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Gator GL-Dread Lightweight Dreadnought Guitar Case

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You get the best features of a hardshell case and a gig bag in the lightweight Gator GL-Dread Dreadnought Guitar Case. Low weight and flexibility com...Click To Read More About This Product

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Foam protection, gig bag convenience.

You get the best features of a hardshell case and a gig bag in the lightweight Gator GL-Dread Dreadnought Guitar Case. Low weight and flexibility combined with protective foam mean this dreadnought case won't be damaging your shins while it's protecting your guitar. Durable nylon covering over dense EPS foam with sturdy neck support to keep your guitar safe. The plush interior helps prevent scratches. 2 accessory pockets outside the Gator GL-Dread case keeps your guitar accessories handy. Get your dreadnought where you need to go with the nylon web handle, and removable, padded carrying strap included with this Gator case.

FEATURES
Perfect cross between hard case and gig bag
Light weight
Fits dreadnought guitars
600-Denier exterior material
Dense EPS foam
Soft plush interior
Foam neck support
2 accessory pockets
Parachute nylon-web carrying handle
Comfortable, removable shoulder strap
#10 zippers
SPECIFICATIONS
Lower bout width: 16"
Middle body width: 12.5"
Upper bout width: 13"
Body total length: 21.5"
Headstock width: 5.5"
Headstock length: 9.5"
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 lb.
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GatorGL-Dread Lightweight Dreadnought Guitar Case
 
4.9

(based on 15 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (4)
  • Travel (4)
  • Practicing (3)

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fits my Seagull S6 snugly

By Kayfabe

from Atlanta

About Me Novice

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Carry
  • Good Protection
  • Sturdy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Everyday
    • Storage Humidifying
    • Travel

    Comments about Gator GL-Dread Lightweight Dreadnought Guitar Case:

    I tried a few different cases to fit my Seagull S6 Original. The Gator Dreadnought hard case was very nice but would not close completely without putting unnecessary pressure on the top of the guitar.

    The Gator Lightweight case is a snug fit but much better for the top of the guitar. As you would expect it's great for travel because it is sturdy and lightweight. It also works well for storage. In the winter I can keep my acoustic in this case with the humidifier so it won't dry out due to the heat on in the house. Easy to get the guitar in and out as I play everyday. Definitely a great choice!

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Case For Your Acoustic Axe

    By Paul Lowery

    from Schenectady, NY

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    Comments about Gator GL-Dread Lightweight Dreadnought Guitar Case:

    I recently bought this case at my local music shop for my Dean Performer. I got it for a very good price and I am very satisfied with my purchase. I was tired of carrying my favorite acoustic guitar around in nothing short of a guitar shaped canvas bag with abolutely no padding what-so-ever, so with my small lump of Christmas cash I bought this case. The first thing that told me this was a good case when I was making my way from the car to my porch I slipped on the ice and this case went flying and landed on the hard asphault and immedietely i was like "Oh $#@%" and opened the case and found not only the guitar was perfectly fine, but the case was completely unharmed to. Besides that it still proves itself to be a great case for the price. I will definitely buy another Gator Case again in the future.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The Ideal Soft Case!

    By Stephen De Nisi

    from Southern California

    Comments about Gator GL-Dread Lightweight Dreadnought Guitar Case:

    My Martin D-15 was presented to me as a retirement gift.The unfortunate thing, was that it came with a heavy hard case. When you utilize your guitar as much as I do (performing/leading worship), going up and down stairs, loading and unloading my vehicle, it became a chore... I have been searching high and low for a "soft case" that had utilitarian features, but the interior protection of a hard case. This soft case fits the bill. It is lightweight, with an interior cutout that fit my Martin nice and tight...

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great buy

    By Kelly-JiX9g

    from Alabama

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    Comments about Gator GL-Dread Lightweight Dreadnought Guitar Case:

    Picked this up for an acoustic I bought my bestfriend, I was amazed at the quality, although I shouldn't have been. Gator makes great cases, I own their hard shell for my bass. This was light, but felt very sturdy. Some stickyness to the zipper, but over all very nice. The handle is perfectly placed for balanced carrying. This is not a Gig bag, think of it as an exteriorly padded dreadnought case. The inside is very plush, complete with a compartment to house picks, strings, pegs, etc. There is also a good size pocket outside. Can't go wrong with this one.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    GL-Dread Lightweight Dreadnought Guitar Case

    By mick hanson

    from NYC

    Comments about Gator GL-Dread Lightweight Dreadnought Guitar Case:

    I use Mooradian bags for my semi hollows, (gretsch) and bought the GL Dread for my acoustic. I just purchased another Gretsch 5120 and Mooradian bags were on back order.
    It just so happens I pulled out the acoustic the other night and then tried the 5120 in the GL Dread case. Its a perfect fit, snug and tight. I also prefer the GL dread for gigging as its not as bulky as a Mooradian
    mick

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great guitar case!

