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The Epiphone Emperor Hardshell Guitar Case is made of tough black Tolex, and is designed to protect your Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II, Zephyr Regent, or ES-295. It features chrome hardware, a padded/p... Read More

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The Epiphone Emperor Hardshell Guitar Case is made of tough black Tolex, and is designed to protect your Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II, Zephyr Regent, or ES-295. It features chrome hardware, a padded/plush interior, and accessories box. Dimensions: Exterior 44-1/2" x 18-1/2" x 6". Interior: 43-1/4" x 16-1/4" x 5". Accessories box: 7 1/2" x 4-1/2".


NOTE: The compatible case for the Emperor Regent (product #518545) is the Epiphone EJumbo Case (product #540802).

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EpiphoneEmperor Hardshell Guitar Case
 
4.4

(based on 13 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Case, Great Price

This is the case that houses an Epiphone Jazz guitar of mine, worth over a grand. It's very reliable. By that I mean, the locks stay locked and the cushion does it's job...Read complete review

This is the case that houses an Epiphone Jazz guitar of mine, worth over a grand. It's very reliable. By that I mean, the locks stay locked and the cushion does it's job by protecting the finish and body of my guitar. Not only all of that, but it's a reasonable price. Buy one and you won't have any regrets.

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lack of value

The issue over at what price point a guitar includes a hardshell case is I am sure a bone of contention. It certainly is for me - a guitar player for 31 years I...Read complete review

The issue over at what price point a guitar includes a hardshell case is I am sure a bone of contention. It certainly is for me - a guitar player for 31 years I have watched this be an easy way for guitar manufacturers to put more money in their pockets. Putting that gripe aside - when I pay extra for a hardshell case, I expect to get a high quality case. This case is not at all high quality. It's cheaply made - I get the feeling that the clasps are not very durable, and the materials used both outside and inside are cheap.

the good news - my Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II Pro fits perfectly. the bad news, I don't have confidence that long term this will hold up. Epiphone seems to me to value profit above just about anything else about their instruments, and this case fits that profile.

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4.0

Great case for the price!

By Basher

from Philly Suburbs, PA

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Epiphone Emperor Hardshell Guitar Case:

      Fits the guitar like a glove. Seems like it should be durable too.

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      5.0

      How GREAT is that?

      By TallNDN

      from LA VEGAS, NV

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts

        Comments about Epiphone Emperor Hardshell Guitar Case:

        This Epiphone case exceeded my expectations by a wide margin! The quality is not just "good" - it is amazing.I have six guitar cases, and the fit and finish of this one is almost breath-taking.

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        3.0

        lack of value

        By Doug

        from Shenandoah Valley

        Comments about Epiphone Emperor Hardshell Guitar Case:

        The issue over at what price point a guitar includes a hardshell case is I am sure a bone of contention. It certainly is for me - a guitar player for 31 years I have watched this be an easy way for guitar manufacturers to put more money in their pockets. Putting that gripe aside - when I pay extra for a hardshell case, I expect to get a high quality case. This case is not at all high quality. It's cheaply made - I get the feeling that the clasps are not very durable, and the materials used both outside and inside are cheap.

        the good news - my Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II Pro fits perfectly. the bad news, I don't have confidence that long term this will hold up. Epiphone seems to me to value profit above just about anything else about their instruments, and this case fits that profile.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        PERFECT CASE FOR THE Epi. SWINGSTER

        By Brian Moore

        from Upstate NY

        Comments about Epiphone Emperor Hardshell Guitar Case:

        I've read a lot of reviews, and checked forums and spoke with Sweet Water and Guitar Center, looking for a case for my swingster. and THIS IS THE PERFECT CASE. There is ZERO problem with it pushing down hard on the Bigsby. Does it push on it? YES. But Every guitar I own with a Bigsby (Les Paul, 339, Swingster) has this happen. It loosens the tension on the neck, it's a positive. The case is perfectly tight and snug. It closes AND latches with ease. You will NOT have to loosen any part of the Bigsby arm, or swing it down the body of the guitar. Buy the case. Put the Guitar in it. Watch the lid close perfectly with no force. Rest assured, you Swingster is safe here.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Epiphone ES-175

        By DOUG CRABTREE

        from Ohio

        Comments about Epiphone Emperor Hardshell Guitar Case:

        They should tell you that it fits this guitar perfectly.I looked at the case that is made for the ES-175 and this is a much better case for the same price.Very well constructed and should last for years!!! Just wanted everyone to know if you need a case for the 175 this is it and what a great guitar to put in it as well!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Bought This For The Swingster

        By Tom Franceschi

        from Tracy, CA

        Comments about Epiphone Emperor Hardshell Guitar Case:

        This is the case that Guitar Center and Epiphone recommend for the Swinger. The problem I had at first was that when you shut the case, the top pushed down pretty hard on the Bigsby Arm. To solve that problem you must do two things. The first is to swing the arm around so it points opposite of the headstock. The second is that you must loosen the two little allen screws and slide the hand about one half inch inwards. Do this and the top clears the bar, just barely but it works. A nice case for the money. Works great now for my Swingster but the fit is tight but thats no problem for me.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Epiphone Emperor Hardshell Guitar Case

        By Robert Wright

        from Michigan City, Indiana

        Comments about Epiphone Emperor Hardshell Guitar Case:

        This is one of the nicest cases for the money I've ever seen. It fits the guitar like a glove and is built like Fort Knox. I'm very impressed and would have paid more for a case of this quality. I don't really like buying things sight unseen but in this case (no pun intended)it worked out great!

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Epiphone Emperor hardshell case

        By Robert Roth

        from Elgin IL

        Comments about Epiphone Emperor Hardshell Guitar Case:

        Great case for the money. What the internet descriptions don't tell you is that it will fit the Epiphone ES-175 like a glove. In fact the ES-175 is usually pictured in this case. I like the styling of this case better than the Epiphone case that is designed for the ES-175 (which GC doesn't stock). Don't know why Epiphone came up with a separate case for the ES-175, when the Emperor case fits it perfectly and the price is the same. GC stocks the Emperor case.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Safe and Secure

        By John

        from Denver, CO

        Comments about Epiphone Emperor Hardshell Guitar Case:

        Finally, my Emperor hard shell case arrived. It is beautifully crafted, like it's custom made. The case is a little tight (due to the cushioning), very plush inside with lots of latches and a lock. The case is strong and it really secures my axe. No looseness at all. I know my guitar is secure and protected. It was worth the wait. JL

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        (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        epiphone emperor 11 case

        By Ed carter

        from Fountain Green, Utah

        Comments about Epiphone Emperor Hardshell Guitar Case:

        Well made item. Good outside construction and well paded inside. Fair price.

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