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Open Box Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case Black

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The Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case features rugged 3-ply Luan wood 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.

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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.
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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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Open Box Price: $74.39
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Overview

The Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case features rugged 3-ply Luan wood 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.

Features

  • Fits electric guitar
  • 3-ply Luan wood construction with Tolex PVC covering
  • Contrast stitching
  • Ergonomic matching handle
  • Bottom and side metal feet
  • Plush padded interior with accessory compartment
  • Locking latches
Specifications
  • Body length: 18.875"
  • Body height: 3.125"
  • Lower bout width: 13"
  • Middle bout width: 13"
  • Upper bout width: 13"
  • Overal length: 40.5"
  • Exterior length: 41.75"
  • Exterior width: 14.75"
  • Exterior height: 4.25"
  • Exterior weight: 8.4 lb.
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GatorGWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case
 
4.4

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (12)
  • Functional (11)
  • Easy to use (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (4)
  • Practicing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Novice (5), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect For In Home And Studio Use On A Budget

Ok, for the price what do you expect? I can't see transporting this case any way other than flat, or on its side with some support like in between other cases, or items...Read complete review

Ok, for the price what do you expect? I can't see transporting this case any way other than flat, or on its side with some support like in between other cases, or items to keep it from falling over. I purchased this case for the sole purpose of having a security blanket for a Jackson Adrian Smith SDX which it works perfectly for in the home, this is not an aviation (T.S.A.) travel quality case. If I plan on taking the guitar out of the house, I swap my America Standard Stratocaster molded hard case out, and that gives me the protection I need for transporting either guitar. I also know to lay the case down flat to open/close it as it is somewhat flexible and will not close if not flat. I was actually expecting worse considering some of the reviews I read, but was willing to see what I got for the money. Guitar Center's return policy makes it easy to do just that. The case is one of those 'you get what you pay for' deals, so don't expect $125.00 quality at half the price. A pair of keys were included, and the interior is plush enough, clean and did not have any foul chemical odor. No loose vinyl, or bad stitching. All hardware is securely and properly attached. My Jackson Adrian Smith fits perfectly, and any standard scale Stratocaster style guitar should as well, as long as it does not have a reverse angled headstock. I'm sure Telecaster style guitars will fit just as well too. I was also surprised with the amount of space in the storage compartment. Straps, pedals, accessories, books, etc. will all fit as there is plenty of room. Five stars because I knew what I was buying, and got a little more than I expected for the small amount of money the case costs. If my guitar cost more than $500.00, I would spend more on the case. This was all I needed, so it works for me.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A Little Flimsy . . . Not That There's Anything Wrong With That

I'll put in with the other reviewers here. The case is a little on the flimsy side, but well-made nonetheless. Decent quality materials, looks good, well-balanced and easy to carry, and all...Read complete review

I'll put in with the other reviewers here. The case is a little on the flimsy side, but well-made nonetheless. Decent quality materials, looks good, well-balanced and easy to carry, and all hinges/latches work as advertised. If you're after a light-duty case to keep the dust off your guitar and to keep it from getting knocked around at home, this is your huckleberry. Keep it out of the back of the equipment truck and it will do just fine when it's time to leave the house. Even so, I wouldn't even think about using it for an expensive or well-loved instrument. I bought this case for a G&L Ascari and it wasn't quite deep enough. Not a problem though because it ended up being a perfect fit for a PRS SE Paul Allender (really, almost as if it was designed for this guitar). As it turns out, it is also a near-perfect fit for an Epiphone Nighthawk Custom Reissue. The only difference here is that I put a folded polishing cloth in the neck cradle to give the pitched headstock a little extra clearance. So now I have two of these cases and I would buy a third if I had need of one. Not a bad case for the money and for its intended light-duty use.

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(23 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

excellent quality affordable case

By Jack

from Lilburn Ga

Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

My strat and tele fit very snuggly. The latches are of a much higher quality than the cheaper models and the metal feet (bottom and side) seem to be very durable. This is a much more well balanced case than the SKB cases that come with the USA strats. Doesn't "dip" down nearly as much. Nice sized inner compartment for your portable tuner, picks, cords and music. Cradles the neck very well and seems to hold my guitars so that they don't move around inside when handling. Spend the extra coin over the cheaper models.

