded gig bag. If you pay for early boarding now you can carry a dreadnought on a plane (and defend it from idiots who will attempt to force their wheelie onto its neck). However, this bag is made with open cell foam and for a bit more and no extra bulk there are options out there with the stiffer closed cell foam. Given you are careful and are really just looking for a tight fitting bag to provide a handle and backpack strap, I suppose this is no reason to ding this product. 10 mm of closed cell foam is not going to make that big a difference in the protection, but I can't give up on getting as much protection as I can even though minimizing bulk was my goal for this purchase...

           
          5.0

          as expected

          By Ben jam in

          from Erie, Pa

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

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

          i purchased this as a dust protector and to help keep scratches at bay. Seems to be well made. It doesnt provide the protection of a hard shell case, but it is a gig bag after all. I would buy this brand again

           
          5.0

          Good gig bag, Good price, Great Deal :)

          By Mikey

          from Poway, CA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fits Great, not loose & sloppy like others,Good!
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              Highly Recommend, fit my Fender Dreadnought to a 't'. Even with the capo on the head. Keeps the tuners on the bottom. Good enough padding for home and jamming at my Bud's house. Very Very Happy ! Would buy again :)

               
              5.0

              good bag for price

              By Seeker 1111

              from Allentown PA

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Practicing

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

                Traveling to lessons this bag is more than adequate.

                 
                5.0

                Would buy this again

                By Larry

                from undisclosed

                Verified Buyer

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

                Perfect Gig Bag for a guitar which occasionally goes outside my home. Well made, sturdy, light weight and perfect protection for the use I give it.

                 
                4.0

                Would buy again

                By Bob

                from Boston

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    Could more pockets, otherwise does what it is supposed to do

                     
                    5.0

                    Fits my Ibanez 12 string PF1512 like a glove

                    By zeppelinnerd1

                    from Ft.Lauderdale,Florida

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        Fits comfortably with easy operation.

                         
                        5.0

                        Outstanding bag for a beginners guitar case.

                        By RED

                        from Idaho

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Practicing

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

                          Xmas gift for grandson. He is in hog heaven for his guitar and case.

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