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SKB Economy Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Case Black

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Product Price $119.99
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The SKB-8 is a shaped case within SKB's Economy line of cases. With an EPS plush lined interior, it provides an exceptional value for the price. The ...Click To Read More About This Product

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The SKB-8 is a shaped case within SKB's Economy line of cases. With an EPS plush lined interior, it provides an exceptional value for the price. The SKB-8 case is designed to hold acoustic style guitars.

FEATURES
Advanced ABS molded plastic outershell
Fully plush lined EPS molded interior
Tongue & groove Aluminum valance to keep dust and moisture out
Molded-in bumper protects valance
Reinforced Chrome button feet
Chrome plated lockable latches
Oversized accessory compartment

Fits:
Any Acoustic Dreadnaught size
Yamaha FG series

Inner dimensions:
Length: 42.50"
Body length: 21.25"
Body depth: 5.5"
Lower bout: 16"
Upper bout: 12"
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SKBEconomy Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Case
 
4.5

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (7)
  • Good protection (6)
  • Good quality (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (5)
  • Practicing (3)
  • Travel (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Surprising Quality

I had ordered a different case, but it was backordered, so I wound up getting this one. I've read other reviews that the latches didn't line up exactly. I have not had this...Read complete review

I had ordered a different case, but it was backordered, so I wound up getting this one. I've read other reviews that the latches didn't line up exactly. I have not had this problem. Latches are just fine. The lining of the case surprised me. It's a nice soft green interior with a roomy hidden storage area underneath the neck channel for picks or small metronome, or whatever.

I'm glad I didn't get the other case. Super happy with this one.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Okay for home use.

Yup, the reviews are correct. The case does not close flush and needs to be tweaked to fully close. It's functional for an at home practice case but certainly not durable enough to...Read complete review

Yup, the reviews are correct. The case does not close flush and needs to be tweaked to fully close. It's functional for an at home practice case but certainly not durable enough to take on the road.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A Good Case

By Tunes-Mw.O.

from Ontario

Comments about SKB Economy Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Case:

I purchased this case as it seemed most similar to the case that comes with higher end Martins. I like the hard plastic exterior, aluminmum rim around the whole thing. It does fit my dread quite well, with a small amount of wiggle that is resolved with a polish cloth tucked in. It has to fit "all" dreads so expect some space. I recently traveled on airline and everything arrived safely both ways. Passes my test.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Review of SKB Economy Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Case

By Joseph Gumber

from Undisclosed

Comments about SKB Economy Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Case:

A good case for the price. I had to send back the first case because the case didn't close tight by the lower bout. The metal binding appeared to be bent at the factory. Replacement case was just fine. The case interior is larger than my Seagull guitars and had to fill in the space around the guitar body with soft cloths which was not a problem.
Sturdy hardshell exterior. Interior is plush enough to protect guitar finish. Hinges on the case are a little light, but work well enough.
Metal bindings/seals don't line up perfectly when closing the case.
For me this case is worth the price.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Surprising Quality

By Acoustic Booth

from Killeen, TX

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Pros

  • Easy To Carry
  • Good Protection
  • Sturdy
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Everyday
    • Travel

    Comments about SKB Economy Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Case:

    I had ordered a different case, but it was backordered, so I wound up getting this one. I've read other reviews that the latches didn't line up exactly. I have not had this problem. Latches are just fine. The lining of the case surprised me. It's a nice soft green interior with a roomy hidden storage area underneath the neck channel for picks or small metronome, or whatever.

    I'm glad I didn't get the other case. Super happy with this one.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great gift for my son

    By Oregonmom

    from Burns, OR

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Protection

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about SKB Economy Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Case:

      I purchased this case as a gift for my son. The case was sent to his address so as yet i have not seen the case for myself. However, my son is very pleased with it and said it fits his guitar perfectly.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Simply a GREAT CASE

      By WildMan

      from Cartersville, GA

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Carry
      • Good Protection
      • Sturdy
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Travel

        Comments about SKB Economy Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Case:

        I had recently purchased a Jasmine S34C without a case but found out I had to travel by airline for an extended stay. Called Muscian's Friend and they hooked me up with this case. Was slightly large and with some polishing cloths worked great. The airline checked in at the oversized door. At the other end was safe and sound. Very study, nice looking inside and out. Great job Musician's Friend!

