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SKB SKB-61 Deluxe Double Cutaway Electric Guitar Case

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The shaped archtop SKB-61 deluxe guitar case fits a double-horned guitar with built-in bumpers to protect the valance and latches. The latches are reinforced with back plates and won't move. The hardshell case features protective bumpers, full-length neck support, and rigid EPS foam interior (the same quality as found in bicycle helmets) to prevent...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The shaped archtop SKB-61 deluxe guitar case fits a double-horned guitar with built-in bumpers to protect the valance and latches. The latches are reinforced with back plates and won't move. The hardshell case features protective bumpers, full-length neck support, and rigid EPS foam interior (the same quality as found in bicycle helmets) to prevent the instrument from moving.

SKB is a premier supplier of molded instrument and gear cases. SKB builds their products with military-spec, ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene and premium hardware. All SKB cases are unconditionally guaranteed forever. That means if you break this molded guitar case, they will repair or replace it at no cost to you.

Features

Fits Gibson SG, Epiphone G-400, ESP Viper among other solid-slab double cutaway guitars
Latches reinforced with back plates
Protective bumpers
Full-length neck support
Rigid EPS foam interior
Guaranteed forever
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Manufacturer's Warranty
All SKB hardshell cases are unconditionally guaranteed forever. That means if you break it, we will repair or replace it at no cost to you. For warranty service call 800-410-2024.


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SKB-61 Deluxe Double Cutaway Electric Guitar Case
 
4.6

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (4)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

last case you'll need

This case performs as advertised, and mine actually smelled like fresh cut spring flowers so I don't know what everyone is talking about down below. The latches are super simple to operate (you...Read complete review

This case performs as advertised, and mine actually smelled like fresh cut spring flowers so I don't know what everyone is talking about down below. The latches are super simple to operate (you don't have to hook them over anything) they just click open and closed. It's got a decent lock on it, which is more than I can say for my roadrunner case, and it's lighter than I expected. Also I didn't see it mentioned anywhere but it has a small compartment in the neck, adequate to fit my strap, tuner, slide, and capo. Quality product overall, and if you bought a several hundred dollar guitar spring for a nice case. My last case put unnecessary stress on the headstock which may have contributed to a crack forming in it. This case, which was designed specifically for the SG makes sure to support the entire neck and suspend the headstock.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Fit issues for Gibson SG

Gibson SG owners beware. I had been searching for a while to find the right case for my 2017 Gibson SG Standard. Like many I read a number of reviews and forum postings before...Read complete review

Gibson SG owners beware. I had been searching for a while to find the right case for my 2017 Gibson SG Standard. Like many I read a number of reviews and forum postings before deciding on the SKB 61 case. I have to say that the build quality and case materials are excellent. The case is put together very well. However, while my Gibson SG did fit snugly in the case I discovered a major design issue upon closer inspection. The angle of the Gibson SG headstock causes it to bottom out in the case resulting in the top of the neck not having any support at all. I was able to fit a finger between the guitar neck and the upper neck cradle in the case. This is a recipe for stress cracks in the neck down the line. Needless to say I will be returning the case.

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(3 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good but smelly

By JayRock

from Medway, MA

Comments about SKB-61 Deluxe Double Cutaway Electric Guitar Case:

this case is good, i just recently bought an Epiphone Les Paul and the case is a little much for it but it works it protects my guitar and it has a decent lock on it, and unlike my last case this one has a key with it

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

better case than many

By Erik

from Seattle, Washington

Comments about SKB-61 Deluxe Double Cutaway Electric Guitar Case:

Just purchased this case to protect my '61 SG. It seems like a good solid case with good clasps and a good lock with real keys, not those cheap suitcase keys. Yes, it does have an odor, but what can you expect from Industrial plastics? I would recomend this case to any SG owner.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Fits 2011 Melody Maker SG

By Richard

from Houston, TX

Site Member

Comments about SKB-61 Deluxe Double Cutaway Electric Guitar Case:

