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Gator GL-Dread-12 Lightweight Dreadnought Guitar Case  

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Overview
  • Perfect cross between hard case and gig bag
  • Light weight
  • Fits 6 and some 12 string dreadnought guitars
Description & Specs
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    $129.99
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    $8999
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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!

 

GL-Dread-12 Lightweight Dreadnought Guitar Case Specifications:

  • 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 11 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (6)
  • Good protection (5)
  • Easy to carry (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Adequate, but that's all.

    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...Read complete review

    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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    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

    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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          5.0

          Ease of a Gig bag-protection of a Hardshell

          By robert p devine

          from Kansas City

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

          I've only had this case for a couple of weeks and I reallly like it. An interior that resembles a hardshell and a gig bag exterior. Slightly more bulky than a gig, but definitely worth the money. Lots of zippered pockets. If it holds up well, my ratings will go up to a 10.

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          5.0

          Nice guitar case

          By Rich

          from West Texas

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

          As far as cases go, I will look at this brand case if and when I have to replace cases or buy more instruments
          The case has a nice zipper opening with a velcro cover to protect the area under the handle. It seems to be padded well and my new 12 string fits perfectly. I decided to try this case rather than a hardshell case like I have on my other guitars to see if I liked it. It has passed the test! It is lighter than a hardshell case and easier to carry.
          Quality is top Notch! No imperfections have been found on the case
          great value for the money - Well worth it!

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