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Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case

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This hardshell case for the Epiphone Tunderbird is a rugged wood case covered in Tolex and featuring padded plush lining, heavy-duty handle, and accessory compartment. Super-tough hinges and drawbar l... Click To Read More About This Product

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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

This hardshell case for the Epiphone Tunderbird is a rugged wood case covered in Tolex and featuring padded plush lining, heavy-duty handle, and accessory compartment. Super-tough hinges and drawbar latches. The Thunderbird Hardshell Case's contoured design saves weight while still providing maximum protection.

FEATURES

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

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Good quality (7)
  • Functional (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (4)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Guitar Center Customer Beware

The case is great, seems to be of good quality, and fits my bass perfectly. My only complaint is that it does not look like the case that I purchased. The photos of...Read complete review

The case is great, seems to be of good quality, and fits my bass perfectly. My only complaint is that it does not look like the case that I purchased. The photos of this case on Guitar Center's website are not photos of the case you will receive if you buy this item. Their photos show a rectangular case with four metal feet (for lack of a better term) on the bottom, the case that arrived is a weird trapezoid shape and only has three of these little metal "feet" on the bottom. Overall, I give Epiphone 5 stars for making a nice case, and Guitar Center "0" stars for not updating their website. What I received in the mail is not what is pictured on their website, that is kind of lame, disappointing, and bad business. But ultimately the differences are cosmetic and the case is very functional.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Poor quality assembly, large, heavy, very nice interior

Note that the case that ships now is not the black rectangular case that is pictured. It is a dark gray case that is angled.
The case is nice looking, and has...Read complete review

Note that the case that ships now is not the black rectangular case that is pictured. It is a dark gray case that is angled.
The case is nice looking, and has a very nice interior. It is perfectly formed to fit a Thunderbird, and provides a lot of padding all around to protect the instrument. Of course, in order to provide extra padding for a large bass, the case is very large and heavy.

The accessory compartment inside the case is very large and has enough room for sheet music or a music book as well as typical accessories (strap, cord, etc.)

The case I bought was supposedly new - not "open box". But, when I received it (in the original box, in a plastic bag inside the box), I found that it already had several scuff marks when I took it out of the box.

The case I received was poorly assembled. The alignment of the hinges and the latches seemed to be slightly off. The lid did not align perfectly with the bottom of the case, and the case did not close completely on the body end - there was a gap, and the lining was visible. Also, the latches were not tight. When the case was closed and latched, there was about 1/8" play in the latches allowing the lid to move a little - it was not closed tightly, which was a concern. I returned it, and bought a Thunderbird case from another manufacturer.

It is a good design, but quality control appears to be lacking.

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(32 of 91 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Funky

By almostdvs222

from East Brunswick, NJ

Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

It does what it does but when I got it in the mail it had a funky smell. But otherwise is perfect.

(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT CASE 4 A GREAT BASS !!

By Bill S.

from Fayette City, PA.

Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

If you own a Thunderbird, when it comes to hardshell cases, your choices are pretty limited. This case is made very well, it's rugged enough for a working musician, it looks really nice also! The only thing is if you own a Epiphone Thunderbird PRO like I do, you will need to do some minor modifications. Just pull back the lining and cut out the padding so that the neck fits in snug. Then just glue the lining back and it fits like a glove!! It only take about 20 mins. to do it right. I'm very happy with this case!!

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great!

By Nick

from nj

Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

When i got my thunderbird, this was the only thing it fit in. the t-bird is just too big for anything else, even the gig bags. if you want your t-bird to last long, get this case

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is THE case for your T-Bird

By Mark

from Natick, MA

Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

Fitting a t-bird to a regular H/S case or gig bag is nearly impossible. This case does the job with style. It is durable, and (unlike the T-Bird itself) is well-balanced. It has a plush interior and good storage space. when first placing my bird into the case, it seemed too snug around the lower horn. But I gently pushed it down and it seemed to fit just perfectly. Don't try to pack your bird in a conventional Gig bag with the peg head sticking out! Bite the bullet and order one of these cases.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Guitar Center Customer Beware

By Randy

from Portland, OR

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

      The case is great, seems to be of good quality, and fits my bass perfectly. My only complaint is that it does not look like the case that I purchased. The photos of this case on Guitar Center's website are not photos of the case you will receive if you buy this item. Their photos show a rectangular case with four metal feet (for lack of a better term) on the bottom, the case that arrived is a weird trapezoid shape and only has three of these little metal "feet" on the bottom. Overall, I give Epiphone 5 stars for making a nice case, and Guitar Center "0" stars for not updating their website. What I received in the mail is not what is pictured on their website, that is kind of lame, disappointing, and bad business. But ultimately the differences are cosmetic and the case is very functional.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      better than expected

      By aka Randy Fitzsimmons

      from tinley park, IL

      Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

      the case has a bunch of room for extra strings, picks, music, etc. i was initally not liking the logo on the side when i bought it, but when it arrived it had changed. mine does not have the big E on the side but instead Epiphone written in gold. very nice

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      You wont be sorry Very nice worth every penny

      By Roy L.

      from Middle Tennessee

      Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

      I bought the epiphone thunderbird and they did not have the case in stock so i had to order it. I tried to find other cases but could not find anything else. So i though i would at least try it out. I MUST SAY very nice for the price. It does have a glue smell to it but all u need to do is let it air out for a while. in fact the other cases i had over the years had the same king of smell to them it is because of the glue they use to attach the inner linning to the case. nothing to worry about. it will dissapate over time or just let it set open for a while. Any way here goes my review, This case fits my bass perfectly. lots of room for books, strings, tuners strap and i have a (big leather strap) fits in nicely. it is well made, and is very nice looking. For the price you cant go wrong. The case is ballanced real well when loaded. I also like the purple plush linning in it it is so cool looking when my guitar is in it. The only problem is they did not have it in stock when i bought the guitar. and in the 3 weeks i had my guitar i put a little ding on if from not having the case. Guitar center had it on back order and i vowed not to take it anywere untill i got a case. Go for it you wont be sorry..

