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Martin 640 Dreadnought Hardshell Case

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The dreadnought guitar case has a rugged, impact-resistant molded exterior with an embossed C.F. Martin & Co. logo. Nickel-plated hardware and key lo...Click To Read More About This Product

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Protect your Martin in a custom-fit factory case.

The dreadnought guitar case has a rugged, impact-resistant molded exterior with an embossed C.F. Martin & Co. logo. Nickel-plated hardware and key lock. Interior is form-fitted with padded plush lining. Fits 14-fret dreadnoughts, 6 or 12 string.


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Martin640 Dreadnought Hardshell Case
 
4.3

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Functional (8)
  • Good quality (8)
  • Durable (6)
  • Stylish (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Travel (6)
  • Everyday (5)
  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (7), Novice (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Better case now with modifications!

I have a model 640 Martin hardshell case that my 2003 Martin D-28 came in and shortly after I owned it the hot glued nylon webbed strap did come loose. I must say...Read complete review

I have a model 640 Martin hardshell case that my 2003 Martin D-28 came in and shortly after I owned it the hot glued nylon webbed strap did come loose. I must say that I was leery about ordering another model 640 case. I just received my new 640 case for my Martin HD-28 and I'm glad to see that SKB, the manufacture, changed the position of the nylon webbed strap, and the strap is now secured with rivets and not just glued in. I would recommend the model 640 case for any Martin or similar dreadnought guitar. Keep in mind that is not as plush as the 545E Geib style case but it is about as good as it gets for a plastic hardshell case.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Bear Trap Case...

I have owned several Martins throughout my lifetime, and always thought that I should upgrade to a better case to protect my investment. Well today, I decided to do just that, after this...Read complete review

I have owned several Martins throughout my lifetime, and always thought that I should upgrade to a better case to protect my investment. Well today, I decided to do just that, after this case closed on my D-28 and put a large scratch in it. The metal edge that runs around the lip of the case is just waiting to hurt your guitar! I have heard horror stories from friends about this, but figured that I was too careful to have it happen to me. This case is like a bear trap. The lid can't be relied on to stay open while you are removing or replacing your prized possession. The outside of the case is very slick, and wants to slide and fall. The inner storage compartment is too small. For a little more, you could have a Geib-style case. Bottom line, this case serves a purpose, but your beloved Martin deserves better treatment.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Bear Trap Case...

By Jimmy J

from Way Up North

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Pros

  • Easy To Carry

Cons

  • Can Damage Guitar

Best Uses

  • Everyday
  • Travel

Comments about Martin 640 Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

I have owned several Martins throughout my lifetime, and always thought that I should upgrade to a better case to protect my investment. Well today, I decided to do just that, after this case closed on my D-28 and put a large scratch in it. The metal edge that runs around the lip of the case is just waiting to hurt your guitar! I have heard horror stories from friends about this, but figured that I was too careful to have it happen to me. This case is like a bear trap. The lid can't be relied on to stay open while you are removing or replacing your prized possession. The outside of the case is very slick, and wants to slide and fall. The inner storage compartment is too small. For a little more, you could have a Geib-style case. Bottom line, this case serves a purpose, but your beloved Martin deserves better treatment.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Overpriced Case

By No Name Guitar Dude

from San Francisco, CA

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Comments about Martin 640 Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

There are much better (and lower cost) cases available. This case has an extremely shallow storage compartment. It is otherwise a very average case that is way overpriced. The only reason I can see people getting this case is because it is branded "Martin Guitar".

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Better case now with modifications!

By Jackie B.

from Anniston, AL

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Pros

  • Sturdy
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Everyday
    • Practicing
    • Travel

    Comments about Martin 640 Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

    I have a model 640 Martin hardshell case that my 2003 Martin D-28 came in and shortly after I owned it the hot glued nylon webbed strap did come loose. I must say that I was leery about ordering another model 640 case. I just received my new 640 case for my Martin HD-28 and I'm glad to see that SKB, the manufacture, changed the position of the nylon webbed strap, and the strap is now secured with rivets and not just glued in. I would recommend the model 640 case for any Martin or similar dreadnought guitar. Keep in mind that is not as plush as the 545E Geib style case but it is about as good as it gets for a plastic hardshell case.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Solid Case for a Martin Dread

    By musicstudent14

    from Wisconsin

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    Comments about Martin 640 Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

    I just bought this case for my Martin DC-15E. I was concerned by peoples' complaints about the "hot-glued strap", but Martin has since updated the design. As of 4/9/11, the pictures here aren't accurate. They've changed the position of the strap, and it's now secured with rivets. The case fits my Martin dreadnought perfectly--no wiggle room, and notches in the padding to make room for electronics (on a LH or RH guitar) and cable jacks. Only two downsides: not much storage space for strings, tuners, etc.; and the price is a little steep. Overall, however, I would recommend this for a Martin dread.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nice Case!! USA MADE!

    By jman925

    from Pittsburgh,PA

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Practicing
      • Travel

      Comments about Martin 640 Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

      A really sturdy case at a decent price. This case is a beauty to loom at the martin name is very nice!! The locks all work and look very nice, protection is great! Also, this case is made in USA, always nice to be patriotic and by you own countrymen's products!!

