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MONO M80 Electric Guitar Case Jet Black

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The M80 electric guitar case is among the lightest, thinnest, strongest, most versatile carrying solution for the professional guitarist. This hybrid...Click To Read More About This Product

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A lightweight case delivering heavyweight protection to your electric guitar.

The M80 electric guitar case is among the lightest, thinnest, strongest, most versatile carrying solution for the professional guitarist. This hybrid guitar case-looks and feels like a gig bag, protects like a case- features an ultralight laminated foam shell with strategically placed ABS panels, providing an unmatched level of protection for your most prized investments. Smart features like the Clip/Tuck straps make for easy airport travel, while the streamlined profile helps you slip through the crowds.

Inside the case, the patented neck-brace design suspends the guitar's headstock, protecting it from impacts that could otherwise snap the neck. An oversized strap quickly secures the neck against a specialized high-density foam block, which also keeps the tuning pegs away from the sides of the case during transport. On the bottom of the case the guitar's strap pin is protected by a bumper system of high-density foam, industrial rubber, and ABS feet, diverting impact up and around the body of the guitar on vertical drops.

Constructed with high-tech materials and triple-reinforced stitching this case is an extremely durable product. The Mono M80 electric guitar case features a waterproof outer shell, steel riveted handle and shoulder straps, industrial rubber sole and piping, and oversized ergonomic zippers. Wear it well.

FEATURES
Outside
  • Hybrid case design with ABS head and body impact panels
  • Waterproof sharkskin shell with industrial rubber sole and piping (PVC-free)
  • Clip/Tuck strap system with chest harness for on-the-fly 1- or 2-shoulder carrying
  • Specialized upper and lower gear pockets with built-in cable management
  • Steel rivet-reinforced handle and shoulder straps
  • Animal free
Inside
  • Integral Neckbrace design suspends headstock and tuners
  • Clear window pick pocket
  • Corner bumpers protect guitar body and strap pin against vertical drops
  • 420-denier nylon string guards prevent snags and punctures
  • Extra-soft polishing liner maintains glossy finishes

We dare you to try to wear this guitar case out.

SPECIFICATIONS
Fitting
  • Fits standard electric guitars including Fender Strat/Tele, LP-style, and Ibanez.
  • Electric guitar: max depth 3"
  • Internal width at headstock: 6-1/2"
  • Internal width upper bout: 11-1/2"
  • Internal width at lower bout: 14-1/2"
  • Internal height at instrument body: 16"
  • Internal height for whole instrument: 41-1/2" max
  • Weight: 83 oz (just over 5 lb.)
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MONOM80 Electric Guitar Case
 
4.6

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to carry (6)
  • Functional (6)
  • Good quality (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (6)
  • Concerts (3)
  • Travel (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great case but it has a few flaws

Overall, this is still a very nice case. I've traveled with it on airplanes, buses, and subways. I use it as my main storage for two of my guitars, and I use...Read complete review

Overall, this is still a very nice case. I've traveled with it on airplanes, buses, and subways. I use it as my main storage for two of my guitars, and I use it every day. Had it not been for the ripped zipper and the issue with the bottom padding not being thick/supportive enough, I would have given it a 9-10 rating. However, those are serious concerns to me.
I own two of these cases and basically don't use the hard-shell cases anymore. It has a very nice thick padding, high quality plush lining, a brace for the guitar neck, plenty of room in the pockets. Lots of nice little details such as a little pocket for picks built into the velcro strap that goes over the neck brace. Pockets open easily and you can fit a laptop in the large outer pocket. Or a couple of scoring notepads plus a couple of guitar cables, etc. The pocket opens easily and has a bulge construction so that you can actually pull it out and open it wide which makes it easy to get stuff in and out of it. The two-way zipper is a nice touch.
This is where I'm disappointed with these cases. On my newest case (about 6 months old), the zipper for the little pocket up at the headstock has ripped from the seam at the top. About 1" of it. It still works, but it's a little harder to close, and obviously, small items could fall out of it if the case was laying with the headstock down. My other disappointment is the bottom padding. It has collapsed where the strap peg rests on it. If I'm not really careful when I put the case down, I hear the strap peg hit the hard floor, and it gives me the chills every time it happens as I envision the wood on my precious strat split. Luckily it hasn't happened so far, but it's VERY annoying that a case that is otherwise so well thought out has this blatant design flaw. It's just unacceptable. I hope the designers at Mono read these reviews and take them to heart.
It's clearly one of the more expensive softcases out there. And with the aforementioned issues I've had with mine, I can't really give it a better rating.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I wouldn't buy this to carry it around on your back.

