SKB cases...who has them?

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  1. Mission6_OG

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    I received one as a gift and thought it was very well made. Snugly first my strat and think the velvet in it is well made I feel. So..I bought one for my new acoustic. I received the case before I received my new acoustic. Same exact thing as my other SLB case! I think very well made and is going to do its job of protecting my gear!
     

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    I have two, one for offsets and one for strat/tele size. The first one I got was for my stepdaughters bass. I especially like to scoop up open box customer returns for cheap. They are very well made cases, if a little heavy. I’ve also heard that they’ll send you replacement parts if anything breaks.
     
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    They are very well made, durable cases. I've never met one I didn't like.
     
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    Rather than going the whole-hog for an industry standard flightcase.... I'll take an SKB over any other and anyday .... and, neat as they look, I think tweed style cases are beyond useless in terms of weight and latches/locks.
     
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    I currently have 8 SKB cases, electric and acoustic.
    Not sure who makes the molded cases for Fender now, but it used to be SKB.

    I have had several of these older SKB Fender Tele/Strat cases for 10 years.
    Had a problem with a couple of them, broken plastic on a couple of the latches.
    They sent me the parts I needed to repair them free of charge, even after 10 years of use and abuse.
    The two cases are good as new now!

    SKB makes good cases and I have had nothing but GREAT customer service from them...

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    For the most part, SKB puts out quality gear. I am sure they have marketed a couple of duds over the years, but I personally haven't seen any of those.
     
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    Most of them will float! So if you need to paddle on your guitar case…

    I’ve used their cases and gear racks for years. Not only are they light but in many cases they are stronger and more durable than some popular heavy flight cases. Never had a regret with an SKB product.
     
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    I have one I use for my Tele, though it'll fit anything vaguely Tele- or Strat-shaped (it even takes my Jet King with a little convincing).

    Doesn't look like much, but it does the job well.
     
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    I have had 15-20 over the years. They always do the job. My first guitar (electric bass Yamaha attitude) came in one and the distinct smell brings me back 30 years.
     
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    I am not a fan of any molded case.
    If the aluminum rim/lip gets damaged or hit, the case won’t close, and the case is immediately useless.
    Molded cases will also shatter if exposed to extreme cold.
    I experienced this often with my band-mates cases when I toured western Canada.
    This is where my prejudice against molded cases began.
    As a music store employee, I have experienced broken latches, too.
    Though my experiences are not specifically with SKB, I will not own or use any molded case.
    I still prefer hard wooden/vinyl cases for set-neck guitars, and good quality bags for bolt-necks.
    Your results may vary.
    I’m sure they’re OK if you don’t do any hard touring.
    Thanks for listening.
     
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    I have an SKB that came with my '06 Nashville Deluxe...I'm the third owner (that I know of)...no issues.
     
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    I like/use the newer Fender FE620 gig bags. They're light, inexpensive and do the job.
     
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    I’m glad to hear I originally got lucky with the first one I got as a gift! Now I don’t see myself buying any other cases in the future.
     
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    Three. A LP one, a Tele one and a PRS one with wheels :)
     
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    While I own a traditional rectangle-shaped Strat/Tele case, I have never liked how much room it takes up either at home or in my trunk. For that alone, SKB cases are worthy of a close look. As I don't personally need hard case protection, I gravitated toward this very sturdy soft case of theirs. It offers all the protection I need plus it's very lightweight.

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    I had a neighbor once who I met at the Wine Shoppe in my neighborhood. We got to talking about instruments and he said he made cases. SKB cases, he offered me one and gave me his card. He owned the company and he was my neighbor. That was about 18 years ago in Villa Park, Ca. where I lived for 11 years. I lost the card and never pursued it. I have one molded Fender case and I do not care for that model.
     
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    The backpack straps are nice to have. Had a similar one from SKB for an Acoustic...

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    Big fan of SKB cases. Have an acoustic and one for the strat
    I’ve also got SKB for several rifles in the states

    Never had one freeze and shatter, but I do tend to shy away from those temps.

    The do their job and protect what’s inside. Can’t ask much more than that
     
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    Also a fan, had/have them for different styles. Always durable, surving plane trips with apparent ease.
     
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    That's an excellent point about the straps. It makes it easy for me to carry my acoustic case in one hand, an amp in the other, and my SKB case on my back. One trip!
     
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