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Gator GL-Dread-12 Lightweight Dreadnought Guitar Case   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

Gig bag convenience, hardshell durability.

Low weight and flexibility combined with protective foam make the Gator Guitar Case a perfect blend of a hardshell case and gig bag. Durable nylon covering over dense EPS foam with sturdy neck support keep your dreadnought guitar safe and won't bang your shins. The plush interior helps prevent scratches. Two accessory pockets outside the Gator GL-Dread-12 case keeps your guitar accessories handy. Get your guitar where you need to go with the included nylon-web handle or removable, padded carrying strap. Fits 6-string and some 12-string dreadnought guitars.

FEATURES
  • Perfect cross between hard case and gig bag
  • Light weight
  • Fits 6 and some 12 string dreadnought guitars
  • 600-denier exterior material
  • Dense EPS foam
  • Soft plush interior
  • Foam neck support
  • Two accessory pockets
  • Parachute nylon-web carrying handle
  • Comfortable, removable shoulder strap
  • #10 zippers

This Gator wants to protect your dreadnought. Order yours now!

SPECIFICATIONS

GL-Dread-12 Lightweight Dreadnought Guitar Case

  • Lower bout width: 16"
    Middle body width: 12.5"
    Upper bout width: 13"
    Body total length: 21.5"
    Headstock width: 5.0"
    Headstock length: 8.5"
    Total length: 43"
    Bottom body height: 5"
    Top body height: 4.5"
    Exterior: 45.5" x 19" x 6"
    Accessory Space: 6.5" x 5.5" x 2"
    Weight: 6.8 lbs.
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GatorGL-Dread-12 Lightweight Dreadnought Guitar Case
 
4.6

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (9)
  • Good protection (8)
  • Easy to carry (7)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Good quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (6)
  • Back-up (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Travel (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent case for travel and everyday

I LOVE this case. I bought one about 5 years ago in a now obsolete desert camo pattern (marked down for less than half the current price on clearance!) and I've hauled my...Read complete review

I LOVE this case. I bought one about 5 years ago in a now obsolete desert camo pattern (marked down for less than half the current price on clearance!) and I've hauled my Gibson Songbird all over the country in it. The rugged Cordura cover has held up nicely, and you can easily get cords, books, etc into the outside pockets. The case is light enough to easy lift into an airplane overhead and more than sturdy enough to withstand briefcases and other items being tossed on top of it.

I have to say that military camo pattern is a HUGE hit with TSA agents. Even when I've forgotten to take the battery out of my pickup before X-ray, they're usually so busy chatting me up about the case they don't give me much grief about it.

I'm looking at buying the black classical model of this same case now for a parlor guitar I just bought. Highly recommended!!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not Long Enough

I ordered this to fit an Epiphone 6 sting acoustic as they have slighty longer headstocks than most 6 string guitars. It did not fit, even though my guitar was 43 inches long....Read complete review

I ordered this to fit an Epiphone 6 sting acoustic as they have slighty longer headstocks than most 6 string guitars. It did not fit, even though my guitar was 43 inches long. I have the 6 string version of this case already and it fits my Taylor 816ce perfect. The specs listed are 43 inches inside length. But..this case is not a true 43 inches inside. There is a 3/4 inch deep cut out at the lower bout for a strap button, but the actual inside length is barley 42 inches from headstock tip to bottom of lower bout. I really don't see how this would fit any 12 string either ? The outside is barley 1/4 longer than the std version of this case, and the inside length is about a 1/2 longer. Other than that, it is a very nice case. If Gator would make one with 43 inches of usable inside length, I would buy one.

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5.0

I would guy this again

By Larry

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Gator GL-Dread-12 Lightweight Dreadnought Guitar Case:

Igot this case for a EJ-160 E guitar....

 
5.0

Still a great choice.

By Inthesticks

from Armada, MI

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Gator GL-Dread-12 Lightweight Dreadnought Guitar Case:

    Bought this for my son to use with his Alvarez Artist Series. He's had a Gator case like this for about eight years that he uses with his other guitar and loves it. The case is strong, lightweight, and holds up very well. One thing, if you are buying this for a 12 string get measurements first.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Case But Not For Martin Dreadnought Gutars

    By iflatpick2

    from Lexington, Ky.

