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    Protector (aka Chainsaw) case

    I loved mine, sadly I sold the LP and case years ago, regretted it ever since. That case was the best shape and balance of any that I have experienced. EBay has some dodgy looking very used ones t mind-bubbling asking prices but surely ..... isn’t anyone making these?!!!

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    Re: Protector (aka Chainsaw) case

    I'm not aware of any aftermarket versions. I don't know which one you used to have, but IMO it's only Version One, smaller of the two, with the RED lining, that is the one to pursue. I don't know what youre seeing online, but it's usually possible to get a decent one (Make sure the latches are OK!!) for sub $200, if you're patient

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    Re: Protector (aka Chainsaw) case

    Gen I and Gen II chainsaw cases are different animals. Just sayin'.

    EDIT--- I most certainly do agree with the previous poster (Rich R) --- mine was stolen like 20 years ago and it still kinda pisses me off! Gen I.
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    Re: Protector (aka Chainsaw) case

    Quote Originally Posted by SpencerD View Post
    Gen I and Gen II chainsaw cases are different animals. Just sayin'.

    EDIT--- I most certainly do agree with the previous poster (Rich R) --- mine was stolen like 20 years ago and it still kinda pisses me off! Gen I.
    I have two... one with red interior lining and plastic latches, and the other with blue lining and metal latches. Both are excellent protection, but the red one is sleeker and has a cushioned rubber handle. The blue one is bulkier and the handle is hard plastic. Best LP cases ever.

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    Re: Protector (aka Chainsaw) case

    Quote Originally Posted by Dilver View Post
    I have two... one with red interior lining and plastic latches, and the other with blue lining and metal latches. Both are excellent protection, but the red one is sleeker and has a cushioned rubber handle. The blue one is bulkier and the handle is hard plastic. Best LP cases ever.

    Oh hell yes!

    I bought some paint from a hobby store,circa 1981 and painted the stamped out raised Gibson logo RED!
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    Re: Protector (aka Chainsaw) case

    The reissue The Paul should come with one but hey you can buy a 80s and it just might have the case and a guitar too!

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    Re: Protector (aka Chainsaw) case

    Quote Originally Posted by Capt Brad View Post
    The reissue The Paul should come with one …..
    So, are you saying Gibson has reissued this case?!
    When was that?
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    Re: Protector (aka Chainsaw) case

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wittrock View Post
    So, are you saying Gibson has reissued this case?!
    When was that?
    No reissue The Paul Firebrand guitar.

    OE The Paul came with a Protector case!
    Should Gibson reissue That case? Well I would buy stock on that!

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    Re: Protector (aka Chainsaw) case

    Quote Originally Posted by SpencerD View Post
    Oh hell yes!

    I bought some paint from a hobby store,circa 1981 and painted the stamped out raised Gibson logo RED!
    ..I’d love to a pic ..I bet that does look cool

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    Re: Protector (aka Chainsaw) case

    Quote Originally Posted by Capt Brad View Post
    OE The Paul came with a Protector case!
    Some of them came with a Protector, but it was only an option, as it was for all Gibson Les Pauls at the time. The traditional "Faultless" design was still offered.
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