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Gator ATA Molded Acoustic Dreadnought Guitar Case with TSA Latches

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The Gator ATA acoustic dreadnought guitar case has an outer shell made of nearly indestructible military-grade polyethylene. The case's TSA-approved, impact-resistant, locking latches are ideal for ai... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

The Gator ATA acoustic dreadnought guitar case has an outer shell made of nearly indestructible military-grade polyethylene. The case's TSA-approved, impact-resistant, locking latches are ideal for air travel. Black, powder-coated hardware and a sealing valance are other enhancements added to the ATA guitar case.

Inside, the dreadnought case has crushed velvet, luxury plush; an extended-reach, protective neck cradle; and a universal-fit, EPS protective-foam interior nest. When you're running for your next flight to your next gig, you'll appreciate the injection-molded, ergo-grip carrying handle with a built-in ID tag holder beneath it and the fact that once you stop to stand in line, this Gator guitar case stands up on its own on sturdy polyethylene feet. Don't travel by air without it!

FEATURES

  • Nearly indestructible military-grade polyethylene outer shell
  • TSA-approved, locking center latch is ideal for air travel
  • Black, powder-coated hardware and solid valance
  • Surface-mounted, impact-diversion latch housing
  • Ergo-grip, injection-molded handle
  • Extended-reach, protective neck cradle
  • Crushed velvet luxury plush interior in red
  • Universal-fit, EPS protective-foam interior nest
  • Built-in ID tag holder at carrying handle
  • Stands up on its own on sturdy polyethylene feet
SPECIFICATIONS
Guitar Style Dimensions
  • Body Length: 22.50"
  • Body Height: 4.75"
  • Lower Bout Width: 16.50"
  • Middle Bout Width: 12.75"
  • Upper Bout Width: 13.75"
  • Overall Length: 41.50"
Exterior Dimensions
  • Exterior Length: 44.50"
  • Exterior Width: 18.00"
  • Exterior Height: 7.25"
  • Weight: 11.40lb.
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GatorATA Molded Acoustic Dreadnought Guitar Case with TSA Latches
 
4.4

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)
  • Functional (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

10,000 air miles and all is well!

We purchased two gator cases for our trip to South America this summer. We needed to take two acoustic guitars, in the mid to upper range in price, so we really needed high...Read complete review

We purchased two gator cases for our trip to South America this summer. We needed to take two acoustic guitars, in the mid to upper range in price, so we really needed high quality cases. I looked locally in out Guitar Center store and did not find anything that I felt would withstand the rigors of air travel. I asked the salesperson about Gator cases and he informed me they were available online. A friend had recommended Gators, so I went ahead and purchased them blindly. Both guitars fit perfectly in the case, with essentially no wiggle room. We flew roughly 10,000 miles during this trip, checking the guitars as baggage, and the guitars and cases survived with no issues. I would highly recommend these cases for anyone that needs to ship guitars as baggage.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice case but bad size!

I recently purchased a 1960 Gibson J45 and it only came with a soft gig bag. I have been gigging ever since I got the J45 and worrying about carrying such a rare gutar...Read complete review

I recently purchased a 1960 Gibson J45 and it only came with a soft gig bag. I have been gigging ever since I got the J45 and worrying about carrying such a rare gutar around. In addition, I will be returning to Japan shortly and needed a TSA type case for the flight, so we ordered this case delivered to my house. The case came quicky and looked great. It was a bit heavy, but nice design and cool TSA locks. But neither my J45 dreadnought, nor my Guild dreadnought could squeeze inside this case. I suspect they send the next smaller size, although the invoice showed specifically dreadnought. Mislabeled, or mishandled? I don't know. I took it back to the Plano GTC and they exchanged it with a Roadrunner case. It is extrememly lighter, but does not have the ATA locks. Still which I had a light case like the Road Runner, but with cool style and TSA locks like the Gator.

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(18 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

10,000 air miles and all is well!

By Brian

from San Antonio, Texas

Comments about Gator ATA Molded Acoustic Dreadnought Guitar Case with TSA Latches:

We purchased two gator cases for our trip to South America this summer. We needed to take two acoustic guitars, in the mid to upper range in price, so we really needed high quality cases. I looked locally in out Guitar Center store and did not find anything that I felt would withstand the rigors of air travel. I asked the salesperson about Gator cases and he informed me they were available online. A friend had recommended Gators, so I went ahead and purchased them blindly. Both guitars fit perfectly in the case, with essentially no wiggle room. We flew roughly 10,000 miles during this trip, checking the guitars as baggage, and the guitars and cases survived with no issues. I would highly recommend these cases for anyone that needs to ship guitars as baggage.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Dr. Destruct-o

By N. Hanak

from Carmel, IN

Comments about Gator ATA Molded Acoustic Dreadnought Guitar Case with TSA Latches:

I bought this case for my son who will not go anywhere without (one of) his guitar(s)and trashes his guitar cases. He travels with it as well as gigs, etc. He has been able to charm the airline check in people to let him take it on the plane as a carry on where they will store it up front for him, but I'm sure that won't always work and NO ONE wants to check a guitar as baggage. The TSA latches are a huge perk. He loves it.