Bought this as it was advertised as compact, lightweight, with good zippers and lots of storage.

It does have good zippers and lots of storage.

It is not compact...Read complete review

Bought this as it was advertised as compact, lightweight, with good zippers and lots of storage.

It does have good zippers and lots of storage.

It is not compact and lightweight. The straps are really nice, but I could feel the weight compared to my cheaply made roadrunner. It's too bad because the roadrunner storage stinks. (The bottom compartment flops open when you unzip it). I was hoping for the best of both worlds. It doesn't seem that hard to design a lightweight and compact gig bag with good zippers and storage.

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(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great case but it has a few flaws

By Bluzcat

from SF Bay Area

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Comments about MONO M80 Electric Guitar Case:

Overall, this is still a very nice case. I've traveled with it on airplanes, buses, and subways. I use it as my main storage for two of my guitars, and I use it every day. Had it not been for the ripped zipper and the issue with the bottom padding not being thick/supportive enough, I would have given it a 9-10 rating. However, those are serious concerns to me.
I own two of these cases and basically don't use the hard-shell cases anymore. It has a very nice thick padding, high quality plush lining, a brace for the guitar neck, plenty of room in the pockets. Lots of nice little details such as a little pocket for picks built into the velcro strap that goes over the neck brace. Pockets open easily and you can fit a laptop in the large outer pocket. Or a couple of scoring notepads plus a couple of guitar cables, etc. The pocket opens easily and has a bulge construction so that you can actually pull it out and open it wide which makes it easy to get stuff in and out of it. The two-way zipper is a nice touch.
This is where I'm disappointed with these cases. On my newest case (about 6 months old), the zipper for the little pocket up at the headstock has ripped from the seam at the top. About 1" of it. It still works, but it's a little harder to close, and obviously, small items could fall out of it if the case was laying with the headstock down. My other disappointment is the bottom padding. It has collapsed where the strap peg rests on it. If I'm not really careful when I put the case down, I hear the strap peg hit the hard floor, and it gives me the chills every time it happens as I envision the wood on my precious strat split. Luckily it hasn't happened so far, but it's VERY annoying that a case that is otherwise so well thought out has this blatant design flaw. It's just unacceptable. I hope the designers at Mono read these reviews and take them to heart.
It's clearly one of the more expensive softcases out there. And with the aforementioned issues I've had with mine, I can't really give it a better rating.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

No Doubt About It

By ThatGuy?

from Seattle Area, WA

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Comments about MONO M80 Electric Guitar Case:

I have owned them all, soft cases, gig bags, poly foam, and hard-shell, i thought my problems were over when i bought a hard-shell case, it was starting to wear and tear and around the time i got a new guitar that was too long for my hard case and so i purchased this case, and i have to say that this case is the absolute best case ive ever used, im not exactly super strong so the super comfy backpack straps are a dream come true since i usually have my arms full of gear, this case can hold a guitar, tons of cables, a power source to a pedal, headphones paper, a bottle of soda and anything else you could ever need in a case. its a gigging guitarist dream come true.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best

By FS323

from New York City, NY

Comments about MONO M80 Electric Guitar Case:

The perfect score is not an exaggeration. This is the best soft case on the market. It is reinforced in all the right places, comfortable, well-designed, and it keeps your guitar perfectly safe. I had no problem watching the case tip over with a +$5,000 guitar in it. Waterproof too!Sure it seems pricey, but it is worth it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

SUPERIOR CASE

By Steve

from Tallahassee, FL.

