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SKB SKB-66 Deluxe Universal Electric Guitar Case Black  (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

Protect your valued axe, including seven-string models!

The SKB-66 Universal electric guitar case includes completely new latches made of virtually indestructable fiberglass reinforced nylon and include a TSA recognized and accepted lock. The over-molded handle is comfortable and perfectly balanced.

This hardshell guitar case features molded in bumpers for protection, a "tongue & groove" valance to keep dust and moisture out. Also accommodates seven-string axes.

FEATURES
  • Advanced ABS molded plastic outershell
  • Trigger latches with TSA lock
  • Over-molded handle
  • Injection molded 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
  • Holds seven-string guitars
  • Inside Dimensions
  • Length: 39.5"
  • Body Length: 18.25"
  • Body Depth: 3.5"
  • Lower Width: 12.75"

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SKB-66 Deluxe Universal Electric Guitar Case
 
4.0

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (12)
  • Easy to use (10)
  • Functional (10)
  • Easy to carry (3)
  • Good protection (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Professional musician (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great case. Great price.

Great case fits my new ESP LTD mh 1001 like a glove. Rubberized handle is comfortab le. Very solid exterior with shock resistant grooves. Looks cool too. Good storage spaces. Seal keeps...Read complete review

Great case fits my new ESP LTD mh 1001 like a glove. Rubberized handle is comfortab le. Very solid exterior with shock resistant grooves. Looks cool too. Good storage spaces. Seal keeps everything
Contained. Great case great price.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Horrible design

I've been a fan of SKB for years now, but this design on this case is absolutely horrible. I bought one of these for my Tele and I've only took it out on I'd...Read complete review

I've been a fan of SKB for years now, but this design on this case is absolutely horrible. I bought one of these for my Tele and I've only took it out on I'd say between ten and twenty gigs. I have a huge crack under one of the latches. I think those Godzilla size latches are to blame. The latches are way to big for any case. They stick out and get caught on just about eveything they come in contact with. You can't put any kind of weight on them, (as in loading your equipment into what ever vehicle you're using). I take the utmost care of my equipment and realize that things happen on the road. but according to SKB's website they do not cover normal wear and tear. Well to me this case isn't worthy of even carrying your guitar in just around town. I'm not knocking SKB, but they need to dump this design. I considered buying one of these for my 335, but after what happened to my Tele case I'll go with Gator next time. I hope the guys at SKB read this. You've got excellent products but this one is gonna come back to bite you in the rump.

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Horrible design

By Mike K.

from Dayton Ohio

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Comments about SKB-66 Deluxe Universal Electric Guitar Case:

I've been a fan of SKB for years now, but this design on this case is absolutely horrible. I bought one of these for my Tele and I've only took it out on I'd say between ten and twenty gigs. I have a huge crack under one of the latches. I think those Godzilla size latches are to blame. The latches are way to big for any case. They stick out and get caught on just about eveything they come in contact with. You can't put any kind of weight on them, (as in loading your equipment into what ever vehicle you're using). I take the utmost care of my equipment and realize that things happen on the road. but according to SKB's website they do not cover normal wear and tear. Well to me this case isn't worthy of even carrying your guitar in just around town. I'm not knocking SKB, but they need to dump this design. I considered buying one of these for my 335, but after what happened to my Tele case I'll go with Gator next time. I hope the guys at SKB read this. You've got excellent products but this one is gonna come back to bite you in the rump.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

JUNK!!!

By Anthony

from Savannah, GA

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Comments about SKB-66 Deluxe Universal Electric Guitar Case:

I have been an SKB fan for years. First off, I will start with the good. The case holds the guitar very well. The other thing that is great about these cases is that they are stackable. Now for the bad. Customer service sucks. The latches are too big and don't do the case any justice and finally, I have three of these cases and on every one the handle has either broke or the plastic around the handle has crack or split. The kicker is these cases haven't seen the road once. Come on man!!! You can't have all plastic hardware and expect it to last. I know this has been and on-going problem with these cases and SKB needs to reavaluate this design. Something to be aware of...

