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Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case

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Hardshell guitar case for the Alvarez DC1 arched dreadnought acoustic. Wooden shell with rugged cover, plush lining, and heavy-duty hinges and latche...Click To Read More About This Product

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The right case for the right guitar.

Hardshell guitar case for the Alvarez DC1 arched dreadnought acoustic. Wooden shell with rugged cover, plush lining, and heavy-duty hinges and latches provides perfect protection for your favorite guitar.

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  • Wood shell
  • Rugged cover
  • Plush lining
  • Heavy-duty hinges
  • Fits Alvarez DC1
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AlvarezDC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case
 
4.4

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (19)
  • Good protection (18)
  • Easy to carry (17)
  • Durable (13)
  • Functional (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (12)
  • Practicing (10)
  • Concerts (6)
  • Travel (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Novice (8), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Beautiful Case!

So there was some confusion over this case, so I called Alvarez, and confirmed that we shouldn't be confused by the DC-1 model number. This is simply a dreadnought case, and it...Read complete review

So there was some confusion over this case, so I called Alvarez, and confirmed that we shouldn't be confused by the DC-1 model number. This is simply a dreadnought case, and it is beautiful. If you're looking to carry your guitar in style, then you have to look at this case. The interior padding is luxurious, and although the case itself is not quite as sturdy as some cases that I have purchased, this is a case that I would baby. It just looks too good to throw around.

This is a case that will turn heads when you carry your guitar in, and if treated as such, it will serve you and your guitar very well.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Alvarez

I purchased the Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case for my 40 year old Alvarez Dreadnought. Nice looking case, but the fabric outer cover is like a magnet to dirt, scrapes...Read complete review

I purchased the Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case for my 40 year old Alvarez Dreadnought. Nice looking case, but the fabric outer cover is like a magnet to dirt, scrapes and smudges. The case is very light in weight which makes me wonder how many layers of plywood were used and just how sturdy in will be to protect my guitar. The interior is nicely padded and my guitar fits securely. Finally, the case only has four latches. Other acoustic cases I have purchased have six. While the price was reasonable, I wonder if I will be buying another one soon.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Alvarez

By 52 Hotrod

from Austin, TX

Comments about Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

I purchased the Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case for my 40 year old Alvarez Dreadnought. Nice looking case, but the fabric outer cover is like a magnet to dirt, scrapes and smudges. The case is very light in weight which makes me wonder how many layers of plywood were used and just how sturdy in will be to protect my guitar. The interior is nicely padded and my guitar fits securely. Finally, the case only has four latches. Other acoustic cases I have purchased have six. While the price was reasonable, I wonder if I will be buying another one soon.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Classic styling

By Dr. Kim

from Augusta, Ga

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Pros

  • Easy To Carry
  • Good Protection
  • Sturdy
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

    This case is a perfect fit for your AD-60 12 string. It's throwback canvas look is spectacular something out of the 50's. Construction is very good. The only flaw in mine was the Alvarez emblem had a slight bend in it nothing worth returning though. I just like looking at this case, nothing but very cool. It is worth the extra few coins over a generic case.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fits Like a Glove..

    By Flattop

    from AtL, GA

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Easy To Carry
    • Good Protection
    • Sturdy
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Everyday
      • Practicing
      • Travel

      Comments about Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

      I decided to get this matching case for my Alvarez guitar and I like the look of this case, easy to carry, padding is very nice, and the guitar fits for a nice tight, snug fit. I see some complaints as the outer shell will show dirt easily, dents, dings,ect.. especially if your gigging. These are all true statements but thats why I bought the case to protect that thing inside you know my guitar. Better the case than my axe. Very stylish and I would recommend it

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful Case!

      By Pastor Bob

      from Clarksville, TN

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      Pros

      • Easy To Carry
      • Good Protection
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

          So there was some confusion over this case, so I called Alvarez, and confirmed that we shouldn't be confused by the DC-1 model number. This is simply a dreadnought case, and it is beautiful. If you're looking to carry your guitar in style, then you have to look at this case. The interior padding is luxurious, and although the case itself is not quite as sturdy as some cases that I have purchased, this is a case that I would baby. It just looks too good to throw around.

