Submitted October 4, 2011
"Great case, only one gripe. I would buy again."
I've pretty much summed everything up for you, so don't hesitate to buy, try it out on your guitar if is similar to a Les Paul, because you can save yourself a lot of money.
This case is basically a glove for your Epiphone Les Paul. It squeezes in there snugly on all edges and is held so perfectly I smiled the first time I put my guitar in there. the reason why i gave a 7 is because the fit is so snug, i cannot keep my strap on my guitar. Its not too big of a deal since i use strap locks that just snap on, but there is also no room to comfortably store the strap inside of the case either, so not only can you not keep it on the guitar, you cant store it inside of it, leaving you to carry it yourself or find another way. It also does not work well with clip-lock straps and there is no safe room to position the clip-locks. Now if you are not worried about your guitar getting scratched then this isn't a big deal. So just keep those things in mind. I never just carry by guitar, so i always have other means to carry the strap, and I've actually rigged up a way to just strap my strap to the outside of it near the handle, so its no biggy. There is a small compartment under the neck area, which is suitable for a thinner strap (i use dunlop nylon straps, they dont really roll up small) guitar stings, picks, peg winder, fun sized candy, etc... I have an Epiphone Les Paul Ultra II, Epiphone Les Paul Custom, and an ESP EC series guitar, all which fit in it. my custom came with one, and I loved it so I bought another. considering the price, I am also going to get one for my ESP LTD. It has a slightly different body shape, but still squeezes in like a glove. Trust me on this, don't hesitate to buy this case.
Ease of Use
It's a case, you put your guitar in it. Its great.
The quality is great, mine came with no smell whats so ever, and the actual build is very very solid. I use this as my main case for my guitar, and from simple transportation and storage, I have several scratches and rips in the outer covering. I cannot say how any of it happened specifically, other than it just simply happened. this is not an issue with me. as I got it so it can take the beating, not my guitar. Don't expect this to stay in as good of shape as the guitar that its protecting.
Great value, at this price for this case, its a steal, i would even go for a really beat up used one. But everybody likes new things.
I have contacted Gibson on my out of warranty Epiphone guitar, and they sent me two new jack plates for my Epiphone Les Paul Ultra II free of charge (because of the style of jack plate, and them being plastic, they crack with heavy use). They always answer my questions, and they will take care of you.
The Wow Factor
Looks good, doesn't look like an aftermarket no-name case. Makes you feel like you really own a quality guitar with the case to match.
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