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Carry
  • Extra Storage Space
  • Good Protection
  • Solid Protection
  • Sturdy
  • Stylish

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Everyday

Comments about MONO M80 Electric Guitar Case:

Great protection. Light weight, easy if traveling in and out of car. Not damage other things.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's everything they say it is

By Ben

from MD

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Easy To Carry
  • Good Protection
  • Sturdy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Travel

    Comments about MONO M80 Electric Guitar Case:

    This is a bag that is light and easy to shoulder, yet so tough that you feel as well protected as a hard case. Other reviewers have shared similar praise after putting it to the test with months of hard travel. The attention to detail is impressive and it really is as good as they say it is.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I Almost Sent This Back

    By Jon Fields

    from Allentown, PA

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Comfortable Backstraps
    • Easy To Carry
    • Good Protection
    • Sturdy
    • Very well made

    Cons

    • Bulky

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about MONO M80 Electric Guitar Case:

    About 2/3 the weight and approximately as bulky as an SKB shaped plastic hard case. The protection is as good as a gig bag is going to get. Every aspect of the design is elegantly functional and I can load it up with my guitar and all the stuff I normally carry (one trip -- guitar, laptop bag, amp). Compared to the Gator Slinger it replaced, many times better protection, twice the weight, twice the bulk, and probably more than twice the capacity for stuff. I like to use a single back strap and want it mounted high up on the bag to keep it from hitting the top of door ways and it is perfect (the Gator Slinger is good for this too, but the single strap is mounted on the side I don't prefer it on). At the end of the day, I almost sent it back because the Slinger may offer a lot less, but it is lighter and more compact.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Does what it's supposed to

    By Human

    from New Orleans

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Carry
    • Good Protection
    • Sturdy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Everyday
      • Practicing

      Comments about MONO M80 Electric Guitar Case:

      Good gig bag. Been using it for my strat at least twice a week for 5 months. So far, so good. Well made, holds the guitar nice & snug and gives as much protection as a gig bag can. I've had cheap gig bags in the past. Glad i spent the extra $$ for this. Definitely would recommend.

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Somewhat expensive, overall good value.

      By Crash

      from FL

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      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Carry
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Poor Protection

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Travel

      Comments about MONO M80 Electric Guitar Case:

      Compact and lightweight. Looks very cool. I carry around my most precious guitars when traveling by plane. I listed 'poor protection' as a CON because somehow it feels like, for the price, they could do a little bit better; although certainly marginally. A little bit expensive, but definitely worth the cost considering the combination of compactness, protection and looks.

       
      3.0

      I wouldn't buy this to carry it around on your back.

      By Sean-y-o

      from Oakland, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use

      Best Uses

        Comments about MONO M80 Electric Guitar Case:

        Bought this as it was advertised as compact, lightweight, with good zippers and lots of storage.

        It does have good zippers and lots of storage.

        It is not compact and lightweight. The straps are really nice, but I could feel the weight compared to my cheaply made roadrunner. It's too bad because the roadrunner storage stinks. (The bottom compartment flops open when you unzip it). I was hoping for the best of both worlds. It doesn't seem that hard to design a lightweight and compact gig bag with good zippers and storage.

         
        5.0

        Great case

        By Ed T

        from Pennsylvania

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about MONO M80 Electric Guitar Case:

            Well built and designed case.

             
            5.0

            Great experience!

            By Joan B.

            from Eagan, MN

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about MONO M80 Electric Guitar Case:

                I am a first time customer and was very pleased with the price, service, shipping and product! It arrived in record time and my nephew was thrilled to get this as a gift. Thanks much for your exceptional service.

                 
                5.0

                Great bag

                By H

                from Ma

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts

                    Comments about MONO M80 Electric Guitar Case:

                    Solid gig bag

                     
                    5.0

                    Great case, will buy another Mono down the road

                    By GH

                    from Boston, MA

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • City gigs
                      • Travel

                      Comments about MONO M80 Electric Guitar Case:

                      High quality case that is hard to call a "bag" because of how sturdy it is. I bought this case for use traveling, and primarily for flying as it does fit in the overhead on smaller planes. Have flown with it a few times and had no issues

                      Ample storage in the front (a few small items in the zipper compartment, 2 instrument cables, and a pedal if you're careful) and top compartment (set of strings, tuner, pencil, business cards, capo, and a small notebook).

                      I've used this case to carry guitars of differing shapes:
                      - Gibson 339 (have to carefully align strap pin on bottom in order to sit correctly while zipping closed)
                      - LP (some empty space allowed guitar to shift side-to-side inside the case while laying flat)
                      - Strat (fits very easily, no movement)

                      One of my guitars has push/push pots, and I often find the knobs in the up position after opening the case. Not a deal breaker but just a heads up for anyone who might have similar electronics.

