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Epiphone Explorer Hardshell Case

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The Epiphone Explorer Hardshell Case is a rugged wood case covered in Tolex and features padded plush lining, a heavy-duty handle, and an accessory compartment. Super-tough hinges and drawbar latches.

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

The Epiphone Explorer Hardshell Case is a rugged wood case covered in Tolex and features padded plush lining, a heavy-duty handle, and an accessory compartment. Super-tough hinges and drawbar latches.

FEATURES

Rugged wood structure
Tough Tolex covering
Padded, plush lining
Heavy-duty handle
Heavy hinges and drawbar latches
Accessory compartment
Contoured design
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EpiphoneExplorer Hardshell Case
 
4.5

(based on 16 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (4)
  • Good quality (4)

Cons

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(21 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Durable but...

By Chris

from garden state

Comments about Epiphone Explorer Hardshell Case:

Great case its durable, its looks great, the gold colored hinges and clamps match my epiphone's accessories. the case is solid and fits my explorer in nicely. the fur coated inside is soft and doesnt scratch or smudge the guitar an amazing buy, BUT when pared with the explorer an already heavy guitar, this case when carrying guitar is brutally heavy and takes a little while to get used to. but hey thats what you wanted when you bought your explorer right?

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great for Storage, AND Portability!

By ExplorerCrazy

from Clifton

Comments about Epiphone Explorer Hardshell Case:

This is a great case. I had my Explorer in the case for around a year, and when I took it out last week, it still played, and looked just like the day it went in. Great for storage. For portability, it is still great, cause it fits in the trunk and backseat of my car, so I can take it with me anywhere. However, if you live in a big city, and you have to walk, I don't recommend this case... it's too big and will probably get hit around. Otherwise, GET IT!

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Fits Guild X-80 Skylark and X-82 Nova guitars too

By Aedan Hurley

from Maryland

Comments about Epiphone Explorer Hardshell Case:

I was in need of a hard shell case to protect a rare Guild X-80 Skylark. Since this Guild has a radical, asymmetric shape similar to the Explorer, I figured I would give it a try. I received the case in 2 days. It had some smudges on the outside front but they do not bother me as the case will surely get its share of bumps as it protects its cargo inside. The case is built well and is large. The internal dimensions (something I could not find anywhere on the internet!) are 47 1/2 inches long and 16 3/4 inches wide. This includes pushing into the cushion so I would say these are the maximum dimensions that the case can hold. The body cavity is large and fits an Explorer very snugly with no chance of it moving around. The body cavity is 23 3/4 inches long. There is a little "step up" cushion that is 5 3/4 inches long right before the neck rest. The neck rest has a groove shaped into it that fits the Explorer design. It is NOT in the center of the neck rest. If you are in front of the open case, it starts 6 inches from the far side and stops at 8 1/2 inches (a 2 1/2 inch groove). The case closes tightly around the Guild X-80 and although it is shorter than the Explorer body, it does not move around in the case due to the snugness of the padding. I also tried a Guild X-82 Nova in the case and it fit even better! I tried a Guild S-281 Flyer in it and it fit but had way too much extra space around it. I tried a Guild X-79 and it did NOT fit. The distance between the upper horn and a point on the headstock on the X-79 does not clear the distance across the storage compartment. Anyway, I am happy with the case. It is not "top of the line" but it is solid and for the price, it is perfect especially if you are looking for a case for some very rare, oddball shaped Guilds, it will work for them too!!

(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

AWESOME but heavy

By Taylor

from Davis CA

Comments about Epiphone Explorer Hardshell Case:

I feel very secure that no damage will come to my guitar. The only negative would be its heavy and so is my guitar but there both awesome!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Case

By Claire

from Frederick, MD

Comments about Epiphone Explorer Hardshell Case:

I bought this case for my son who has a 1958 Explorer. He likes it very much. This heavy-duty case protects the guitar and is great for storage. Also, the store had it shipped to me, at no extra charge, within 4 days so that I had it in time for Christmas.

