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Road Runner RRMELP ABS Molded Single Cutaway Guitar Case   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

A hardened case with a plush, eco-friendly interior that fits most carved-top single cutaway guitars perfectly.

This molded guitar case from Road Runner is a perfect fit for a carved-top single cutaway guitar. Its riveted latch closures are designed to take years of abuse and rugged feet provide various standup options. Inside, your instrument will lay in a lap of non-scratch, plush-lined luxury. There are oversized compartments for your accessories and the outside handle is offset for a more balanced transport.

The soft, plush interior protects your guitar from scratches and nicks, plus Road Runner uses a special, eco-friendly, dye-free material, which eliminates the release of polluting bi-products into the environment.

FEATURES
  • Fits Gibson Les Paul, PRS Singlecut, ESP Eclipse among other carved-top single cutaway guitars
  • Hardened, roadworthy molded shell for the ultimate protection
  • Non-scratch plush-lined interior cradles your guitar
  • Oversized compartments for all your accessories
  • Offset handle for better balance during transport
  • Riveted latch closures designed to take years of abuse

Protect your instrument and the environment. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

RRMELP ABS Molded Single Cutaway Guitar Case

  • Exterior dimensions: 41.7"L x 6.3"D x 24.6"W

    Interior dimensions:
    39" overall length
    22" neck length
    17" body length
    10" upper bout
    8" waist
    13" lower bout
    8" x 5" headstock area
    2" depth with 1" lip
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Road RunnerRRMELP ABS Molded Single Cutaway Guitar Case
 
4.0

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to carry (4)
  • Good protection (4)
  • Stylish (4)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (4)
  • Travel (4)
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    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect fit for a PRS SE

I was looking for a solid hard shell case for my PRS Tremonti SE and looked at others that were either too lose or too expensive. Found this RR and was hooked. Fits my...Read complete review

I was looking for a solid hard shell case for my PRS Tremonti SE and looked at others that were either too lose or too expensive. Found this RR and was hooked. Fits my PRS perfect. I like that it has a cutout for the neck on the lid. Lots of space for the headstock so the tuning machines don't get bumped and knocked out of tune. Yeah it has a small storgae area, but I don't use the case except for a quick travel or take it in for a service call. An extra set of strings, picks, and tools is all I need in the case. With the thin body on the PRS SE it will work great. A Gibson style thicker body might be a bit too tight. The only minor down side is that the back snap closure is a little snug to close, but will do. Oh!... and the price is within range.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

OK, BUT BE WARNED!

I don't think it will hold up to much use and the pain of having to aline the top at each closing is just to inconvenient.
6 latches - one locking with two...Read complete review

I don't think it will hold up to much use and the pain of having to aline the top at each closing is just to inconvenient.
6 latches - one locking with two keys, 3 hinges, plastic handle. Nice covered storage compartment. Nicely padded inside. Wedge insert *on top to hold down the body of the guitar when lid closed. Metal feet for standing on edge with handle up, plastic feet for back down, no feet for upright on end but does have plastic molded edges for strength. Would probably be slipperly if on a hard surface.

WARNING: The wedge insert broke the toggle switch on my HAMER the first time I closed the case. Partly my fault as the case is for an LP so the toggle is not in the same place but the body is about the same so I thought I'd be alright.

FIX: Too late for me, but I found that using the butt end of a screw driver on the styrofoam wedge insert will allow you to push in enough clearance room for the toggle switch to be in any position if it's located down by the pots like my HAMER. A lot easier than replacing the toggle switch I'm sure.
NOTE: I'm not rating the quality with any consideration given to the problem I had.

The case itself is very nice and deserves much better hardware and attention to installation of the hardware. All hardware is of a very poor quality and the installation is even worse. The hinges are not evenly installed, nor are the latches. It's a case and you shouldn't have to fight with it to close each time. Because everything is poorly installed, the top does not line up with the channel and the latches pop as they snap to come into position. I don't think the hardware will last. The handle brackets are very poorly constructed.
Mine was a Stupid Deal purchase (which I love by the way - MF is the absolute BEST!). I would not recommend purchasing at the regular price at all. I can only give it a mid rating even at the stupid deal price do to the hardware and assembly issues.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

OK, BUT BE WARNED!

