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Godin TRIC Archtop Guitar Case for 5th Avenue Artchtop Guitars  

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An incredibly tough, yet light case that also boasts exceptional thermal properties.

Godin's TRIC Archtop Case provides a level of impact protection for your Godin 5th Avenue Archtop guitar that rivals the protection offered by many flight cases. However, thanks to its Neopolen P Expanded Polypropylene or EPP construction, this case weighs in just slightly heavier than a typical gig bag. Add to that its capacity to resist changes in temperature, and you have superior guitar protection like no other. It is also remarkably affordable, with a price very close to that of a standard hardshell guitar case.

The portable nature of the acoustic guitar plays a big part in its popularity. Obviously, providing appropriate protection for your guitar when moving it, is an important consideration. Up until now, guitar players have been faced with the choice of either a gig bag or a hardshell case for the protection of their instrument. The light weight of gig bags makes them easy to carry but they don't offer much in the way of impact resistance. Hardshell cases, on the other hand, provide better impact protection but are much heavier and awkward to carry. The TRIC Archtop Guitar case is the perfect compromise.

FEATURES
  • Designed to fit Godin's Fifth Avenue Archtop acoustic guitars
  • Constructed of Neopolen P Expanded Polypropylene (EPP)
  • Resists temperature changes

Protect your 5th Avenue Archtop with this specially designed case.

SPECIFICATIONS

TRIC Archtop Guitar Case for 5th Avenue Artchtop Guitars

  • Dimensions: 45"H x 5.5"D x 14.75"W
  • Weight: 4lb.
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GodinTRIC Archtop Guitar Case for 5th Avenue Artchtop Guitars
 
2.3

(based on 10 reviews)

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Pros

    Cons

    • Not sturdy (3)

    Best Uses

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Decidedly different

      I'm a dedicated hardshell case guy, but I have to say that the TRIC impresses. It's so light, and I think it offers as much protection as I'll ever need. It might eventually...Read complete review

      I'm a dedicated hardshell case guy, but I have to say that the TRIC impresses. It's so light, and I think it offers as much protection as I'll ever need. It might eventually show some wear if abused, but so far mine's as good as new. It's easy to pick out from a stack of look-alike guitar cases in a dark club. I wouldn't put it close to a campfire, though.
      It's essentially a styro cooler for your Godin. Includes five latches and an accessory pocket -- pretty bare-bones, but it does the trick with a minimum of weight. Always attracts attention when you bring it to the gig.
      Great so far - not sure how it'll hold up to actual road work, but for local gigs and practices, it's perfect. Better than a gig bag, but nowhere near as heavy as a case. The hinge and latches work smoothly, and the guitar fits inside like a glove.
      Competitively priced with lower-end hardshells. Seems fair.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      For the price, I would go with another case.

      Will protect your guitar and is easy to carry because it is lightweight. Why not spend a few extra dollars and get a nice lined hardshell case?
      Although I know this is...Read complete review

      Will protect your guitar and is easy to carry because it is lightweight. Why not spend a few extra dollars and get a nice lined hardshell case?
      Although I know this is purportedly some high tech material, it gives the impression of styrofoam. When I bought my Seagull guitar a while back, this case came with it. I remember thinking that this case was a nicer touch than a gig bag. It certainly does fit the guitar snugly and protect it very well. It is very lightweight and very easy to carry. The interior is very futuristic looking and well laid out compared to the other vintage style cases on the market. My main problem with it is the styrofoam- like outer shell. I am a gigging musician and although I treat my instruments with kid gloves, I took a decent size chunk out of the exterior the first time I brought it out of the house. After a year's worth of gigs, it was beginning to resemble the surface of the moon. If this case were in the 35 dollar range, I might consider but certainly not at this price. Pay a few extra dollars and get a nice hardshell case that will hold up better. As a side note, I bought a Godin Archop recently at retail price of $699.00. It did not come with this case as I had expected it would. I was then surprised to see the case sold separately and at this price. I think Godin would be better off from a marketing perspective to add a small amount of cost to the guitars and ship this case with their guitars, not as a separate (in my opinion overpriced) item.
      The case itself is well thought out except the material used to construct easily chips especially at the edges.
      Too expensive. Should be built into the cost of the guitars and shipped with them.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      What else is there?

