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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 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (16)
  • Good protection (15)
  • Stylish (11)
  • Easy to carry (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (12)
    • Travel (7)
    • Concerts (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (14), Professional musician (3)

    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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    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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            Verified Buyer

            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 Ripley OK.

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              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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                1.0

                TKL quality has gone DOWNHILL

                By poorly made case by Gibson

                from Nashville, TN.

                About Me Professional Musician

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                  Cons

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                      Comments about Martin 12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case:

                      These cases used to be top notch. TKL manufacturing quality has gone DOWNHILL. The binding around the case doesn't even snug around the corners and the foam inside is poorly glued. I would not buy these Martin/TKL cases.

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                      5.0

                      Very Sturdy Case

                      By Martin Frog

                      from Republic , Michigan

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Protection
                      • Sturdy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Martin 12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case:

                          Bought this case for my Martin Shenandoah which is for all intents a D35. The original case for this guitar was damaged by mold and had to be disposed of. The fit is a bit tight and it takes some pressure to put the guitar in or remove it. Maybe after time it will fit better. For now it has a safe home for transport but it never leaves the studio anyway.

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Sturdy enough to carry guitar safely!

                          By cmorey

                          from Granbury, TX

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Carry
                          • Excellent case
                          • Good Protection
                          • Sturdy
                          • Stylish

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • For Om Style Guitar

                            Comments about Martin 12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case:

                            Geib style case fits the Martin D45 dreadnought perfectly.

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