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Ibanez AF100C Artcore Hardshell Case for AF Series Guitars

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The Ibanez AF100C Artcore Hardshell Guitar Case fits AF guitars and has a custom fitted plywood shell, durable Tolex cover, heavily padded plush lini...Click To Read More About This Product

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Serious protection for your Ibanez AF Series guitar.

The Ibanez AF100C Artcore Hardshell Guitar Case fits AF guitars and has a custom fitted plywood shell, durable Tolex cover, heavily padded plush lining, and internal accessory pocket. Only Ibanez cases and bags are made to fit the unique shape of Ibanez guitars and basses. The Artcore guitar case has heavy-duty drawbar latches with locking center latch and heavy hinges for total protection. If it doesn't say Ibanez on the case, it isn't an Ibanez.

FEATURES
Custom fitted plywood shell
Tolex cover
Heavily padded plush lining
Internal accessory pocket
Heavy-duty drawbar latches
Locking center latch
Heavy hinges

Your guitar can't fend for itself. Protect your loved one with a custom Ibanez guitar case. Own one today!

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IbanezAF100C Artcore Hardshell Case for AF Series Guitars
 
4.6

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good protection (8)
  • Durable (7)
  • Easy to carry (5)
  • Functional (5)
  • Good quality (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (8)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Travel (4)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Well constructed, worth the money

At first glance I thought the case seemed a bit bulky for such a compact guitar as the AF75, but after seeing how the instrument fits I can see why. The combination of the...Read complete review

At first glance I thought the case seemed a bit bulky for such a compact guitar as the AF75, but after seeing how the instrument fits I can see why. The combination of the neck angle and the floating bridge both have to be taken into account. Since the case has a flat rather than arched top, it has to be a bit deeper. Like a violin case this one includes a suspension pad at the base of the neck where it joins the body. This prevents the full back of the guitar from resting against the back of the case and thus protecting it from an impact. While I would not say it is light weight, it is still easy enough to carry around unlike the case that came with my Taylor 510 which is heavy and awkward. Finally, the large simple latches with the option of adding a pad lock, the roomy storage compartment and general good fit all add up to a nice case. A hint, if the glue smell from the new case bothers you like it did me, leave it open for a few days on the back porch and it will air out nicely.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Strong Odor Emanating From This Case

This case arrived in a very timely manner and appears to be an overall decent case...however...there is an extremely strong odor coming from the inside...I figure it might be...Read complete review

This case arrived in a very timely manner and appears to be an overall decent case...however...there is an extremely strong odor coming from the inside...I figure it might be the glue that binds the thing together, but whatever it is, it is strong enough to cause my guitar to smell the same way for an hour or two after I pull it out of the case. I've played guitar for over 30 years, have owned many electric and acoustic guitars with cases, and have never experienced anything like this. Like I said, the case seems sturdy enough so I'll keep it. Hopefully the smell will disappear over time.

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

not bad...but not great

By teleman405

from New Mexico

Comments about Ibanez AF100C Artcore Hardshell Case for AF Series Guitars:

I bought this case for my Artcore, mainly because I could not find another case that would fit. For the price, I expected a high quality case. I did not get high quality. I have purchased Musician's Gear cases (for half the price) that had better quality control than this one. Where the tolex meets up is very sloppy, and already has some fraying. The case interior lining is also coming away from the sides in two places, and this is all before I ever put my guitar in it. If you can find another case for less money, do it.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Well constructed, worth the money

By Old Guitar Play'n Guy

from HHI, SC

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Protection
  • Sturdy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Practicing
    • Travel

    Comments about Ibanez AF100C Artcore Hardshell Case for AF Series Guitars:

    At first glance I thought the case seemed a bit bulky for such a compact guitar as the AF75, but after seeing how the instrument fits I can see why. The combination of the neck angle and the floating bridge both have to be taken into account. Since the case has a flat rather than arched top, it has to be a bit deeper. Like a violin case this one includes a suspension pad at the base of the neck where it joins the body. This prevents the full back of the guitar from resting against the back of the case and thus protecting it from an impact. While I would not say it is light weight, it is still easy enough to carry around unlike the case that came with my Taylor 510 which is heavy and awkward. Finally, the large simple latches with the option of adding a pad lock, the roomy storage compartment and general good fit all add up to a nice case. A hint, if the glue smell from the new case bothers you like it did me, leave it open for a few days on the back porch and it will air out nicely.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Strong Odor Emanating From This Case

