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Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case Black

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The Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case features rugged 3-ply Luan wood construction with Tolex PVC covering, attractive contrast stitching...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 01-12-2018

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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
Locking latches
SPECIFICATIONS
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 77 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good protection (35)
  • Easy to carry (30)
  • Compact (23)
  • Durable (18)
  • Stylish (17)

Cons

  • Not sturdy (7)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (29)
  • Practicing (15)
  • Back-up (8)
  • Travel (5)
  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (37), Novice (8), Professional musician (7)

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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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good value for the price.

By cep002

from Chicago, IL

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Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Carry
  • Good Protection

Cons

  • Not Sturdy

Best Uses

  • Everyday
  • Practicing

Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

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.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great case for the money.

By bluescat11

from Bakersfield, Ca

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Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

I had bought one of these for myself a few years ago and it has held up great. So when I bought my 9yr old son and my 7yr daughter each a Fender squire strat I ordered 2 of these Gator cases. And the case have held fantastic with my kids. Kids arent as careful as you and I might be so I am very pleased that they still look almost new after almost 2 years.

(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

An ok case for the price.

By guitarjunky97

from Stuarts Draft, VA

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Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

Overall the case is quite thin and bends with the slightest touch but it will protect your guitar for in home use but if you plan on gigging go with the ABS model for a few bucks more. I do like the fact that it locks but it could easily be pried open. The reason I gave it a 4 for the overall rating is that it only fits my stratocaster style guitars like my ESP mh-400 and my fender MIM strat. It will fit my telecaster but it causes the top of the case to bulge outward so I would recommend a bit deeper case for a telecaster.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice case

By Htown jammin

from Houston, TX

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Pros

  • Compact
  • Good Protection
  • Sturdy

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

      Works great for my PRS se custom 24

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great little case!!

      By Fiddle&GuitarMan

      from Mars Hill, NC

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      Pros

      • Easy To Carry
      • Good Protection
      • Sturdy
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Everyday
        • Practicing

        Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

        Bought one of these for my Fender Strat and it fit like a glove. Nice, thick padding inside with a nice door over the accessory compartment. The hardware seems very nice, and overall it's good protection for my guitar at home and back and forth to gigs. It seems to be a tight fit, and the case is a bit shorter than most, but I actually like that. Plenty of storage space nevertheless.

        I probably wouldn't recommend this case for heavy travel use, or stacking stuff on top of it in a packed van because it's not sturdy enough for that. Airlines would destroy it in a few minutes, no doubt. But, for general light-duty use, this case is the cats. I got it on sale and that's even better, and I'd say it provides as good a protection for your guitar as one of the budget moulded cases, maybe better. Highly recommend this case to anyone who isn't intending to fly with it or stack heavy stuff on it regularly.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nice Case

        By James Cantore

        from New York

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        Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

        Great value, good quality, what more do you want. They only tip I would give is to make sure you measure your guitar's length. This case is a bit small and long fretboards may not fit.
        This is a pretty basic case, no real frills.
        The case is made very well which is expected from Gator.
        Great value. Case has a a nice slim look and does a good job protecting your guitar.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        BUY IT NOW!!!

        By fenderbender95

        from pennsylvania

        Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

        WOW! i bought this case thinking "well i just need a hardshell case" but this case is so much better! it fits my strat PERFECTLY and is beautiful to boot! i gave it 4.5 on the features because it's just a basic case and a 4.5 on quality be cause it has one flaw. I bought the tweed and there's a small scratch on one of the sides. but the tweed is still gorgeous and looks even better in person. It's the perfect hardshell case! buy NOW!!!

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A Great Deal

        By R Garritson

        from Northern California

        Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

        This case is far nicer than other cases which claim to be of higher quality and go for higher prices. It fits my Tele great and I have also had my Strat in it with great results. I need to buy a second one.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        buy it!