          This is a case that will turn heads when you carry your guitar in, and if treated as such, it will serve you and your guitar very well.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Nice Case for the Price Paid

          By Les Fender

          from Coastal North Carolina

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          Pros

          • Good Protection
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

            Wanted an Alvarez case for my newly-purchased Alvarez guitar (took it home from Guitar Center in a generic one that I returned after receiving this one - didn't like the way the guitar fit in it, a bit too loose). I lucked out that this case had just gone on sale at Musician's Friend, it cost less than the generic one from GC. Anyway, the guitar fits in this case nice and snugly. Reasons for not rating it five stars: received it with a (very) small nick in the brown binding; I think the canvas(?) covering could be glued on a bit tighter in a few spots; the covering is a bit "irregular" (but after the first few times I take it out of the house, that will all blend right in with the road grime, I'm sure); and the accessory compartment cover inside seems a bit weakly attached and "flappy." But in the grand scheme of things, especially for the price, the fact that it's a genuine Alvarez case, the nice plush lining, the way the guitar fits in it; and it's really cool tan/brown/tweed vintage look, those are all pretty minor issues in my opinion.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Works, but...

            By Ty

            from Indianapolis, IN

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            Pros

            • Easy To Carry
            • Stylish

            Cons

            • Outside Stitching Concern

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

            The case fits the GD 50 year guitar well and has a decent liner; the stitching outside the case is concerning. Hopefully it holds up and doesn't continue to fray over time. Also, the latches are very nice in their ease of use and construction. Overall the case will work in protecting the guitar as long as the stitching holds up.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great product iwould by again!!!

            By gerald

            from franklin n.c.

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Easy To Carry
            • Good Protection
            • Sturdy
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Everyday

              Comments about Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

              great product fits snug as a bug!!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Case for the money

              By gopogo

              from Midland

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Easy To Carry
              • Good Protection
              • Sturdy
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

                  It's an inexpensive case. Better quality than one would expect for the money.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Perfect protection for my needs

                  By Doc

                  from Hudson Valley, New York

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Carry
                  • Good Protection
                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

                      I've owned my Yairi Alvarez D50 for well over 20 years, transporting it when necessary in a variety of plain-Jane cases and gig bags. When I saw this "Branded" case on line, it looked great. Imagine my delight when it arrived and looked even better in person. This is not an expensive case, but for the money, it offers great looks, a great fit for my dread, and reasonable protection for car trips. It's perfect for my needs.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Beautiful Case

                      By MusicnGlass

                      from BucksCounty,PA

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Carry
                      • Good Protection
                      • Stylish

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday

                        Comments about Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

                        Way more padding than a TKL case I have. Construction doesn't seem to be the most durable for long lasting wear, but seriously, if you are going to buy a case in this color you are probably not going to be tossing it into a truck every weekend. This is an excellent case for general storage and light transport. I wouldn't use it as a steady gig case or put it on a plane if I could help it. It really does cuddle the guitar well tough and it just looks great.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Just like I wanted it.

                        By nolan_fox

                        from Butler, Pa

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Carry
                        • Good Protection
                        • Stylish

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday
                          • Practicing
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

                          I purchased this Case and received it 3 days after purchase- GREAT. I had never seen a case with this color and style, which gave it a new look to my liking. The case is light enough to carry, the handle is soft and it tilts the case perfectly to keep it from hitting off your legs. Some other reviews say the case is too thin, it is very sturdy. It is obviously plywood, but there has to be some kind of strong plastic to it also. Other reviews say that the "latches don't match up". This is an incorrect statement. The Lid positions onto the body of the case perfectly. With the guitar inside it is necessary to give the body a little push in, or the lid a little pull out to make the fit snug, which just shows it is healthy. Then the latches latch smoothly, and securely. The interior of the case is soft/heavily padded with a fake fur-carpet material. It is black, also stylish. The case is like none other I have owned, and it tops them all. Get it, it is worth it.

