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I have a 1964 Gibson C1-D Laredo coming soon. The guitar is in wonderful  condition but only has the original case and that is why I could use some advice.

I would appreciate some advice on a hard case that should fit this guitar correctly. I travel in our Motorhome and Vintage Airstream so I would like to protect it as good as possible.

Thanks in advance!

PS if this isn't the correct forum, please excuse me and move it

Steve

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Any case designed for Gibson's LG-series smallbodies should do, since the C-series classicals share the same body plan.

Go on the TKL cases website. They give detailed inside dimensions of all their cases.

Here's a link to one case that might work:

TKL classical case

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Hiscox is terrific, protected my J-50 in the checked baggage on a trip to Europe several years ago. No way that I'd do that with a regular case, the Hiscox is a completely different animal. Also much lighter than regular cases. Not cheap, but well worth the cost IMO.

https://www.hiscoxcases.com

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Just be careful - there are a few different sizes of Classical Guitars.   The Gibson C- series are all 'standard 'as I remember. (I had a C-0) and are the same as the LGs.  I kept my C-0 case when I traded it in for an LG1.   But, while most classical guitars are a 'standard' size - there are some that are different, usually smaller.   Student,  3/4 size.    Not common - but still they are out there. 

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I remember when the  Ramirez Studio classical guitars started jumping in price because of the model's association with the Beatles and "A Hard Day's Night" film.   

Hiscox cases are nice - light weight and great protection.  I keep my 1942 J50 in an Ameritage case I bought used.  The thing can survive being run over my a truck but weighs as much as a boat anchor.  You carry it any kind of distance and you will be switching arms more than a few times.

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13 hours ago, SteveWard said:

Thanks for your help with this. I now have a direction to look.

Next question will be on the Strings.....may have many many recommendations but then life is an adventure.

Steve

 

I really like Savarez 520 F, (btw: The "F" variant has a silver plated wound G, really helps to tame that intonation battled with the G / B strings.)

520 F

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