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Musician's Gear Deluxe SGS Solid-Guitar-Style Hardshell Case Black

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Haul your double-horned guitar in style.

This hardshell guitar case features 5-ply wood construction, plush lining, steel hardware, and a molded plastic handle. Tough textured vinyl surface. Designed to hold Gibson SG guitars.

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Features:
5-ply wood construction
Textured vinyl corners
Black plush lining
Steel hardware
Molded plastic handle
Interior dimensions: 40-1/2" H x (with a 17" H body) x 13-1/2" W (lower bout), 11-1/2" W (upper bout) x 3 D"

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Musician's GearDeluxe SGS Solid-Guitar-Style Hardshell Case
 
4.3

(based on 215 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (133)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (12)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good protection (66)
  • Durable (59)
  • Easy to carry (52)
  • Good quality (36)
  • Stylish (36)

Cons

  • Not sturdy (7)
  • Not functional (5)
  • Poor protection (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (49)
  • Practicing (43)
  • Travel (31)
  • Back-up (27)
  • Concerts (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (92), Professional musician (25), Novice (19)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Value - Safe Storage

I have 5 of the MF house brand cases....-I have two of the LP cases for Melody Makers.-I keep a resonatoer in a OOO sized case.-I keep a...Read complete review

I have 5 of the MF house brand cases....-I have two of the LP cases for Melody Makers.-I keep a resonatoer in a OOO sized case.-I keep a 70's Tribute SG in the SG case and I used to have another SG case for a Faded SG.For [$] this is a very nice case. You can buy a better case for twice the price and I have many cases that cost twice the price but for [$] this is a well made and safe place to store a guitar.The handles are sturdy and the latches are sturch and the arch top in the case adds a lot of protection to a flat top guitar.If you buy one of these cases when MF has their coupon offers then you're getting a fantastic deal.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Sturdy Enough, Doesn't Fit SGJ Very Well

This case is fairly well made, but that's not the problem. The inside padding is raised, but not angled, so the point of contact is the bottom of your SG. From there,...Read complete review

This case is fairly well made, but that's not the problem. The inside padding is raised, but not angled, so the point of contact is the bottom of your SG. From there, the neck rest is raised too high, so that the guitar rests at the base and in the middle of the neck. There is no second neck-rest, so that one is the only point of contact.

This leaves the guitar sitting in the case at an upward angle with the bottom contacting the inside of the case, and the one point on the neck contacting the neck rest. Closing the case puts downward pressure on the guitar...and thus, produces pressure that could snap the neck or the headstock, which does contact the bottom part of the top of the case.

Don't put an SG in here. It's a recipe for disaster until they redesign it to be more like a typical Gibson or Epiphone SG case.

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(12 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Sturdy Enough, Doesn't Fit SGJ Very Well

By Atreides Ghola

from Mayfield, OH

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Carry
  • Sturdy

Cons

  • Not Functional
  • Poor Protection

Best Uses

    Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe SGS Solid-Guitar-Style Hardshell Case:

    This case is fairly well made, but that's not the problem. The inside padding is raised, but not angled, so the point of contact is the bottom of your SG. From there, the neck rest is raised too high, so that the guitar rests at the base and in the middle of the neck. There is no second neck-rest, so that one is the only point of contact.

    This leaves the guitar sitting in the case at an upward angle with the bottom contacting the inside of the case, and the one point on the neck contacting the neck rest. Closing the case puts downward pressure on the guitar...and thus, produces pressure that could snap the neck or the headstock, which does contact the bottom part of the top of the case.

    Don't put an SG in here. It's a recipe for disaster until they redesign it to be more like a typical Gibson or Epiphone SG case.

    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    It's no worse than the official Gibson SG case

    By thomst

    from Chillicothe, OH

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    Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe SGS Solid-Guitar-Style Hardshell Case:

    This Musicians Choice product is inexpensive - and no worse than the significantly-more-costly, official, Gibson-branded SG case. That's not saying much, though.