I didn't see any reviews saying which guitars this case actually fit, so this is my personal experience. I have a 2011 Melody Maker SG, and this case fits it perfectly. I also have a 1967 SG Special, and the fit is not as good. The neck tilt is different on the '67, so that it sticks up out of the case, unless I roll the strap up and put it under the opposite end of the body. The Maestro tremolo arm also hits the top of case with the old one, so I don't think I will use it for that guitar until I get some kind of quick(er) release setup for the trem arm.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Pretty Good Case (despite my last review a year ago)

By Sean

from New England (2nd Review)

Comments about SKB-61 Deluxe Double Cutaway Electric Guitar Case:

This case is very protective. After having it for a year, it has held out pretty well. The smell of the case does go away after a while, and you also get used to it after a while too. The only bad thing is that the bottom strap holding the two sides of the case broke off very quickly, but that didnt really do anything bad for the case I guess. I would buy it if you have/are getting an SG.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

last case you'll need

By TheBaron

from Seattle, Washington

Comments about SKB-61 Deluxe Double Cutaway Electric Guitar Case:

This case performs as advertised, and mine actually smelled like fresh cut spring flowers so I don't know what everyone is talking about down below. The latches are super simple to operate (you don't have to hook them over anything) they just click open and closed. It's got a decent lock on it, which is more than I can say for my roadrunner case, and it's lighter than I expected. Also I didn't see it mentioned anywhere but it has a small compartment in the neck, adequate to fit my strap, tuner, slide, and capo. Quality product overall, and if you bought a several hundred dollar guitar spring for a nice case. My last case put unnecessary stress on the headstock which may have contributed to a crack forming in it. This case, which was designed specifically for the SG makes sure to support the entire neck and suspend the headstock.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

No. 1 Reason to Buy this case.

By Dean Griffin

from Allen, TX

Comments about SKB-61 Deluxe Double Cutaway Electric Guitar Case:

SKB Hard Case Products are fully warranted against defects in materials and craftsmanship for the life of the case to the original owner. (Direct Quote from SKB web site.) Case construction, form and fit well worth the money. Had a SG SKB model case, developed cracks in the outer shell after 3yrs of normal use. Returned the case to SKB for 13 dollars shipping, received a new updated case version replacement.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Durable Case

By John Hill

from Birmingham, AL.

Comments about SKB-61 Deluxe Double Cutaway Electric Guitar Case:

My Gibson SG fits snugly in this SKB case. It is sturdily built, provides good neck support and appears built to last a long time. Although it is not lightweight, it is not heavy either. It is ideally designed to protect an SG guitar. I already had an SKB case for my American Fender Stratocaster, so I knew they made really good cases. Although the large clasps look a bit clunky, they close easily and securely and meet international TSA airline checking requirements. I expect with it's durable design that it will easily last my lifetime. All in all a good value at the Guitar Center price.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Case!

By Julie Martin

from Williamsburg, VA

Comments about SKB-61 Deluxe Double Cutaway Electric Guitar Case:

I purchased this case as a gift for my son. It was put to the test days after when his band mates bass amp fell on it. His SG survived unscathed. The case is very lightweight, durable and my son's SG fits snugly. He is very happy with it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent SG case

By James Tinker

from Houston, TX

Comments about SKB-61 Deluxe Double Cutaway Electric Guitar Case:

I bought the case the same time as the SG which was only a few weeks ago. However, I believe it was an excellent decision. Form fitted to the guitar, and of sturdy construction, I am impressed! Much better quality than the generic hard shell cases I've owned previously. If you value your SG, seriously consider this case. It has a life time warranty (for original owner) so there isn't much risk involved.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

falls a little shot on quality

By Manuel rose

from woburn ma

Comments about SKB-61 Deluxe Double Cutaway Electric Guitar Case:

