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Gator GKPE-88-TSA 88-Key Keyboard Case with Wheels   

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The GKPE-88-TSA keyboard case is an ATA (airliner approved), molded polyethylene case with TSA latches and wheels that's made for 88-key keyboards. I...Read More

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An 88-note keyboard case that's nearly indestructible and is ideal for airline travel.

The GKPE-88-TSA keyboard case is an ATA (airliner approved), molded polyethylene case with TSA latches and wheels that's made for 88-key keyboards. Its nearly indestructible polyethylene construction and its unique wedge-and-block design for interior customizing give it the security and level-of-protection you're seeking while traveling with your precious keyboard. It features four fixed hinges; two TSA-locking latches with impact-diversion dishes; two rubber-gripped handles with a 130-pound weight capacity; and recessed, 200-pound weight capacity, in-line wheels. A solid aluminum valance and a black, powder-coated finish give it a professional look.

FEATURES
  • Interior dimensions: 6.63" H x 59" W x 19" D
  • Exterior dimensions: 10-1/4" H x 64-1/2" W x 22-1/4" D

Order today and get all the features you desire from an airline-specified keyboard case.

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GatorGKPE-88-TSA 88-Key Keyboard Case with Wheels
 
4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (7)
  • Good protection (6)
  • Easy to carry (4)
  • Stylish (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (4)
  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Just big enough for Yamaha Motif ES8

I could have gotten a hard sided road case custom made for less than this, but this case was about 40% lighter. When you consider that the Motif ES8 with 88 weighted hammer-action keys...Read complete review

I could have gotten a hard sided road case custom made for less than this, but this case was about 40% lighter. When you consider that the Motif ES8 with 88 weighted hammer-action keys weighs in at 63 lbs, adding more weight is not desirable. I believe that keyboard and case combined come in at a whopping 95 lbs, which makes me very thankful for the built in wheels.

The handle seems sturdy enough. I've seen poor reviews regarding the handles, but I believe they were for the previous model case (handle has been redesigned). I can carry my behemoth of a keyboard with just the one side handle without it breaking or appearing that it will do so in the future.

I've owned other Gator cases for rack units and they are all built with quality. This is no exception.

Most of the modular padding had to be discarded to allow the Motif to fit inside. With the Motif in it there is about 1 in of space at one end left for you to store the power cord and to get your fingers under for removal of the keyboard. No other accessories will fit inside without rattling against the keys, so I have to carry my pedals and other cables separately. Not a big deal since the thing weighs so much already.

I have already witnessed the protection from this case. The first time I used it I made the mistake of trying to let the case free stand on its end for just a moment while I moved something out of the way. BIG mistake. The case fell over of course and right onto what would be the face of the keyboard. However the keyboard is unscathed from its fall.

This case is sturdy from top to bottom as well. I used ratchet straps to tie this case to the roof rack on my car and it showed no signs of collapsing under the pressure. It travelled fine up there for 60 highway miles (no rain).

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great case but the locks are mediocre

Overall I really like this keyboard case. If i had bought it for the need for TSA locks though, I would have returned it. The TSA locks aren't well made - upon receipt...Read complete review

Overall I really like this keyboard case. If i had bought it for the need for TSA locks though, I would have returned it. The TSA locks aren't well made - upon receipt of the case I noticed the tiny springs inside one of the locks were missing and it will neither close or lock properly. The button that you press to open the locks and regular latches is a small plastic piece that has twice now popped out of a latch and I have to put it back in. Perhaps I simply got a case that wasn't as good as others in the same production line. I considered returning the item but it's so large that it would be difficult for me to ship it back. But again, it's a great case and protects my Yamaha MO8 keyboard.

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5.0

Very Nice

By 

from Tigerville SC

About Me Professional Musician

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Carry
  • Good Protection
  • Sturdy

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Everyday
  • Travel

Comments about Gator GKPE-88-TSA 88-Key Keyboard Case with Wheels:

Very well made

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5.0

Sturdy

By 

from Rochester, NY

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Good Protection
  • Sturdy

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Gator GKPE-88-TSA 88-Key Keyboard Case with Wheels:

      I have only used it for one gig so far, but it is great protection and my SK1-88 fits nicely, there is enough room left for the expression pedal and the leslie, damper switches and cords to fit inside also.

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      GKPE-88-TSA 88-KEY KEYBOARD CASE WITH WH

      By 

      from North Carolina

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Good Protection
      • Sturdy
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Gator GKPE-88-TSA 88-Key Keyboard Case with Wheels:

      This thing is huge. I use it for a Roland FP-4 and the length is just right but it is about 50% wider than necessary and I will need to come up with extra padding. It is also heavy but to provide proper protection I think there may be no avoiding this, certainly not at this price level. Handles on each end make it easy for two people to carry and wheels make it possible for one person to move around though the length makes it difficult. Overall, I think this is a very good case and will offer protection for all but the most extreme abuse.