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Case - a Viable Option to the Reunion Blues Continenta

                      By Galibier_Numero_Un

                      from Colorado

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about MONO M80 Electric Guitar Case:

                        I love my Reunion Blues Continental gig bag for a bass I travel around with, and I needed a bag to fit a recent recent Telemaster/Jazzcaster build which is 40.5" long. The RB Continental has an internal length of 40", and I turned to the Mono M-80 which is an inch longer.

                        I was hoping the M-80 would be comparable in quality to the RB Continental. The bottom line is that both companies' top line products (M-80 and Continental) are fine bags, & the M-80 fits the Jazzmaster style body comfortably.

                        The M-80 is a bit more suitable for a tilt-back headstock (like those found on Gibsons), in that the "headlock" raises the neck to protect the tilt-back side of the headstock. This causes the "top" (fretboard side) to ever so slightly push up against the lid. The bottom of the bag flexes to meet the zipper when you're closing the bag. You might consider this to be a trade-off for Fender headstocks, if you stuff the M-80's top pocket with rigid items and jam the bag into tight places. I don't think this is a major concern however, but I wanted to point it out.

                        The RB-Continental in contrast balances protection of the top of the headstock with the back, and might (if you're splitting hairs) be more suitable to Fender style headstocks. If I owned guitars with tilt-back headstocks, I'd definitely choose the M-80. For Fender styles, it would be a tossup between it and the Continental. The M-80's pockets are slightly more convenient than those of the RB Continental.

                         
                        5.0

                        You can't beat the price to quality Ratio

                        By JooniPoo

                        from Miami

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about MONO M80 Electric Guitar Case:

                            I added a coupon code and paid so little for this case. Musician's Friend is the cat's meow.

                            Any other cheapie case will run you one benjamin and for just a little more you have a world class case.

                            The pockets in this thing are awesome and endless.

                            I love the neck support. And I've seen youtube videos where they throw this case with guitar inside out a 2 story window and nothing breaks.

                            Very impressive design.

                             
                            3.0

                            Good case, but . . .

                            By Keef Freek

                            from Woodstock, NY

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                            Pros

                            • Functional

                            Cons

                            • Difficult To Use

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about MONO M80 Electric Guitar Case:

                              The zipper for the top pocket was very poorly installed. It took two hands and a lot of jiggling to get it to close or open. This case provides very good protection and was otherwise well made, but I sent it back and opted for the cheaper Mono Sleeve case which is simpler and less zipper-reliant.

                               
                              4.0

                              A Bag for Jags and Jazzmasters

                              By Steve

                              from Washington, DC

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                              Pros

                              • Easy To Carry
                              • Stylish

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday

                                Comments about MONO M80 Electric Guitar Case:

                                I emailed the folks at Mono and was informed that ALL of their electric guitar gig bags fit Fender Jags and Jazzmasters. None of the sites with the so-called "case finder" search engines ever convey this. I have a Johnny Marr Jag and the "retro case" it came with is too big and clunky (while not offering the protection of the SKBs I got with my other Fenders). I own several Protec Contego model gig bags, which are hybrids like the Mono. They are great cases and about half the price of the M80. However, like so many gig bags, the Protec does not accommodate the dimensions of a Jag. They are geared to Telecaster and Strat style bodies. The Mono M80 fits my Jag nicely. The neck cradle is great. It seems a bit lighter than the Protec. It is a comfortable well-designed bag, with a sleek modern look. My only beef is with the padding on the bottom end of the bag, which is inside where the strap pin sits. I believe another review here brought up this same concern. I was surprised that the bottom padding on a bag that is as expensive as the M80 was not nearly as substantial as that on my Protecs. Although, this has not proven to be a problem for me, as I don't put it through the rigors of the road, as some of you might. So, for me, I am happy to have a quality bag that fits and protects my Jag. It's a tad spendy but worth it for the protection it affords my bigger investment. I would recommend that other Jag and Jazzmaster owners check out the Mono line. It is too bad that Mono and their online vendors don't spread the word that their gig bags provide a nice option for those of us interested in toting and protecting our "offset guitars."

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