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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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OVERVIEW

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.

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

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 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

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), Experienced (3)

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

Great Case

By Piano Player

from Bedford, VA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      Love that it has velcro pads inside to make a snug fit for piano. It has latches instead of a zipper and locks. Great for transporting.

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      5.0

      Very Nice

      By ngcfish

      from tigerville SC

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      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 johnshoe

      from Rochester, NY

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      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.

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          4.0

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

          By Doug

          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 waynerdood52

          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.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          GREAT CASE

          By ULTREYA1

          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 Mr.DO IT ALL

            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

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Quality Case for a hard to fit keyboard

              By EasyG

              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.

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Just big enough for Yamaha Motif ES8

                By INSUB

                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).

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Good Choice

                  By TDub

                  from Bham, AL

                  About Me Experienced

                  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.

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