(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

It will not fit my hummingbird

By Josh

from Alexandria, Al

Comments about Gator ATA Molded Acoustic Dreadnought Guitar Case with TSA Latches:

I bought this case a week ago for my hummingbird and when i got the case i tried to put it in. The body fits but the neck on my hummingbird is to long for the case.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I expected a little more

By dirtdawg

from S.W. Ohio

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Black
  • Easy To Use
  • Functional

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Practicing

    Comments about Gator ATA Molded Acoustic Dreadnought Guitar Case with TSA Latches:

    Here's the deal. I have purchased and destroyed a lot of guitar cases. My experience has been that they all eventually fail. Handles, clasps, hinges, and corners. All. Fail. To be fair, this case fits my vintage Alvarez 5064 (dreadnought with cutaway) very well on the sides. It doesn't fit so well on the top. For instance, if I set the cased guitar down quickly I can hear the strings ring a little. Also, if I press on the top a bit it has a little too much give in my opinion. I feel like the bridge could get pressed down quite a lot if something were stacked on top of it. Not too confidence inspiring.

    I have no idea how well the clasps will hold up, so I am reserving judgement on this component.

    The thing is, this is not the cheapest case out there. It sure looks nice and gets high marks from other reviewers. It is by no means junk, but I was hoping for a little more.

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Nice case but bad size!

    By Roger Sherrin

    from Wylie, TX

    Comments about Gator ATA Molded Acoustic Dreadnought Guitar Case with TSA Latches:

    I recently purchased a 1960 Gibson J45 and it only came with a soft gig bag. I have been gigging ever since I got the J45 and worrying about carrying such a rare gutar around. In addition, I will be returning to Japan shortly and needed a TSA type case for the flight, so we ordered this case delivered to my house. The case came quicky and looked great. It was a bit heavy, but nice design and cool TSA locks. But neither my J45 dreadnought, nor my Guild dreadnought could squeeze inside this case. I suspect they send the next smaller size, although the invoice showed specifically dreadnought. Mislabeled, or mishandled? I don't know. I took it back to the Plano GTC and they exchanged it with a Roadrunner case. It is extrememly lighter, but does not have the ATA locks. Still which I had a light case like the Road Runner, but with cool style and TSA locks like the Gator.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fits Epiphone DR500 Perfectly!

    By Randal Davis

    from Virginia

    Comments about Gator ATA Molded Acoustic Dreadnought Guitar Case with TSA Latches:

    Very well made case, fits my instrument very nicely. Will get a coast to coast flight test in the next few months. Good cushioning in the interior and 3 solid latches on the exterior. Excellent heavy duty webbed hinge restraint between the case and lid. My guitar fell wthin the published dimensions and the case fits like a glove.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    High Flying Value

    By Randal Davis

    from Virginia

    Comments about Gator ATA Molded Acoustic Dreadnought Guitar Case with TSA Latches:

    Purchased this last month for my Epiphone DR 500 to make a roundtrip flight from east coast to west coast. Well made case for the money and fits my guitar very nicely. Written interior Specs for the case were well covered on the manufacturers site, so I was fairly certain the fit would not be an issue. 6000 miles and no problems!

     
    5.0

    I recommend this for any customer who is travelling overseas

    By ARUN

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Gator ATA Molded Acoustic Dreadnought Guitar Case with TSA Latches:

    Awesome and beautiful case

     
    5.0

    The only hardshell case I trust for my guitars

    By drumvp

    from Danbury, CT

    About Me Professional Musician

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Extreme Durability & Protection
    • Great Quality
    • Handsomely Designed
    • Perfect Fit

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing
      • Touring

      Comments about Gator ATA Molded Acoustic Dreadnought Guitar Case with TSA Latches:

      I've owned a few Gator ATA cases w/ TSA locks for my various guitars. They last extremely long and offer the best possible protection, fit & security.

       
      5.0

      Awesome

      By Susan the saver

      from Santa Cruz, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Travel

        Comments about Gator ATA Molded Acoustic Dreadnought Guitar Case with TSA Latches:

        My only issue is that my stickers don't "stick" too well to it....and I'd like it to be a record of my travels with my guitar!!!

         
        5.0

        Love it!!

        By Ed

        from Saint Paul, MN

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Solid

        Cons

        • Weak Travel Tag

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Gator ATA Molded Acoustic Dreadnought Guitar Case with TSA Latches:

        I love this case and it works great with Back Axe for carrying/hiking.

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