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Martin 12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case  

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The Martin 12C545 guitar case fits 14-fret dreadnought guitars. It features a deep textured exterior, 5-ply laminated wood shell, plush crushed velvet interior in Cabernet color, padded/stitched leather handle, antique white stitching, brass plated hardware, and key lock.


 
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Martin12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case
 
4.6

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (18)
  • Good protection (17)
  • Stylish (13)
  • Easy to carry (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (14)
    • Travel (7)
    • Concerts (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (16), Professional musician (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Best friend for your Martin!

    I have known all along that this case is an upgrade from the thermoplastic case supplied with Martin standard series guitars. But I was too lazy/cheap to order it, seeing as the one...Read complete review

    I have known all along that this case is an upgrade from the thermoplastic case supplied with Martin standard series guitars. But I was too lazy/cheap to order it, seeing as the one that came with my D-28 was serving the purpose. Horror stories abound, from friends that have had their precious Martins scarred and bit, when the standard "bear-trap" case (you know the one, with a metal edge surrounding it top and bottom) decided to suddenly close on their guitar. Well, forewarned is forearmed, so I figured that this would never happen to me, because I am careful! Just the other day at a crowded music jam, I was putting my prized D-28 away, and in a heartbeat I now have a hideous deep scratch across my guitar. No amount of crying or polishing would make it go away. So when I got home, I ordered new premium cases for my Martins. Sure, my guitars are bound to get more unavoidable dings and marks from using and enjoying them, but they are much happier now in their new Geib-style cases. These cases are much more rugged than the thermoplastic ones, and no where near as slippery. The interior fit is snug, and they have better quality latches. They are heavier, and the interior storage compartment is slightly more compact. This is a top quality case, and a premium guitar deserves protection. You won't be sorry.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Meh.

    Very disappointed with interior of case. Expected something more plush for the price. Short velour padding, which seems like it was shimmed in as an afterthought. Strong sharp incense odor that doesn't go...Read complete review

    Very disappointed with interior of case. Expected something more plush for the price. Short velour padding, which seems like it was shimmed in as an afterthought. Strong sharp incense odor that doesn't go away, even after left open for two weeks. Black covering on outer shell already pealing at seams. Otherwise solid. Like padded handle and ample interior storage area. Brass hardware is cool and seems solid. But really: Meh!

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    5.0

    Excellent case

    By Snickers W. Kath(silent h)

    from Worthington, Ohio

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          Comments about Martin 12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case:

          Excellent case! Best case I have, fits my martin perfectly. All latches line up and they are numerous(6). Great construction, good quality what else do you want?

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Case, Perfect fit

          By Klusie

          from Wisconsin

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fits Dred Martin Perfect
          • Good Protection
          • Great Padded Handle
          • Sturdy
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday
            • For Anything Everything

            Comments about Martin 12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case:

            I purchased this case as a replacement for the case that came with my Martin SPD-16R. The new case fits the guitar very well (much better than the origional) and the quality is exceptional. The burgandy color plush interior has very good padding. The 6 latches are nicely plated. Close the lid and the latches line up, close each latch and the over-center latch action is just right resulting in the lid seal to the body that will retain humidity from my humidifier. The fit and finish of this case is exceptional. Overall this case is far superior to the original.
            Musician's Friend has a great price on this case and, the service and "follow through" is truly the BEST...I had contact with three Musician's Friends Reps and each was very helpful and knowledgeable and thanks to them I made the right choice....

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            5.0

            Super quality case/excellent service

            By MartinGuy

            from Nashville TN

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Comfortable Handle
            • Easy To Carry
            • Fits My Martin Perfectly
            • Good Protection
            • Retro Style
            • Sturdy
            • Sturdy Protection
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Martin 12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case:

              Living here in Nashville, one would expect this case to be readily available at some music store. Such was not the case (no pun intended). After checking with these various stores on the cost of ordering one in, I found all of the prices to be very inflated. I decided to check Musician's Friend on-line, and not only found this particular case that I was looking for, but also found their price to be the best, hands-down. The free shipping was an added treat. My case arrived in less than 3 days at my doorstep. I'm very happy with Musician's Friend's service, and highly recommend this product for your dreadnaught Martin.

