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Hey all,

I've read a few older posts about finding a new case for a vintage ES125T. I recently brought my father's ES125T back to life, but the original case needs to be replaced.  When looking for a case, what are the important things to look for? For example, the luthier that worked on my dad's guitar, had a case that fit the shape of the guitar perfectly - nice snug fit, and the headstock was not seeing any pressure when closed, but it was a little deeper and so the guitar sat at an incline to the neck support.

Now, this guitar isn't going to travel much at all, but I want to get the right case for it - does the fact that it sat at a slight incline matter? Or does the snug fit with no pressure on the headstock/neck more important?

Thanks in advance for your time.

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You can spend $50 on a Chinese case, and up to over $1000 for a Colton that they claim you can through off a roof and hit with a blow torch and it will still be protected.  It needs to fit and seal the guitar from the outside at least for acoustics so you can humidify it. 

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Cases must be a good fit. There cant be any sliding around in there & the headstock must be raised. 

I repurposed my ancient Fender case for a Jackson, (the tip of the headstock was touching base). A piece of foam pipe lagging over the neck support bracket did the trick. I've modified a few cases now. I prefer OHSC if one can be had. 

 

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