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Gator GL-ELEC Lightweight Fit-All Electric Guitar Case

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Light weight and flexibility combined with protective foam make the Gator GL-Elec Electric Guitar Case a perfect blend of a hardshell case and gig ba...Click To Read More About This Product

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Protection without bodily harm.

Light weight and flexibility combined with protective foam make the Gator GL-Elec Electric 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 electric guitar safe and won't skin your shins. The plush interior helps prevent scratches. 2 accessory pockets outside the Gator guitar case keep your guitar accessories handy. Added convenience in getting your guitar where you need to go comes from the included nylon-web handle and removable, padded carrying strap.

FEATURES
Perfect cross between hard case and gig bag. 

Lightweight.
Fit most electric guitars

600-Denier exterior material.

Dense EPS foam.

Soft plush with interior.
Foam neck support.

2 accessory pockets.

Parachute nylon-web carrying handle.

Comfortable, removable shoulder strap.
Heavy-duty #10 zipper
Open cavity design fits right- and left-handed models
SPECIFICATIONS
Lower bout width: 12.75"
Middle body width: 12.75"
Upper bout width: 12.75"
Body total length: 18.5""
Headstock width: 13.25"
Headstock length: 9"
Total length: 39"
Bottom body height: 2.75"
Top body height: 2.75"
Exterior: 41.5"x16.25"x5.5"
Accessory Space: 6"x5.25"x2.25"
Weight: 6.9 lbs
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GatorGL-ELEC Lightweight Fit-All Electric Guitar Case
 
4.5

(based on 58 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (27)
  • Good protection (27)
  • Easy to carry (25)
  • Stylish (16)
  • Compact (12)

Cons

  • Not functional (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (22)
  • Practicing (15)
  • Travel (10)
  • Back-up (6)
  • Concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (20), Professional musician (12), Novice (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Gator GL-ELEC Lightweight Fit-All Electric Guitar Case

I am happy with the purchase.
I purchased this case to replace the SKB-style case that came with my Fender American Std. Telecaster. That guitar was damaged inside the factory-issued case...Read complete review

I am happy with the purchase.
I purchased this case to replace the SKB-style case that came with my Fender American Std. Telecaster. That guitar was damaged inside the factory-issued case when the case fell off my equipment dolly. The Gator case should protect my guitar far better than Fender's molded plastic cases. It also has the added benefit of not damaging the interior of my car like hardshell cases usually do.
For a soft case, these are pretty nice. Just don't expect the protection a quality hardshell case would provide. These are much nicer than the cheaper gig bags.
For the price, I would buy one for my other guitars if I needed to.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

GL Elect Lightweight

I recently purchased a Limited Edition Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar Pelham Blue from Musician's Friend. I used MF's "Bag - Case" assistant locator to assist in selecting the right...Read complete review

I recently purchased a Limited Edition Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar Pelham Blue from Musician's Friend. I used MF's "Bag - Case" assistant locator to assist in selecting the right Case for my new Les Paul...from the discription of this case, I concluded that this would be the case for me. NOT!!! Either the butt stock or the head will not fit, depending on which end you start with, and it will only fit if one pushed the bottom in first amd then applies gentle pressure until the head stock goes in at an angle not intended to brace the neck. I'm ticked off (I cannot use the strong languge I wish to use). No other way to say it. No kinder way either. Depending on the quality of guitar, and size, I would only recommend the GL-ELEC Lightweight Fit-All Electric Guitar Case upon the foreknowledge of the size and the price of the guitar...have I mentioned that the sides are not structured, nor constructed, so as to protect the guitar? Or, the fact that the zipper has malfunctioned prior to being purchased, and that it is notible by the fraying on one of its edges? Not happy at all.

I have to travel 30 miles round trip to get my mail...I am very selective of items I purchase. 1st the trip to pick it up, then if its not right, the trip to take it back...coupled with another series of trips to make in order to get the right item...I am not a happy camper.

