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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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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.

Gig bag convenience, hardshell durability.

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 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (6)
  • Travel (4)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), 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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4.0

Highly recommended!

By 

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!

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      5.0

      another great deal

      By 

      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.

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          5.0

          Excellent case for travel and everyday

          By 

          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

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            from Spring Hill Gl

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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 

              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 

                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

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                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 

                  from Burbank, CA

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                  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

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                  from Traverse City Michigan

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                  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 

                  from Asheville,NC

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                  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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