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SKB Deluxe Universal Dreadnought Guitar Case Black 

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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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Universal case with TSA approved latches

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.

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
 
4.6

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (4)
    • Travel (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (3)

    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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    5.0

    SKB just earned my business forever.

    By loyaltoSKB

    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 Heaperz

      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.

      Comment on this review

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Very Nice Case

      By Rbts

      from Muncie, IN

      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!

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Well worth the price Tag

        By Roby 24-7

        from LI, New York

        About Me Professional Musician

        Ask me a question

        Verified Buyer

        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

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 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

          Comment on this review

          (0 of 3 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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          1.0

          SKB Deluxe Universal Dreadnought Case

          By lawrence lannen

          from Ann Arbor

          Comments about SKB Deluxe Universal Dreadnought Guitar Case:

          This "universal" case is so large my Guild D-40 has a nearly one inch gap completely around it. A D-40 is a big dreadnaught. When the lid is closed and latched down. It very easily compresses with very little weight applied. There is no padding inside this case save for possibly a thin layer of firm styrofoam feeling material under the fabric. The latches are very large and stick out from the profile of the case. They appear as though they could break off with little effort. I believe my instrument could be very easily and seriously damaged if I were to use this case.
          I have had other SKB cases with fender strats and a Baby Taylor. All display good fit, decent padding, protection, with good latches.
          If you value your instrument. Do not buy this case

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent Case!

          By Ben Ferguson

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about SKB Deluxe Universal Dreadnought Guitar Case:

          If you are looking for a 'go anywhere, do anything' guitar case then this is the one for you. Totally satisfied with the quality of this thing. Guitar fits great. I love the latches. I'll feel totally comfortable riding back and forth to gigs or even handing my guitar over at the airport. Highly recommend!

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A step above the economy case

          By J blues

          from FL

          Comments about SKB Deluxe Universal Dreadnought Guitar Case:

          I own 4 SKB cases now, 2 economy and 2 deluxe for different types of guitars and they are heads above the other brands of cases I own. I always look at SKB's first then others but usually end up back at SKB's.
          Good case for that extra level of protection and for piece of mind that your guitar will be the same when you take it out as when you put it in.
          TSA locks, heavier gauge handle and plastic shell, same plush green interior
          SKB - 'nuff said
          A little pricey but for higher end guitars or road warriors its worth it. I have looked around and could not find a better price for this same case at this time.

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          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          oversized

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about SKB Deluxe Universal Dreadnought Guitar Case:

          i just got my skb case was supprised !! none of my guitars will fit in the case ,it is to big for the guitars there is at best one inch space around every guitar i have tried to get to fit in it

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