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              4.0

              Great...except

              By Jepster53

              from Brooklyn, NY

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Good Protection
              • Great Fit For My Hd28
              • Sturdy
              • Stylish
              • This Case Is Good Looking

              Cons

              • What's With The Smell

              Best Uses

              • Everyday
              • Travel

              Comments about Martin 12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case:

              I like so much about this case. It's better looking than the molded plastic case that came with my Martin. The fit is fantastic. I can fit my strap, picks, capo, and polishing cloth in the case. I can put the guitar in with the tuner attached. What's with the smell. Like a cheap dashboard air freshener. I've had it sitting in the sun. Tried sprays. Nothing works. I love the smell of a Martin, and this odor is ruining it, clinging to everything. Why doesn't the manufacturer take care of this...it's so unprofessional.

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              5.0

              Super nice !

              By Dave

              from Pennsylvania

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              Pros

              • Great Looking
              • Sturdy
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Moderate Protection

                Comments about Martin 12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case:

                This vintage style case that Martin offers is a really nice complement to a fine Martin guitar. I have two of these, one dreadnought and one 000, and both look great and work well. Quality latches and fit, really soft, plush interior.

                The only complaint I have is WOW do these things SMELL!! I needed to air mine out for several days and will probably do some more of that. I'm told it's the glue they use. Based on the older one I have, I'm confident the smell will eventually go away.

                I wouldn't use one of these cases if I were letting the guitar go through baggage. I take care of my things, but it wouldn't be too hard to damage or destroy one of these. There are professional flight cases designed for that sort of thing.

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                4.0

                quality case, too many latches

                By perry1480

                from Cleveland, OH

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Good Protection
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                • Latch Overkill

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Martin 12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case:

                  I'd give it 5 stars if it didn't have so many latches... I mean I get it, it's supposed to be secure. But 6 latches is a little much for me.

                  Otherwise it's an awesome case.

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                  4.0

                  Protect that Ax

                  By Norm

                  from NC

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Protection
                  • Sturdy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday

                    Comments about Martin 12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case:

                    Good quality and great price. D size acoustic fits like a glove.

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Worthy of the Martin moniker

                    By jima9426

                    from Pittsburgh, PA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Good Protection
                    • Sturdy
                    • Stylish

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday

                      Comments about Martin 12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case:

                      First I'm going to confess that this was a vanity purchase. I have several Martins, each with a Martin case, except a D-45 I inherited from my late father. He had kept it in a TKL 8815. I simply thought the D-45 deserved a Martin case of its own, but didn't expect this 545 case to be anything more than a high-end TKL with a Martin badge. And boy was I wrong. This case is superior in three significant ways.

                      The first is fit and finish. The D-45 fits in this case as if the case were designed around the guitar. It seemed too snug at first, but after a couple weeks the guitar began to sink into the case, so to speak. Also the lid on this case forms a seal like a Tupperware container.

                      The second is quality. From what I understand, this 545 case is 5-ply, but it has the sturdiness of a 7-ply case. And it seems to be holding humidity better than the TKL case did. It took less than 10 days to "season" it (in the middle of the winter) and the Boveda packs seem to be holding their moisture content longer than they did in the TLK case.

                      The third is appointments. Everything—from the stitching, the cover, the hardware, the padded handle, the accessories compartment, the interior lining, to the dual neck support—feels superior to the TLK case. When I first opened it, I honestly thought this case is appointed like a high-end coffin.

                      Now I must admit that from time to time I'm prone to hyperbole. But in this case, I'm not overstating my impression of this case. In fact, I wouldn't be overstating it by saying I'm almost as careful not to mar or scuff this case as I am the guitar it holds. I waited a few months for the "newness" factor to fade, and I'm still as impressed with this case as the day I first nestled my father's old D-45 inside it.

                      So if you think your prized Martin deserves a case commensurate with your esteem for it, then buy this case. Your vanity won't suffer even if your wallet does.

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                      5.0

                      Exactly what I was looking for...

                      By Shell

                      from Salyersville, KY

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Carry
                      • Good Protection
                      • Sturdy
                      • Stylish

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday

                        Comments about Martin 12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case:

                        I ordered this case for my Martin D35. It's a really good fit. I don't have to worry about my guitar in this case. Its a snug fit, so there is no moving around. Has a nice deep Storage box. I would recommend this to anyone.

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                        4.0

                        Nice Case!

                        By Shelvis.

                        from OK.

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                        Pros

                        • Good Protection
                        • Sturdy
                        • Stylish

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Concerts
                          • Everyday

                          Comments about Martin 12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case:

                          This case seems to be very sturdy and well made. Fits my martin HD-28 very well. I especially like the six latch top. The only reason I gave it four stars instead of five is this type of case will scuff more than the molded plastic.

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