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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...Read More

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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
 
4.5

(based on 42 reviews)

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    (29)

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    (8)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (11)
  • Good protection (10)
  • Easy to carry (8)
  • Good quality (7)
  • Functional (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (6)
  • Travel (6)
  • Concerts (5)
  • Back-up (3)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (8)

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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5.0

Good Product

By John the Guitar Player

from Cleveland, OH

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      I am flying soon and wanted to bring my guitar with me. The original Gibson case just wasn't going to cut it. My Les Paul Custom fits into this case without much problem. The latches seem well designed and confidently open and shut without much effort.

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      4.0

      Pleasantly Surprised!

      By Artgtr

      from Wurtsboro, NY

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      Pros

      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Protect my guitar!

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

        I recieved the other day, for a project tribute Les Paul Custom Roadworn. I have 5 les Paul's & adding this one to the group. The case has great latches, which are very easy to operate & seem very secure. The carry handle feels good & durable while carrying it. The overall feel is well constructed & secure. I would say, Value, you would be hard pressed to find a case better in this price range. I was thinking why beat up on my classic Gibson case going to a gig, I could use this one. I used my Musicians Friend reward points & got it even cheaper. My only thing I noticed is that the inside case, little cubby door seemed flimsy, but everything else far outweighs that. So if you are looking for a good, durable, cheap case this is it!

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        4.0

        Upgrade from the cheaper cases

        By Desmond

        from undisclosed

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

        Purchased as upgrade from MG case for Gibson Tribute LP. MG case was good fit for the body. Just barely a gap of clearnce between top back edge of headstock and bottom of case. But, had to detune e and d so that machine buttons didn't make hard contact on bottom of case thereby putting pressure on headstock and neck with case closed. This SKB case has a little bit more depth in headstock area but top left and right machine buttons still make very light contact with bottom if they are perpendicular to headstock edge. I still end up detuning e and d for peace of mind. Not much gained there. For the money I ended up spending for both cases, I'm beyond the cost of a Gibson case. The gain ... Thicker shell, maybe a little more plush interior, especially top inside of case. A better fit overall and better latches/hardware. It's a good case for light travel and storage. For an expensive LP, or moderate to heavy travel, Id buy a better case. For the price, this is pretty OK given the caveats.

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        5.0

        Superb safe transport case for quality instruments

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        By brucemaiershow

        from Washington state

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            My second case by this manufacturer and the most impressive modern system for today's touring, flying musicians.

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            5.0

            Best case for the money if you have an Epiphone LP

            By Bob C

            from Wayland NY

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            Pros

            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Giging

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

              Wonderful case for the money, Strong, Good protection. I am a little uncomfortable with the handle, but I tend to be cautious.....

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              2.0

              damaged goods

              By david

              from Defuniak Springs, Fl

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              Pros

              • Functional

              Cons

              • Difficult To Use
              • Poor Quality

              Best Uses

              • Backup

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

              it's a case, and it fits most gibson style bodies with little play. the outside seems sturdy enough, but it must have been dropped either in transit or at the warehouse because tongue and groove that seals the case don't line up making it difficult to close. what good is a case if it doesn't close?

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              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.

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                4.0

                Fits PRS SE 245!

                By hypersquirrel

                from Atlanta, GA

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                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.

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                5.0

                Excellent purchase

                By Tris

                from Marietta, Ga

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                Pros

                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    Fits ESP LTD EC series guitar as expected. Has nice feel and carries at a comfortable angle on the grip. Glad I bought this rather than the plywood base case by ESP.

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                    5.0

                    PRS SE, (Mikael Akerfeldt) fit/ a 96/100.

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                    By bird

                    from Southeast Michigan

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                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Good Protection
                    • Sturdy
                    • Support Good

                    Cons

                    • Handle Functionstiff

                    Best Uses

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

                      Web was accurate, my SE Mikael Akerfeldt fit, only requires a washcloth under lower-bout to properly elevate for a perfect, fit. Material used/ assembly give the handle (0) free-play=it is stiff, really only may become issue as time will have its affect. Either the mount at case will begin to give-out,(most-likely), or the plastic mateing ball-n-socket joint will "break-in"? Latches, hinges, body and interior, all acceptable quality.

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