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Martin 640 Dreadnought Hardshell Case   

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The dreadnought guitar case has a rugged, impact-resistant molded exterior with an embossed C.F. Martin & Co. logo. Nickel-plated hardware and key lo...Read More

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The dreadnought guitar case has a rugged, impact-resistant molded exterior with an embossed C.F. Martin & Co. logo. Nickel-plated hardware and key lock. Interior is form-fitted with padded plush lining. Fits 14-fret dreadnoughts, 6 or 12 string.

Protect your Martin in a custom-fit factory case.


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Martin640 Dreadnought Hardshell Case
 
4.0

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (6)
  • Stylish (6)
  • Easy to carry (5)
  • Good protection (5)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (6)
  • Everyday (5)
  • Practicing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Better case now with modifications!

I have a model 640 Martin hardshell case that my 2003 Martin D-28 came in and shortly after I owned it the hot glued nylon webbed strap did come loose. I must say...Read complete review

I have a model 640 Martin hardshell case that my 2003 Martin D-28 came in and shortly after I owned it the hot glued nylon webbed strap did come loose. I must say that I was leery about ordering another model 640 case. I just received my new 640 case for my Martin HD-28 and I'm glad to see that SKB, the manufacture, changed the position of the nylon webbed strap, and the strap is now secured with rivets and not just glued in. I would recommend the model 640 case for any Martin or similar dreadnought guitar. Keep in mind that is not as plush as the 545E Geib style case but it is about as good as it gets for a plastic hardshell case.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Bear Trap Case...

I have owned several Martins throughout my lifetime, and always thought that I should upgrade to a better case to protect my investment. Well today, I decided to do just that, after this...Read complete review

I have owned several Martins throughout my lifetime, and always thought that I should upgrade to a better case to protect my investment. Well today, I decided to do just that, after this case closed on my D-28 and put a large scratch in it. The metal edge that runs around the lip of the case is just waiting to hurt your guitar! I have heard horror stories from friends about this, but figured that I was too careful to have it happen to me. This case is like a bear trap. The lid can't be relied on to stay open while you are removing or replacing your prized possession. The outside of the case is very slick, and wants to slide and fall. The inner storage compartment is too small. For a little more, you could have a Geib-style case. Bottom line, this case serves a purpose, but your beloved Martin deserves better treatment.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Overpriced Case

By 

from San Francisco, CA

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Comments about Martin 640 Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

There are much better (and lower cost) cases available. This case has an extremely shallow storage compartment. It is otherwise a very average case that is way overpriced. The only reason I can see people getting this case is because it is branded "Martin Guitar".

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5.0

perfect fit great quality

By 

from dayton, ohio

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Fir Perfect Well Made
  • Fit Perfect Well Made

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Fit Martin D-18 Perfect

Comments about Martin 640 Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

Perfect fit for my D-18, nice "fur" on the inside, well-made, good space inside for extras like tuner and extra strings.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Bear Trap Case...

By 

from Way up North

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Pros

  • Easy To Carry

Cons

  • Can Damage Guitar

Best Uses

  • Everyday
  • Travel

Comments about Martin 640 Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

I have owned several Martins throughout my lifetime, and always thought that I should upgrade to a better case to protect my investment. Well today, I decided to do just that, after this case closed on my D-28 and put a large scratch in it. The metal edge that runs around the lip of the case is just waiting to hurt your guitar! I have heard horror stories from friends about this, but figured that I was too careful to have it happen to me. This case is like a bear trap. The lid can't be relied on to stay open while you are removing or replacing your prized possession. The outside of the case is very slick, and wants to slide and fall. The inner storage compartment is too small. For a little more, you could have a Geib-style case. Bottom line, this case serves a purpose, but your beloved Martin deserves better treatment.

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5.0

Couldn't be happier with my Martin case!

By 

from Evans, Georgia

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Carry
  • Good Protection
  • Sturdy
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Practicing
    • Travel

    Comments about Martin 640 Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

    Ordered this case 3 days before Christmas, and IT CAME CHRISTMAS EVE! Great price on a terrific case. Beautiful interior of this hardshell case compliments the excellent outside. THanks musician's friend for making my Christmas perfect!

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nice Case!! USA MADE!

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    from Pittsburgh,PA

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    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Carry
    • Good Protection
    • Sturdy
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Practicing
      • Travel

      Comments about Martin 640 Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

      A really sturdy case at a decent price. This case is a beauty to loom at the martin name is very nice!! The locks all work and look very nice, protection is great! Also, this case is made in USA, always nice to be patriotic and by you own countrymen's products!!

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      5.0

      I would recommend this product & company

      By 

      from Alpharetta, GA

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Carry
      • Good Protection
      • Sturdy
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Martin 640 Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

      EXCELLENT GIFT for my husband.
      He has a Martin Guitar and first case fell apart
      WE are sure that this one will be better.

      Thank You-
      Always Pleased with OUR customer service and products purchased.

      Bridgette Rader

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Better case now with modifications!

      By 

      from Anniston, AL

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      Pros

      • Sturdy
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Everyday
        • Practicing
        • Travel

        Comments about Martin 640 Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

        I have a model 640 Martin hardshell case that my 2003 Martin D-28 came in and shortly after I owned it the hot glued nylon webbed strap did come loose. I must say that I was leery about ordering another model 640 case. I just received my new 640 case for my Martin HD-28 and I'm glad to see that SKB, the manufacture, changed the position of the nylon webbed strap, and the strap is now secured with rivets and not just glued in. I would recommend the model 640 case for any Martin or similar dreadnought guitar. Keep in mind that is not as plush as the 545E Geib style case but it is about as good as it gets for a plastic hardshell case.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        A very good buy

        By 

        from New York City

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Martin 640 Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

        This is an excellent case for the money. it's extremely light, which for me is a significant factor. It will not protect a guitar the way a Reunion Blues gig bag does or the way a traditional plywood or heavy plastic case does -- but it's like any other piece of equipment: good for some purposes (like normal travel to local gigs) but not for others.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Sharp Case!

        By 

        from North Carolina

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Carry
        • Good Protection
        • Sturdy
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Everyday
          • Travel

          Comments about Martin 640 Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

          If you are looking for an upgrade to the Martin cases that come with their guitars, this is it! The only drawback is that the accessory compartment is not very deep so you can only put about half of what you can fit in a standard guitar accessory case. The case looks great, feels sturdy, and is noticably easier to carry around due to the size and light weight. Worth the few extra dollars.

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Little protection for your Guitar.

          By 

          from Alabama

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Say C F Martin on it
          • Stylish

          Cons

          • Not Functional
          • Not Sturdy
          • Poor Protection

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Martin 640 Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

          Very little protection for your guitar. There is no padding at all on the bottom of the case. One good size bump and you'll have a hole in your guitar. I was really excited about this case,and seeing TKL when I opened it. I thought it would be a great case. WRONG!. I can't see how Martin would put a high end guitar in this case. A wooden TKL that came with my lower end Martin Is a world better than this case. Push on this case,and watch the inside. You can see it push into where the guitar would be, with very little effort. There is also little storage room in the case.

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