    The neck rest is about 1/3 of an inch too high. That means that, since the body portion of the case lid has a pad that presses down on your SG's body, closing the case puts serious pressure on the headstock of your guitar. Essentially, unmodified, this case is perfectly designed to break your SG at the headstock, if it's subjected to any, even fairly minor, banging around - such as by airport baggage handlers.

    If you have modest shop skills - and somewhat more advanced upholstery chops - you can carefully remove the velveteen cloth from the neck rest block, remove the block and sand its bottom down about 1/3 inch, then reinstall (re-glue) the block to the bottom of the case, and then trim and re-glue the velveteen to cover it. Voila! Your SG case now actually PROTECTS your guitar, instead of endangering it.

    Again, it bears repeating that the Gibson-branded case has EXACTLY the same design defect. The Musicians Choice version is just a slavish copy. If you want actual protection without having to modify the case, buy an ABS-molded, third-party, high-end case and leave both this one and its Gibson equivalent on the shelf.

    (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    I would not recommend this case.

    By Cat-Daddy

    from Jacksonville Beach, FL

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Better than a gig bag

    Cons

    • Limited Protection

    Best Uses

    • Home And Local Venues

    Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe SGS Solid-Guitar-Style Hardshell Case:

    The case is better than a Gig Bag, and it fits the circumfrence of my SGJ-14, but the headstock sits hard on the bottom. I keep a small folded towel under the horns and rest my rolled up leather strap under the neck, just past the body, to protect the neck from breaking at the headstock if it takes an accidental fall. I know now why it had such a low price. It has a lock, but no key! Called Musician's Friend TWICE, but still no key. Musician's Friend's return policy would have cost me almost half as much as I paid for the case in order to return it. I've made my last purchase from them. I have buyer's regret, knowing that I should have waited and ordered a TKL or Gibson Case. A very disappointing experience overall.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Just OK

    By Jimmy J

    from Way Up North

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional

    Cons

    • Only 3 latches

    Best Uses

    • House your SG

    Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe SGS Solid-Guitar-Style Hardshell Case:

    This case works as intended, but that's it. My Epiphone SG Special fits snugly without slop, and the latches (all three!) function. The case balances well when carried and protects the guitar. There is an interior compartment for accessories. I can't really complain, but there's nothing to brag about, either. If you can buy it on sale, it's not a bad deal. But its twin, the case for a Les Paul, has an extra latch and costs considerably less for basically the same level case. And if you have to pay full price, run!

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Headstock Cracked Inside Case

    By Dan

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Inexpensive

    Cons

    • Does Not Support Guitar Properly
    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

    • Not Using One At All

    Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe SGS Solid-Guitar-Style Hardshell Case:

    I should have known better with a price too good to be true. However, all the positive reviews convinced me this would be a good purchase. Unfortunately, the savings hear didn't matter because the headstock of my SG cracked IN THE CASE during travel. It's repairable, but it will cost some money. I was better off spending that money on a better case. The problem is, the case does not support the neck, so the SG ends up resting right on the headstock. I guess this case would work for you if you weren't expecting to travel with it, but then you probably don't need a case at all.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Quality Case & Protection - Great Value

    By studio1087

    from Near Milwaukee

    About Me Professional Musician

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Arch Lid - Durable
    • Compact
    • Easy To Carry
    • Good Protection
    • Quality Lining
    • Sturdy
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Car Transport
      • Concerts
      • Everyday
      • Storage
      • Travel

      Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe SGS Solid-Guitar-Style Hardshell Case:

      -Fits Melody Maker SG
      -Fits 70's Tribute SG
      -Fits Faded SG
      (I have 3 SG models in 3 of these cases)

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      SGS Style Guitar Case

      By MrguitarLP

      from Nashville,Tennessee

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      Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe SGS Solid-Guitar-Style Hardshell Case:

      I love mine! Does exactly what I need it to do and way cheaper than any others.
      There are more expensive cases out there but this one is the best deal anywhere!
      I have bought several cases from Musician Friend and have been extremely pleased with every one of them. Don't waste your money on higher priced brands! I use this one to carry a Gibson and have never had a problem. Thank you guys for helping us with low prices on gear.
      Good quality.
      Can not beat the price!! I found a used case on Craigslist for $60.00 that was not nearly as nice as the NEW one I bought here for $49.00 , shipping included!!
      And I live in Nashville!

