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Martin 12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case

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The Martin 12C545 guitar case fits 14-fret dreadnought guitars. It features a deep textured exterior, 5-ply laminated wood shell, plush crushed velvet interior in Cabernet color, padded/stitched leath... 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.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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The Martin 12C545 guitar case fits 14-fret dreadnought guitars. It features a deep textured exterior, 5-ply laminated wood shell, plush crushed velvet interior in Cabernet color, padded/stitched leather handle, antique white stitching, brass plated hardware, and key lock.

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One year warranty on Martin Backpackers, Little Martins and Ukuleles. Limited lifetime on other Martin guitars.


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Martin12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case
 
4.7

(based on 22 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (9)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Functional (8)

Cons

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

More than just a case with a Martin badge

First I'm going to confess that this was a vanity purchase. I have several Martins, each with a Martin case, except a D-45 I inherited from my late father. He had kept...Read complete review

First I'm going to confess that this was a vanity purchase. I have several Martins, each with a Martin case, except a D-45 I inherited from my late father. He had kept it in a TKL 8815. I simply thought the D-45 deserved a Martin case of its own, but didn't expect this 545 case to be anything more than a high-end TKL with a Martin badge. And boy was I wrong. This case is superior in three significant ways. The first is fit and finish. The D-45 fits in this case as if the case were designed around the guitar. It seemed too snug at first, but after a couple weeks the guitar began to sink into the case, so to speak. Also the lid on this case forms a seal like a Tupperware container. The second is quality. From what I understand, this 545 case is 5-ply, but it has the sturdiness of a 7-ply case. And it seems to be holding humidity better than the TKL case did. It took less than 10 days to "season" it (in the middle of the winter) and the Boveda packs seem to be holding their moisture content longer than they did in the TLK case. The third is appointments. Everything?from the stitching, to the cover, to the hardware, to the accessories compartment, to the interior lining?feels superior to the TLK case. When I first opened it, I honestly thought this case is appointed like a high-end coffin. Now I must admit that from time to time I?m prone to hyperbole. But in this case, I?m not overstating my impression of this case. In fact, I wouldn't be overstating it by saying I?m almost as careful not to mar or scuff this case as I am the guitar it holds. I waited a few months for the ?newness? factor to fade, and I?m still as impressed with this case as the day I first nestled my father?s old D-45 inside it. So if you think your prized Martin deserves commensurate with your esteem for it, then buy this case. Your vanity won?t suffer even if your wallet does.

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It stinks! In fact, the whole experience with GC stinks too

Terrible odor emanates from case. Guitar Center wouldn't resolve my issue because the case was part of a 'bundled deal' for the Martin D41 they sold me. I've left the guitar on a...Read complete review

Terrible odor emanates from case. Guitar Center wouldn't resolve my issue because the case was part of a 'bundled deal' for the Martin D41 they sold me. I've left the guitar on a stand outside of the case for several weeks now and the odor on the guitar has started to dissipate. But I open the case and it still reeks. Maybe it's the glue that's used inside of it, or even the lining, but it's terrible. I love the D41, how it sounds, looks, plays. Guitar Center has really failed the test in the Customer Service Dept.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The BEST thing that ever happened to my guitar!

By Mac Rorie

from H-town, TX

Comments about Martin 12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case:

My 1994 Martin lived in its original TKL for 19 years, but an interaction with the back tires of our van ended that relationship. The Martin vintage guitar case spoke to me, but my guitar was the one who owned the final word. And without question this is the best thing that ever happened to my gutiar. Snug fit, very strong shell, soft handle and the crushed velvet tops my list of reasons why this relationship will last a lifetime; and no more will I place my guitar BEHIND the van. This may be worthy of a song...

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

More than just a case with a Martin badge

By James Andreyo

from Pittsburgh, PA

Comments about Martin 12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case:

First I'm going to confess that this was a vanity purchase. I have several Martins, each with a Martin case, except a D-45 I inherited from my late father. He had kept it in a TKL 8815. I simply thought the D-45 deserved a Martin case of its own, but didn't expect this 545 case to be anything more than a high-end TKL with a Martin badge. And boy was I wrong. This case is superior in three significant ways. The first is fit and finish. The D-45 fits in this case as if the case were designed around the guitar. It seemed too snug at first, but after a couple weeks the guitar began to sink into the case, so to speak. Also the lid on this case forms a seal like a Tupperware container. The second is quality. From what I understand, this 545 case is 5-ply, but it has the sturdiness of a 7-ply case. And it seems to be holding humidity better than the TKL case did. It took less than 10 days to "season" it (in the middle of the winter) and the Boveda packs seem to be holding their moisture content longer than they did in the TLK case. The third is appointments. Everything?from the stitching, to the cover, to the hardware, to the accessories compartment, to the interior lining?feels superior to the TLK case. When I first opened it, I honestly thought this case is appointed like a high-end coffin. Now I must admit that from time to time I?m prone to hyperbole. But in this case, I?m not overstating my impression of this case. In fact, I wouldn't be overstating it by saying I?m almost as careful not to mar or scuff this case as I am the guitar it holds. I waited a few months for the ?newness? factor to fade, and I?m still as impressed with this case as the day I first nestled my father?s old D-45 inside it. So if you think your prized Martin deserves commensurate with your esteem for it, then buy this case. Your vanity won?t suffer even if your wallet does.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

for my martin D-35

By WILL FOWLER

from Cleveland Tn

Comments about Martin 12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case:

I bought this for my my 1993 martin today, it is honestly an amazing case, it holds the guitar so tight that there is absolutely no possible of it getting damaged while in it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Case Upgrade

By Jones Raymond

from West Winfield, NY

Comments about Martin 12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case:

Just purchased this case for my Martin D-35. The D-35 came with a nice molded case but it just wasn't vintage enough! The new case is well worth the money and the guitar fits like a glove! No movement at all and just the feel of the leather handle, the balance, and the weight of the case make it a must have! You spend all this money on a great guitar, go the extra and give it a great vintage style case!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great case

By Constance N

from Landenberg, PA

Comments about Martin 12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case:

This was a well padded, sturdy case. Great for protecting the guitar. Good price.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

nice

By pete

from Fraser, Mi.

