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Gator GWE-DREAD 12 Hardshell Dreadnougtht /12 Guitar Case
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A road ready hardshell case for a price that won't break the bank.

The Gator GWE-Dread-12 Hardshell Archtop Guitar Case protects a dreadnought 12-string guitar from the rigors of the road. Features rugged 5-ply cross-grain plywood construction with Tolex PVC covering, attractive contrast stitching, comfortable matching handle, metal feet on the bottom and side, plush padded interior with accessory compartment, and locking latches for security.

Gator GWE-DREAD 12 Hardshell Dreadnougtht /12 Guitar Case Features:

  • Fits dreadnought 12-string guitars
    5-ply cross-grain plywood construction with Tolex PVC covering
    Leather-like caps with white stitching
    Ergonomic matching handle
    Bottom & side metal feet
    Plush padded interior with accessory compartment
    Locking latches

Gator GWE-DREAD 12 Hardshell Dreadnougtht /12 Guitar Case Specifications:

  • Body Lower Bout Width: 16.5"
    Body Middle Bout Width: 11.75"
    Body Upper Bout Width: 12"
    Body Total Length: 22.25"
    Headstock Width: 4.5"
    Headstock Length: 10"
    Total Length: 43"
    Bottom Body Height: 5.5"
    Top Body Height: 3"
    Headstock Start Height: 5.5"
    Headstock End Height: 5.5"
    Exterior: 44" x 17.5" x 7"
    Weight: 9 lbs.

Gator GWE-DREAD 12 Hardshell Dreadnougtht /12 Guitar Case

We are proud of our products and want you to be proud to use them. Gator Cases products are covered under warranty against manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship for the original owner with proof of purchase from an authorized Gator dealer. Upon acceptance, Gator Cases, will repair or replace any product found to be defective. Damages due to normal wear, improper care, modification, negligence, rental purposes and accidents, where Gator Cases is not at fault, are not covered. Please keep your receipt so you have proof of purchase or register your case with the registration card that came with it. International warranty claims will be handled through the local distributor. Do not hesitate to contact us with any warranty question or claims.

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  • Seems Functional

    As reviewed by DON on 6/5/2014

    Got this for a 1979 Japanese Alvarez 12-string. Fits perfectly. Seems solid and well-constructed for the price. No problems with warping, but this is a very dry environment. Looks good and easy to open and close. Storage is pretty typical for this type of case. No regrets.

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  • Right Case

    As reviewed by ALFRED BAREFOOT on 4/22/2014

    I bought a new Dean electric 12 string from Guitar Center and needed a case. I contacted customer service about which one would do the job. They recommended the Gator Dreadnaught case, and it did the job. So far the case is great with no problems. It looks good and fits my needs. Thanks Guitar Center.

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  • There are better buys for this kind of money.

    As reviewed by 12stringer on 6/29/2011

    I bought one of these four months ago with a new 12-string guitar. Already I've had to replace it. First off, the advertised specs from Gator are not correct. This has only 3-plies in the shell, not 5. The wood used is something called "luan," which I learned from some woodworkers I know, is a cheap grade of mahogany grown in the Philippines which is really only useful for veneer because while it's grain pattern is pretty, it is not a stable wood and is considered worthless for making anything from. How unstable this wood is I have only recently discovered. Secondly, there is only a small storage compartment for accessories. Put in a spare set of strings and a capo or some picks (but not both--there isn't room) and it is full. So if you need a strap, tuner, patch cords, and any other accessories, you will need to carry another bag along if you're playing anywhere. Finally, although I only purchased this four months ago, the shell is warping and the plies are separating. Gator has refused to honor its warranty, claiming the problem is excessive humidity, not any flaw in their materials or manufacturing. For the street price being charged for this, I recommend potential buyers consider a hybrid case like the Wolfpak. It offers as much protection, addition storage capabilities, plus a built-in hygrometer to monitor humidity levels. The polyfoam shell construction will not warp or come apart like the "luan" plywood shell used in the Gator case.

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