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(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

FIT-ALL

By john

from York, PA

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Pros

    Cons

    • Not Functional

    Best Uses

      Comments about Gator GL-ELEC Lightweight Fit-All Electric Guitar Case:

      Don't be led by the title. Read the fine print. It does not fit the Fender Jaguar I bought with it.

      (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      GL Elect Lightweight

      By WhiteRaven

      from Meadow Lakes, Alaska

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Compact

      Cons

      • Broken Zipper
      • Frayed On Corner
      • Not Functional
      • Not Sturdy
      • Poor Protection

      Best Uses

      • Not For Anything I Own

      Comments about Gator GL-ELEC Lightweight Fit-All Electric Guitar Case:

      I recently purchased a Limited Edition Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar Pelham Blue from Musician's Friend. I used MF's "Bag - Case" assistant locator to assist in selecting the right Case for my new Les Paul...from the discription of this case, I concluded that this would be the case for me. NOT!!! Either the butt stock or the head will not fit, depending on which end you start with, and it will only fit if one pushed the bottom in first amd then applies gentle pressure until the head stock goes in at an angle not intended to brace the neck. I'm ticked off (I cannot use the strong languge I wish to use). No other way to say it. No kinder way either. Depending on the quality of guitar, and size, I would only recommend the GL-ELEC Lightweight Fit-All Electric Guitar Case upon the foreknowledge of the size and the price of the guitar...have I mentioned that the sides are not structured, nor constructed, so as to protect the guitar? Or, the fact that the zipper has malfunctioned prior to being purchased, and that it is notible by the fraying on one of its edges? Not happy at all.

      I have to travel 30 miles round trip to get my mail...I am very selective of items I purchase. 1st the trip to pick it up, then if its not right, the trip to take it back...coupled with another series of trips to make in order to get the right item...I am not a happy camper.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Gator GL-ELEC Lightweight Fit-All Electric Guitar Case

      By BG-5gMVn

      from California

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      Comments about Gator GL-ELEC Lightweight Fit-All Electric Guitar Case:

      I am happy with the purchase.
      I purchased this case to replace the SKB-style case that came with my Fender American Std. Telecaster. That guitar was damaged inside the factory-issued case when the case fell off my equipment dolly. The Gator case should protect my guitar far better than Fender's molded plastic cases. It also has the added benefit of not damaging the interior of my car like hardshell cases usually do.
      For a soft case, these are pretty nice. Just don't expect the protection a quality hardshell case would provide. These are much nicer than the cheaper gig bags.
      For the price, I would buy one for my other guitars if I needed to.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Product

      By SquierMan

      from Pa.

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Carry
      • Good Protection
      • Sturdy
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Not Functional

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Practicing
      • Travel

      Comments about Gator GL-ELEC Lightweight Fit-All Electric Guitar Case:

      These are good hybrid guitar cases, They fit Strat style guitars. Les Paul style guitars are a bit bulky. Check case measurements if possible. As long as the zipper holds out, I will be a happy camper. Don't think you can throw a guitar amp on top of one of these cases. They are lightweight and add a good a bit of extra protection than a gig bag.The only con I gave this case was a non functional. That is because if you own a Les Paul style guitar (I don't), it will not fit.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Does not fit, despite what MF recommends

      By ringo7764

      from Dayton, OH

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      Comments about Gator GL-ELEC Lightweight Fit-All Electric Guitar Case:

      If you are looking for a case for your BC Rich Mockingbird don't get this one, it is too small. Otherwise seemed like a quality case.

      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Name LP Case infers it will fit LP's

      By Vintage guy

      from Miami

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Carry

      Cons

      • Not Functional

      Best Uses

        Comments about Gator GL-ELEC Lightweight Fit-All Electric Guitar Case:

        Bought 2 of these to transport 2 vintage Les Paul's. 1959 and 1955. In both cases they were too short, forcing the headstock into the end of the case, also there is no neck support, as the neck block is much lower in the case where the neck needs supporting.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Case

        By Max-RWkFu

        from Iowa

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        Comments about Gator GL-ELEC Lightweight Fit-All Electric Guitar Case:

        I wanted a cheap(inexpensive not crappy) case for my cheap Strat copy. I got it in this case. It is light yet strong enough to protect the contents. My Les Paul, however does not fit. It is snud around the wide part of the body, which is good but It isn't deep enough to get it zipped. I am afraid if I force it my guitar may be damaged. For a Strat, or any other thin bodied guitar this is a great case. I would buy another, if I needed it.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Wonderful case in all respects.