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Little protection for your Guitar.

      By Jimmie

      from Alabama

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      Pros

      • Say C F Martin on it
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Not Functional
      • Not Sturdy
      • Poor Protection

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Martin 640 Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

      Very little protection for your guitar. There is no padding at all on the bottom of the case. One good size bump and you'll have a hole in your guitar. I was really excited about this case,and seeing TKL when I opened it. I thought it would be a great case. WRONG!. I can't see how Martin would put a high end guitar in this case. A wooden TKL that came with my lower end Martin Is a world better than this case. Push on this case,and watch the inside. You can see it push into where the guitar would be, with very little effort. There is also little storage room in the case.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      640 vs Gator

      By geetarman

      from Arizona

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      Comments about Martin 640 Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

      I have both a 640 & Gator case for my Martins. The 640 is a real nice case except for the lousy hold open strap that was engineered to fail. The Gator is every bit as secure but the strap is bullet proof. Either make a very safe container for a dread.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Finally...a case for my Seagull

      By VanHayden

      from Sacramento, CA

      Comments about Martin 640 Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

      November 11, 2009. Delivered 30 minutes ago. Finally found a quality case that will protect my Seagull Artist Mosaic! The Tric case that came with my Seagull allowed the guitar to flop around at the headstock, and actually broke the inside plastic shell of the case with the tuner buttons on a flight cross-country. Luckily, no damage, but I don't know how hard a hit the Tric would endure without subsequent instrument damage.This 640 snugs my Seagull in nicely, with NO flop.I like the light weight when hauling a case around airports...this one is no heavier than the foam Tric, and certainly much lighter than the laminated plywood alternatives. I'm 65...stopped serious exercise years ago.TKL makes a generic Pro-Form dreadnaught case, but the pics I have seen show no arch to the top of that case. I personally think the arch is important for airline strength. Their Martin 640 version seems a more substantial choice...for more money - well spent.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Need Replacement

      By dallen55

      from Columbus, OH

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      Comments about Martin 640 Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

      640 Dreadnought Hardshell Case --
      I got one of these new with my HD-28 two years ago. It has already fallen apart. I bumped it once and the aluminum warped. Nobody fixes these cases. Really very expensive compared to other good hardshell cases. It lasted two years. Shows off the Martin logo but I prefer my TKL cases.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      It fits my D-18

      By Aging folkie

      from Menlo Park CA

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Martin 640 Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

          This case fits my 1971 D-18 better than any case I previously tried.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Ordered one day, had it the next. Great customer service.

          By Joshua 24:15

          from Moberly MO

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          Pros

          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Martin 640 Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

              Great guitar case. Great customer service. Great delivery time.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The Dreadnought Hardshell Case is the best case I have owned

              By Godfather

              from Ohio

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

                Comments about Martin 640 Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

                I use my case for my Martin acoustic guitar to travel to practice and gigs. I feel very secure in knowing my guitar is protected.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Buy Would do again .

                By Blizzard

                from Conway Sc

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Martin 640 Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

                  Just what I was looking for . Perfect fit for my Martin

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  A very good buy

                  By Bluenote

                  from New York City

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                  Comments about Martin 640 Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

                  This is an excellent case for the money. it's extremely light, which for me is a significant factor. It will not protect a guitar the way a Reunion Blues gig bag does or the way a traditional plywood or heavy plastic case does -- but it's like any other piece of equipment: good for some purposes (like normal travel to local gigs) but not for others.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Sharp Case!

                  By JimfromNC

                  from North Carolina

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Everyday
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Martin 640 Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

                    If you are looking for an upgrade to the Martin cases that come with their guitars, this is it! The only drawback is that the accessory compartment is not very deep so you can only put about half of what you can fit in a standard guitar accessory case. The case looks great, feels sturdy, and is noticably easier to carry around due to the size and light weight. Worth the few extra dollars.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    custom case with martin logo

                    By Factory case for my Martin D41

                    from Redding, CA

                    Comments about Martin 640 Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

                    The case protects the guitar very well, but the strap that holds the case open comes off easily since it is only glued on with a glue gun and very difficult to reglue.

                     
                    5.0

                    Awzm Case brothers and sisters ,,,quite lovely in looks dept

                    By No Yes

                    from JUNGLES of Malibu

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Martin 640 Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

                        me guitar likes sleeping in it

                         
                        5.0

                        High quality case

                        By Jim

                        from South

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Martin 640 Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

                            Over 60 yes of playing

                             
                            4.0

                            I like lighter ABS cases. The Days of wood cases is over!

                            By Ron

                            from Yuma

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional
                            • Good Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup
                              • Concerts

                              Comments about Martin 640 Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

                              As I get older, I can't tolerate old wood cases that weigh more than the instrument!

                               
                              5.0

                              Perfect

                              By Zack

                              from Helena, AL

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                              Pros

                              • Functional
                              • Good Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Martin 640 Dreadnought Hardshell Case:

                                  Use for storage

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