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Gator GC-DREAD-12 Deluxe Dreadnought 6/12-String Guitar Case 

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Gator's Deluxe Dreadnought 6/12-String Case is a heavy-duty case for 6 or 12 string dreadnought guitars. It features a deluxe ABS exterior with a hea...Click To Read More About This Product

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Gator's Deluxe Dreadnought 6/12-String Case is a heavy-duty case for 6 or 12 string dreadnought guitars. It features a deluxe ABS exterior with a heavy-duty aluminum valance and spring-loaded twist latches. Your precious guitar is well taken care of thanks to an EPS foam interior and a deep plush lining.

FEATURES
  • Fits dreadnought 6/12 string guitars
  • Deluxe ABS exterior
  • Heavy-duty aluminum valance
  • Through-bolted handle for extra strength
  • EPS foam protective interior
  • Deep plush lining
  • Accessory compartment
  • Spring-loaded twist latches
SPECIFICATIONS

GC-DREAD-12 Deluxe Dreadnought 6/12-String Guitar Case

  • Dimensions:
  • Body Lower Bout Width: 16"
  • Body Middle Bout Width: 21.25"
  • Body Upper Bout Width: 13"
  • Body Total Length: 21.5"
  • Head-Stock Width: 5.5"
  • Head-Stock Length: 9.5"
  • Total Length: 43"
  • Bottom Body Height: 5"
  • Top Body Height: 4.5"
  • Head-Stock Start Height: 3.5"
  • Head-Stock End Height: 3"
  • Exterior: 45.5"x19"x6"
  • Accessory Space: 6.5"x5.5"x2"
  • Weight: 9 lbs
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GatorGC-DREAD-12 Deluxe Dreadnought 6/12-String Guitar Case
 
3.9

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (8)
  • Good protection (8)
  • Easy to carry (4)
  • Stylish (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (7)
  • Travel (7)
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    • Experienced (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Far Exceeded My Expectations

Per my headline, when I removed this case from the box, I immediately said, "Wow, talk about strong, sturdy and sleek!" My 12 string fit inside this well...Read complete review

Per my headline, when I removed this case from the box, I immediately said, "Wow, talk about strong, sturdy and sleek!" My 12 string fit inside this well padded and well protecting case like a glove. It was like this super durable case was made specifically for my guitar. This case is well balanced and comfortable to carry. The closable accesories box inside is roomy and sturdy too. The price is so right and clearly well worth the money. It is so rare these days to get something more than your money's worth. If you value your 12 string (or even your 6 string for that matter), short of a Calzone type case, this particular case is by far the best you can have. Well done, Gator!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

ROBUST AND STURDY BUT SMALLER THAN SPECIFIED

I have a Korean brand Chinese made S101 dreadnought 12-string. Well made. Sounds great and plays great. Searched internet for best hard shell guitar case and found Gator. Decided to buy this...Read complete review

I have a Korean brand Chinese made S101 dreadnought 12-string. Well made. Sounds great and plays great. Searched internet for best hard shell guitar case and found Gator. Decided to buy this over a gig bag for better protection when playing out. Unfortunately, the inside dimensions of the case, particularly the head stock section were not as specified.

PROS: This case is really well built and sturdy. Inside is plush and well constructed.

CONS: It seems a bit too tight but will be sufficient because I don't travel with this guitar often. Most of the time it is sitting in its stand. I'm afraid if I left it in this case too long the neck would bow. I actually have to place the guitar in the case head stock first to even get it in. Once in it is really tight. I really wonder if Gator's inside case dimensions include the padding?

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Far Exceeded My Expectations

By Martian

from Jackson, NJ

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Carry
  • Good Protection
  • Sturdy
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel

    Comments about Gator GC-DREAD-12 Deluxe Dreadnought 6/12-String Guitar Case:

    Per my headline, when I removed this case from the box, I immediately said, "Wow, talk about strong, sturdy and sleek!" My 12 string fit inside this well padded and well protecting case like a glove. It was like this super durable case was made specifically for my guitar. This case is well balanced and comfortable to carry. The closable accesories box inside is roomy and sturdy too. The price is so right and clearly well worth the money. It is so rare these days to get something more than your money's worth. If you value your 12 string (or even your 6 string for that matter), short of a Calzone type case, this particular case is by far the best you can have. Well done, Gator!!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good soild case for the $

    By Dan Lesseski

    from Atlanta

    Comments about Gator GC-DREAD-12 Deluxe Dreadnought 6/12-String Guitar Case:

    Just got this for a Fender CD160 SE12 12-String. It fits perfect and the construction seems solid. Im not sure I would trust it to take on a plane. But, for just hauling around in the car, its more than adequate. Maybe a Guild is a lot different than most 12 strings, but for most I would say the accessory compartment sits under the neck and keeps thing in good and tight.
    Average case with nice size accessory compartment
    Solid plastic case, Good alignment with top and bottom.
    For only a little more than the value case it was worth it.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Hardshell Protection, Only