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      3.0

      Great case but the locks are mediocre

      By 

      from las cruces, nm

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Easy To Carry
      • Easy To Move Around
      • Very Study

      Cons

      • Tsa Locks Not Well Made

      Best Uses

      • Gigging

      Comments about Gator GKPE-88-TSA 88-Key Keyboard Case with Wheels:

      Overall I really like this keyboard case. If i had bought it for the need for TSA locks though, I would have returned it. The TSA locks aren't well made - upon receipt of the case I noticed the tiny springs inside one of the locks were missing and it will neither close or lock properly. The button that you press to open the locks and regular latches is a small plastic piece that has twice now popped out of a latch and I have to put it back in. Perhaps I simply got a case that wasn't as good as others in the same production line. I considered returning the item but it's so large that it would be difficult for me to ship it back. But again, it's a great case and protects my Yamaha MO8 keyboard.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      GREAT CASE

      By 

      from PORTSMOUTH, VA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Protection
      • Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Everyday
        • Travel

        Comments about Gator GKPE-88-TSA 88-Key Keyboard Case with Wheels:

        GREAT CASE, REALLY PROTECTS OUR PIANO.

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        5.0

        I like it a lot

        By 

        from LAFAYETTE ,LA.70508

        About Me Professional Musician

        Ask me a question

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Could Have Used It While It Was Standing Up

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gator GKPE-88-TSA 88-Key Keyboard Case with Wheels:

          I like this case

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Quality Case for a hard to fit keyboard

          By 

          from St Petersburg Fl

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Carry
          • Hard To Find Dimensions
          • Helpful Suport Staff
          • Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Stagework

            Comments about Gator GKPE-88-TSA 88-Key Keyboard Case with Wheels:

            Specifically the case works well for my Yamaha DGX-640. There are many options for securing the keyboard with velcro pads and spacers. The case is nice and solid without being as heavy and cumbersome as the keyboard itself.

            Comment on this review

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Just big enough for Yamaha Motif ES8

            By 

            from Louisville, KY

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Protection
            • Light weight
            • Sturdy
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing
              • Travel

              Comments about Gator GKPE-88-TSA 88-Key Keyboard Case with Wheels:

              I could have gotten a hard sided road case custom made for less than this, but this case was about 40% lighter. When you consider that the Motif ES8 with 88 weighted hammer-action keys weighs in at 63 lbs, adding more weight is not desirable. I believe that keyboard and case combined come in at a whopping 95 lbs, which makes me very thankful for the built in wheels.

              The handle seems sturdy enough. I've seen poor reviews regarding the handles, but I believe they were for the previous model case (handle has been redesigned). I can carry my behemoth of a keyboard with just the one side handle without it breaking or appearing that it will do so in the future.

              I've owned other Gator cases for rack units and they are all built with quality. This is no exception.

              Most of the modular padding had to be discarded to allow the Motif to fit inside. With the Motif in it there is about 1 in of space at one end left for you to store the power cord and to get your fingers under for removal of the keyboard. No other accessories will fit inside without rattling against the keys, so I have to carry my pedals and other cables separately. Not a big deal since the thing weighs so much already.

              I have already witnessed the protection from this case. The first time I used it I made the mistake of trying to let the case free stand on its end for just a moment while I moved something out of the way. BIG mistake. The case fell over of course and right onto what would be the face of the keyboard. However the keyboard is unscathed from its fall.

              This case is sturdy from top to bottom as well. I used ratchet straps to tie this case to the roof rack on my car and it showed no signs of collapsing under the pressure. It travelled fine up there for 60 highway miles (no rain).

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Good Choice

              By 

              from Bham, AL

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Gator GKPE-88-TSA 88-Key Keyboard Case with Wheels:

                    Big keyboards are a pain to travel with, but an addiction to a full 88 keyboard necessitates it. I have used many different cases for keyboards over the years - the criteria is always a mix of price, protection, durability, size and weight. This case fits my needs in transporting my Yam Motif 8 very well because it represents a good mix of that criteria. It provides adequate protection and a great fit for my keys, appears to be well constructed and durable, without being so heavy I can't easily handle it myself. And thanks to a great special and promo duo by MF, this case was priced less than lower quality cases from other sources. Good warranty.

                    Comment on this review

                    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Maybe the Perfect 88-Key Case

                    By 

                    from Detroit/Gulf Coast

                    Comments about Gator GKPE-88-TSA 88-Key Keyboard Case with Wheels:

                    There are a few concerns when considering a readymade keyboard case; protection, fit and security. Thirty minutes after opening the box, I think the best overall was achieved.Reading the case description you will find that its construction has good overall PROTECTION, in fact it is very good and well thought out in a weight to protection ratio. As for FIT, the included block-pads with Velcro were enough to custom fit my Yamaha S90-ES 88 perfectly after adding one small 1/2x3x10 inch pad. The case has 3-handles, one centered for balance and has very good end-wheels.Lastly SECURITY, this is an ATA, TSA compliant case with three key latch-locks.If I were to go total gonzo in protection, it would be an Anvil watertight case.

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