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SKB SKB-56 Deluxe Single Cutaway Electric Guitar Case

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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"

Weight: 9.5 lb

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SKB-56 Deluxe Single Cutaway Electric Guitar Case
 
4.5

(based on 51 reviews)

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    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (16)
  • Good protection (15)
  • Easy to carry (12)
  • Good quality (9)
  • Functional (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (11)
  • Travel (11)
  • Everyday (10)
  • Practicing (8)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Professional musician (12), 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

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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

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        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.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great case, but a couple of small issues

                By ChipKid

                from Quad Cities, IA

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

                I bought this case as soon as I got my 2012 Les Paul Studio. Sure, it's just a studio model, but I put a lot of money into the electronics of all of my guitars, so I want them to be protected. It fits pretty well, but there is about one inch of space around the body. I use Dimarzio ClipLock straps, so I just run the clips along the side of the guitar, and it holds it in place. I've had my Les Paul fall over more times than I could count in this case, and it has seen no damage from it. It offers great protection. My only complaint about my case is the strap. Maybe it's just mine, but the strap is too short. If I leave it sitting on a flat surface, the case won't stay open on its own. I have to hold it open when I put the guitar in or remove it, which is a bit of a hastle. Nevertheless, I just got myself another Les Paul, and I think I'll be buying another one of these to protect my new beauty.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Bullet-Proof!... well probably...

                By SG2RipN

                from Shreveport, LA

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                Pros

                • Good Protection
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    Best case for the money if you wanna protect your Les Paul. The only small complaint I have is that my case is a little uneven at the headstock end. I have to make sure its lined up before I can latch it. Other than that, Im sure it could withstand a drop from a three story building.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great case

                    By John B.-En04e

                    from Central GA

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

                    This case is shielding my 83 Gibson LPC. Add a 10.8lb guitar and it's one heavy mother, but it's very solid and I have no doubt about the safety of my guitar. Also came with several dessicant packs which is great for storing the guitar. Would definitely buy it again.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Case

                    By drummer , guitarist, & sound

                    from Concord, ca

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

                    Great case for my PRS Se Singlecut... one reviewr said it didn't fit this guitar... well it does, some may want ot more snug of a fit but thats when its open...once my strap is folded and crammed in the small compartment and the case is closed... to me is a snug and scure fit.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Perfect!

                    By smitty-yMRln

                    from Shreveport, LA

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

                    I bought this case for my les paul ultra. Great case. The guitar is very snug and will not move. My only complaint is that the case is a little small to fit a leather strap in it. If you are worried about straplocks causing your guitar not to fit, don't. It fits perfectly. The only case insured by the FAA. Buy it now!

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Simply The Best

                    By BillyBob-8zoph

                    from Coos Bay, Oregon

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

                    Ok...so I dont own a high priced Gibson or vintage Fender but I do own a sweet little Epi LP with some serious upgrades and like most guitarists I consider it to be my best friend and confidant and deserving of some serious protection. I have found it in my SKB case. A drunk at a local jam session fell on the first one.....the airlines trashed the second one and not only did the guitar survive without a scratch but SKB replaced the case both times. Just walked in, laid the broken case on the counter and walked out with a new one. It's not often you find a manufactureer with that kind of warranty (lifetime/unconditional) or vendors that back it up. Without a doubt the single best purchase I have made in years!!!

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    bad handle design!

                    By Anonymous

                    from Undisclosed

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

                    Built strong except for the handle. The all plastic handle can not take the stress of carrying a heavey Les Paul guitar. The handle broke while I was carrying it, at least the guitar was not damaged. Replacing the handle requires tearing out the bottom of the case. Save your money and buy a case with a metal bolted down handle.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    SKB case

                    By 8tracklover

                    from Texas

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

                    I recieved this case in December 2007. Within 1 month the plastic handle broke in half right in the middle. The rubber covering was the only thing holding the 2 handle halves together. I emailed SKB customer support and within 1 week I had a replacement handle, no questions asked. The case is rugged and the latches so far are durable. The handle has been my only issue and is now resolved. SKB makes good cases, but their customer support is even better.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    I used to think this was a good case...

                    By rzbk777

                    from Dayton, OH

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

                    I owned this case for a year and a half and yesterday I was carrying my Les Paul when the handle broke off and it went crashing to the cement sidewalk. Up until then I was happy with the case. I contacted the customer service department at SKB but, even if it's fixed or replaced I'm thinking of getting a new case. The case wasn't even used much that was one of a handful of times it left my house.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great case!

                    By Camurai

                    from Maine

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

                    I bought one of these cases to protect my Epi Goth Les Paul a recent trip from Maine to Florida. All I had was a gig bag before this. When I opened the box, I was immediately impressed. Classy, understated, rugged and simple. The TSA approved locks are a plus. My only complaint is that the handle seems a bit weak, but I may just replace it with a stronger one. Interior appointments are very good. My Epi fits with no movement, but with enough room to accommodate strap locks without damaging the interior. Upon arriving in Daytona Beach, I was glad I bought it. The case had some fairly large abrasions on it - but no breaches - and nothing happened to the guitar. Money in my book.

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