    By mycroft69-DTEfU

    from Bristol, Vermont

    Comments about Gator GC-DREAD-12 Deluxe Dreadnought 6/12-String Guitar Case:

    I bought this thing for my Guidl D-40 12-string a few years ago. Although the case fits it, that is only barely. Accessory compartment was poorly placed so that the guitar's head rested on the end rather than on the neckrest. The compartment cover also didn't close tightly, and because the top and bottom of the case do not overlap, there's a gap between the hence, all of my picks slipped out of the compartment and then the case itself. There are definitely better products available, for the same price or lower!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Service! Will shop here from now on.

    By Lisa

    from Carlisle, PA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Carry
    • Good Protection
    • Sturdy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Gator GC-DREAD-12 Deluxe Dreadnought 6/12-String Guitar Case:

      Responded to my inquiry immediately, asked a few more questions and found the perfect case for my very old guitar. Quick shipping, reasonable price.......could not ask for more.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      BAD FIT for Seagull Coastline 12-String

      By New12Stringer

      from CA, USA

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Doesn't Fit 12-str Depth

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gator GC-DREAD-12 Deluxe Dreadnought 6/12-String Guitar Case:

          Although a nice looking case, it simply does not accommodate my new Seagull Coastline 12-String guitar {depth-wise}. It's replacement, the Silver Creek Vintage Dreadnought Archtop, does very nicely however.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          perfect fit for my Yamaha Acustic

          By eccls

          from Birmingham, Alabama

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Very Durable Case

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday
            • Travel

            Comments about Gator GC-DREAD-12 Deluxe Dreadnought 6/12-String Guitar Case:

            Great case fits the yamaha folk Acustic guitar. After trying another case thought to work for this guitar which it didnt, we were told this would ....perfect fit..

             
            5.0

            I love this case

            By StevieK

            from SW Florida

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            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Safe, lightweight storage

              Comments about Gator GC-DREAD-12 Deluxe Dreadnought 6/12-String Guitar Case:

              This is my first case of this type. Had lots of wooden cases, padded cases, gig bags, but this is the best all around case I've found. Lighter and easier to move than the wooden cases, stronger and feels more secure than the gig bags or padded ones. I'd like to have all my instruments in this kind of case.

               
              2.0

              Gator fit issue

              By Tripleback

              from Chicago IL

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              See all my reviews

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              Pros

              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Gator GC-DREAD-12 Deluxe Dreadnought 6/12-String Guitar Case:

                  Looking to get a case for a Carlo Robelli 12 string. The case had the correct width and length but the shape of the lower bout still did not fit. The curves of the low bout did not match. Left the guitar sitting forward in the case jamming the headstock. So I had the measurements correct but did not see the shape as being an issue. My girl friend needed a new case for her dreadnot, it fit so I gave it to her.

                   
                  3.0

                  ROBUST AND STURDY BUT SMALLER THAN SPECIFIED

                  By JB

                  from Cleveland, Ohio

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Protection
                  • Robust And Sturdy
                  • Sturdy

                  Cons

                  • Smaller Inside Than Spec

                  Best Uses

                  • Protection
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Gator GC-DREAD-12 Deluxe Dreadnought 6/12-String Guitar Case:

                  I have a Korean brand Chinese made S101 dreadnought 12-string. Well made. Sounds great and plays great. Searched internet for best hard shell guitar case and found Gator. Decided to buy this over a gig bag for better protection when playing out. Unfortunately, the inside dimensions of the case, particularly the head stock section were not as specified.

                  PROS: This case is really well built and sturdy. Inside is plush and well constructed.

                  CONS: It seems a bit too tight but will be sufficient because I don't travel with this guitar often. Most of the time it is sitting in its stand. I'm afraid if I left it in this case too long the neck would bow. I actually have to place the guitar in the case head stock first to even get it in. Once in it is really tight. I really wonder if Gator's inside case dimensions include the padding?

                   
                  4.0

                  Great Hardshell Case for price

                  By Ray

                  from Gordon, Ga

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Good Protection
                  • Plush Soft Inside Lining
                  • Sturdy
                  • Super Durable Outer Shell

                  Cons

                  • Bulky
                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Gator GC-DREAD-12 Deluxe Dreadnought 6/12-String Guitar Case:

                  Overall I have enjoyed the Gator case. I use it for my electric acoustic 12 string and it fits beautifully with not a lot of play inside. My only real complaint with the case was that it is a bit bulky and heavy. The case weighs 3 times as much as my guitar. So with the guitar inside, it weighs 4 times as much as the guitar by itself. But it is some good protection for my instrument. One of the latches didn't quite line up when I first got it but I think it was dropped in shipment. I straightened it out and it works just fine. Overall a good case.

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