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great product

By Vince

from Pineville, la

Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

Has nice metal clamps, plush interior with great neck support. Has a roomy storage compartment. For price you won't find a better hardshell case. Fits my Jackson Dinky very well.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I'm planning on getting 2more

By Rex

from Sacramento

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Functional

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

      Telecaster and Stratocaster fit as if it was designed for them. No side to side movement at all. Looks good inside and out.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great case...

      By Jeff

      from Cincinnati, Oh

      Site Member

      Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

      So, I ordered the budget house brand case from GC and upon arrival, I was not as pleased with it as I was the house brand acoustic case I ordered several years ago. I contacted GC online and they asked me to return it to my local store. I did just that. The return was easy and the sales team placed an order for me there at the store for my Gator case. Upon arrival, I was very pleased with it. It fits my Tele like a glove and without having to pad at the butt of the guitar to keep it from knocking around while in transport. The storage compartment door fits snugly and has a "shelf" to rest on so that the junk in there does not fall out and ding up my guitar as well. This is not a case for an on the road musician, but does great to and from church, and wherever else I might need to go locally. If you are a "heavy" user of the case, you might want to consider the ABS molded case... Otherwise, this thing is great!

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great deal for the money

      By John M

      from Jersey City, NJ

      Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

      This Gator case was exactly what I was looking for. My Telecaster fits perfectly, and there's plenty of room for accessories. Other sites are charging $10-$15 more. Just an excellent deal.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect For In Home And Studio Use On A Budget

      By John E. Quest

      from Port St. Lucie, Florida

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Protection For The Price
      • Functional
      • No Other Case In This Price Range Available
      • Very Good Fit For Standard Style Strat.

      Cons

      • Needs To Be Flat To Close Properly

      Best Uses

      • Excellent In House And Studio Protection
      • Light Flat Vehicle Transport

      Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

      Ok, for the price what do you expect? I can't see transporting this case any way other than flat, or on its side with some support like in between other cases, or items to keep it from falling over. I purchased this case for the sole purpose of having a security blanket for a Jackson Adrian Smith SDX which it works perfectly for in the home, this is not an aviation (T.S.A.) travel quality case. If I plan on taking the guitar out of the house, I swap my America Standard Stratocaster molded hard case out, and that gives me the protection I need for transporting either guitar. I also know to lay the case down flat to open/close it as it is somewhat flexible and will not close if not flat. I was actually expecting worse considering some of the reviews I read, but was willing to see what I got for the money. Guitar Center's return policy makes it easy to do just that. The case is one of those 'you get what you pay for' deals, so don't expect $125.00 quality at half the price. A pair of keys were included, and the interior is plush enough, clean and did not have any foul chemical odor. No loose vinyl, or bad stitching. All hardware is securely and properly attached. My Jackson Adrian Smith fits perfectly, and any standard scale Stratocaster style guitar should as well, as long as it does not have a reverse angled headstock. I'm sure Telecaster style guitars will fit just as well too. I was also surprised with the amount of space in the storage compartment. Straps, pedals, accessories, books, etc. will all fit as there is plenty of room. Five stars because I knew what I was buying, and got a little more than I expected for the small amount of money the case costs. If my guitar cost more than $500.00, I would spend more on the case. This was all I needed, so it works for me.

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      nicely made

      By Seaview

      from Boston

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

          This a nice case with padded soft lining. Well made with good hinges and clasps. It fit my Schecter electric guitar exactly with no space to spare. Nice large storage compartment. Recommended.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Gator Case

          By Ken Reimer

          from Bakersfield, CA

          Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

          This is a great case for the money. I have 3 right now, I bought one for my son and daughter for their Strats. I just bought another for my Fender Blacktop Tele, I like that its light and has a big storage area with a lid. Nice plush interior and padding. I prefer cases over gig bags and for my needs this case fits the bill.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Electric Guitar Case

          By Ron

          from Saguaro Central

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Great Fit On My Tele
          • Nice Hardware
          • Well Made

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Protecting A Guitar Duh

            Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

            Don't know about throwing it in a van headed to a gig, but it protects my guitar nicely at home and going to lessons in the car.The storage compartment is nice for capo, picks, cables, etc.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Gator Case

            By Ken Reimer

            from Bakersfield, Ca

            Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

            This is a great case for the money, I have 3 right now. I like that it is lighter than my Fender cases. Plush interior with a big storage compartment and a key lock. Its not as thick as my Fender cases so I can fit more in my guitar hutch. I have been buying Gator cases for many years and have never been disappointed.

