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This SKB Deluxe Guitar case fits dreadnought and 12-string guitars and features a contoured arched lid that will fit knobs on electric models. Design...Read More

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This SKB Deluxe Guitar case fits dreadnought and 12-string guitars and features a contoured arched lid that will fit knobs on electric models. Designed with fiberglass reinforced nylon trigger release latches with a TSA recognized and accepted locking latch and a comfortable, cushioned rubber over-molded handle. Molded-in bumpers provide valance protection. SKB universal case protects your guitar with a deluxe heavy-duty plush interior.

Universal case with TSA approved latches

FEATURES
  • New fiberglass reinforced nylon trigger release latching system.
  • TSA recognized and accepted locks
  • Bumper protected valance
  • Indestructible cushioned rubber over-molded handle
  • Full length neck support
  • Rigid EPS foam interiors to keep guitar from slipping
  • Injection molded feet
  • Accessories compartment
  • Dimensions:
  • Overall body length: 43"
  • Body Length: 21.25"
  • Body Depth: 5.5"
  • Body Lower bout: 16.5"
  • Body Upper bout: 12"

Keep your guitar safe from the usual suspects and airport security inspectors as well.

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SKBDeluxe Universal Dreadnought Guitar Case
 
4.3

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (5)
  • Easy to carry (5)
  • Good protection (5)
  • Stylish (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (5)
  • Travel (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very Nice Case

If I were at a level where "other people" were handling my gear - throwing it into trucks and stuff - of course I would have an anvil flight case for...Read complete review

If I were at a level where "other people" were handling my gear - throwing it into trucks and stuff - of course I would have an anvil flight case for everything. But - I think this is a pretty nice case for the "rest of us". I really don't have any problem with it - good SKB construction.

I read other reviews where people were dis-satisfied with the latches - and they are some kind of plastic (although I bet it's a good kind of plastic)- and they do sort of "stick out" - and it would be nice if they were somehow "recessed" - but - that would affect certainly the size of the case - the weight of the case (heavier) - and also the cost of the case - I suppose.

I AM going to try to remember to close my case when the guitar is not in it - and keep the latches "latched" so they don't get banged and bust off - so I guess that's a good "head's up" from someone.

I also have a SKB case for my mixer - and it uses those same latches - I've had it for a few years now - and never had an issue - but the mixer case (while the latches are not actually recessed) - does have some "contours" that would serve to protect the latches somewhat.

I don't know. When I'm loading the van for a "gig" - I have to load probably 40 different pieces of gear - all the powered speakers - the mixer - guitars - drums - bags and bags of cords - lights blah blah blah - it does become a bit of a chore. I try to be as gentle as possible - but stuff does end up just sort of getting chunked in there (everything in it's place - of course). I'm not worried about it - this case will be great - and will give adequate protection - I am sure.

My last case was NOT a SKB - but it WAS made from similiar materials - and it lasted like 20 years. Good enough. I would say this case is better constructed than that case was.

I looked at custom flight cases - but they were like "expensive". My accountant said "um - I don't think so". This case will be fine.

My guitar is a Yamaha LL6 - (just a regular dreadnaught body) - and it "fits" the case fine!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Case... Weak Plastic Latches

This is a great case all around. You can tell that great thought has been put into this case at every detail except for one thing... the latches. They look great and...Read complete review

This is a great case all around. You can tell that great thought has been put into this case at every detail except for one thing... the latches. They look great and are smooth, BUT be careful you don't leave it open and accidentally hit the end of it! Because it is so long (1.5-2 inches) and it's plastic, any impact on the end of an open latch (even slight) will cause it to break off the case. I did that with minimal impact and it cracked. The latches are made to be replaced, but you'll have to bend the foam back to gain access to the screws and the case will never be quite the same again. I wish I would have saved the money and bought the economy model. Since I keep my guitar in its case when I'm not playing it, I open and close the latches A LOT so the latches are important. Everything else about the case is so well thought out except for these plastic latches that don't seem built to last. If this case had smaller metal latches, it would be the "perfect case."

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1.0

Poor quality control.

By 

from Riverside, nj

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about SKB Deluxe Universal Dreadnought Guitar Case:

      Poor quality control for company like this, very disappointed.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Model number should be in description

      By 

      from McRae, Arkansas

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about SKB Deluxe Universal Dreadnought Guitar Case:

          I would give the case five stars if not for this one reason. This case was purchased as a gift that was specifically requested by the person it is being given to. It was requested because of the quality of the brand. I was searching for a case that would fit a specific guitar. The description on the Musician's Friend website made it VERY difficult to know if this was the exact case I was looking for. The description did NOT give the model number, and the measurements were a little different than the ones on the SKB website. After chatting with two different customer service representatives and going through the case finder, I finally decided to take the plunge and purchase the case. When the case was delivered, what did I find on the box? The model number that I needed to know but no one could tell me. The model number 1-SKB18 should definitely be on the Musician's Friend website.

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          1.0

          Returning this case

          By 

          from Florida

          About Me Experienced

          Comments about SKB Deluxe Universal Dreadnought Guitar Case:

          The case is fine except that the lid is warped or misshaped so that there is a quarter-inch gap between the lid and body along the bottom edge. I can see right into the case when it is latched closed. I'm sending it back.

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          5.0

          Great case

          By 

          from Ohio

          About Me Novice

          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Easy To Carry
          • Good Protection
          • Sturdy
          • Stylish
          • Well made

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday
            • Travel

            Comments about SKB Deluxe Universal Dreadnought Guitar Case:

            I really like the case. Best case I have seen.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            SKB just earned my business forever.