    By STexAxeMan

    from Corpus Christi, TX

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Protection
    • Sturdy

    Cons

    • Odor

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about Ibanez AF100C Artcore Hardshell Case for AF Series Guitars:

    This case arrived in a very timely manner and appears to be an overall decent case...however...there is an extremely strong odor coming from the inside...I figure it might be the glue that binds the thing together, but whatever it is, it is strong enough to cause my guitar to smell the same way for an hour or two after I pull it out of the case. I've played guitar for over 30 years, have owned many electric and acoustic guitars with cases, and have never experienced anything like this. Like I said, the case seems sturdy enough so I'll keep it. Hopefully the smell will disappear over time.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Artcore case fills the bill

    By Spearce

    from South Gerogia

    Comments about Ibanez AF100C Artcore Hardshell Case for AF Series Guitars:

    My artcore case is exactly what I needed for my AF85. It may not be bullet proof carbon fiber with titanium latches and hinges but it provides more than adequate protection for my guitar. The price was reasonable and considering it was the ONLY one I could find it is perfect for my needs. I'm very pleased with the plush interior and sturdy exterior.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good Case

    By Aaron-W5NyP

    from Indiana

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    Comments about Ibanez AF100C Artcore Hardshell Case for AF Series Guitars:

    I bought this case used from my local music store. It's a good case for the price. I use it to put my Hofner club guitar in. It has a storage compartment and a nice interior. Overall I'm impressed with it.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very good

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Ibanez AF100C Artcore Hardshell Case for AF Series Guitars:

    I like this case very much. My guitar fits inside very nicely, very tightly, with no wiggle room, but plenty of space for accessories. I got it in the mail this morning, so I haven't had a chance to evaluate it's durability yet. It might not hold up cosmetically, but I'm certain it'll do it's job for a long time to come.

     
    5.0

    Yes , I would buy this again .

    By rockinrandall

    from Omaha ,Ne.

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    Pros

    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Practicing

      Comments about Ibanez AF100C Artcore Hardshell Case for AF Series Guitars:

      I had just purchased a new guitar and hoped this would be a nice case . Well it's a great deal for a great price.

       
      5.0

      Sturdy and beautiful case

      By Don the SI Guy

      from Denton, TX

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Ibanez AF100C Artcore Hardshell Case for AF Series Guitars:

        Beautiful inside material, did not expect it to be as well cushioned. Definitely a great deal.

         
        4.0

        smells Great; fits snugly

        By Discoveror

        from RI

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Ibanez AF100C Artcore Hardshell Case for AF Series Guitars:

            I use cases mostly for home atmospheric storage i.e. from humidity variations.

            First impression: the inside smells WONDERFUL - very pleasant and inviting.

            Though this is the specified case for Ibanez jazz boxes, at first I thought that the guitar (an AF71F) wouldn't fit inside. It seemed like the case waist was too small. However, there is some 'give' to the lining and with some firm, but gentle, pressure the guitar went inside ... snug, though ... like a hand in a glove. That's better than a case letting the instrument jostle around.

            TKL makes these cases for Ibanez branding, as well as for other brands. It's a fine case for a reasonable sum i.e. compared to the alternatives. The chromed fittings seem of nice quality, too. No hesitation recommending these cases.

             
            3.0

            It's decent has the Ibanez logo , lifetime warranty .

            By Frankly Frank

            from Ohio

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Ibanez AF100C Artcore Hardshell Case for AF Series Guitars:

                Fits my Ibanez AF75TDG really nice . Has a lifetime warranty and the Ibanez logo on it but if your looking just to protect your semi hollow body and don't care about a perfect fit , the Deluxe Dreadnought case that goes on sale for 1/3rd the price works just fine . My Grestch Electromatic fits in this case also . The only thing is you might want to add a towel for support for the upper part of the guitar in the case .

