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Designed to fit Gibson Les Paul®, PRS Singlecut®, ESP Eclipse® among other carved-top single cutaway guitars.

This deluxe guitar case for single cutaway-style guitars is built road-tough with 5-ply cross-laminate wood construction, plush interior lining, heavy-duty hardware, interior accessory compartment, and locking fasteners.

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  • Interior dimensions: 39-1/4" H x (with an 18" H body) x 13-3/4" W (lower bout), 9-3/4" W (upper bout) x 4-1/4 D"

A solid case for remarkably little. Order today!

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Musician's GearMC22LP Deluxe Hardshell Case
 
4.1

(based on 490 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (286)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (106)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (48)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good protection (103)
  • Durable (90)
  • Easy to carry (82)
  • Functional (79)
  • Good quality (79)

Cons

  • Not functional (11)
  • Not sturdy (7)
  • Poor protection (6)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (82)
  • Practicing (65)
  • Travel (52)
  • Back-up (41)
  • Concerts (38)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (138), Professional musician (50), Novice (31)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Safe, quality storage for your LP

I have a couple of generic cases for my Les Pauls, and this one fit as snugly and properly as the original Gibson HSC. An excellent choice for keeping your personal collection safely enclosed...Read complete review

I have a couple of generic cases for my Les Pauls, and this one fit as snugly and properly as the original Gibson HSC. An excellent choice for keeping your personal collection safely enclosed at home. Would probably handle light transporting needs, but not exactly a touring case. Perfect for home use and storage of your Gibson.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Deluxe - on what planet?

I purchased this case as recommended by a Musician's Friend staff person, who I can only assume hates Les Paul guitars. The case has s stress fracture after one trip. One end of...Read complete review

I purchased this case as recommended by a Musician's Friend staff person, who I can only assume hates Les Paul guitars. The case has s stress fracture after one trip. One end of the handle gave up the FOURTH time it was picked up. These cases are BS. Don't buy one. If someone gives you one, give it back! I gave it one star, because that was the least allowed. There should be a minus category for garbage like this case.

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice, but.....

By slo-blu

from VA

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Inexpensive

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Concerts
  • Everyday
  • Not Air Travel
  • Practicing
  • Travel

Comments about Musician's Gear MC22LP Deluxe Hardshell Case:

A very nice case, especially when it is on sale. Strong enough, plush enough, nice handle, but you get what you pay for. Also, make SURE you measure your guitar , as my Epi LP Jr. (39 5/8" overall) did not fit. I can "make" it fit, and MF did offer to exchange it. But do not know if it is worth the return shipping. Anyway, this is what my case measured INSIDE, without compressing the padding:
39 1/8" overall length
9 1/4" wide upper bout
9 5/8" wide @ waist
12 1/8" wide lower bout
3 1/8" deep
Hope this helps, good luck !

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Safe, quality storage for your LP

By TheScStrat

from Myrtle Beach, SC

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Easy To Carry
  • Excellent Finish
  • Good Protection
  • Solid construction
  • Sturdy

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Musician's Gear MC22LP Deluxe Hardshell Case:

      I have a couple of generic cases for my Les Pauls, and this one fit as snugly and properly as the original Gibson HSC. An excellent choice for keeping your personal collection safely enclosed at home. Would probably handle light transporting needs, but not exactly a touring case. Perfect for home use and storage of your Gibson.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      It fits

      By dagrar

      from Sebastia FL

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      Comments about Musician's Gear MC22LP Deluxe Hardshell Case:

      My Epi Les Paul fits in the case but the neck doesn't reach the neck support a towel is needed for the neck to rest comfortly. Other than that it does the job.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing

      By Basem Salama

      from Australia

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      Comments about Musician's Gear MC22LP Deluxe Hardshell Case:

      I own a ESP LTD EC-1000 and it fits perfectly in the case although the TIP of the headstock is a bit of a tight call it fits itn never the less and it keeps it safe.its amazing - buy it.
      Comes with a healthy sized Compartment in the case and a lock and key
      Great Build quality and no visable downsides
      for the price you cant walk past it.it does the job perfectly - no need to spend hundreds on a case for your LP

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      A Good Deal if on Sale

      By Jimmy J

      from Way Up North

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      Pros

      • Functional

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • House your Les Paul

        Comments about Musician's Gear MC22LP Deluxe Hardshell Case:

        These cases were on sale, and I ordered two of them. I needed cases for an Epiphone LP Traditional Pro, and an Epiphone Les Paul Special 1. Amazingly, they both fit quite well, with no slop or movement in the case. The storage compartment is nice, and they are pretty well padded. There is also room for a heavy guitar strap. The weak part about these cases is the handle. It doesn't look like it will hold up to much hard use without breaking loose from the hardware, but time will tell. I needed a couple of gig bags for these guitars, and for not much more cash, I ended up with two hard shell cases. If I treat them right, I'll be glad to get several years use out of them. They have about the minimum number of latches required to secure the case, but they work just fine. I like these cases, but I wouldn't be too happy to pay full price for them due to concerns about their longevity. If you need a budget case for your Lester, this is the one.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great value that exceeds the price!