      By JC

      from NJ

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Great Idea Poor Quality

      Cons

      • Hinge Problems
      • Not Sturdy
      • Poor Protection

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Godin TRIC Archtop Guitar Case for 5th Avenue Artchtop Guitars:

      The comments made are true. This case won't last for more than a few months. Hinge problems, shrinkage, and the cover falls apart. What alternatives are there for a hardshell case? What are you guys using instead for your 5th ave Kingpins?

      Comment on this review

       
      2.0

      Great Idea, BUT

      By bd

      from New York City

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Easy To Carry
      • Good Protection

      Cons

      • Not Sturdy

      Best Uses

        Comments about Godin TRIC Archtop Guitar Case for 5th Avenue Artchtop Guitars:

        A lot of the reviews I'm reading are quite accurate. Godin has a great idea, however the workmanship the longevity of the product are very poor. I have two of these cases. The one that seals well keeps the instrument temp and humidity pretty constant. The other doesn't seal well and that ruins that aspect of it's protective quality. I've seen the material for the case unfairly reviewed as foam or styrofoam--that's not true. If you were to drop this case it would definitely protect the guitar. But the hinges break, the top half doesn't line up with the bottom half (poor seal), and the canvas cover (deluxe model) just falls apart. Great idea, but poorly executed! I hope Godin reads this and rethinks this case--it could be a winner.

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        2.0

        Tric case

        By WEWE

        from Portland, OR

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Hinges Break

        Best Uses

          Comments about Godin TRIC Archtop Guitar Case for 5th Avenue Artchtop Guitars:

          This seemed to be a great case for my son banging his guitar back and forth to school each day. Bulky, but safe.

          However, hinges didn't last long. Now I see this is a common complaint. Will have to look at other options.

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          2.0

          Skip it

          By KirkL

          from Illinois

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          Pros

            Cons

            • Not Functional

            Best Uses

              Comments about Godin TRIC Archtop Guitar Case for 5th Avenue Artchtop Guitars:

              This case came stock with my Godin 5th. Avenue King Pin II arch top. Love the guitar, but the TRIC case is so ugly it stays in the closet. Judging by how often I have to moisten the humidifier, the seal is not effective. Finally, the plastic locks are pretty flimsy.

              Comment on this review

               
              2.0

              Basically a styrofoam cup for your guita

              By Zachary Taylor

              from CA

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Carry

              Cons

              • Not Sturdy

              Best Uses

              • Everyday
              • Practicing

              Comments about Godin TRIC Archtop Guitar Case for 5th Avenue Artchtop Guitars:

              The outside of the case is much like styrofoam, and with that said, watch out for sharp edges around you when youc carry this around. However, I imagine it probably woul never damage the guitar if you banged the case up a bit. The case is not sturdy, and the upper lid doesn't line up with the bottom lid very well; I have to pull it outward or else it will close on the edge of my guitar. So if I am standing in front of it while it is lying down I have to 1, close it slowly; and 2, pull the upper lid toward me until both halves of the clamshell line up. All in all, I trust this case for the most part, but I am far from impressed by its construction.

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              2.0

              Great Case / Lousy Hinges

              By Mike Forst

              from South Carolina

              Comments about Godin TRIC Archtop Guitar Case for 5th Avenue Artchtop Guitars:

              A great design but poorly executed.
              I bought a Kingpin II for my son last summer. The Tric case seems really well thought out and the latches are distributed along the case to provide a really good seal.
              My complaint is that the hinges broke after ~5 months of daily use. I can't find replacement hinges for the thing and don't want to buy a new case.
              Would give it an 8 or 9 if the hinges hadn't broken.

