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OVERVIEW

A road-ready hardshell case for a price that won't break the bank.

The Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case features rugged 3-ply Luan wood construction with Tolex PVC covering, attractive contrast stitching, comfortable matching handle, metal feet on the bottom and side, plush padded interior with accessory compartment, and locking latches for security.

FEATURES
  • Fits electric guitar
  • 3-ply Luan wood construction with Tolex PVC covering
  • Contrast stitching
  • Ergonomic matching handle
  • Bottom & side metal feet
  • Plush padded interior with accessory compartment

SPECIFICATIONS

GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case

  • Body Lower Bout Width: 12.5"
    Body Middle Bout Width: 12.5"
    Body Upper Bout Width: 12.5"
    Body Total Length: 19"
    Headstock Width: 12.5"
    Headstock Length: 12.5"
    Total Length: 39.5"
    Bottom Body Height: 3"
    Top Body Height: 3"
    Headstock Start Height: 3"
    Headstock End Height: 3"
    Exterior: 40.5" x 13.5" x 4"
    Weight: 8 lbs.
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GatorGWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case
 
4.1

(based on 65 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good protection (33)
  • Easy to carry (30)
  • Compact (23)
  • Durable (17)
  • Stylish (16)

Cons

  • Not sturdy (7)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (27)
  • Practicing (14)
  • Back-up (7)
  • Travel (5)
  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (30), Novice (6), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good value for the price.

Better than a gig bag and good value for the price. There are more secure, solid hard cases out there but this was the best of the entry level hard cases. My PRS...Read complete review

Better than a gig bag and good value for the price. There are more secure, solid hard cases out there but this was the best of the entry level hard cases. My PRS S2 Custom 22 Semi-Hollow fit perfectly. Nice and snug. Guitar doesn't move around in it which I like. The case does not have very thick padding nor is the exterior very thick and that makes for a light case and that combined with my light guitar makes it easy to carry. One downside which others have mentioned is since the case is not very wide it's not very stable and will tip over if you even brush against it. Other than that it does the job. I'm not a gigging musician so I just needed more solid protection than the PRS gig bag that came with the guitar for storage at home. If I was a gigging musician I may go for a more solid hard case.

Musician's friend was rock solid as usual with fast shipping, low price and safe packaging.

I'm adding a picture of my PRS S2 guitar in the case. The truss rod cover, strap buttons and the ivory pickup rings are non-stock.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Cheaply built!!

I had this case for 1 week and it started coming apart around the edges of the upper half. And it scuffs way to easily. I've had a different case for 3 years with...Read complete review

I had this case for 1 week and it started coming apart around the edges of the upper half. And it scuffs way to easily. I've had a different case for 3 years with minimal breaks in the vinyl. This one already has more after 2 weeks of owning it. I wouldn't recommend this case to anyone.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great case for standard strat sized guitars

By buzzbn

from margarita country

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Functional

Cons

    Best Uses

    • good light transport

    Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

    I have several of these cases and they have always worked fine for keeping the ( where did that scratch , ding , gouge ) come from on my guitars . Standard strats fit very well and I was also pleased to see my lone star deluxe with the big 70,s head is a good snug fit also not a fit for my old Mustang but still worth the price. And finally twisted strap stays that fold back into the case when it's closed, somebodies using their head.

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    4.0

    Nice case but?

    By Bohdilama

    from Tucson AZ

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

    • DOES NOT FIT IBANEZ 7 STRING GUITARS!

    Best Uses

      Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

      The case is excellent. It just doesn't fit my Ibanez 7 string. It's about 3 inches too short. Returning tomorrow.

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      5.0

      guitar case

      By beetle

      from galion Ohio

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Quality
      • very good quality for the price

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • This case works well with any travel

        Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

        this case did not fit my G&L tele. like I ordered it for. I have a fender stat case I was able to swap the guitars for, so I am good. But I would have liked to used this Gator for the G&L. Nice case for the Money!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Wasn't right

        By cb

        from McKinleyville,Ca

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

        Even though I used MF's case selector,the case did not fit the instrument I bought.It was returned.....

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        5.0

        Buy this...skip the gig bag

        By Marion

        from Shawnee Ok

        About Me Novice

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good quality for this price point

        Cons

        • Not sturdy enough for a touring musician

        Best Uses

        • Personal transport to practice/gig & storage

        Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

        Bought this case for my MIM Special Edition Fender Strat and its a perfect fit. There's some give to the top and bottom but its a solid alternative to a soft gig bag and much better protection for only a little more. I really like the lid over the accessory compartment too. Keeps all the little stuff from bouncing around and dinging up your axe. They also have a foam pad thats sandwiched between the outer shell and the inner liner and runs the full length of the neck. This holds the guitar firmly in the neck support saddle. No movement at all. Gator is pretty optimistic calling this "road ready" though. If I expected to have roadies or airport personnel handling this I'd definitely go for something sturdier like ABS. Otherwise a great case at this price point and worth every penny

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        4.0

        Good quality

        By Vince

        from Springfield, IL

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

            Works perfectly

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            4.0

            Nice case for the money

            By Mr. Bill

            from Green Bay, Wi.

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Carry
            • Good Protection
            • Sturdy
            • Stylish

            Cons

            • Not stable when on edge

            Best Uses

            • Practicing
            • Storage

            Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

            The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is that it needs more feet on the back edge. Tips over very easily. But for storage and light duty transportation, it's just fine. Fits my Strat-style project guitar like a glove.

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            5.0

            My second one

            By gardenman

            from Butte, Montana

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Carry
            • Good Protection

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

                I am not a professional musician, but I am an experienced guitarist. I do most of my playing at home. This case is perfect for me, because it protects my guitar from our grand kids when they are visiting. It's not super sturdy, but for me, it is perfect, mainly because it is compact and light. I'm sure that pro musicians who are on the road a lot would need something sturdier.

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                4.0

                Guitar Case

                By Max Bugsby

                from Bemidji, MN

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy To Carry
                • Good Protection
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

                  I have not quite enough guitars and even less cases. This is an excellent value for a Strat or Tele. I don't think the latches are the greatest but at this price point I didn't expect them to be great. It's a great storage case as well as a case for short trip to jam with and it keeps the guitar off of the wall hanger.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Yes, I would buy again!

                  By OFFICER of the LAW... retired

                  from Delaware

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Carry
                  • Good Protection

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday

                    Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

                    This case fit my PRS SANTANA like a glove!
                    It is compact,light,and yet decent protection for the AXE.
                    I would NOT throw it around or use it as sole protection for shipping.
                    WELL worth the money though. TKS, Mike

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