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Quality

    Cons

    • Does not fit a Martin dreadnought guitar

    Best Uses

    • Backup

    Comments about Gator GL-Dread-12 Lightweight Dreadnought Guitar Case:

    Let me first say I bought this case and was very impressed with the case quality, unfortunately I was very disappointed in the fit with my Martin D-18 guitar. Even though Gator advertises this case as fitting a Martin dreadnought guitar, IT DOES NOT FIT. The case is too shallow and will not close comfortably without adding a great deal of pressure to the top of the guitar, never a good thing! I would always recommend trying one of these cases with your guitar, at the store, before purchasing one.

     
    4.0

    Highly recommended!

    By Stella Guy

    from Maryland

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Gator GL-Dread-12 Lightweight Dreadnought Guitar Case:

        An excellent alternative to the heavy clunky hard-shell case I have been lugging around for ages!

         
        5.0

        another great deal

        By ironhorse72

        from pa

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Easy To Carry
        • Good Protection
        • Sturdy
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Gator GL-Dread-12 Lightweight Dreadnought Guitar Case:

            The outer cover is sleek, weatherproof, and case holds the Yamaha perfectly. Maybe not built for roadies hands or tour bus storage, but personal transport is easy as can be. No complaints, only thanks for another awesome deal here.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent case for travel and everyday

            By Nanogrammy

            from NH

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Carry
            • Good Protection
            • Great Airline Carryon Bag
            • Sturdy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday
              • Travel

              Comments about Gator GL-Dread-12 Lightweight Dreadnought Guitar Case:

              I LOVE this case. I bought one about 5 years ago in a now obsolete desert camo pattern (marked down for less than half the current price on clearance!) and I've hauled my Gibson Songbird all over the country in it. The rugged Cordura cover has held up nicely, and you can easily get cords, books, etc into the outside pockets. The case is light enough to easy lift into an airplane overhead and more than sturdy enough to withstand briefcases and other items being tossed on top of it.

              I have to say that military camo pattern is a HUGE hit with TSA agents. Even when I've forgotten to take the battery out of my pickup before X-ray, they're usually so busy chatting me up about the case they don't give me much grief about it.

              I'm looking at buying the black classical model of this same case now for a parlor guitar I just bought. Highly recommended!!

               
              5.0

              Perfect Guitar Case

              By Tc

              from Spring Hill Fl

              About Me Experienced

              Ask me a question

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Everyday
                • Practicing
                • Travel

                Comments about Gator GL-Dread-12 Lightweight Dreadnought Guitar Case:

                Needed a Guitar Case for my Luna 12 String Guitar. his case fits this style of guitar works perfect for a 12 string guitar.

                 
                5.0

                Best of Soft Cases in this Price Range

                By Folkie

                from Boonville, MO

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Better Pockets And Balanc
                • Good Zipper
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                • Handle May Wear Too Narro

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Gator GL-Dread-12 Lightweight Dreadnought Guitar Case:

                  I have one of these for a dreadnaught and I bought this one for a 000 Collings which fits really pretty well. Not too much extra room, no movement inside. About the only decent option for a soft-shell, stiff foam case for a 000. It doesn't have bulky pockets on the outside that make it fall over when you put it down.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Gig Case

                  By Surfshrimp

                  from Mattoon, IL

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Carry
                  • Exceeded My Expectations
                  • Good Protection
                  • Sturdy

                  Cons

                  • Haven't Noticed Any

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about Gator GL-Dread-12 Lightweight Dreadnought Guitar Case:

                  So easy to haul my guitar with this bag vs the hard case. It's lightweight, fur lined and offers great protection for my Martin. Love using the backpack straps.

                   
                  5.0

                  Good sturdy case

                  By Squidney

                  from Fort Worth TX

                  About Me Experienced

                  Ask me a question

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable Handle
                  • Easy To Carry
                  • Good Protection
                  • Good Storage
                  • Sturdy

                  Cons

                  • Just A Tad Short

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Gator GL-Dread-12 Lightweight Dreadnought Guitar Case:

                    This case is sturdy with lots of good storage. I have a Luna 12 string and the fit is just a tad snug but I know the guitar is not sliding around. I believe my guitar will wear a pattern in the case and it will be perfect in time. I will order another for my Tak 6 string. They offer much better protection than a gig bag.

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