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            eh. not bad for the $ I guess.

            By JAMIE STARLING

            from Chapel Hill, NC

            Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

            It's definitely not one of those super nice Fender cases. I put my Telecaster in it and it fits snugly, but the top will barely close. I'm starting to worry about that stress on my guitar. Also, it does not seem to offer all that much protection. It's certainly better than nothing, but it's a bit flimsy. If you dropped it, I couldn't say for sure that it would protect your guitar, whereas some of the nicer cases, there is no doubt. Also, the latches have a tendency to just come open by themselves, so if you dropped it, the guitar will suffer some damage and may very well even fall out and roll across the pavement, etc. It's not bad for the $, but if you can afford it, I would probably buy a nicer case for your better guitars. If you have a Squier, etc that you want to protect, but not worth buying a case the price of the guitar, this will do just fine!

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            A Little Flimsy . . . Not That There's Anything Wrong With That

            By Rick LaForce

            from SF Bay Area - California

            Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

            I'll put in with the other reviewers here. The case is a little on the flimsy side, but well-made nonetheless. Decent quality materials, looks good, well-balanced and easy to carry, and all hinges/latches work as advertised. If you're after a light-duty case to keep the dust off your guitar and to keep it from getting knocked around at home, this is your huckleberry. Keep it out of the back of the equipment truck and it will do just fine when it's time to leave the house. Even so, I wouldn't even think about using it for an expensive or well-loved instrument. I bought this case for a G&L Ascari and it wasn't quite deep enough. Not a problem though because it ended up being a perfect fit for a PRS SE Paul Allender (really, almost as if it was designed for this guitar). As it turns out, it is also a near-perfect fit for an Epiphone Nighthawk Custom Reissue. The only difference here is that I put a folded polishing cloth in the neck cradle to give the pitched headstock a little extra clearance. So now I have two of these cases and I would buy a third if I had need of one. Not a bad case for the money and for its intended light-duty use.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Nice case!

            By Bobby

            from N.Y.

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

                It came on time in perfect condition and my telecaster fits in it like it was made for it.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Good, compact storage for instrument and accessories

                By Rex

                from undisclosed

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

                The good things about this case are that 1) it provides some protection from weather and light jostling, as well as storage for a few accessories (extra strings, picks, strap, tuner, and cord) and 2) it saves some space relative to other hardshell cases, by being just a little shorter than most. The down side is that it is a little thin - it is not airline ready.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                EXACTLY WHAT WAS LOOKING FOR!

                By ROGER C SMITH

                from Lancaster, PA

                Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

                I've had many guitar cases over the past years, some rather expensive. Recently, I was looking for another case which would offer adequate protection for my Stratocaster when I didn't need it to endure high abuse, such as airlines, multi-equipment loading into vans, etc. I saw this case on the Guitar Center's website, took a chance, and ordered it "sight unseen". I'm glad I did! This case is more than I had expected. Great fit, strong latches, plenty of protection for the times I want to toss it in my car for short trips. Price was very reasonable. I have to play around with the latch lock and key a little to get it to work properly, but it does work. I didn't buy this case to lock up my guitar, so this is not a big issue to me. If you're not going to be subjecting your guitar and case to severe punishment, this would be a wise choice!

                 
                5.0

                Excellant Quality.

                By n/a

                from Orlando

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Use

                  Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

                  Excellant

                   
                  2.0

                  Stuff

                  By GARRY

                  from undisclosed

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

                  It does not stand up vertically!!

                   
                  5.0

                  Good quality, sturdy feel, looks nice.

                  By Joel

                  from undisclosed

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

                  Case is solid with a nice, roomy gear pocket. Fits my Squier Affinity Telecaster perfectly.

                   
                  5.0

                  I would buy again if need be.

                  By Rick

                  from undisclosed

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

                  Fender strat. model fits nice and tight and use it only for home use, it will work out fine. Only draw back is strong factory smell (yuk) inside case!

                   
                  5.0

                  Good case

                  By Dude

                  from Greenville SC

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Gator GWE-Elec Hardshell Electric Guitar Case:

                  It's a good case. The only thing is the storage compartment is shallow so if your using a strap wider than 2" you'll need to carry/store strap in something else. My Charvel Art Series fits perfectly and the double neck support is a big plus.

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