        By BrianWattier

        from Mobile, AL

        Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

        This is a good case for the money, its not a flight ready case or anything but for this price range its not supposed to be. its meant for normal wear and tear hauling to and from gigs, and it fulfills that perfectly. i wouldnt have any problem taking my 72 tele deluxe on the road in this case, it's very sturdy and the plush and foam cushioning inside it is wonderful. the ONLY reason i gave it a 4 on quality was for superficial reasons. i got the tweed one and there are a couple of spots where a thread or two is starting to come out of the weave. also along the bottom rim where the cloth overlaps and is glued down, it's not glued very strongly and easily peels up for about a half inch along the edge, it would have been much better to stitch it down i think, but oh well. like i said the only problems i have had are PURELY superficial. i haven't found anything wrong with this case that has hindered it's functionality in any way.one thing i would like to point out is that this thing is light! i was really suprised when i picked it up for the first time, Gator really did a good job and cutting down on weight without cutting down protection.bottom line, this is a top notch case for its' price category, and if you're looking for something just to keep the normal daily wear and tear off of your guitar, this case will do it.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great bang for the buck

        By Jeremy Blaze

        from Southern Indiana

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        Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

        I purchesed one of these from Musicians friend. Got a 'used' one in 1 condition, and you would never know this thing was used. Still had tag on the handle. My lefty strat fits very well, and does not move around in case. Storage compartment has room for some books and cords. Material is top notch! Outside I got the tweed version, and it looks great. The gold latches look very nice as well. The inside is very plush. I looked at Fenders tweed case in person and liked this one better. Not to mention it is less than half the cost! Would recomend it to anyone.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Gator Electric Case

        By Tony F

        from Long Island, NY

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday
          • Practicing

          Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

          After returning two musicians gear cases for poor workmanship this Gator case for a few $s more did the trick.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good Cheap Case

          By Dude42

          from Port Richey, FL

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          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Carry
          • Good Protection

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

            I got this for my PRS SE Custom 24. Fits perfectly and seems more than sturdy enough as long as you're not abusing it.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Second purchase!

            By Tom

            from Zellwood Fl

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            Pros

            • Compact
            • Good Protection
            • Sturdy
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Everyday
              • Practicing

              Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

              I was so happy with my first case I bought another for my new Strat. The guitar just fits in the case perfectly and is more compact than the molded cases. If you are not tossing the instruments around this case should be very functional for you.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Fits most guitars

              By Coack

              from MIchigan

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              Pros

              • Fair Price
              • Fender Strat Fits Well
              • Good Protection
              • Solid

              Cons

              • Dearmond Will Not Fit
              • Peavey Tight Fit

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

              All the latches and case line up well. Seems to be solid. Good price for a 3ply case. The Fender Strat and Tele fit well. My Peavey is about 1.5 in. longer and is very tight. My DeArmonds body is to wide and will not fit in case.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Case does its job

              By semi-gloss

              from Texas

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              Pros

              • Easy To Carry
              • Good Protection
              • Sturdy

              Cons

              • Bulky

              Best Uses

              • Everyday
              • Practicing

              Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

              Great case. Fits my standard telecaster just fine. Good protection if you take care of it. I WOULDN'T stack equipment on top of it or throw it around.

              (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              DID NOT FIT

              By Brian M Whitney

              from Carthage, NY

              Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

              Please know that I have an ESP LTD F150 and it would not fit in this case. I wish I had known that electric guitars are not all the same size. Can you tell I'm new???

              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              This case does not inspire confidence

              By Disappointed-oJvws

              from USA

              Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

              Purchased the tweed covered case. This case is unbelievably light and appears reasonably padded, but the construction is extremely lacking. I would not put my Mexican Strat in this case and for sure not my American Tele. I'd be afraid of the case falling apart at the hinges, latches, or the handle. Look for a hard case to protect your valuable instrument. The felt also bleeds color and will stain nitro especially if the weather is humid or wet.

              (3 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Hardshell Guitar Case Title

              By Louis Garcia

              from Undisclosed

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              Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

              This guitar case came damaged in shipment, it was cracked inside you could see the wood & the hinge was smashed. The packing of this item was very poor, no protection of the case when it comes to shipping. Returned & cancelled my order.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Squier CV 50's Tele

              By WhoMe?

              from Kansas

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              Pros

              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

                  This fit the Squier CV 50 Tele like it was made for it. Great case for the price.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  great case for standard strat sized guitars

                  By buzzbn

                  from margarita country

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                  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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