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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 34 reviews)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (24)
  • Good protection (23)
  • Stylish (18)
  • Easy to carry (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (19)
    • Travel (9)
    • Concerts (6)
    • Practicing (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (20), 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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    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

    The 545E Case Advantage

    By JT

    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 Holmesbass

      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 vcartier

        from Bloomfield, 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 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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                  Pros

                    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 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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