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What is a good case for a Gibson SG?


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Unless you're going to bang the case around and drop junk on it, a TKL Gibson case is just fine.

 

If you're thinking of traveling with the guitar then you might want to get a heavy duty case or a travel case.

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........SKB - but not their thinline light guage cases.

........Gator - ATA line.

 

 

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My Gibson SG came with a Gibson USA case by TKL. It's sturdy, but I wouldn't trust baggage handlers with it.

 

Here's an $98 unbranded TKL SG case (they make cases for Gibson) - http://www.amazon.com/TKL-7826-Style-Electric-Guitar/dp/B000EEJDPA/ref=pd_cp_MI_0

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And a $199 Gibson USA case by TKL - http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/gibson-sg-hardshell-case

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There's also the $199 Gibson Gear case by Tkl (same as the factory supplied case that came with my SG) - http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/ASSGCASE?utm_source=none&utm_medium=PPC&utm_campaign=none&gclid=CJKmkJzPyK8CFUrWKgodx1Dcaw

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I really want to get the 200 dollar Gibson one but I still feel like I'm paying for the name.

 

That $200 case is only $125 without the Gibson logo.

 

http://www.firstqualitymusic.com/p_TKL-8826+BK.aspx

 

So yes, you are paying $75 for the logo. In fact, the TKL 8826 may even be the "upgrade" from the OEM Gibson TKL case.

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If you're patient, check out GC. I got a mint case (returned and considered "used") and even had the checkout cards, warranty, manual, and a toggle switch for an SG in the case. It cost me $50. I also got a LP case that was new for $70 on sale.

 

Craigslist also has mint cases at times...place an ad WTB SG case.

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Everyone is pretty much right here...

 

TKL is the stock case. You can get the unbranded one, and it's a good general purpose case. SKB's high impact plastic cases are stronger and weigh a bit less. SKB's can be a good bargain. I have an Epi Casino in an SKB...

 

TKL and SKB are the only two I can think of that make a "ready to fit" SG model.

 

The "Gibson" case is a TKL with an exclusive tolex on it.

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I bought a used Epiphone case that's like new for $60. Works perfect and it was relatively cheap! The only difference I can tell is that Gibson cases have a combination lock & a cushier handle.

 

Added bonus: Less likely to get stolen cuz people think there's a lowly Epi inside!

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I bought a used Epiphone case that's like new for $60. Works perfect and it was relatively cheap! The only difference I can tell is that Gibson cases have a combination lock & a cushier handle.

 

Added bonus: Less likely to get stolen cuz people think there's a lowly Epi inside!

Gibson cases do not have a combo lock.

I have the TKL Canadian "Gibson USA" case that came with my 2012 '61 Reissue, and there is no combo lock on it.

It has the white interior too.

 

My case I got with my brand new "73" Les Paul Deluxe back then was a better case IMO.

The compartment actually had lots more room for a cord, picks, strap, ect.

The compartment in the current SG case leaves a lot to be desired.

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Some years back, I acquired a vintage Gibson V without a case. For a Christmas present, my wife got me an Epi V case from MF at 1/2 the price of a Gibson logo'd case (which is a little nicer, has a big compartment between the V's "legs"). It's a quality TKL case. I put a black GIBSON PURE sticker over the Epi logo. Works great. You don't play the case.

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Gibson cases do not have a combo lock.

I have the TKL Canadian "Gibson USA" case that came with my 2012 '61 Reissue, and there is no combo lock on it.

It has the white interior too.

 

My case I got with my brand new "73" Les Paul Deluxe back then was a better case IMO.

The compartment actually had lots more room for a cord, picks, strap, ect.

The compartment in the current SG case leaves a lot to be desired.

 

Hiya sorry just to add that some original Gibson TKL cases do come with a combination lock, the black/ grey lined ones have a 3 digit combination. I own one and they are great. :)

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Thanks, I wish I had that case as I like the dark fur better than the white fur in mine.

 

Hi CoreyT thanks they are good cases although for security I think I would rather have the white lined one with the padlock fitting like you have than the combination one as it isn't quite as secure. I paid about £80 for my TKL Gibson OEM case used on EBay

 

Cheers :)

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