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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 velve...Read More

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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
 
4.7

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (25)
  • Good protection (24)
  • Stylish (19)
  • Easy to carry (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (19)
  • Travel (9)
  • Concerts (6)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (21), Professional musician (5)

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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4.0

Fits D45 Nicely

By 

from Sherwood, Ar.

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Good Protection
  • Sturdy
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Martin 12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case:

      Better than the thermo-plastic IMO...however
      Velour lining is not very plush for the price.
      Also, the interior smells like a PLA DOH factory that has no ventilation. In other words, it smells strong and horrible.
      After 10 days of leaving it open in a room with an ozone generator, it's starting to diminish most of the offensive smell. Without the OZONE, IT made the whole den area of my house reek!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The 545E Case Advantage

      By 

      from Evans, GA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Protection
      • Sturdy
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • Travel

        Comments about Martin 12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case:

        I bought this for my D-41 because it is has more room than the Martin 640 case that came with the guitar. It actually has room for strap, capo, tuner, spare strings, etc.. This particular aftermarket 545 case didn't have the same quality controls that the ones had that came with my Custom Shop D-28 and my D-45V; however, it is still a great case. Musician's Friend delivered faster than I thought possible, too. Great job y'all. Thanks!

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        5.0

        Perfect fit for D-16

        By 

        from Southwest

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Comfortable Handle
        • Compact
        • Easy To Carry
        • Good Protection
        • Perfect fit
        • Sturdy
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Everyday
          • Practicing

          Comments about Martin 12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case:

          Well-made case with six latches, and a comfortable handle. Old-school, classic styling. Perfect, snug fit for a Martin D-16.

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          5.0

          Best Guitar Deserves Best Case!

          By 

          from Ocean Grove, NJ

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          Pros

          • Good Protection
          • Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Everyday
            • Travel

            Comments about Martin 12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case:

            I have a Martin D-45 and was disappointed in the plastic case the guitar came in. The only logical thing was to get the best case for the best guitar. This is the right case for that guitar.

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            5.0

            Love it!

            By 

            from New York

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Good Protection
            • Sturdy
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Martin 12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case:

                Wow this case is such an upgrade. I have a 2000 Martin D28 which came with a hard shell case that had 3 latches (never had a tight close). The glue started seeping out from under the felt so it was time for an upgrade. This thing is solid. My D28 fits snugly and perfectly. I love the six latches it has and their placement. It closes firmly and has a great seal so the humidity stays at the right level. I love how plush it is on the inside and roomy top to bottom.

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent case for Martin 12-string

                By 

                from Daytona Beach, FL

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Good Protection
                • Sturdy
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about Martin 12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case:

                  perfect fit for Martin D12-28. No oder issue.

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                  5.0

                  Very nice case!

                  By 

                  from Ann Arbor, MI

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Carry
                  • Good Protection
                  • Sturdy
                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday

                    Comments about Martin 12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case:

                    Very nice, sturdy case. Snug but excellent fit for my second-hand Martin HD-28V, which seems like a bigger guitar than the D-18. On the outside the case is actually smaller than a Martin thermo-plastic one. Pricey, but worth it for a once-in-a-lifetime guitar.

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                    5.0

                    Excellent case

                    By 

                    from Worthington, Ohio

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                      Cons

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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 

                          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 

                            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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