            By 

            from Seattle, WA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Carry
            • Good Protection
            • Sturdy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Everyday
              • Practicing
              • Travel

              Comments about SKB Deluxe Universal Dreadnought Guitar Case:

              I've bought this case back in 2006 and it's the only acoustic case I use. I transport my guitar in it to practice, to shows, even across the country multiple times. You could say I'm a credible source.

              Back in 2006, I was attracted by SKB's very confident lifetime warranty. What ultimately sold me was an SKB review I read in which a guy had his bass in an SKB on a trailer. While driving, the guitar fell onto the road and was run over. The case was destroyed, but the guitar was completely fine. Sure, that story seemed like a stretch, but it sold me. Since then, I bought two more SKB cases for other guitars.

              Fast forward to 2014 as I write this. I just took my acoustic on a weekend trip to the beach in my 8-year-old SKB case. I've known for 8 years this thing is a tank. Well, how about water damage? Long story short, I took my guitar to the beach, forgot about it, and the tide rose. My case, guitar inside, was floating in the salt water, the wake crashing over it. No doubt in my mind - my guitar was murdered. I brought it to shore, opened it, and to my shock, the only water that was inside the case were the drips from opening it.

              If 8 years and 3 SKB cases wasn't enough to convince me, I am certain now. I am so grateful I made this purchase, and will continue to do so. Do yourself a favor and never buy a case that isn't SKB.

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              5.0

              A Fabulous Case For any Guitar!

              By 

              from Reno, Nevada

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Everyday
              • Travel

              Comments about SKB Deluxe Universal Dreadnought Guitar Case:

              The SKB case is the overall best guitar case
              availabe on the market.

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Very Nice Case

              By 

              from Indiana

              About Me Experienced

              Ask me a question

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Carry
              • Good Protection
              • Sturdy
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Everyday
                • Practicing
                • Travel

                Comments about SKB Deluxe Universal Dreadnought Guitar Case:

                If I were at a level where "other people" were handling my gear - throwing it into trucks and stuff - of course I would have an anvil flight case for everything. But - I think this is a pretty nice case for the "rest of us". I really don't have any problem with it - good SKB construction.

                I read other reviews where people were dis-satisfied with the latches - and they are some kind of plastic (although I bet it's a good kind of plastic)- and they do sort of "stick out" - and it would be nice if they were somehow "recessed" - but - that would affect certainly the size of the case - the weight of the case (heavier) - and also the cost of the case - I suppose.

                I AM going to try to remember to close my case when the guitar is not in it - and keep the latches "latched" so they don't get banged and bust off - so I guess that's a good "head's up" from someone.

                I also have a SKB case for my mixer - and it uses those same latches - I've had it for a few years now - and never had an issue - but the mixer case (while the latches are not actually recessed) - does have some "contours" that would serve to protect the latches somewhat.

                I don't know. When I'm loading the van for a "gig" - I have to load probably 40 different pieces of gear - all the powered speakers - the mixer - guitars - drums - bags and bags of cords - lights blah blah blah - it does become a bit of a chore. I try to be as gentle as possible - but stuff does end up just sort of getting chunked in there (everything in it's place - of course). I'm not worried about it - this case will be great - and will give adequate protection - I am sure.

                My last case was NOT a SKB - but it WAS made from similiar materials - and it lasted like 20 years. Good enough. I would say this case is better constructed than that case was.

                I looked at custom flight cases - but they were like "expensive". My accountant said "um - I don't think so". This case will be fine.

                My guitar is a Yamaha LL6 - (just a regular dreadnaught body) - and it "fits" the case fine!

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Well worth the price Tag

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                from LI, New York

                About Me Professional Musician

                Ask me a question

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                Pros

                • Easy To Carry
                • Good Protection
                • Sturdy
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday
                  • Travel

                  Comments about SKB Deluxe Universal Dreadnought Guitar Case:

                  As the Musical Director of "The Stone House Band" I purchased a vintage Fender 12 string to further diversify the sound of our band and I couldn't be more satisfied with the fit and protection this case provided to my investment. The amount of travel involved in just getting to rehearsals and possible exposure to risk of constant loading in and out of studios has been has been reduced to zero in my opinion as this case more than exceeded my expectations

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Buy!

                  Comments about SKB Deluxe Universal Dreadnought Guitar Case:

                  This is a great case for a great price. Musician's Friend has the cheapest price for this case of anyone I saw on the web. The TSA locks are "amazing", I don't have to worry about some of the latches "accidentally" coming open. The case is large,sturdy, and strong, yet not too heavy. It fits my Martin 0001XEA (sp) perfectly! The interior is nice, soft, and is great on the acoustic guitar. If this case broke (which I don't see that ever happening) I would definitely replace it. Musician's Friend had it shipped within 24 hours and it even came a day earlier than expected. If you're thinking about getting this case, don't think, just BUY IT! You won't regret it. -happy playing

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                  (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Not Made in USA

                  Comments about SKB Deluxe Universal Dreadnought Guitar Case:

                  not sure yet
                  I just ordered this case for my son's Martin & it should be fine, although he has his guitar at college. I will see him this weekend & we will find out. It arrived in just 3 days with free shipping & seems to be sturdy. The bummer is that it is NOT made in USA ?! The online pics clearly show a USA label & although SKB is based in California, this case is made in China - bummer. American jobs at stake, c'mon people !!!! We will wait to see how it fits the Martin before deciding to keep it or not. Some other reviews say it tends to be a little too roomy. But the price was right & Musicians Friend is always good to order from.

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