        By David Barbara

        from USA

        Comments about Gator GL-ELEC Lightweight Fit-All Electric Guitar Case:

        This review is for the Gator GL-ELEC Lightweight Fit-All Electric Guitar Case.
        I purchased one of these with hesitation several months ago, but after I received it and used it, I since have bought 4 more. This case is the "best of all worlds" in that it is light weight, protects the guitar well, and is well-made. (It is not intended for shipping a guitar on an airplane, but then almost nothing is these days.) The price is amazing. I have tried perhaps 4 other materials and companies, and I recommend this highly.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Gator Lightweight Electric Case

        By Gene Ray

        from Georgia

        Comments about Gator GL-ELEC Lightweight Fit-All Electric Guitar Case:

        A good solution for strats or tele's that you carry around a lot. Much better protection than a gig bag and much lighter than a hard case.
        Quality was better than I expected. Plenty of cushioning so that dropping the case shouldn't be a problem.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Strat Case

        By LUV

        from Denver, Co

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        Comments about Gator GL-ELEC Lightweight Fit-All Electric Guitar Case:

        I bought this for my MIM Stratocaster. The guitar fits perfect...snug and secure. I don't see anything to complain about here. If I had to choose a downside, it would be having to unzip the zipper all the way around the case to open it or the cheesy mesh pocket that they put on the outside of the case - it will rip at some point. I don't need a hard case that scratches up the inside of my closet and car...gigbags don't do anything for me either. This is a great blend of a lightweight but protective case for my guitar. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one again. Fits my strat with the trem arm installed. I like it.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great case, just not a fit all

        By casaswing

        from New York, NY

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        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Good Protection

        Cons

        • Not As Described

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • Practicing

        Comments about Gator GL-ELEC Lightweight Fit-All Electric Guitar Case:

        I read quite a number of reviews prior to picking this up. With the description and the reviews, I thought this would be ok as a gig bag with my Fender Strat with the Dimarzio Clip-Lok strap. The specs in the MF product page are accurate. Much more accurate than the specs on the Gator Cases page. I had the body total length closer to 19" though, with the all the bout width's and headstock width closer to 12.5" .

        I put the Strat in and the top strap button on the left horn slightly did not fit in the body area (I attribute that to the Clip-Lok strap pieces). With some careful manipulation (a spoon and tremolo arm), I was able to loosen the foam around the strap button without destroying the plush so it would fit. I tried it with another guitar, a Ibanez JS1000 with a Dimarzio Clip-Lok which fit nicely (with the top strap button being a bit over).

        With that being said and all the sizing determined, the case is great. Its light and durable with the EPS foam providing the extra protection. I wanted something that was more like a gig bag with some extra protection and this case delivers that. There are no backpack type straps on the case, but the shoulder strap seems to work fine.

        So it does deliver as a good case, but it is definitely NOT fit-all. I would just measure your guitar out prior to picking this up and match it up with the specs section in the Musician's Friend product page. If your guitar matches up then you should be good.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I would buy this product again, just not for G&L guitar.

        By Bud

        from Manteca, Ca

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Gator GL-ELEC Lightweight Fit-All Electric Guitar Case:

          I ended up switching out my Strat case for the G&L. The Strat fits nicely in the Gator case. I don't believe any of the G&L guitars will fit in this case, even though the advertisement states one size fits all. A great case at a good price, just does't fit G&L guitars.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I'm sold on Gator cases!