Im just taking the time to write this so that others will have an informed overview of what people like myself think about this product. To begin with this is really a nice case. The 4 stars are for these reasons, the case does,nt line up in the back as well as you would like it to, it does snap into place once you close it and move it around a little. i have a EC 1000 deluxe and i have to put a cloth at the top of my guitar to keep it snug, so it,s fair to say MY guitar is a little small for this case! thats not the cases fault, that was my fault for not paying closer attention. this case is well built with nice clasps and lock, it has an inner ledge so you don,t have to worry about water getting in. I would have no problem putting this case on a plane, it,s built that well! this case has weight to it! check it out there selling it cheaper than what i paid for it, you will like it !!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

SKB-61 HARD CASE

By Burton Tarkington

from Palmyra, VA

Comments about SKB-61 Deluxe Double Cutaway Electric Guitar Case:

I purchased this case for my new Epiphone G-400. It is a perfect fit with no looseness at all. Latches are secure and easy to operate. There is no perceptable odor as some others have noted. I am sure this case will last forever given my application. When I contacted SKB regarding registration they said to identifty myself as the original owner and all would be good. Don't expect to have any problems but is is nice to know they are friendly and responsive. Other reviewers also influenced my purchase. Don't think you can beat this item anywhere either.

 
5.0

Guitar case

By Jd

from undisclosed

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Comments about SKB-61 Deluxe Double Cutaway Electric Guitar Case:

It protects my guitar perfectly.

 
3.0

Fit issues for Gibson SG

By Jeremy

from Denver

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Quality

Cons

  • Guitar Fit

Best Uses

    Comments about SKB-61 Deluxe Double Cutaway Electric Guitar Case:

    Gibson SG owners beware. I had been searching for a while to find the right case for my 2017 Gibson SG Standard. Like many I read a number of reviews and forum postings before deciding on the SKB 61 case. I have to say that the build quality and case materials are excellent. The case is put together very well. However, while my Gibson SG did fit snugly in the case I discovered a major design issue upon closer inspection. The angle of the Gibson SG headstock causes it to bottom out in the case resulting in the top of the neck not having any support at all. I was able to fit a finger between the guitar neck and the upper neck cradle in the case. This is a recipe for stress cracks in the neck down the line. Needless to say I will be returning the case.

     
    5.0

    Highly Recommended!

    By Rick

    from Louisville, KY

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about SKB-61 Deluxe Double Cutaway Electric Guitar Case:

        Super nice case !

        Now I need to get one for the Strait !

         
        5.0

        Great value for the money

        By el tib

        from Riverside, CA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • N/A

        Comments about SKB-61 Deluxe Double Cutaway Electric Guitar Case:

        This SKB case smokes anything that Gator or Gibson can offer. And the fact that SKB has a lifetime warranty that they will fix or replace is a big plus.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fit Gibson SG perfectly! And GC promptly shipped case.

        By JP

        from Knoxville, TN

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about SKB-61 Deluxe Double Cutaway Electric Guitar Case:

          Great fase

           
          4.0

          Tough Construction, Great Protection, Okay Fit

          By Keith Wagar

          from Indianapolis, IN

          Comments about SKB-61 Deluxe Double Cutaway Electric Guitar Case:

          I purchased an Epiphone SG for my son and needed to quickly get a case for it. Although I like the gig-bag options the reality is that with six kids and the fact that we're heading overseas to live I needed something with a lot more protection and that was ATA approved. Thus one of the only options out there for under $200.00 was this SKB case or the Gator ATA case. I opted for this SKB simply based upon the fact that I couldn?t find a Gator one to try out. As suggested in the title of this review, the SKB is solid construction and provides great protection for the guitar. Furthermore it comes with ATA approved locks which we?ll need as we head overseas. With all of this said however, one must realize that it is a generic case for all makes and models of SG styled guitars. Thus, in our case, the Epiphone SG-400 didn?t fit perfectly within it (i.e. the curves were a bit off). Thinking it may have just been the case that we got, we went back to GC and tried out every SKB SG case they had and they all fit the same way. The good thing however is that it does fit snuggly into the case (no need to force it in) and it won?t move during transport. After 2 months of owning it, the case is working out beautifully and we don?t anticipate any issues with it around town or via air travel.

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