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Gator GL-Dread-12 Lightweight Dreadnought Guitar Case  

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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 co...Read More

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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
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (8)
  • Good protection (7)
  • Easy to carry (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (6)
    • Travel (4)
    • Practicing (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

    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!!

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    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

    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!!

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      5.0

      Perfect Guitar Case

      By TomC

      from Spring Hill Fl

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      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.

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        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.

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          (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.

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          5.0

          Good sturdy case

          By Squidney

          from Fort Worth TX

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          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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            3.0

            Way too small!!

            By Carol E

            from Burbank, CA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Carry
            • Good Protection
            • Sturdy
            • Stylish

            Cons

            • Too Small

            Best Uses

            • Everyday
            • Practicing

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

            What a disappointment! Before purchasing this gig bag for my husband who is a professional musician, I contacted customer service and explained the exact model 12 string guitar that I needed a case for. I asked because the guitar is an Ovation Applause and I was concerned about the round back. I was given two choices of bags that customer service said would fit. I chose this one and guess what? The guitar didn't even come close to fitting. The length was fine, but the depth was not even close. I had to return the item which was disappointing since it was a birthday gift. If the guitar had fit like customer service said it would, I would probably give it 5 stars. It was a nice quality bag. I wish the customer service staff had more training on the products.

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            2.0

            Not Long Enough

            By Big Rand

            from Traverse City Michigan

            About Me Professional Musician

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Good Protection
            • Sturdy

            Cons

            • Not Functional
            • Won't Fit 43 Inch Guitar
            • Won't Fit Epiphone6string

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Everyday
            • Practicing
            • Travel

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

            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

            Portable protection

            By Dee Griffith

            from Asheville,NC

            About Me Professional Musician

            Ask me a question

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Carry
            • Good Protection
            • Sturdy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday
              • Travel

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

              Bought this for my Ibanez AK-95 archtop,which is about the size of a ES-175.It isn't a perfect fit since the case is slightly bigger than my guitar,but it's a huge improvement over the padded gigbag I replaced.This case offers the protection of a hard case with the backpacking ability of a gigbag.I play a lot of jobs where I have to schlep my gear from the loading dock to the hotel ballroom,so anything that makes my carry a bit lighter is really important.For a bit more money than a decent gigbag,but less cash and weight than a hard case,you can get some reasonable protection for your axe.I don't know if even the goons at the airlines could destroy this,it's pretty tough.

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              5.0

              The Perfect Case

              By Leslie Cimino

              from Undisclosed

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

              SUPER pleased with my purchase!!!
              This is the best protective case out there! Fits guitar like a glove. Great "backpack" feature makes carrying even easier!
              Super nice lining with rugged exterior. Nice sturdy zippers and straps!
              Best value around...many "like" cases sell for more.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Adequate, but that's all.

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

              Overall, I rate this better because of it's best use: this is the only hybrid case on the market which will fit a Yamaha FG-series 12-string [such as the FG720S-12--which is the guitar I purchased this for]. The Yamaha FG series has a wider lower bout than the standard dreadnought guitar. While the Wolfpak will accommodate the wider bout, it will not accommodate the overall length due to the elongated headstock of the 12-string.
              This will accommodate any dreadnought guitar up to 43" long.with a lower bout of up to 16.5" wide.
              For me, the platinum standard for comparison of hybrid cases is the Wolfpak case. In comparison to the Wolfpak, the Gator falls short--having only two outside storage pockets compared to the Wolfpak's 4. The Gator does not contain a built-in hygrometer like the Wolfpak. In addition, the Wolfpak has very comfortable, padded shoulder straps, which can be folded into a zipper pouch in the back. The straps on the Gator case are 1-1/2" wide web straps with some rubberized pads that detach from D-rings and must be stored in the pouch in front [leaving less room for other items].
              Again, the quality is only average. Using the Wolfpak as the standard. The Wolfpak has a 1200-denier nylon exterior, while this one has only a 600-denier exterior. While this may not seem like much of a difference, the difference becomes evident if you are moving your instrument in wet weather. 600-denier nylon is simply not as efficient in repelling moisture as 1200-denier nylon.
              I give this a slightly higher rating because it is less expensive than comparable cases from SKB, Kaces, and Wolfpak.

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