I need a case for an LP Jr . . .

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Tom in Georgia, Jul 31, 2019.

  1. Tom in Georgia

    Tom in Georgia TDPRI Member

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    Hi Folks,
    My daughter will be starting guitar lessons in a couple of weeks using an Epiphone LP Jr and I need to come up with a (hopefully) inexpensive hard case for her. Any and all suggestions are sincerely appreciated.
    Thanks and Kindest Regards,
    Tom
     
  2. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Consider a decent gig bag. A LP Jr is short-ish and will fit in most any gig bag, and they are SO much easier to haul around, with the shoulder straps.

    A hard case adds considerable bulk and weight, and really you don't need that much protection, for a slab-bodied guitar.

    Just a thought
     
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  3. corliss1

    corliss1 Friend of Leo's Platinum Supporter

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    LP Jr hard cases also seem harder to find due to the shallower neck angle. All the TKL ones they were doing a while back are out of stock at the places I checked. Even the Gibson guys years ago didn't have any luck:

    https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/case-for-a-les-paul-jr.1028530/

    A standard LP case with a towel to make up some of the thickness is most people's easy-mode on this one if you have to have a hard case, which I would generally prefer over a gigbag with tilt-back headstocks.
     
  4. Bellacaster

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    I had a 2003 Gibson Melody Maker that was the same specs as a Les Paul Jr and was surprised that there aren't very many hard case options available, let alone affordable ones. I ended up getting a TKL that was nice, but probably more than you're looking to spend. I believe that and the Gibson Chainsaw cases from the 70s were about the only ones I could find. I'd look for a gig bag.
     
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  5. 985plowboy

    985plowboy Friend of Leo's

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    As a general rule, I prefer hard cases to gig bags.

    Having said that, I am assuming you might find yourself paying more for a hard case than you did the guitar.

    I've owned one gig bag over the years. Bought at GC. Name brand was road runner. It was entirely adequate and I really did think it was easier to get around with than a hard case.

    In this instance, gig bag would serve admirably.
     
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  6. Chud

    Chud Poster Extraordinaire

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    Roadrunner gig bag seconded.


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  7. corliss1

    corliss1 Friend of Leo's Platinum Supporter

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    I use an Access brand bag for my main guitar and it has survived several years of pretty hard use now.
     
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