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SKB Hardshell Guitar Case for Gibson Explorer/Firebird-Type Guitars   

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The SKB Hardshell Guitar Case for Gibson Explorer/Firebird-Type guitars is a distinctively shaped case designed to fit "pointy style" guitars such as...Read More

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The SKB Hardshell Guitar Case for Gibson Explorer/Firebird-Type guitars is a distinctively shaped case designed to fit "pointy style" guitars such as F-birds (including models with "banjo" style tuners), Exp's, Jackson Kelly, Jackson Warrior models, and more. This unique SKB case features a plush black lining over a molded EPS foam interior to cradle your guitar and provide neck support with a convenient accessory compartment.

The exterior is constructed of a nearly indestructible molded ABS polymer that has been engineered to provide the ultimate protection during transport with TSA recognized and accepted SKB trigger release latching system which allows the user to lock the case and still have it inspected by airline security personnel.

Additional features include a nearly indestructible injection molded rubber over-molded cushioned carrying handle with injection-molded feet and a bumper protected valance.

FEATURES
  • Distinctively shaped hardcase protection
  • Fiberglass reinforced nylon trigger release latching system
  • TSA-recognized and accepted lock
  • Bumper protected valance
  • Plush foam interior
  • Convenient accessory compartment

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SPECIFICATIONS

Hardshell Guitar Case for Gibson Explorer/Firebird-Type Guitars

  • Weight: 7.3 lb. (3.3112 kg)
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SKBHardshell Guitar Case for Gibson Explorer/Firebird-Type Guitars
 
4.2

(based on 10 reviews)

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    (5)

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    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (4)
  • Travel (3)
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    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

nice case

This is a very nice case. It's built to take whatever abuse you have. I bought it over the Epiphone case because most of the guitars I own are either Firebirds or similar...Read complete review

This is a very nice case. It's built to take whatever abuse you have. I bought it over the Epiphone case because most of the guitars I own are either Firebirds or similar guitars. It fits my Gibson neck-thru Firebird V and the Epiphone set-neck Firebird Studio with a Bigsby B5 wonderfully. I also have a bolt-on neck Epiphone Firebird (Slasher) and a bolt-on Explorer copy (an old Hondo) that do not fit as the neck joint does not sit right in the case. I also have a set-neck Gibson RD Standard that does not fit due to the lower horn shape (although it looks similar to a Firebird). The case could be modified to fit these guitars. So overall, the case is GREAT for Gibson Firebird/Explorer (just like it says) and that's about it.

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Not A Good Guitar Case

For what I paid for this case I taught that it would be a best case for my Firebird guitar. Boy was I wrong the SKB case is made in China AND IS TOTAL...Read complete review

For what I paid for this case I taught that it would be a best case for my Firebird guitar. Boy was I wrong the SKB case is made in China AND IS TOTAL GARBAGE. The guitar does not fit in the case very good, and there is a 3/32 gap when you close the case. And also cheap locking hardware, no quailty at all. This is the worst case that you can by for your guitar, Your better off with a gigbag.

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4.0

protects these guitars

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from fingerlakes

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Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about SKB Hardshell Guitar Case for Gibson Explorer/Firebird-Type Guitars:

    I 1st ordered two roadrunner cases,as I've used alot of them previously.The assoc. said they would work for firebird and explorer.( about 3"-4" too short ) I cant believe Gibson sends them out without a case,and can't order one either.After sending the two roadrunners back I ordered one SKB,and one Epiphone. Either will work,but the pricer one SKB is a better case.It does have a funny shape,but protects it well.I had a foot broke off,but it was in the bag,and for the price should have sent back,but crazy glued it.I use the cases to keep the dustoff so I'm OK with it.Nice case!

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    5.0

    Now this is a case!

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    from Central Texas

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Carry
    • Good Protection
    • Sturdy

    Cons

    • Doesn't stand on end.

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Travel

    Comments about SKB Hardshell Guitar Case for Gibson Explorer/Firebird-Type Guitars:

    Great case for the $$! Fits either my Firebird or Explorer just fine (though I needed one for the Explorer). Only downside is that it doesn't stand up sideways (on end) in the "guitar closet", but lying down works just great. I'd buy another if I needed one!

