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SKB SKB-56 Deluxe Single Cutaway Electric Guitar Case  Black

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The SKB-56 electric guitar case includes completely new latches made of indestructible fiberglass reinforced nylon and include a TSA recognized and a...Click To Read More About This Product

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Protect your treasured carved-top single cutaway axe.

The SKB-56 electric guitar case includes completely new latches made of indestructible fiberglass reinforced nylon and include a TSA recognized and accepted lock. The over-molded handle is comfortable and perfectly balanced.

The hardshell case features molded in bumpers for protection, a "tongue & groove" valance to keep dust and moisture out.

FEATURES
  • Designed to fit Gibson Les Paul, PRS Singlecut, ESP Eclipse among other carved-top single cutaway guitars
  • Advanced ABS molded plastic outershell
  • Trigger latches with TSA lock
  • Over-molded handle
  • Molded in feet
  • Molded in bumpers
  • Full length neck support
  • Rigid EPS foam interiors keeps instruments secure
  • Tongue & groove Aluminum valance to keep dust and moisture out
  • Accessories compartment
  • Inside Product Dimensions
  • Length: 40.25"
  • Body Length: 18"
  • Body Depth: 3.5"
  • Lower Bout: 13.25"
  • Upper Bout: 10"

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SKB-56 Deluxe Single Cutaway Electric Guitar Case
 
4.6

(based on 47 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (14)
  • Good protection (13)
  • Easy to carry (11)
  • Good quality (8)
  • Functional (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (9)
  • Everyday (9)
  • Travel (9)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Professional musician (10), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very nice case.

I've owned two SKB Strat cases with the TSA locks and they've been on several flights as well as hundreds of local gigs so I was already familiar with the product. The Strat cases...Read complete review

I've owned two SKB Strat cases with the TSA locks and they've been on several flights as well as hundreds of local gigs so I was already familiar with the product. The Strat cases look almost like they did the day I got them. That's the beauty of molded plastic over tolex covered. The SKB TSA Les Paul case has great latches, the guitar fits snug when closed. A little wiggle room when opened. The valance is improved, it closes easier. In my opinion, the best case for the working musician with player quality guitars.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

SKB-56 LP Case

I purchased this case for a 2013 Gibson Les Paul Traditional. The case is well-made and quite sturdy. Most definitely more robust than the Gibson case (black with white "fur"...Read complete review

I purchased this case for a 2013 Gibson Les Paul Traditional. The case is well-made and quite sturdy. Most definitely more robust than the Gibson case (black with white "fur" interior) that came with my guitar. The TSA latches on the SKB case are very impressive. A huge step up from standard latches.

On the negative side however, my Les Paul does not fit perfectly inside this case. When placed inside, it is very possible to move the guitar both right/left and up/down. There is only a single neck support within the case and it is possible to "bottom out" the head-stock on the bottom of the case. A double neck support (as the Gibson case features) would offer much more protection.

That being said, when the case is closed, it seems the guitar does not move around inside, so regardless of the poor fit when open, the case does perform it's job acceptably.

Although this is indeed a very nice case, I was quite disappointed with the amount of movement of the guitar and lack of adequate neck support. I'll use it for the time being, but will be looking into other, more precise fitting cases in the future. For the price of this case, there are much better fitting alternatives available.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

wow

By karolinaboy

from Aiken, SC

Comments about SKB-56 Deluxe Single Cutaway Electric Guitar Case:

Well I got this case with my epi custom les paul, and i was very impressed with it, but the most impressive thing to happen with so far is that i was driving about 45-50 mph headed to church to play and somehow my tailgate falls down and my guitar slides out and slides across the road. i thought for sure my guitar was going to be snapped in half when i opened the case, but it was still in tune. so i have the say this is an amazing durable case. can't go wrong.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect case

By badbob

from idaho

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Pros

  • Easy To Carry
  • Good Protection
  • Sturdy
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Travel

    Comments about SKB-56 Deluxe Single Cutaway Electric Guitar Case:

    Excellent case I was so impressed I bought another 1 for gibson les Paul and one for prs Starla.the best production case out there.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fits the Epi PlusTop Pro/FX like a glove

    By BF

    from Dallas, TX

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    Pros

    • Easy To Carry
    • Good Protection
    • Sturdy
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Everyday
      • Practicing

      Comments about SKB-56 Deluxe Single Cutaway Electric Guitar Case:

      I've been using SKB cases for many years. The 66 series have fit my SuperStrat shred sticks very well.

      When shopping for a case for my Epiphone Les Paul PlusTop Pro/FX, there was some concern going around about how the Epi head is a little longer than the Gibson. I gave the SKB-56 a try and it fits perfectly.

      The body fits snug to keep the guitar from slipping and sliding. It seems like the area for the headstock is fitted ideally. The lid comes down all the way, so as to confirm the fitted padding is just right and not too much of anything is putting pressure on any parts.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fits my LIne6 JTV-59 perfectly.

