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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
 
4.6

(based on 31 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

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    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (21)
  • Good protection (20)
  • Stylish (16)
  • Easy to carry (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (16)
    • Travel (7)
    • Concerts (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (18), 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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    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

    Love it!

    By constant learner

    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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        5.0

        Excellent case for Martin 12-string

        By Doug

        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 Doc

          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 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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