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great case for an SG

      By terrygh

      from Kansas

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Carry
      • Good Protection
      • Nice Fit
      • No modifications necessary
      • Sturdy
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Everyday
      • Practicing
      • Storage and Protection
      • Travel

      Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe SGS Solid-Guitar-Style Hardshell Case:

      After reading a "few" comments about how the fit wasn't too good and, some modifications were needed to make this case safe to use I thought I would see for myself, so I ordered one for my Epi G400 Pro. Well it fits pretty darned good and, I really looked it over good to see if I could find any negative aspects of this case. I can't. There is padding under the front of the body for support and, on the top of the case also. The only thing that I did was to work over the neck craddle to make the neck lay a little lower and, also rest on the accessory compartment and, that's it. This case is a Great buy and, a Great fit. I'm confident that it will give the guitar the protection and, storage that I would expect. I take Great care of all my gear and, if I had any doubts what so ever that this case would not protect my instrument it would definately be going back.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This is my 3rd case!Yes I would buy again!

      By Gerry Bee

      from michigan

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Great price

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe SGS Solid-Guitar-Style Hardshell Case:

          Holds my SG safe and sound...

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Hardcase for the SG

          By Garland

          from Missouri

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe SGS Solid-Guitar-Style Hardshell Case:

              Good looking case. Nice plush lining. Strong hardware.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Nice solid case for a great price.

              By caclark74

              from Bradford, PA

              About Me Novice

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              Pros

              • Easy To Carry
              • Good Protection
              • Sturdy
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Everyday
                • Practicing
                • Travel

                Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe SGS Solid-Guitar-Style Hardshell Case:

                This is a pretty nice case. My Epiphone G400 Pro fits perfectly inside and I feel this case will be more than adequate protection for my guitar. It has a nice interior and all the clasps work perfectly. Nothing is loose or cheaply put together like I read in other reviews. It may not be as plush as the Epiphone SG case, but for half the price, I certainly don't care. This case is definitely worth the money! I utilized the Epiphone case sticker that came with my G400 Pro and applied it to my case. Looks like an official Epiphone case now!

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Nice Case, NICE Price!

                By E. T.

                from Purcellville VA

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

                • Compact
                • Good Protection
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe SGS Solid-Guitar-Style Hardshell Case:

                  I don't know why many guitar makers don't price and sell their pieces in a hard case. It seems like the manufacturer doesn't care about what happens to their product, and it's hard as a salesman to get a customer to agree to a price and then have to negotiate all over for a case!
                  Enter Musicians Friend and their Musician's Gear line of cases. Not as cool as the manufacturer-logoed ones, but sturdy with good handles. They come in a variety of sizes, if you MEASURE YOUR GUITAR carefully you can probably come up with a decent fit for a touch more cash than a gig bag. WAY TO GO, MUSICIANS FRIEND!!

                  (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Fits Telecaster

                  By Josh

                  from Camarillo

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe SGS Solid-Guitar-Style Hardshell Case:

                  I got this case for my Tele, and it fits well. It seems that the quality is decent, but I have only had it for a few weeks, and time will tell.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Solid case

                  By Japo711

                  from Tennessee

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday

                    Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe SGS Solid-Guitar-Style Hardshell Case:

                    I bought this for my son to house Epiphone G-400. It is a well built case and is much sturdier than I expected. Good quality.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Value - Safe Storage

                    By studio1087

                    from Near Milwaukee

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • 5 Play Wood - Strong
                    • Arch Top - Added Safety
                    • Easy To Carry
                    • Sturdy
                    • Sturdy Handles
                    • Sturdy Latches
                    • Stylish

                    Cons

                    • Faint Glue Smell

                    Best Uses

                    • Light Gigging
                    • Storage

                    Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe SGS Solid-Guitar-Style Hardshell Case:

                    I have 5 of the MF house brand cases....-I have two of the LP cases for Melody Makers.-I keep a resonatoer in a OOO sized case.-I keep a 70's Tribute SG in the SG case and I used to have another SG case for a Faded SG.For [$] this is a very nice case. You can buy a better case for twice the price and I have many cases that cost twice the price but for [$] this is a well made and safe place to store a guitar.The handles are sturdy and the latches are sturch and the arch top in the case adds a lot of protection to a flat top guitar.If you buy one of these cases when MF has their coupon offers then you're getting a fantastic deal.