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • protection

    Comments about Martin 12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case:

    This case is a must if you have an expensive dreadnought. My D-28 fits like a glove. Very nice.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This is a great case. Well made and perfect fit.

    By Gary

    from Redlands, CA

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Martin 12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case:

        My Martin D45 came with the plastic case. I finally got a good one that matches the instrument.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        I would recom this product and Guitar Center to a friend.

        By Richard

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Martin 12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case:

        Very nice, attractive, and cozy home for my Martin D-28. I replaced a cracked, injection-molded Martin case.
        The "vanilla" smell, when I first opened it, was overpowering so I had to let it sit open for a week. The main latch has a little hitch in it - it catches sometimes during locking. I'm sure I can fix it with some homemade spacers but was surprised I had this issue on such an expensive case. Still, I'm very happy with the case.

        Guitar Center's service was fantastic. I thought I was going to pick it up at the store but the Purchase receipt didn't tell me which one. I called customer service and they checked into it and then surprised me that the free delivery was straight to my house. And, in came in only 3 days! It was a very satisfactory purchase experience.

        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        It stinks! In fact, the whole experience with GC stinks too

        By William

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Martin 12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case:

        Terrible odor emanates from case. Guitar Center wouldn't resolve my issue because the case was part of a 'bundled deal' for the Martin D41 they sold me. I've left the guitar on a stand outside of the case for several weeks now and the odor on the guitar has started to dissipate. But I open the case and it still reeks. Maybe it's the glue that's used inside of it, or even the lining, but it's terrible. I love the D41, how it sounds, looks, plays. Guitar Center has really failed the test in the Customer Service Dept.

         
        5.0

        Excellent case

        By Boogie Bear

        from Tucson, AZ

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Excellent fit for the guitar
        • Sturdy and well made

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Martin 12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case:

            This is a replacement for the case that came with my 1994 Martin HD28, which had a plastic exterior and was not form fitting for the guitar. Most importantly, the old case had only four latches and the case did not hold humidity during the dry Southwestern months. The new case is an excellent fit to the guitar, has six latches, and is made primarily of plywood with a vinyl exterior. The case was expensive but well worth it.

             
            5.0

            I will definitely check Guitar Center nest time I need gear.

            By Brian

            from undisclosed

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Martin 12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case:

            This is a good sturdy case. It'll make a good home for my D35 HD.

             
            5.0

            The Right Case

            By Caseclosed

            from Tennessee

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • well built

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Martin 12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case:

                This case fits my 2016 D-28 perfectly. Snug as a bug in a rug. A very sturdy case that is much nicer than the one that Martin shipped it in. A big and heavy case but very protective. Cannot go wrong with this. Expensive but think of what you keep in it - worth every penny.

                 
                5.0

                Excellent Guitar Case.

                By Stephen

                from undisclosed

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Martin 12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case:

                Well made case by TKL and built in the USA. It fit my custom made MJ Franks dreadnaught perfectly. Thanks to GC for fast service and even faster shipping.

                 
                5.0

                the best case EVER for your dreadnought.

                By pete

                from Fraser, Mi.

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Perfect for guitar safety

                  Comments about Martin 12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case:

                  This case fits my Martin D-28 perfectly...nice and snug. It has thick padding so there's no guitar movement. I hated the look of the case that came with my Martin. To me it looked to much like a Samsonite suitcase i.e...no style or flare. This was a great deal too. I've seen these sell for up to 450 bucks. Very pleased.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great case

                  By Rod Truss

                  from Nashville

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Martin 12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case:

                      A huge upgrade to the plastic case that my D-28 came with. This is the old school style case that they should be shipping with their guitars. Heavy and well-made. Fits like a glove.

                       
                      5.0

                      Fantastic case

                      By pete

                      from Fraser, Mi.

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Martin 12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case:

                      Fits my d-28 perfectly...nice and snug. It is a greatly made case and would buy again. I probably will too!

                       
                      5.0

                      case

                      By tg

                      from tn

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Martin 12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case:

                          one of the best case ive seen

                           
                          4.0

                          Finally, a decent home for my D-35...

                          By Nathaniel

                          from undisclosed

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Functional
                          • Good Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Protecting an investment

                            Comments about Martin 12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case:

                            Nice interior, two neck supports. Tight fit, almost two tight... top needs a little help to match-up main clasp.

                             
                            5.0

                            Excellent Case!

                            By The Blob

                            from Pittsburgh, PA

                            About Me Experienced

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional
                            • Good Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Martin 12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case:

                                Outstanding case for your prized Martin Dreadnaught. Well made and fits my HD-28 like a glove. Truly the best case for your guitar.

                                 
                                5.0

                                What more do you need?

                                By Pickerwannabe

                                from Appomattox, VA.

                                About Me Experienced

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Functional
                                • Good Quality

                                Cons

                                • A bit heavy but worth it!!!

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Martin 12C545EC Vintage Dreadnought Guitar Case:

                                  What more could one asked for to protect a Martin instrument? Fits my HD-35 like a glove, plenty of room for my wide leather strap rolled up under the head stock. Compartment has plenty of room for a couple extra sets of strings, capo, tuner. Delivered to my front door today without a blemish. I could have gotten a much cheaper case that would have done the job just as well but I figured I didn't scrimp on the instrument why scrimp on the case?

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