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    4.0

    Good case

    By 

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Easy To Carry
    • Good Protection
    • Sturdy

    Cons

    • Bulky

    Best Uses

      Comments about SKB Hardshell Guitar Case for Gibson Explorer/Firebird-Type Guitars:

      I bought this case for my Edwards Explorer. I gave it four stars because I really like the case and think its great, but my guitar doesn't fit soundly in it. I'm going to assume this is because it was made to countour many different guitars and not just one. I've decided to keep it and overall I'm pretty happy with it, except for the lock. The lock is a straight up joke. The keys too.

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      5.0

      Love my SKB Explorer-Firebird Type Case

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      from Southern California

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Carry
      • Good Protection
      • Great Neck Protection
      • Sturdy

      Cons

      • A Little Funky Looking
      • Bulky
      • Only The Looks

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • No More Worries
      • Travel

      Comments about SKB Hardshell Guitar Case for Gibson Explorer/Firebird-Type Guitars:

      Love this case! Great neck protection (much better than Gibson or Epiphone) for my Firebird.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      For my Charvel Desolation Star

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      from Cecilia,Ky.

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Everyday
      • Practicing
      • Travel

      Comments about SKB Hardshell Guitar Case for Gibson Explorer/Firebird-Type Guitars:

      Made for a Explore, made for the Charvel star.

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      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Not A Good Guitar Case

      Comments about SKB Hardshell Guitar Case for Gibson Explorer/Firebird-Type Guitars:

      For what I paid for this case I taught that it would be a best case for my Firebird guitar. Boy was I wrong the SKB case is made in China AND IS TOTAL GARBAGE. The guitar does not fit in the case very good, and there is a 3/32 gap when you close the case. And also cheap locking hardware, no quailty at all. This is the worst case that you can by for your guitar, Your better off with a gigbag.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      nice case

      Comments about SKB Hardshell Guitar Case for Gibson Explorer/Firebird-Type Guitars:

      This is a very nice case. It's built to take whatever abuse you have. I bought it over the Epiphone case because most of the guitars I own are either Firebirds or similar guitars. It fits my Gibson neck-thru Firebird V and the Epiphone set-neck Firebird Studio with a Bigsby B5 wonderfully. I also have a bolt-on neck Epiphone Firebird (Slasher) and a bolt-on Explorer copy (an old Hondo) that do not fit as the neck joint does not sit right in the case. I also have a set-neck Gibson RD Standard that does not fit due to the lower horn shape (although it looks similar to a Firebird). The case could be modified to fit these guitars. So overall, the case is GREAT for Gibson Firebird/Explorer (just like it says) and that's about it.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great case, but not for me...

      Comments about SKB Hardshell Guitar Case for Gibson Explorer/Firebird-Type Guitars:

      This case is top of the line. But, CAUTION: THIS CASE DOES NOT FIT A MOCKINGBIRD. I thought I would give it a try, and it is really close, but the neck portion of the cradle is too long for the BC Rich Mockingbird, and consequently the lid won

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      4.0

      Case data

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      from Yorktown , VA

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      Comments about SKB Hardshell Guitar Case for Gibson Explorer/Firebird-Type Guitars:

      It is a fine case overall but it doesn't fit my epiphone prophecy futura that I bought it for. With some mutilation guitar is accepted. Would say this case is much better suited to a Firebird then the Explorer types and would suggest building a differnet case for each guitar instead of a " one size fits some " case.

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      5.0

      If You Want Protection!

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      from Hanover, MD

      Comments about SKB Hardshell Guitar Case for Gibson Explorer/Firebird-Type Guitars:

      I originally ordered the Epiphone case along with my Firebird Studio, and my heart sank when I saw the box damaged. So was the case, I decided I needed better quality; the SKB delivers in spades! This thing is a TANK; the pictures don't give you any idea how big it really is, but its one of a few made for Firebirds and I have no doubt it will do the job. The quality is excellent, they didn't go cheap anywhere. You get what you pay for definitely applies here!

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