              Comment on this review

              (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              TRIC Archtop Guitar Case for 5th Avenue Artchtop Guitars

              By Mando Bill-5_.Xd

              from Iron River, MI

              Comments about Godin TRIC Archtop Guitar Case for 5th Avenue Artchtop Guitars:

              strangest guitar case i ever saw. it appears to be made of styrofoam. i keep waiting for it to snap apart. it hasn't yet.i would prefer a real hard case.

              Comment on this review

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Decidedly different

              By OM Flyer

              from Austin, Texas

              Comments about Godin TRIC Archtop Guitar Case for 5th Avenue Artchtop Guitars:

              I'm a dedicated hardshell case guy, but I have to say that the TRIC impresses. It's so light, and I think it offers as much protection as I'll ever need. It might eventually show some wear if abused, but so far mine's as good as new. It's easy to pick out from a stack of look-alike guitar cases in a dark club. I wouldn't put it close to a campfire, though.
              It's essentially a styro cooler for your Godin. Includes five latches and an accessory pocket -- pretty bare-bones, but it does the trick with a minimum of weight. Always attracts attention when you bring it to the gig.
              Great so far - not sure how it'll hold up to actual road work, but for local gigs and practices, it's perfect. Better than a gig bag, but nowhere near as heavy as a case. The hinge and latches work smoothly, and the guitar fits inside like a glove.
              Competitively priced with lower-end hardshells. Seems fair.

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Good idea, poor technology.

              By Timothy Raleigh

              from Missouri

              Comments about Godin TRIC Archtop Guitar Case for 5th Avenue Artchtop Guitars:

              Don't buy this case unless you are able to return it to the local dealer when it starts coming apart. I'll give it a 10 for great innovation and design and subtract 7 for quality and engineering flaws. It,s better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick but falls short of a love tap from your honey.
              Light, balanced, lots of latches.
              Over all the quality seems decent except........, like all expanded poly products, the material has a propensity to shrink, contract and curl. My case did this and as a result has pulled away from the upper hinge. Despite careful resetting and reglueing, the memory could not be overcome and the case has warped. The material memory is too strong for the glue. The case is still functional but not tight and this process may continue over time, leaving me with an unusable case. Back to the drawing boards boys, your idea needs a little tweaking.
              I'll rate the value high as the case came with the guitar, however I would not pay any more for this than a cheap gig bag until the flaws are worked out.

              Comment on this review

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              For the price, I would go with another case.

              Comments about Godin TRIC Archtop Guitar Case for 5th Avenue Artchtop Guitars:

              Will protect your guitar and is easy to carry because it is lightweight. Why not spend a few extra dollars and get a nice lined hardshell case?
              Although I know this is purportedly some high tech material, it gives the impression of styrofoam. When I bought my Seagull guitar a while back, this case came with it. I remember thinking that this case was a nicer touch than a gig bag. It certainly does fit the guitar snugly and protect it very well. It is very lightweight and very easy to carry. The interior is very futuristic looking and well laid out compared to the other vintage style cases on the market. My main problem with it is the styrofoam- like outer shell. I am a gigging musician and although I treat my instruments with kid gloves, I took a decent size chunk out of the exterior the first time I brought it out of the house. After a year's worth of gigs, it was beginning to resemble the surface of the moon. If this case were in the 35 dollar range, I might consider but certainly not at this price. Pay a few extra dollars and get a nice hardshell case that will hold up better. As a side note, I bought a Godin Archop recently at retail price of $699.00. It did not come with this case as I had expected it would. I was then surprised to see the case sold separately and at this price. I think Godin would be better off from a marketing perspective to add a small amount of cost to the guitars and ship this case with their guitars, not as a separate (in my opinion overpriced) item.
              The case itself is well thought out except the material used to construct easily chips especially at the edges.
              Too expensive. Should be built into the cost of the guitars and shipped with them.

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