        By Original Sinner

        from Washington DC

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        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Carry
        • Excellent Padding
        • Good Protection
        • Great Storage Compartment
        • Perfect Snug Fit
        • Sturdy
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Everyday
          • Light travel
          • Practicing

          Comments about Musician's Gear MC22LP Deluxe Hardshell Case:

          I have multiple cases in different price ranges. This is an excellent value for the money. May not be as sturdy as a flight case but it's not nearly as expensive either!
          I bought it aprox a year ago and it provided protection during a household move, band practices and multiple gigs over that time.
          I've found that the storage space is great for all the basics and then some. Will hold a strap, capo, tools, picks, etc. One reviewer said the door was flimsy or loose. When it's closed and a guitar is stored inside, the pressure from the instrument keeps the door closed and all accessories in the compartment.
          The interior padding is fine and the bottom wedge padding seems to help hold the guitar in place better than some other cases. The case is a little deeper than others for this type of guitar but that just gives me piece of mind to allow for more room for the angled headstock and tuning keys. I also think this might be to accomodate some thicker bodied guitars. The body is a very snug fit, think eggs in a carton. No room to slide around inside.
          The latches are sturdy enough and still lock tight after typical use. The exterior has held up well in car trunks, back seats, stages and practice spaces. Even with bumps, rain, humidity and changes in the weather the outside is holding up well with no signs the glue seperating from the case.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good case for LPJR

          By jaffrey

          from va

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          Pros

          • Good Protection
          • Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Musician's Gear MC22LP Deluxe Hardshell Case:

              Though a little deep, this case is a really good fit for an LP junior guitar. A small cloth under the base of the guitar makes it work perfectly. Considering the cost you can't ask for more

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The quality of this case is exceptional. Highly recommended

              By Cedarrocky

              from Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

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              Pros

              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All of the above

                Comments about Musician's Gear MC22LP Deluxe Hardshell Case:

                I use this case at least five times a week. I have a vintage guitar that I carry in this case and I trust it completely. Very good quality and sturdy.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Too loose for an Edwards Les Paul

                By J So

                from Nor Cal

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                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Not Functional

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Musician's Gear MC22LP Deluxe Hardshell Case:

                    I bought this for a made in Japan Edwards E LP 130 that is a high quality Les Paul clone. The case is so loose that the headsock will bang back and forth like a ping pong ball just from tilting it. I could stuff a wash rag in there folded over 3 times to tighten it up. It's too loose for me and it's going back to the store.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Very Nice Case!

                    By EricB

                    from Milwaukee, WI

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                    Pros

                    • Good Fit
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Musician's Gear MC22LP Deluxe Hardshell Case:

                        I bought this to fit a less expensive Les Paul copy that I have and it fits perfectly. So, safe to to say it will fit a standard Les Paul the same. Nice quality; can't ask for more for the price!

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Deluxe - on what planet?

                        By Lewis Edgel

                        from Tyresö, Sweden

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Not Sturdy
                          • Poor Protection

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Musician's Gear MC22LP Deluxe Hardshell Case:

                            I purchased this case as recommended by a Musician's Friend staff person, who I can only assume hates Les Paul guitars. The case has s stress fracture after one trip. One end of the handle gave up the FOURTH time it was picked up. These cases are BS. Don't buy one. If someone gives you one, give it back! I gave it one star, because that was the least allowed. There should be a minus category for garbage like this case.

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Wrap your Les Paul

                            By Diamond Dave

                            from CT

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                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy To Carry
                            • Good Protection

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup
                              • Everyday
                              • Practicing
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Musician's Gear MC22LP Deluxe Hardshell Case:

                              For the price, I was not expecting much, but it really is a nice case. It fits my Epi Les Paul just fine, and looks good to boot. Thank you MF!

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Much more room than the old version

                              By John

                              from Austin, TX

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                              Pros

                              • Plenty of room

                              Cons

                              • Maybe A Bit Too Much Room
                              • Maybe Too Much Room

                              Best Uses

                              • "in Town" Use

                              Comments about Musician's Gear MC22LP Deluxe Hardshell Case:

                              Let's face it, these are budget cases - you buy it because of the price. I bought one of these a couple of years ago and at that time they were quite snug on a Gibson Les Paul, so snug that an Epiphone would not fit (the headstock is a little longer). Just got another one and the good news there is plenty of room to fit Epiphones (or other brands). The downside is it is a bit loose on a Gibson Les Paul. IMO, easy enough to add a towel or similar to get a more snug fit. I think the extra room is an improvement.

