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SKB SKB-56 Deluxe Single Cutaway Electric Guitar Case Black

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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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"

Weight: 9.5 lb

Mobilize your axe with an SKB case. Order today.

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SKB-56 Deluxe Single Cutaway Electric Guitar Case
 
4.5

(based on 58 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (16)
  • Good protection (15)
  • Good quality (15)
  • Functional (14)
  • Easy to carry (12)

Cons

  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Concerts (12)
  • Travel (11)
  • Everyday (10)
  • Practicing (9)
  • Back-up (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (20), Professional musician (12), Novice (4)

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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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

wow

By karolinaboy

from Aiken, SC

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

Well I got this case with my epi custom les paul, and i was very impressed with it, but the most impressive thing to happen with so far is that i was driving about 45-50 mph headed to church to play and somehow my tailgate falls down and my guitar slides out and slides across the road. i thought for sure my guitar was going to be snapped in half when i opened the case, but it was still in tune. so i have the say this is an amazing durable case. can't go wrong.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fits the Epi PlusTop Pro/FX like a glove

By BF

from Dallas, TX

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Pros

  • Easy To Carry
  • Good Protection
  • Sturdy
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Everyday
    • Practicing

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

    I've been using SKB cases for many years. The 66 series have fit my SuperStrat shred sticks very well.

    When shopping for a case for my Epiphone Les Paul PlusTop Pro/FX, there was some concern going around about how the Epi head is a little longer than the Gibson. I gave the SKB-56 a try and it fits perfectly.

    The body fits snug to keep the guitar from slipping and sliding. It seems like the area for the headstock is fitted ideally. The lid comes down all the way, so as to confirm the fitted padding is just right and not too much of anything is putting pressure on any parts.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fits my LIne6 JTV-59 perfectly.

    By Music Man

    from Hudson Valley, NY

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Carry
    • Good Protection
    • Sturdy

    Cons

    • Haven't Had Long Enough

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Everyday
    • Travel

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

    I bought this case for my Line6 JTV-59. The guitar fits very snuggly. The new latch design makes it easy to open and close the case. To open you stick your finger behind the latch and pull. To close you just push it closed until it clicks. There are 5 latches (one on the back) so even if one were to break, the guitar would still be secure. The handle is padded but with a hard rubber. The case comes with a key for locking one of the latches. There is your typical storage space behind the top of the neck, room for about one 18" cable.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect case

      By badbob

      from idaho

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      Pros

      • Easy To Carry
      • Good Protection
      • Sturdy
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Travel

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

        Excellent case I was so impressed I bought another 1 for gibson les Paul and one for prs Starla.the best production case out there.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        great well constructed case

        By Telehusker

        from Omaha, NE

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

        great case. i build custom guutars and ship them all over the US. i have never had one of my guitars get damaged while in this case.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fantastic cases

        By Steve

        from New Mexico

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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 have several different types of this case, and they are all very well built, easy to use, and lightweight. Built like tanks with really good latches. Plus, SKB stands behind their cases if you ever have an issue. Plush interior for your guitar, and space for a strap, tuner, etc. Much less bulky than the Gator ABS case that I had.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            My 2016 Les Paul Standard did not fit in this case.

            By Slinger

            from Burleson, TX

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Quality

            Cons

            • Lid would not close all the way.
            • Not Functional

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

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

            The overall body of the case was too shallow so the lid would not close all the way with my 2016 Les Paul Standard in it.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Alternative Case for P.R.S. Core Tremonti Signature

            By Steve

            from Northfield, OH

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            Pros

            • Compact
            • Good Protection
            • Sturdy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday
              • Storage
              • Travel

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

              I wanted a quality, non-rectangular case for my P.R.S. Core Tremonti so it would take up less "walk-by" room when stored on my String Swing guitar case rack with the other form-shaped cases. I've never been disappointed by SKB products and this case was a perfect fit. It cradles the neck and back like it does a Les Paul. Just as a warning - the SE & S2 single cut-away models' necks won't set in the neck cradle properly as they are more of a flat, "slab" shape build.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I would buy this product again

              By J

              from Florida

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Travel

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

                My soft case was convenient and compact until a strap broke and shattered the neck on my les paul. No worries with my new SKB hard case. No more soft cases for gigs.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great case!

                By JM

                from Bellingham

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                Pros

                • Easy To Carry
                • Good Protection
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Everyday
                  • Practicing
                  • Travel

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

                  I love these cases! I have one for my SG as well. They are both very well designed and well made. The handle fell off of one after many years, and it was promptly replaced under warranty.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great case for the money but quality is hit or miss

                  By Gravity Burn

                  from Atlanta

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional

                  Cons

                  • Poor Quality

                  Best Uses

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

                    Ok here is the bottom line on these cases. I have bought several of these over the past few yesars for various guitars so I have a lot of experince with them. They are great cases! but...The problem is that every other one shipped has an issue with the tongue and grove aluminum part that allows the case to shut properly. Somewhere along the production/shipping line these aluminum parts get bent and once that happens the case will no longer close smoothly. What happens is you will get four latches to close properly and when you get to that 5th one it wont close unless you put a lot of force on it. Imagine a trunk that is way overpacked and you try to close it. Just like that. This happens on 50% of the cases that I have recieved. So now when I order one of these I insist that they take it out of the box and test all of the latches before shipping it to me. Thats all you can do. Again great cases, they are lightweight, strong, the TSA latches are pro level, and my Les Pauls dont move at all. They would be perfect if it were not for that one QC issue.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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!

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      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.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Best Case For The Money!

                      By R. J. H.

                      from Eugene, OR

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Carry
                      • Good Protection
                      • Sturdy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Concerts
                        • Everyday
                        • Travel

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

                        This is a well constructed and affordable guitar case. It fits my Warmoth Regal Les Paul like a glove. It is sturdy and offers very good protection for across town or across country travel. The heavy duty latches line-up properly and function good. It arrived on time and well packaged.
                        I highly recommend it.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Best protection at the best price

                        By Robonater

                        from Jersey shore

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday
                          • Practicing
                          • Travel

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

                          Perfect fit for my variax jtv 59 guitar

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          SKB-56 LP Case

                          By Collinsburg Guitar Dude

                          from Collinsburg, PA

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Carry
                          • Sturdy

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about SKB-56 Deluxe Single Cutaway Electric Guitar 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" 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.

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Great case, but a couple of small issues

                              By ChipKid

                              from Quad Cities, IA

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

                              I bought this case as soon as I got my 2012 Les Paul Studio. Sure, it's just a studio model, but I put a lot of money into the electronics of all of my guitars, so I want them to be protected. It fits pretty well, but there is about one inch of space around the body. I use Dimarzio ClipLock straps, so I just run the clips along the side of the guitar, and it holds it in place. I've had my Les Paul fall over more times than I could count in this case, and it has seen no damage from it. It offers great protection. My only complaint about my case is the strap. Maybe it's just mine, but the strap is too short. If I leave it sitting on a flat surface, the case won't stay open on its own. I have to hold it open when I put the guitar in or remove it, which is a bit of a hastle. Nevertheless, I just got myself another Les Paul, and I think I'll be buying another one of these to protect my new beauty.

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Bullet-Proof!... well probably...

                              By SG2RipN

                              from Shreveport, LA

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                              Pros

                              • Good Protection
                              • Sturdy

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                  Best case for the money if you wanna protect your Les Paul. The only small complaint I have is that my case is a little uneven at the headstock end. I have to make sure its lined up before I can latch it. Other than that, Im sure it could withstand a drop from a three story building.

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