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not worth it

By Joshua_D

from Western NC

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Comments about SKB-66 Deluxe Universal Electric Guitar Case:

The quality just isn't there for this model in my opinion. I've had issues with this case since I bought it in 2007, and I'll soon be replacing the case for something a bit more sturdy and wll-built. Maybe other SKB models are better, but this one wasn't worth the investment.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A hardshell case with fancy latches

By Megaman17

from TX

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Comments about SKB-66 Deluxe Universal Electric Guitar Case:

This is another ordinary SKB case with new fancy latches. SKB cases are "universal", and not really for all kinds of guitars. As seen in the picture on the page, it's pretty much molded for strats... or something eaqually skinny. 7-string guitars wouldn't fit in SKB's and I doubt baritone guitars would either. However, SKB's have a constant good quality and this one is not an exception. It doesn't seem to be any stronger than the regular hardshell case but has a good looking double action latches with TSA lock. Now you can lock your guitar case upon checking out at the airport. (I do not know if it is meant to be a "flight case".) But is that feature worth $30 more than the regular one? ...you decide.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not Universal!

By Roknrol66

from Charleston, WV

About Me Professional Musician

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Verified Buyer

Comments about SKB-66 Deluxe Universal Electric Guitar Case:

I ordered this case for an ESP Les Paul style. When it arrived, it was molded for a Strat style. It seems like it is a very nice case, just a poor description of it as "universal"

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice case...But

By Freddy the Y

from Northeast Ohio

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

  • Customer service not so good at SKB
  • No protective padding per say... just lining.

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about SKB-66 Deluxe Universal Electric Guitar Case:

This is a nice case. Good construction etc. But I tried to point out to the folks at SKB about a defect in engineering of their products but they just basically blew me off. I guess they'd just rather sit in front of their computers and play games. Basically, the stackable feature in these cases don't quite stack up. I tried to point that out about a Jackson case which is the same design and made by them doesn't match up. Pretty bad when you try to go out of your way to point out a design flaw and get blown off. In reality doing them a favor... but I guess it's more comfortable in La La land.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

decent case

By bob

from earth

About Me Professional Musician

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Comments about SKB-66 Deluxe Universal Electric Guitar Case:

overpriced, but decent case.. latches are good, key fitment in the lock is a little iffy.. it is cool looking, fits my strat nicely, would I recommend? only if you buy it on sale.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Case.....a little heavy

By Moon Dog

from Phoenix AZ

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Great Handle
  • Super Strong
  • Well Made Case

Cons

  • Empty Case Is Heavy

Best Uses

  • Mixers
  • Using It For Pedals

Comments about SKB-66 Deluxe Universal Electric Guitar Case:

Great Case....holds all my expensive stuff.
I can keep everything pre-connected.
Looks pro.
Travels well.
Nothing is going to damage the gear inside
About the size of a guitar case but wider.
Working perfect for me....
Only downside is the empty case is a little heavy so once you load it up its pretty beefy.
Moon Dog

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

SKB-66 Deluxe Universal Guitar Case

By Sonja

from Baytown, TX

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Church Band

    Comments about SKB-66 Deluxe Universal Electric Guitar Case:

    It was a gift. The person who received it couldn't have been happier. It was out of stock when I ordered, but the person receiving the gift was willing to wait even if his gift was late for Christmas. It came in on the 23rd of December....saw him the next day. He opened it and ran with it around the room he was so excited.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This is an Awesome case!

    By Wags

    from Lawrenceville, Ga

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Practicing
      • Travel

      Comments about SKB-66 Deluxe Universal Electric Guitar Case:

      This case does it all! It is beautiful and sturdy. It has room inside for a tuner, strap and picks. And it was on sale!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Does what is says

      By Big Daddy B

      from temecula, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Carry
      • Good Protection

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about SKB-66 Deluxe Universal Electric Guitar Case:

        I bought one of these for my Hellraiser 7-string and it fits perfectly. This case has traveled quite a few miles in the air and had no issues with baggage handlers at hotels or airports. Other than the airline agents asking if it is a gun case I have had no issues at all.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Fine case, excellent value

        By axman53

        from South Florida

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        Comments about SKB-66 Deluxe Universal Electric Guitar Case:

        OK, so it's not the best case in the world, but you can't beat the value. I got one of these for my Carvin DC-135 because the form fitting case I got with the guitar would barely close with a strap on the guitar. This case works great and is a steal for the money. Yeah, it would be nice if there was a covered compartment inside, but for the money I'm happy with it.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Ideal for Airports