                 
                5.0

                Love it!!

                By Constance

                from Mobile Alabama

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                • Kinda heavy

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Ibanez AF100C Artcore Hardshell Case for AF Series Guitars:

                  Love this guitar case, it fits my guitar perfectly. The old hardshell case I had for it was pretty lightweight, so in comparison it does seem pretty heavy, but this is my first 'newer' case I've ever owned, and that may just be normal.

                   
                  5.0

                  Perfect fit for my Artcore AF-75

                  By BeeZee

                  from Chesapeake, VA

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • AF-75
                    • Everyday

                    Comments about Ibanez AF100C Artcore Hardshell Case for AF Series Guitars:

                    It fits perfectly my Ibanez Artcore AF75 Red-sunburst. I'm a happy customer because I bought the case for that exact reason. I'm the type of person who does not like to take the straps off the guitar, and this case allows me to continue doing exactly that. The compartment is big enough to add some accessories, but most importantly I feel that the guitar is protected. the latch for the lock is not the nicest one of all my guitar cases -- look closely in the picture -- you would need a little pad-lock, similar to the ones you use for your luggage. No big deal, I just wanted to have a case to avoid my guitar become a dust bunny heaven. If you're an AF Series Artcore owner, this is a must-have.

                     
                    5.0

                    Good casr

                    By Dolebludger

                    from Durango, CO

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                    Pros

                    • Good Protection
                    • Sturdy

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Ibanez AF100C Artcore Hardshell Case for AF Series Guitars:

                    This may be the only case that will fit an Ibanez Artcore AF 75 or 85, due to the "fat lower bout" on these guitars. And it fits these guitars very tightly and secures and protects them well.

                     
                    5.0

                    AF Series Hardshell Case

                    By phone535

                    from Gastonia, NC

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                    See all my reviews

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Carry
                    • Good Protection
                    • Sturdy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday

                      Comments about Ibanez AF100C Artcore Hardshell Case for AF Series Guitars:

                      The AF100C case allows for a perfect fit of the AF series Ibanez electric guitar. Gives good protection from daily dust and storage bumps.

                       
                      5.0

                      Good Case

                      By JimsJams

                      from Bradford, PA

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Carry
                      • Good Protection
                      • Good quality

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday
                      • For Ibanez Guitars

                      Comments about Ibanez AF100C Artcore Hardshell Case for AF Series Guitars:

                      You should really protect your guitar. This does the job.

                       
                      5.0

                      Artcore Case

                      By Jimmy

                      from Alabama

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Everyday
                      • Great For Any Venue
                      • Practicing
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Ibanez AF100C Artcore Hardshell Case for AF Series Guitars:

                      I was quite pleased in the quick delivery time, Price was reasonable with free shipping. Always a pleasure doing business with Musicians Friend. I have been ordering from them for years....Thanks, Jimmy

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Case for the $$$

                      By Fiddleo

                      from North Country New England

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                      Pros

                      • A Perfect Fit For Af 's
                      • Easy To Carry
                      • Good Protection
                      • Sturdy
                      • Stylish

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday
                        • Travel
                        • Well---covering Your Axe

                        Comments about Ibanez AF100C Artcore Hardshell Case for AF Series Guitars:

                        Priced right, delivered promtly.
                        Mine had a slight seam issue that I called MF about and they had it "taken care of" that day!
                        Musicians Friend is great to deal with, and has never left me hanging.

                         
                        5.0

                        Very pleased

                        By Julie

                        from Phila., PA

                        About Me Novice

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                        Comments about Ibanez AF100C Artcore Hardshell Case for AF Series Guitars:

                        Received quickly and at a good price. My son loved it.

                         
                        4.0

                        Don

                        By Don

                        from SE US of A

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                        Comments about Ibanez AF100C Artcore Hardshell Case for AF Series Guitars:

                        Better quality than competitive brand I purchased several years ago.
                        Standard
                        Lining and latches are good and my new AF55 fits perfectly. Nice and snug.
                        Average

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