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Best Case Recommendation

akstrat61

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It is time for a new case. The handle on my old Gibson case is suspect (not the case that came with my Skinnerburst, keeping that case mint). I will be using this primarily for local gigging, not flying.

Wondering about the newer Protector cases and it that price range. The Calton cases are out of my budget now. What is everybody using with their CS LP's? TIA Picts are always helpful.
 

Midnight Blues

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I have two Protector cases; one first generation, the other, second generation. Personally, I love 'em and I've heard that the new ones are just as good if not better.
 

El Gringo

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Anvil steel in addition to providing the best protection for your instruments , will crush anything in it's path. The guitar in the Anvil case is 1 of 2 of my 2018 Brazilian board R9's . I love this guitar . Pickups are ThroBak MXV-SLE-101 Plus with A5 magnets . 8 lbs 14oz. Perfect weight as I favor them @9lbs. (this is the guitar that is my avatar photo )
 
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Pat Boyack

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Anvil steel in addition to providing the best protection for your instruments , will crush anything in it's path. The guitar in the Anvil case is 1 of 2 of my 2018 Brazilian board R9's . I love this guitar . Pickups are ThroBak MXV-SLE-101 Plus with A5 magnets . 8 lbs 14oz. Perfect weight as I favor them @9lbs. (this is the guitar that is my avatar photo )
Do those cases come with a weight belt? šŸ¤£ JK
 

blauserk

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SKBs are really pretty decent for local travel. I use them for local travel with vintage instruments.
 

renderit

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These work pretty good and won't kill you. SKB.

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And these work great if you can find one

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Other than that Maplebaby runs Calton cases and they are the cat's butt cheeks!
 

akstrat61

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Cool shots. I've owned all the 70's Protectors from time time or another, but eventually, all of them left the house with guitars I sold. I may give the new Protector a try? They look nice, other that they may be a bit thicker than I perfer. I hear they are more like the Gen 3 in size? Anyone here have first hand knowledge of the new ones?
 

SeƱor Verde

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Gino753

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These work pretty good and won't kill you. SKB.

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And these work great if you can find one

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Other than that Maplebaby runs Calton cases and they are the cat's butt cheeks!
Wow! Thats a cool case.I am thinking of getting a couple cases for my R9 and R0.The Lifton cases are built beautifully, but they dont hold the guitar.
 

El Gringo

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I would agree but in 2021 its a bit overkill. I've used the ATA Gator and SKB ones as well. They work and are much lighter and cheaper.
That is good . Now what my tech told me was that what if the case falls off a truck ? I said it is in a flight case (Gibson Protector -chainsaw case ) To which he replied that if it falls off the back of the truck and the truck runs it over it will get smashed to toothpicks . Chainsaw cases are good for air travel . Also my tech told me I will never be made "whole "
 

blauserk

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I use 1970s Gibson "Protector" cases for a couple guitars, but I'm kinda lukewarm on them. Among other things, I'd like a bit more space around the headstock; the back of the headstock lightly touches the side of the case, which I don't think is ideal if the case is dropped. (You can try to avoid that by putting a towel behind the neck to elevate the headstock, but at a minimum, it can move in the case and it's a bit less robust protection.) I heard that's because they were designed for 14-degree Norlin headstocks rather than 17-degree vintage/historic headstocks--no idea if that accounts for the difference, but the area around the headstock is "closer" than I'd like. But I do think the modern SKBs and Gators do a great job for most uses. And if you're flying, Hoffees (and if you don't mind the extra weight, Caltons) are great!
 
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