        By Billy The Kid-srO3T

        from East coast

        Comments about SKB-66 Deluxe Universal Electric Guitar Case:

        It is relatively light, withstood the rigors of airport handling on an east to west coast round trip, and comes with a TSA approved lock. Bought a second one after this initial test.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good for the price

        By Kevin -_478r

        from Los Angeles, CA

        Comments about SKB-66 Deluxe Universal Electric Guitar Case:

        I just received my SKB 66. From the outside the case looks to be up to the task of medium road work but I wouldn?t use it for heavy travel. The interior is good and my guitar (Shecter Hellraiser FR) fits snugly in place. There were some quality issues that I had to fix though. The first thing that needed attention was the strap that keeps the lid from falling open. On mine the length of the strap was too short and the lid had a tendency slamming shut so I had to lengthen it. Also the glue that is used to keep the foam in place was useless and didn?t stick. I had to scrape all the old glue off and I used 100% silicon calk to hold the foam in place. The keys for the lock were also missing and I had to call SKB to obtain a pair. Overall I would say that this case was a good buy and even though there were some quality issues they were easily fixable.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good case, but really stinks

        By fred Weinstein

        from Paso Robles, Ca

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        Comments about SKB-66 Deluxe Universal Electric Guitar Case:

        This case is a good value for the money. If you go to their website, they list what guitars fit which cases so its a no brainer. No guessing. My only complaint is the smell. You have to leave this case opened for about 2 weeks to let the odor escape. Im guessing it is either from the carpet or the glue used. Other than that, it does what it is supposed to and does it well. I use it for a Strat and a Schecter C-1 Classic, both fit well and dont move around.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Go SKB!

        By STCaxeman

        from West Chester, PA

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        Comments about SKB-66 Deluxe Universal Electric Guitar Case:

        Just to start off, I now have about $2000 worth of gear protected by SKB - my guitar, amp, and pedalboard - and I'll never look back. This was my most recent purchase, and before ordering I called SKB to ask a few questions. I asked if my lifetime warranty would be void if I painted my case. The rep said no, and suggested a brand of spray paint for me to use! I was amazed.Anyway, the case is awesome, but SKB is even more awesome - Fits my tele like a glove. If you want a case that'll literally last for a lifetime, this is the one for you.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good, but overpriced

        By the smaller cheese

        from Centralia, WA

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        Comments about SKB-66 Deluxe Universal Electric Guitar Case:

        I needed something to protect my backup guitar in the trailer for a tour, and this looked like the most durable thing short of a big, heavy, plywood ATA flight case (not appealing). It does seem very tough - finally they figured out that those little luggage hasps rip off cases like loose scabs, and those one-rivet handles are practically ornamental. So it's definitely a step up. I wonder why the exorbitant price, tho - only the latches and handle are new deisign, and they are some kind of poly/carbon/plastic/whatever. Also this case fits the following wide variety of guitars: strat, strat, and strat. I tried a couple of my teles in it and could get them to jam in there. I didn't even try another body style. Luckily, my backup guitar *is* a strat. I'm happy with the case, just kinda disappointed in the market for cases - apparently there is no demand for a good, lightweight case under $100 that will survive a few weeks in a trailer. This is literally the only thing I could find that looked even acceptable.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best case for most prized Axe

        By gtiman67

        from Apopka, Fl

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • HIGH quality
        • Inside compartment
        • Plush interior
        • TSA approved locks

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Keeping guitar safe
          • Practicing

          Comments about SKB-66 Deluxe Universal Electric Guitar Case:

          This is a generic case by MUSICIANS FRIEND but I tell you it's the same high quality case that came with my brand new Jackson RR Pro Rhoads guitar! Well worth the money I used it on a custom guitar I just made.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Decent case for the money.

          Comments about SKB-66 Deluxe Universal Electric Guitar Case:

          Decent case but doesn't keep picks, whammy bar, allen wrenches in place. They are always scattered around everywhere in the case.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good... Well built

          By Crazykatman

          from Northeast Ohio

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about SKB-66 Deluxe Universal Electric Guitar Case:

            Good general fits all case. It won't fit every guitar out there but will accommodate most. Nice and compact. Stackable feature is nice... but only fits the exact same case. Won't fit the Jackson, ESP or any of the other cases that SKB makes that look like this... bummer.

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