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Thunderbird Bass Case (Epiphone)

      By Scott

      from Fort Worth, TX

      Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

      If yoiu have a T-bird Bass and you want something solid that hugs your axe, this is about the only game in town. Fortunately this is a quality case, has perfect countours for the bass, and it looks like the 5-string would also fit. The pro-version with neck-through might need a cushion beneath it to make it sit snugly in the neck rest, but that shouldn't be a problem. At this price you get a quality case, good locks and hinges, and a cushion contoured and covered in standard plush. Nicely done. The alternative would be to try and modify a coffin or other universal, more work for the same price.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      If I needed another Thunderbird case, I'd buy this again

      By William

      from undisclosed

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

      This Thunderbird bass case is much superior to the original case, which was a wooden box with a lousy handle. This case is smaller and of better quality.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Super Nice!

      By LeoDaBassMan

      from San Antonio, TX

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Soft, Contoured Interior

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

        This case is not rectangular as shown in the picture; instead, it tapers down to a narrower end by the neck. However, that just gives it a cooler look. The cutout interior is super soft (gray velvet) and extremely well-contoured to the shape of the instrument. There is a roomy pocket under the neck--plenty of space for strap, picks, etc. The case is lightweight but feels very strong and well-made.

        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent Epiphone Thunderbird IV case

        By Jon Remy

        from Dallas, Texas

        Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

        Plush and beautiful. Large interior compartment. Sturdy and lovely.

         
        4.0

        Form fitted case

        By Skeet

        from Essex Vermont

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

          The case I received is slightly different than the one pictured. The one in the picture is rectangular, while the one I received is tapered at the top. The interior is very plush my Thunderbird bass fits it very well. The material used to cover the outside looks to be less than durable if used in a touring band situation. I guess only time will tell. I tend to "baby" my equipment and gear so I don't foresee this as an issue for me.

           
          5.0

          Very nice .. It was here quick .. And my Base player is 100%

          By Snotty Skotty

          from Bay City Michigan

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

            Love guitar center .. Jon in Saginaw Michigan is my go to guy always very helpful great guy : )

             
            2.0

            Poor quality assembly, large, heavy, very nice interior

            By BBD

            from New Stanton, PA

            About Me Experienced

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Very nice interior
            • Well padded

            Cons

            • Bulky
            • Heavy
            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

              Note that the case that ships now is not the black rectangular case that is pictured. It is a dark gray case that is angled.
              The case is nice looking, and has a very nice interior. It is perfectly formed to fit a Thunderbird, and provides a lot of padding all around to protect the instrument. Of course, in order to provide extra padding for a large bass, the case is very large and heavy.

              The accessory compartment inside the case is very large and has enough room for sheet music or a music book as well as typical accessories (strap, cord, etc.)

              The case I bought was supposedly new - not "open box". But, when I received it (in the original box, in a plastic bag inside the box), I found that it already had several scuff marks when I took it out of the box.

              The case I received was poorly assembled. The alignment of the hinges and the latches seemed to be slightly off. The lid did not align perfectly with the bottom of the case, and the case did not close completely on the body end - there was a gap, and the lining was visible. Also, the latches were not tight. When the case was closed and latched, there was about 1/8" play in the latches allowing the lid to move a little - it was not closed tightly, which was a concern. I returned it, and bought a Thunderbird case from another manufacturer.

              It is a good design, but quality control appears to be lacking.

               
              5.0

              Fits perfect!

              By Derek

              from Brush Creek, TN

              About Me Experienced

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

                  Good quality fits perfectly and at a great price for a hardshell case

                   
                  5.0

                  Nice Case at a Fair Price

                  By Ed Jr

                  from Philadelphia, PA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

                      This is a good quality case for a nice price.
                      My Thunderbird bass fits perfectly

                       
                      1.0

                      I would not buy it again

                      By Allan

                      from Brazil, SP

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Poor Quality

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

                          The product you get IS NOT THE SAME OF THE IMAGE. The hardshell case is in "triangle shape" not "rectangle shape" as the picture. When I´ve received I thought it was a wrong delivery. The quality is average, however the lock system is very poor quality, I can´t lock it, the key does not work properly, looks to see very poor quality made in Taiwan, such as a generic case with a Epiphone logo only... not an exclusive product with Epiphone/Gibson quality.

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Case!

                          By Wayne

                          from undisclosed

                          About Me Experienced

                          See all my reviews

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

                              This case is one of the most beautiful hardshell cases I've ever seen. While it's a hardshell, it is a softer leather - but still very durable - than the traditional hardshell cases.

                               
                              5.0

                              Excellent!

                              By Billy-Brad

                              from Austin TX

                              About Me Professional Musician

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Functional
                              • Good Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Concerts

                                Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

                                Excellent fit for my old Orville MIJ -T-Bird. a little smaller and more form fitting than the old Thunderbird cases.Shaped more like the older Musicman cases.

                                 
                                4.0

                                Well worth the money

                                By Brugizzle

                                from Rochester, NY

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Bass Fits Like A Glove
                                • Interior Is Super Soft
                                • Nice Big Compartment

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Epiphone Thunderbird Hardshell Case:

                                    The case is great only complaint is on one part for about 10 inches the lid doesn't quite close over the case, but it does still shut and will protect your bass

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