Submitted July 1, 2017 by M Campbell in San Diego, CA
"Gator Jaguar/Jazzmaster hardshell case"
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I needed a case for my Danelectro '59 NOS+ which I had recently purchased. I was not able to find any hardshell cases made specifically for this guitar, though Danelectro does offer a gig bag. I'm not a fan of gig bags, myself. I am in love with my Danelectro and want her to have a safe and secure place to be kept when I'm not playing her. So my quest for a proper fitting case began...
It sounds okay. One of the latches doesn't seem to keep in tune as well as the others, though. I plan on taking it to a quality luthier to have it professionally set up. I'm kidding, I'm kidding...it's just a case, kids!
The case is reasonably well made. It is a good case for storing your instrument, going to a small gig or practice where you handle it yourself, but I don't see it standing up to the riggers of an actual tour. It is light weight, but not flimsy feeling. The handle is just hard plastic with no leather nor vinyl covering.
Ease of Use
It opens and closes well and the latches line up properly.
As previously stated, I don't see this as a "road ready" case. That said, it seems to be fairly well made. The biggest issues is with the locking latch. The case came to me locked...with the keys inside! I contacted zZounds (noting it was no fault of theirs) to see if they could send me a key or something. The said they had have a few other complaints about these arriving locked. They had no extra keys and suggested I contact Gator. I'm still awaiting a reply from Gator. Luckily, I had a similar key, got the case open and found the Gator keys. As it turns out, these cases just lock themselves randomly after various times opening and closing the lock latch. So that's kinda fun to deal with, kids.
It's a decent enough case for keeping you guitar safe from dust and what not around the house or traveling to and from local gigs and practice. She won't last too long on my next world tour, so I guess the Danelectro will have to set that one out.
Meanwhile, I'm still awaiting a response form Gator on the key issue.
The Wow Factor
No real "Wow" factor here, kids.
Blues, traditional R&B, rock, country, voodoo boogie
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