By Betterthan Iwas

from Upstate, NY

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Comments about Road Runner RRMELP ABS Molded Single Cutaway Guitar Case:

I don't think it will hold up to much use and the pain of having to aline the top at each closing is just to inconvenient.
6 latches - one locking with two keys, 3 hinges, plastic handle. Nice covered storage compartment. Nicely padded inside. Wedge insert *on top to hold down the body of the guitar when lid closed. Metal feet for standing on edge with handle up, plastic feet for back down, no feet for upright on end but does have plastic molded edges for strength. Would probably be slipperly if on a hard surface.

WARNING: The wedge insert broke the toggle switch on my HAMER the first time I closed the case. Partly my fault as the case is for an LP so the toggle is not in the same place but the body is about the same so I thought I'd be alright.

FIX: Too late for me, but I found that using the butt end of a screw driver on the styrofoam wedge insert will allow you to push in enough clearance room for the toggle switch to be in any position if it's located down by the pots like my HAMER. A lot easier than replacing the toggle switch I'm sure.
NOTE: I'm not rating the quality with any consideration given to the problem I had.

The case itself is very nice and deserves much better hardware and attention to installation of the hardware. All hardware is of a very poor quality and the installation is even worse. The hinges are not evenly installed, nor are the latches. It's a case and you shouldn't have to fight with it to close each time. Because everything is poorly installed, the top does not line up with the channel and the latches pop as they snap to come into position. I don't think the hardware will last. The handle brackets are very poorly constructed.
Mine was a Stupid Deal purchase (which I love by the way - MF is the absolute BEST!). I would not recommend purchasing at the regular price at all. I can only give it a mid rating even at the stupid deal price do to the hardware and assembly issues.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Will Not Last A Lifetime

By LedHead209

from Ceres, CA

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Pros

  • It Holds My Guitar
  • Stickers Stick On It

Cons

  • Cheap
  • Everything Else About It

Best Uses

    Comments about Road Runner RRMELP ABS Molded Single Cutaway Guitar Case:

    I bought this case for my Epiphone Les Paul Plus Top Pro. I have used it to carry my guitar to Jazz Band for 2 years, it has seen very little abuse:

    -All the metal pieces(hinges, locks, frame, key) are VERY cheap aluminium. This led to one of the hinges being bent inhibiting the case from closing until I fixed it. The key is just a generic cut out that also bends easily and will not stop anyone from breaking into the case if they really wanted to, but it will assure you that no one is playing your guitar while you're not there. Even with my never used backup key the lock will no longer unlock making it a now useless feature.

    -The interior is just a hard Styrofoam mold with some felt glued to it, it is not soft, cushy padding like my TKL case, but it serves its purpose and I've never had a problem with it

    -The inside compartment is big enough for strings, picks, a slide, & tuner. You will probably not be able to put your strap in there with other stuff, but this is not a problem because I can leave the strap on and fold it over the face of the guitar and close the case just fine(taking your strap off after every use will wear out the holes and it will slip off the strap pegs. Solution: waste money on strap locks, or simply invest in a decent strap and don't ruin it.)

    Conclusion: For the money I'm sure there is something else out there, but it serves its purpose. THERE IS NO WAY THIS WILL LAST YOU A LIFETIME. We will see if it holds up another 2 years of ordinary use.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Perfect fit for a PRS SE

    By Mick C...

    from Buffalo,NY

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    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Carry
    • Good Protection
    • Stylish

    Cons

    • Snap Closure Tight

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Travel

    Comments about Road Runner RRMELP ABS Molded Single Cutaway Guitar Case:

    I was looking for a solid hard shell case for my PRS Tremonti SE and looked at others that were either too lose or too expensive. Found this RR and was hooked. Fits my PRS perfect. I like that it has a cutout for the neck on the lid. Lots of space for the headstock so the tuning machines don't get bumped and knocked out of tune. Yeah it has a small storgae area, but I don't use the case except for a quick travel or take it in for a service call. An extra set of strings, picks, and tools is all I need in the case. With the thin body on the PRS SE it will work great. A Gibson style thicker body might be a bit too tight. The only minor down side is that the back snap closure is a little snug to close, but will do. Oh!... and the price is within range.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Molded Guitar case

    By Ted Shistle

    from Deland, FL

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    Comments about Road Runner RRMELP ABS Molded Single Cutaway Guitar Case:

    Fair for the price. Definately has the 'cheaper' feel both in weight and in quality. The latches do not line up very well. Other than that, it should work just fine for holding a medium priced guitar. Make sure you inderstand the 'style' of guitar case. It will ONLY fit a Les Paul style.