                    (2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    M.F. SG Hard Case

                    By Michael Hannagan

                    from Boulder CO

                    Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe SGS Solid-Guitar-Style Hardshell Case:

                    Although just one more latch might be a good idea, it's little more than that. This is a thoroughly functional, darn good-looking case. I'm a forty-year, professional Guitarist . . .; I was hoping to find a reasonsably secure, decent-looking case for a fairly rare Guitar - one that I don't play-out much. This Musician's Friend 'house-brand' SG Case is perfect .
                    I bought this case as an inexpensice, but completely serviceable, re[placement for the 'Gibson' Soft Case which accompanied the purchae of my limited-production 2006 Gibson 'SG Classic'. I was VERY pleasantly surprised, to see that the Musician's Friend 'cheap' Hard Case was both near-perfectly form-fitting; but also extremely well-crafted, for the less-expensive-than-a-Gigbag price-point. I'm very, very happy with this purchase.
                    Considering the Price ( + free Shipping ! ) of this Case; I'm actually shocked at the top-shelf Fit & Finish of the leatherette covering, and the Very-Firm-To-The-Feel substructure of this Case. The Hardware is somewhat minimal ( 3 nickel-chrome latches ), but offers a completely safe sense that one of my favorite Guitars is contained.
                    This Case is inexpensive - But in no way does it 'feel' ( or look... ) cheap.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Exactly what I needed

                    By Freddie Ray Worth

                    from MPLS MN

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Carry
                    • Good Protection
                    • Sturdy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday
                      • Practicing
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe SGS Solid-Guitar-Style Hardshell Case:

                      I was concerned about the reviews about the neck placement where the neck block was not even with the guitar angle (too high) and caused unsafe pressure when the case was closed. I think at least for mine this has been addressed. There is a pad under the main body and under the protective cloth where the bottom of the guitar goes which protects the body and lifts the guitar up that half inch or so which relieves the pressure on the neck. I was quite relieved about that.
                      My Gibson SG Naked fits in there perfectly and fills my needs. I can see where if you do a lot of traveling this case might not be sturdy enough for you, but it is low cost and is frequently on sale. I would also agree that 4 locks is better than 3 but for the few heavy duty times I might have needed that I can wrap a Velcro strap around it.
                      All in all an excellent value and price!

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      OK For Light Duty

                      By Highplainz

                      from Wyoming

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                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Everyday
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe SGS Solid-Guitar-Style Hardshell Case:

                          I have three SG Cases for my SGs, one older genuine Gibson (Brown w/pink nightie), one Epiphone, and now this MF case.
                          The MF is NOT as good as the Epiphone or Gibson, but still decent enough for light duty. My Gibson SG Std T fits well but the padding is light and the latches are suspect. This is a good case to keep your SG in around the house or for local outings such as transporting your guitar to practice. I would not trust it on a plane or for being on the road. That being said, I wouldn't trust the Epiphone or Gibson cases for rough handling either. The MF case is fine, just don't ask too much out of it. It's certainly better than a gig bag.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          A good, inexpensive case for your SG.

                          By Erik W

                          from Arizona

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                          Comments about Deluxe SGS Solid-Guitar-Style Hardshell Case:

                          Very good, inexpensive case for my SG-T. Fits like a glove, is suitably plush and sturdy, with a comfy grip. Hardware is nice and tight.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great SG case for a great price

                          By Me

                          from Near Binghamton NY

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Protecting that sexy guitar

                            Comments about Musician's Gear Deluxe SGS Solid-Guitar-Style Hardshell Case:

                            Hey, protects the instrument, good quality, nice handle, fits like a glove.

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