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FDP Forum / Miscellaneous and Non-Fender Topics / Case recommendations

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Vero Beach FL

Tbird Greg
Oct 29th, 2017 07:04 AM   Edit   Profile  

I have a newly acquired LP Studio Goldtop that came without a case. I have a few gig bags that would easily work, but I have heard so much about the fragile LP headstock that I'm afraid the gig bags won't provide the proper neck support.

I have an Ibanez hard case that the LP fits in just fine, but then I can't carry my strap, cable, tuner, etc in the little storage compartment. Another rectangular HSC fits fine, but it does not fully support the neck high enough to allow the headstock to be clear of the bottom of the case.

So, is there a case, hard or soft, that will ensure that the neck has full support and keep all pressure off the headstock?

Or, am I just being paranoid? After all, the Gibson brand gig bag has no such support.


(This message was last edited by Chris Greene at 12:19 PM, Oct 29th, 2017)

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I'm not as clever as my dog thinks
Oct 29th, 2017 07:30 AM   Edit   Profile  

Years ago I bought an Agile AL-3100 and an accompanying tweed case. I've since let the guitar go but kept the case for my Studio 50's Goldtop. It works just fine.

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Manchester, TN

12,423 Mustangs passed and counting
Oct 29th, 2017 08:03 AM   Edit   Profile  

I purchased a hardshell case at guitar center for my Epi goldtop. It's a Road Runner case designed for LP type guitars. It's well built and has 6 latches.

But they also sell this one which would definitely work for your guitar.

Epi case

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the downtime
Oct 29th, 2017 08:18 AM   Edit   Profile  

The SKB ATA cases are very very nice because they offer good neck support, they hold the guitar snugly, they're well made and rugged, and they're *light*.

You don't have to be paranoid about your guitar unless you let other people handle and transport your guitar. It is extremely rare for a guitar to suffer any damage in its case when you are the person handling it.

Get yourself a shoulder bag (a laptop bag or laptop backpack is perfect) to carry your strap, cables, picks, notebook, capo, extra strings/winder/cutter, tuner, and whatever else you need to carry. A large laptop bag will even accommodate a small pedalboard.

Te 52

Laws of Physics

strictly enforced
Oct 29th, 2017 01:52 PM   Edit   Profile  

Can't vouch for the quality, but Rondo Music makes one of the few rectangular cases that fit an LP (link).


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So. Cal. USA

Oct 31st, 2017 04:35 PM   Edit   Profile  

The thing that can kill a headstock in a hard case is whiplash. The case with guitar is left standing on end and get knocked over. The resulting G forces when the case stops moving and the guitar doesn't cause the headstock breaks.

A headstock pad is a good idea.

I just saw the latest RoadRunner hard case and it is very nice. The SKBs standard line are "good enough". Their TSA case is excellent.

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I like guitars and amps
Nov 3rd, 2017 07:32 AM   Edit   Profile  

I bought my LP in Florida off CL, no case. I got a no name hard shell case at Sam Ash or GC in Coral Springs for about $80. There is enough space for a strap and misc crap inside

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South Florida

Nov 3rd, 2017 05:55 PM   Edit   Profile  

I noticed they now have cases that when you open them a refrigerator light comes on. That's is just too cool.

lighted case

(This message was last edited by larryguitar19 at 07:56 PM, Nov 3rd, 2017)

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Fear the Klinkhammer
Nov 4th, 2017 03:39 AM   Edit   Profile  

That begs the question... when the case is closed how do you know the light goes out?

Just another thing to worry about. ;-)

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