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Good Quality Case That Fit Well

                              By Dogtown

                              from N. Carolina

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                              Pros

                              • Easy To Carry
                              • Good Protection
                              • Stylish

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday
                                • Practicing
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Musician's Gear MC22LP Deluxe Hardshell Case:

                                This case is just what I needed to store my Epiphone Les Paul. I did on-line chat with Zachary and he promised it would fit and it did. Very helpful. I would not stack a bunch of weight on it, but I don't ever do that anyway. Latches all work good. Considering what it cost, I am very satisfied.

                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Superb Case

                                By Randy Rose Lee

                                from Honolulu, Hawaii

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                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Backup
                                  • Concerts
                                  • Everyday
                                  • Practicing
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Musician's Gear MC22LP Deluxe Hardshell Case:

                                  These cases are being made better and better. My son dropped my Gibson LP off the third floor at my friends apartment. He is only 8 years old and when he told me about it he was crying. I was almost in tears myself, when I went to retrieve it. To my surprise the guitar was in perfect shape and the case had only a small dent on the corner where it landed. I will buy many more of these cases for my LP collection. The latches and the lock is sturdy, so are the hinges. They know how to make them nowadays!

                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Fits the bill

                                  By Eikyuo

                                  from Reading, Pa

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                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Carry
                                  • Good Protection
                                  • Sturdy
                                  • Stylish

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday
                                    • Practicing

                                    Comments about Musician's Gear MC22LP Deluxe Hardshell Case:

                                    Fits my Epi LP like glove, can fit a capo, tuner, and cord in the case as well. Seems like solid construction, and handle has some beef so it's comfortable to carry.

                                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Decent Case

                                    By Biker Bob

                                    from Arkansas

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                                    Pros

                                    • Good Price
                                    • Good Protection
                                    • Sturdy

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Everyday
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Musician's Gear MC22LP Deluxe Hardshell Case:

                                      This is a good case. The only down side was that I didn't receive a key for the lock. I have a Les Paul standard and it fit perfectly.

                                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Fit My Kraken Legion 3 LP Style Guitar

                                      By smoke

                                      from N.C.

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                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Carry
                                      • Sturdy Outside

                                      Cons

                                      • Thin Padding Inside

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Backup
                                      • Home Storage

                                      Comments about Musician's Gear MC22LP Deluxe Hardshell Case:

                                      I was looking for an inexpensive hardshell case for my Kraken Legion 3 Les Paul Style guitar and did not want to get a case that did not fit. So I measured my Kraken, total length (39.25"), body length (17.33"), upper bout (9") and lower bout (13") widths and emailed Musicians Friend. They emailed me back in a day or so stating that it would work for a guitar of those dimensions.

                                      I ordered the case on sale and MF was very good working with me to sweeten the deal when I bought 2 Musicians gear cases at the same time. The other case was the black rectangular model that I also reviewed. That case was a good fit for my BC Rich Mockingbird ST but also suffered from the thin interior padding.

                                      The exterior of the LP Style case looks sharp and felt quite sturdy and the latches and handle are fine also. But like the black rectangular Musicians Gear case, the inner padding in this model is quite thin and not firm at all. I would recommend this case primarily for home storage, and for transport only if you are the type person who is careful when moving their valuable guitars about. I am careful with my gear and rarely take it out of the house anyway so it will work fine for me.

                                      I would recommend this case mostly when it is on sale, and less so when it isn't. That said, I do find it a better overall value than the black rectangular Musicians Gear case. It just seems sturdier to me, and perhaps a bit better made.

                                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      A great case for the money

                                      By Kat Woman Rocks

                                      from Tulsa, Ok

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                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Easy To Carry
                                      • Good Protection
                                      • Sturdy

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Everyday
                                        • Practicing
                                        • Travel

                                        Comments about Musician's Gear MC22LP Deluxe Hardshell Case:

                                        This is the third one I've bought. My new LP Tribute 60's Paul fits very well. The other two have held up well going to jams (I use them for an LP '55 Pro and an LP Standard). This case is a great buy for the money!!!

                                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Cant beat the Price

                                        By theiceman80

                                        from Nashville, TN

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                                        Pros

                                        • Affordable
                                        • Easy To Carry
                                        • Good Protection
                                        • Nice Fit
                                        • Sturdy
                                        • Stylish

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Everyday

                                          Comments about Musician's Gear MC22LP Deluxe Hardshell Case:

                                          Some Reviews said This case would not fit Epiphone lp's. All i can say is it fit my Epipnone Lp Studio with 2 inches at the head to spare and a snug fit at the body. Thats all i can really comment on i like the case

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