                          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Just an awful waste of money

                          By Stephen McWilliams

                          from Washington DC

                          Comments about Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

                          Sent it back. Sales people were great. Returned it and they sent me a silver creek.
                          Much better case, and about the same money.
                          It looks good in pictures, I should have known better. Awful Construction. Case was crushed on the back. Not from shipping,Tolex was perfectly smooth.I just happened to touch the back and my hand went thru to the padding. LOL......
                          Dings and dents all over. Lid did not close properly,
                          Much better case out there, Cases are no longer cheap, you get what you pay for. Lesson Learned.
                          Amazingly Bad

                           
                          4.0

                          Nice Case

                          By Al

                          from Conway, Ar.

                          About Me Novice

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

                              Needed to update an old case for my 1981 vintage Alvarez 5028. Perfect fit. And after all it is an Alvarez which lest me stay true to brand.

                               
                              5.0

                              Very nicely made case

                              By Crystal

                              from Columbia, MO

                              About Me Novice

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Functional
                              • Good Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

                                  I bought this case to hold a Gretsch 5420, and it does that quite snugly and well. I'd strongly recommend this case for anyone looking for a 5420 case less expensive than Gretsch's archtop.

                                  The case is beautiful, with an appearance far in excess of its cost.

                                  It closes precisely, the latches are all smooth, and the interior is top notch.

                                  The only negatives I can think of is that the tweed will get dirty and you'll have to deal with that. But that's a small price to pay for such a lovely case.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  FITS MY TAKAMINE G SERIES 12-STRING BEAUTIFULLY

                                  By Woob

                                  from Port Richey, FL

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                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Functional
                                  • Good Quality
                                  • Great Fit
                                  • Great Looking

                                  Cons

                                  • None Yet

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Every Day Use

                                  Comments about Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

                                  Perfect fit. Beautiful case. Seems sturdy. Don't know what these other people do with their guitar cases that they think it's flimsy. It's a guitar case not an iron box. Unless your use it to go skydiving with your guitar, I don't see a problem. And at 52 clams after discounts; you can't beat it! I'd buy it again.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Attractive and sturdy

                                  By Larry

                                  from Harrisburg

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                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Functional
                                  • Good Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

                                      I bought this on sale and it was a great deal at that price. Nicer than I expected. Very attractive case. Good padding and seems pretty sturdy. Ibanez Artwood AW400 dreadnought fits like a glove. Fender Fa-100 has a little bit of wiggle room.

                                       
                                      2.0

                                      Disappointed

                                      By bigsisd2hga

                                      from Hewitt, TX

                                      About Me Novice

                                      Pros

                                      • Functional

                                      Cons

                                      • cover material coming out of stitching
                                      • Has basically not a very long "shelf life"
                                      • Poor Quality
                                      • Weak hinge latch (bends)

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Practicing

                                      Comments about Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

                                      This case goes between two rooms in my house. Only travels in my back seat once a week to music studio. For 6 months wasn't accessed for guitar at all after I had an accident. The case is beautiful and I love it. But metal on latch too thin and one is bent and will not stay secure. The stitching is intact but the material is coming up out from the edges in several places at bottom, side and neck where it was tucked in. It is not accessed enough nor misused to start coming apart. Never left outside. Not exposed to inclement weather. Have another guitar in vinyl hard shell case that can get a little rain on it and wiped off.

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Fits Alvarez 12 String

                                      By SPED-prof

                                      from Park City, UT

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                                      Pros

                                      • Functional

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

                                          I was looking for a nice case for my Alvarez 12 string, and this fit the bill nicely.

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Great case, solid construction, and well worth it!

                                          By rodz78

                                          from San Antonio, Texas

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                                          Pros

                                          • Good Quality

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Concerts
                                            • Practicing

                                            Comments about Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

                                            The case fits my B.C. Rich acoustic guitar perfectly. I am very happy with its quality and high grade construction. Definitely more case than what you pay for.

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Great case, great value.

                                            By none

                                            from New England

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                                            Pros

                                            • Functional
                                            • Good Quality

                                            Cons

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                                                Comments about Alvarez DC1 Arched Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case:

                                                I just received my new DC1 Dreadnought case for my 36 year old Alvarez/Yairi DY45 guitar. I've been through 3 cheap cases over the years but being that I still travel with it, decided to get a new case. I am totally pleased with this case, especially for the price...and my guitar fits in it 'like a glove'. Also, plenty of room for the cord, capo, strap, extra strings and other necessities. Nice Case! Looks cool too!

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