      By Music Man

      from Hudson Valley, NY

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Carry
      • Good Protection
      • Sturdy

      Cons

      • Haven't Had Long Enough

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Everyday
      • Travel

      Comments about SKB-56 Deluxe Single Cutaway Electric Guitar Case:

      I bought this case for my Line6 JTV-59. The guitar fits very snuggly. The new latch design makes it easy to open and close the case. To open you stick your finger behind the latch and pull. To close you just push it closed until it clicks. There are 5 latches (one on the back) so even if one were to break, the guitar would still be secure. The handle is padded but with a hard rubber. The case comes with a key for locking one of the latches. There is your typical storage space behind the top of the neck, room for about one 18" cable.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      great well constructed case

      By Telehusker

      from Omaha, NE

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Comments about SKB-56 Deluxe Single Cutaway Electric Guitar Case:

      great case. i build custom guutars and ship them all over the US. i have never had one of my guitars get damaged while in this case.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very nice case.

      By Waldo

      from Minnesota

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Protecting your guitar

        Comments about SKB-56 Deluxe Single Cutaway Electric Guitar Case:

        I've owned two SKB Strat cases with the TSA locks and they've been on several flights as well as hundreds of local gigs so I was already familiar with the product. The Strat cases look almost like they did the day I got them. That's the beauty of molded plastic over tolex covered. The SKB TSA Les Paul case has great latches, the guitar fits snug when closed. A little wiggle room when opened. The valance is improved, it closes easier. In my opinion, the best case for the working musician with player quality guitars.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Fits PRS SE 245!

        By hypersquirrel

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Looking
        • Good Quality
        • Protects guitar well

        Cons

        • Flimsy plush interior and inner compartment top

        Best Uses

        • Local travel
        • Storing your instument

        Comments about SKB-56 Deluxe Single Cutaway Electric Guitar Case:

        Nice case! I bought this product to fit a PRS SE 245 after many hours of researching the internet. Not a lot of good info about cases to fit an SE 245 online. The PRS' body is almost identical to a Les Paul's. The guitar fits perfectly except the strings on the upper part of the neck touch the interior of the top. The PRS' neck seems to be at a slightly different angle than a Les Paul's neck. To remedy this I put a small polishing cloth under the lower bout to correct the angle of the neck while sitting in the case. Now it sits perfectly. Fits like a glove. If you don't mind doing this I recommend the case. I tried 3 other brands of cases for Les Pauls that did not fit as well. Some did not match their manufacturers specs online. This one did. So this is your best bet for a PRS SE 245 single cut guitar. The quality is good, but I would not compare it to SKB's higher priced cases. All relative to what you want to spend. Considering the SE is not an expensive guitar I would say the case is a good match for it if you are not happy keeping your guitar in the gig bag it comes with. I found my guitar was out of tune every time I took it out of the gig bag. Not sure I would trust this case for multiple airline travels considering how rough baggage handlers are. But good protection for storage and local travels in a car.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best Case For The Money!

        By R. J. H.

        from Eugene, OR

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Easy To Carry
        • Good Protection
        • Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Everyday
          • Travel

          Comments about SKB-56 Deluxe Single Cutaway Electric Guitar Case:

          This is a well constructed and affordable guitar case. It fits my Warmoth Regal Les Paul like a glove. It is sturdy and offers very good protection for across town or across country travel. The heavy duty latches line-up properly and function good. It arrived on time and well packaged.
          I highly recommend it.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best protection at the best price

          By Robonater

          from Jersey shore

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday
            • Practicing
            • Travel

            Comments about SKB-56 Deluxe Single Cutaway Electric Guitar Case:

            Perfect fit for my variax jtv 59 guitar

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            SKB-56 LP Case

            By Darryl

            from West Newton, PA

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Carry
            • Sturdy

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about SKB-56 Deluxe Single Cutaway Electric Guitar Case:

                I purchased this case for a 2013 Gibson Les Paul Traditional. The case is well-made and quite sturdy. Most definitely more robust than the Gibson case (black with white "fur" interior) that came with my guitar. The TSA latches on the SKB case are very impressive. A huge step up from standard latches.

                On the negative side however, my Les Paul does not fit perfectly inside this case. When placed inside, it is very possible to move the guitar both right/left and up/down. There is only a single neck support within the case and it is possible to "bottom out" the head-stock on the bottom of the case. A double neck support (as the Gibson case features) would offer much more protection.

                That being said, when the case is closed, it seems the guitar does not move around inside, so regardless of the poor fit when open, the case does perform it's job acceptably.

                Although this is indeed a very nice case, I was quite disappointed with the amount of movement of the guitar and lack of adequate neck support. I'll use it for the time being, but will be looking into other, more precise fitting cases in the future. For the price of this case, there are much better fitting alternatives available.

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