    By Caleb Becker

    from Fayetteville NC

    Comments about Gator GL-Dread Lightweight Dreadnought Guitar Case:

    This is something that i had wanted for a while and now that i have it it is awssome. Its made out of a super protective exterior and a nice soft black inside. There was only one issue though..... MY guitar didnt fit, not casue it was the wrong size but montana and epifone guitars have a diffrent shaped top. But it was good cause the memory foam it is made out of allowed it to shape to my guitar and it really helped instead of shipping it back. this is probally the best case you could buy light weight and protective!!! perfect.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Case

    By julius.caesar.

    from Indiana

    Comments about Gator GL-Dread Lightweight Dreadnought Guitar Case:

    Its an excellent case if you are just looking for something nice to keep your guitar in at home. The screws that hold on the outer covering aren't secured the best of ways, as a few of mine quickly came out when I accidentally tugged on the edge a little to hard. A little glue fixed it right up though. Overall its a great case, but I would look into a hard case if you intend to travel with your guitar.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The case for everyone else!

    By Jay -wev.V

    from SF Bay Area

    Comments about Gator GL-Dread Lightweight Dreadnought Guitar Case:

    If you are so successful that people pay to hear you play and you travel extensively, you need a hard shell guitar case. For everyone else, this is the case to have, way better protection and more features than the cardboard with vinyl flip tops that are so common with guitars. You won;t be disappointed with this one!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    For the mobile pro or gigger

    By Webberm3

    from Lansing, MI

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    Comments about Gator GL-Dread Lightweight Dreadnought Guitar Case:

    This thing is light, sturdy, reliable and perfect for what I do. As a guitar major, I am gigging a lot and moving around a lot, and this case provides me with excellent mobility as well as excellent protection. I've even had it out in a rainstorm and my guitar stayed perfectly dry, unfazed by the weather. My only beef is with a zipper that broke, but I did that from overuse. If you're moving a lot and need great protection that will stand up to some serious punishment, go for this case.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great purchase for the Price

    By Corrina McCready

    from Undisclosed

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    Comments about Gator GL-Dread Lightweight Dreadnought Guitar Case:

    This case works great with my husband's Martin DXR1AE guitar. It has a compartment inside and pockets on the outside. It has two backpack type straps on the back of the case. It is lightweight and compact making it great for taking your guitar places.

     
    5.0

    Exactly What I Needed

    By Jacob

    from Panama City Beach, FL

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Carry
    • Good Protection
    • Sturdy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Everyday
      • Practicing
      • Travel

      Comments about Gator GL-Dread Lightweight Dreadnought Guitar Case:

      I purchased this case for my brother who is currently travelling around America as a singer/songwriter. After his last case literally fell apart, I decided we should look into something different.
      Most hard shell cases are the same. The handle is pretty wimpy, the case gets dinged up quickly, and if it's being regularly used you can see it start coming apart after too long.
      SKB makes a nice case that's extremely reinforced, but it's bulky and the clips protrude from the case and are consequently easily broken.

      This case has a bit of all the best parts.
      It's very light, its handle is very durable, it avoids clasps in favor of a reliable zipper, it has a softer outside that keeps it from taking too much shock, but a firm inside to keep it in place and protect it. As a nice little bonus, the external pockets are great for holding extra strings, books, harmonicas,etc.

      I can't recommend this case enough.

       
      5.0

      Great Canmping and Travel Guitar Case

      By Lunk

      from Colorado Springs, CO

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      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Carry
      • Fits Smaller Dreads Well
      • Good Protection
      • Sturdy
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Everyday
        • Practicing
        • Travel

        Comments about Gator GL-Dread Lightweight Dreadnought Guitar Case:

        I bought this for my BBT - was a perfect fit. I put a cheaper acoustic-electric guitar in the gig bag that came with the BBT. Nice Case, great price!

         
        5.0

        Lightweight protection

        By JD

        from Holly Springs, NC

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Carry
        • Good Protection
        • Sturdy
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday
          • Practicing
          • Travel

          Comments about Gator GL-Dread Lightweight Dreadnought Guitar Case:

          I purchased this for my Father-in-law and he really loves the case. It is lighter than a hard case and still has the protective padding and interior fuzz. He has a Seagull 6S and it fits perfectly. A great gift!

           
          5.0

          Very nice case... a little tight

          By kavedad

          from North of Boston

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Carry
          • Good Protection
          • Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Gator GL-Dread Lightweight Dreadnought Guitar Case:

              Perfect fit for my Martin 6 string dreadnought. But my Martin 12 string can't quite fit in. That would be the only 'CON'. Otherwise, it's sturdy, lightweight, and has lots of storage space! I really like this case. It's definitely worth the money!

               
              5.0

              Gator GL-Dread

              By E.C. Zurcher

              from Warren, Pennsylvania

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              Comments about Gator GL-Dread Lightweight Dreadnought Guitar Case:

              This case is fantastic! The quality of everything on this case is top notch. The zippers are very solid. It is very light and it looks sharp! This case is better than a lot of regular hardshell cases that I have seen. I feel very confident carrying my acoustic-electric in this case. Nice little pocket on the front and a handy little compartment on the inside as well. Very VERY well built product. I gave the case a 5 for features because, well it's a case. It's not like it can pleasure you or crap out golden eggs or anything! Anyhow, I would recommend this case to anyone looking for a great bargain and a high quality product all in one.

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