          By Gloveberg

          from West Texas

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Easy To Carry
          • Good Protection
          • Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Gator GL-ELEC Lightweight Fit-All Electric Guitar Case:

              After buying a Gator case when I got a Les Paul it was a no brainer to buy one for my Telecaster. The GL-ELEC fits a CV Telecaster perfectly, almost like it was made just for it. I love Gator cases because they are not as heavy as hard shell cases but in my opinion they are just as sturdy and give as much if not more protection. They are very well made and I got this one on sale so what's not to like? I could go on and on but the bottom line is that if you have a Telecaster then BUY THIS CASE :)

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great sturdy lightweight case for giggin

              By JSTJEAN51

              from Greenwood, DE

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about Gator GL-ELEC Lightweight Fit-All Electric Guitar Case:

                I own several of these guitar and bass cases and use them for local gigging. I have never had a zipper or stitching problem. They protect my instruments very well and don't scuff up and tear the vinyl covering of other hard cases. It is definitely an upgrade from gig bags and does about as good a job as a standard (non-ATA) hardshell case.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Nice, lightweight case

                By VermontRob

                from Vermont

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

                • Easy To Carry
                • Good Protection
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about Gator GL-ELEC Lightweight Fit-All Electric Guitar Case:

                  This is a great alternative to heavy, hard shell cases. It fits a strat or tele very nicely, and is a great blend between the weight of a gig bag and the protection of a hard shell. I wish all of my cases were this light!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best non-hardshell case I've found

                  By TempleTantrum

                  from Berryville, VA

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                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy On The Wallet
                  • Easy To Carry
                  • Fits Headstock Angles
                  • Good Protection
                  • Plenty Of Extra Storage
                  • Sturdy
                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                  • No Substitute For Travel
                  • Not For Bar Concerts

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Everyday
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Gator GL-ELEC Lightweight Fit-All Electric Guitar Case:

                  Best non-hardshell case I've found. Not for touring, airline travel, professional, etc., but I'd use it on guitars costing less than a grand. Plenty of storage in zippered outside pockets and inside is plush, roomy, tailored for "super strat" and similar with standard or angled necks.

                  For the price you can't go wrong compared with anything else. Gator rocks!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Very Nice!

                  By Robert

                  from Tn

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                  Pros

                  • Light And Comfortable

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Gator GL-ELEC Lightweight Fit-All Electric Guitar Case:

                    Very much more comfortable to carry than a heavy hard case. I love it!

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Gator Lightweight Guitar Case

                    By None

                    from Lakewood, CA

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Did Not Fit Intended Guit

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Everyday
                    • Practicing
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Gator GL-ELEC Lightweight Fit-All Electric Guitar Case:

                    Excellent product (sturdy & well built. I only wish it were to inches longer. It doesn't quite "Fit All" like your title states. Too short for my Epiphone SG-400, due to the longer headstock. Fits Strats, Telecasters, and other solid bodys well. It didn't meet my intended use, but I'm not concerned, as the price and construction were well worth the money. I'll find a use for it.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Nice case, nice price.

                    By Cooltone

                    from Duluth, MN

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Protection
                    • Sturdy
                    • Stylish

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Everyday
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Gator GL-ELEC Lightweight Fit-All Electric Guitar Case:

                      Much more sturdy than I expected. The case interior has plenty of cushion and support and room for storage. I can definitely see myself using this for gigs with total confidence. I would consider this for any future guitar purchase when a case is not included.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      FIT-ALL or FIT-MOST??

                      By gardner1727

                      from Ohio

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                      Comments about Gator GL-ELEC Lightweight Fit-All Electric Guitar Case:

                      I Picked this Case because of all the good Reviews and it fit my Price Range but Sadly, it does not FIT-ALL, As the Name Says. I have a Schecter Devil Spine that is a little wider than an SG. The Quality of the Case was Outstanding and it Seemed very Plush on the inside and Sturdy to Boot, Only thing i didnt like(Besides not fitting)was the Uncomfortable Shoulder Strap that You had to take off every time you opened/closed the Case. Its a must have if you measure your guitar before hand unlike me who trusted the name before trusting the Fit-Most in the Details.

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