    (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    ABS LP Guitar Case

    By Ralph Marquez

    from SoCal

    Comments about Road Runner RRMELP ABS Molded Single Cutaway Guitar Case:

    Very happy and so is my Epi LP
    Good quality but tight fit, as Epi LP only fits without stap which requires strap to be taken off and put back on each time. Get some good strap locks also.
    Very good quality build
    What more could you want from Deal of the Day

     
    5.0

    Fits Like a Glove

    By Dexter

    from undisclosed

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Travel

      Comments about Road Runner RRMELP ABS Molded Single Cutaway Guitar Case:

      I was looking for a case to protect the first guitar I ever bought when I was sixteen. It's a Montaya LP copy. This case is built sturdy and compact and also includes an accessory compartment for strings and other things. Simply put it fits like a glove. I am very happy with this case.

       
      5.0

      Outstanding Value

      By out to lunch

      from Western NC

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      Pros

      • Easy To Carry
      • Good Protection
      • Price
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Too Many Latches

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Les Paul Carrier
      • Travel

      Comments about Road Runner RRMELP ABS Molded Single Cutaway Guitar Case:

      Crazy phone special, outstanding value for the price. Solid case, fits my les paul like a glove. Case comes with a lock. Only drawback if there is one, may be that there are too many buckles.

       
      5.0

      Fit my 2010 satin Gibson Les Paul Junior

      By R n' B

      from West Texas

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Everyday
        • Practicing
        • Travel

        Comments about Road Runner RRMELP ABS Molded Single Cutaway Guitar Case:

        This case has 6 latches which make it take a bit time consuming to close and open. These latches have to be fastidiously aligned before fastening, they won't just align and snap shut casually. The accessory compartment is small unlike the Roadrunner Stratocaster/Telecaster case I bought which has a second compartment for a strap and long enough (21 foot) cable. This case has me carrying my guitar cable in my hand or rolled up and set inside of my amplifier. A Gibson Les Paul Junior fits into this case width-wise but does flop forward if you walk and shakeor tilt the case while the guitar is inside of it, unlike my 1999 Epiphone SG case which fits like a glove. Still, of all the cases I tried- this is the best quality and it wont tear like tolex. Should last a long time because of the materials used and contoured dimensions of the math skills that went into developing it.

         
        5.0

        Great case - highly recommend

        By steven wozadlo

        from Louisville, KY

        Comments about Road Runner RRMELP ABS Molded Single Cutaway Guitar Case:

        For the price I paid and the quality I'm extremely happy I got this case.
        It has all the features a case can have I guess. Locks and a handle.
        Seems like an extremely strong case but still light weight and gives my les Paul a snug fit so no bouncing around.
        I got mine on sale so it was an amazing value. Even at the regular price I would still recommend this case.

         
        5.0

        Great case for Gibson Les Paul Special

        By FuzzyWuzzy

        from Langhorne, PA

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        Comments about Road Runner RRMELP ABS Molded Single Cutaway Guitar Case:

        For the price I paid (MF Deal of the Day) and the fit for my application (Gibson LP Special), I'm very very satisfied.
        Fits Gibson LP Special "almost" perfectly. The upper and lower bout fit very well but there's a little gap at the mid bout. Nothing that bothers me much though because the guitar still sits fairly tightly in the case. The accessories pocket is nice with a hinged door. The neck fits nicely in two places: 1) at the neck/body joint, 2) at the neck/headstock joint. The weight is therefore balanced and not putting excessive force at the neck/headstock joint like some cases, which can snap the neck at the headstock. Bottom-line, case is a very good fit for my guitar.
        Quality is very good with an aluminum binding running the entire length of the top and bottom halves of the opened edges, that seal together when closed. There are 5 latches and 2 hinges on the version that I own. The handle is comfortable and balances well when carried. The ABS is slightly flimsy, being less rigid than a wooden case, but more than adequate protection for my needs. Also, no stink like some cheap cases.
        I purchased from MF for Deal of the Day, so the price was excellent!!! Normal price, I would rate maybe as a 7 or 8.

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