        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Poor fitting case

        By terrapinjam99

        from St. Loius , MO

        Comments about SKB Economy Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Case:

        This hardshell case does not provide the proper fit for a standard Dreadnought Acc. guitar!!! It is too big for your standard Dreadnought, and therefore the guitar is not held properly and moves around. I also found that to be true of their skb-18 case as well !!! I have many standard Dread guitars and NONE of them fit properly into this case-- it was to big for every one of them. Thay must have made it bigger to be more of a universal case, but that does not help the person who justs wants a case to fit their Dreadnought properly. I was very disappointed and returned two of these cases.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Okay for home use.

        By Scott

        from San Jose

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Functional

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about SKB Economy Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Case:

          Yup, the reviews are correct. The case does not close flush and needs to be tweaked to fully close. It's functional for an at home practice case but certainly not durable enough to take on the road.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          another great SKB case

          By diffvt

          from vermont

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday
            • Travel

            Comments about SKB Economy Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Case:

            I bought this SKB economy dreadnaught case for my son's Taylor 114 grand auditorium sized guitar. The case is great. It is a little big for the body of the guitar, but will still hold the guitar when closed. I took measurements before ordering and purchased knowing it would be a little big ... by about 1.25". A thin Ernie Ball strap folded in half and placed at the tail of the case can fill up the space, but isn't necessary.

            I have two SKB's, one for my Fender and one for my Ibanez semi-hollow electric. This is my son's second SKB. We like the brand.

            SKB's are cool cases.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Impressive Case

            By BobbytheG

            from Ada, OK

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about SKB Economy Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Case:

                This case is as advertised. It fits my dreadnought sized Yamaha folk guitar perfectly. It will be too large for my grandson's jumbo acoustic, however. Since he does not travel with his guitar, we'll use the towel at the end of the case trick to secure the guitar.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Nice case

                By Ed

                from Ohio

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy To Carry
                • Good Protection
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about SKB Economy Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Case:

                  I use this case for my Seagull Maritime SWS. As other reviews stated, it's a little big but a a small towel takes care of that. The inside is very nice and plush. Overall construction is solid.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  nice case for the money

                  By belliot1

                  from Alpine TX

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                  Pros

                  • Good Protection

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday

                    Comments about SKB Economy Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Case:

                    good description on website. Nice case.

                     
                    4.0

                    Taylor GS fits

                    By South Pointe Cats

                    from Gaithersburg

                    About Me Professional Musician

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                    Pros

                    • Nice interior, closes and latches well

                    Cons

                    • Small dent in bottom shell, hinges rough edges

                    Best Uses

                    • Transit to local gigs, storage

                    Comments about SKB Economy Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Case:

                    Needed a hard light case for a Taylor Grand Symphony (didn't want to use my expensive Taylor case). Good fit. Alignment of top and bottom good, not perfect. Hinges are a bit rough to the touch. Interior is very nice. Small shallow dent on bottom of case, cosmetic only. Overall a good quality case that you would expect for the lower price point.

                     
                    5.0

                    Great case!

                    By None

                    from Ephraim Utah

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about SKB Economy Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Case:

                      Very nice and sturdy case, professionally crsgyed

                       
                      5.0

                      Well built sturdy and good looking case.

                      By JPM2

                      from Sudbury, MA

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about SKB Economy Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Case:

                          Good protection for your guitar at a reasonable price. For everyday use, more practical than a travel case with TSA latches.

                           
                          5.0

                          Have more than one

                          By thewudbutchr

                          from Phoenix, AZ

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about SKB Economy Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Case:

                              I have several SKB cases. Rugged. Wouldn't have anything else.

                               
                              4.0

                              Good Value

                              By J5

                              from Pennsylvania

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                              See all my reviews

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                              Pros

                              • Functional
                              • Good Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Safe storage

                                Comments about SKB Economy Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Case:

                                This case was a gift for my nephew. He is very pleased with it. The exterior is simple but attractive. The fully-lined interior is plush. It's a very good case for the price.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Fits a Taylor Big Baby with a little play but not too much.

                                By Ron0126

                                from Birmingham, AL

                                About Me Experienced

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Functional
                                • Good Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about SKB Economy Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Case:

                                    Fits a Taylor Big Baby pretty well. There is a little "play" but the cushioning takes care of any movement of the guitar within the case.

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