(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Much the same

By rabidsnakemonkey

from Atlanta, GA

Comments about Epiphone Explorer Hardshell Case:

What everyone says is right: nice case holds a lot weighs a ton! (when I put guitar and some pedals, cords, etc in it, it came out to 40 lbs) sturdy fast shiping So if you dont mind hauling it around, its a nice case and a good deal

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect!

By John

from Salisbury, NC

Comments about Epiphone Explorer Hardshell Case:

Awesome case, well worth the wait! Very sturdy, the Explorer fits inside like a glove. It is heavy, but I would expect it to be. I know that nothing is going to happen to my axe inside this puppy!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

love this explorer case

By joey mason

from port charlotte fl 9783 calumet blvd

Comments about Epiphone Explorer Hardshell Case:

hello i bot this with my 58 explorer. the padding is nice. it fits good. what i like about this case is bacuse its got a lot room to put paper in. it is easy to carry. guitar center you guys rock.

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Smelly and Secure!!!

By ExplorerPal

from Los Alamitos, CA

Comments about Epiphone Explorer Hardshell Case:

When the box came to my house i was surprised at how big it was. Then i thought, "Maybe its the EMG's i ordered with it". But it was the cases. When i opened it smelled like 100 pairs of leather shoes were stuffed into that case. Other than that i feel that it can protect my guitar through anthing. Just air it out.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Pretty much perfect...

By WILLIAM STEPHENS

from Fountain Valley, CA.

Comments about Epiphone Explorer Hardshell Case:

I ordered this case (#100452882) for a hand made Explorer form factor guitar I just finished building and upon receipt it fit perfectly and snugly. The case had no cosmetic damage and looks great. One thing however, the locking latch don't work, not that it matters to me anyway but if it has a flaw this is it. In some cases the headstock will rest on the floor of the case but with this one the headstock floats a good inch above the floor... basically right where it should be. If you have an Explorer, be it Epiphone, Gibson or hand made to a traditional outline like mine. I highly recommend this case, especially considering the price.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar case

By BRUCE MACIEJEWSKI

from Niagara Falls,N.Y.

Comments about Epiphone Explorer Hardshell Case:

I have to agree with all the other reviews. I bought this for my son's EPI Explorer, It holds the body very snug, but, also gives you plenty of room for accessories. Buy this and you will get your money worth. Very Satisfied customer.

 
4.0

Great looking case

By Felecia

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Epiphone Explorer Hardshell Case:

Bought as a gift for my son. Fits his guitar and he loves it.

 
5.0

Hamer Scarab Case

By Need More Guitars

from Colorado

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Transporting my Hamer Scarab

    Comments about Epiphone Explorer Hardshell Case:

    After looking for ages for a Hamer Scarab case, or a $400 custom built case, I came across this one and it is absolutely perfect for the Scarab. KMC no longer makes the original case. With the open lower and open upper bouts, it fits just right. Priced economically it is the answer for my needs.

     
    5.0

    Excellent Explorer Case

    By Justaguitarist

    from Pittsburgh

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    Pros

    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Spacious storage

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Epiphone Explorer Hardshell Case:

      I am using this case for my '58 epiphone explorer reissue and it fits like a glove. The case is of very high quality and has tons of storage for extra accessories.

       
      4.0

      Explorer Hardshell Case

      By chevyjeff

      from mid missouri

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      Pros

      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Epiphone Explorer Hardshell Case:

          I bought this case as a replacement for a ESP explorer and it fits great.

           
          4.0

          Solid Case, Highly Recommend

          By Metal Jesus

          from Havana, FL

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Epiphone Explorer Hardshell Case:

              This is a solid case. Works just as it should. After my band got into a bad car accident, I decided I needed to invest in some better protection, and I am very happy to know that my Gibson is safe and sound in this case.

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