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Old 09-11-2012, 05:57 PM
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Default Which Dreadnought Case ???

I need a backpack case that will protect my Alvarez AD-60SC ... a VERY nice highly under-priced acoustic, especially once you add an Alvarez ASP50MK2 sound hole pickup
I ride a bicycle so it needs to be lite but rugged with comfortable straps. The choices I have locally are woefully slim in number

I had a WolfPak WPPFA20 but it had pouches too fancy for my taste and the case seemed heavy (a Roadrunner foam case was noticeable lighter but had no backpack straps).

What packpack Dreadnought case would you recommend from experience?

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Old 09-11-2012, 09:50 PM
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The only gig bag that I have owned was a Taylor bag. It was very nice and had straps. You can get on from them online.
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:31 PM
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Take a look at the Gator GL-Dread.
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:45 PM
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This is what I use to get around the festival, either walking or biking... Shoulder straps included, but I added the sheepskin (seat belt pads from Auto Parts store).

Guardian Fiberglass case - I bought this one under the Musician's Gear moniker from Musician's Friend, but it's a Guardian.





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Old 09-12-2012, 08:34 PM
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This is what I use to get around the festival, either walking or biking... Shoulder straps included, but I added the sheepskin (seat belt pads from Auto Parts store).

Guardian Fiberglass case - I bought this one under the Musician's Gear moniker from Musician's Friend, but it's a Guardian.





Nice case!
I really like the sheepskin (seat belt pads from Auto Parts store) that you added.

I wanted to buy the Guardian fiberglass case back then.
But now I can get only Musician's friend brand fibergalss case and their price has been raised so high, so I am not interested in them any more.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:44 PM
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Excellent idea on the seat belt pads. I will be adding those to my Gator GL case.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:59 PM
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But now I can get only Musician's friend brand fibergalss case and their price has been raised so high, so I am not interested in them any more.
I'm looking at their website right now and that case is only $159.99. That ain't bad.

Musician's Gear Fiberglass Dreadnought Guitar Case Light Grey
MSRP:$229.99.
Your Savings:-$70.00.
Your Price:$159.99

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/acces...FcKDQgod_RgAPQ
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:59 AM
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Take a look at the Gator GL-Dread.
I have one of these and am pleased with it. It's way more protective than a gig bag, but less than KYDave's fiberglass one. The shoulder straps work very well, and it's very light compared to most cases.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:08 AM
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Assuming you already have some type of case conside a insulated case cover with optional back pack straps. This gives you extra protection without taking up all the room of a second case. Plus, we can sew in reflective tape to increase your visibility when riding your bike at night. Just one option.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:51 PM
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I'm looking at their website right now and that case is only $159.99. That ain't bad.

Musician's Gear Fiberglass Dreadnought Guitar Case Light Grey
MSRP:$229.99.
Your Savings:-$70.00.
Your Price:$159.99

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/acces...FcKDQgod_RgAPQ
Thanks kydave, but they used to be sold at $99 or less.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:55 PM
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Thanks kydave, but they used to be sold at $99 or less.
Yep, I know how that goes. I bought my first D-28 new for under $500... wish I could still do that, too.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:39 PM
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what about the seagull guitar hard cases- their very light and are about 70-80 bucks
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:04 PM
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I haven't used them backpack style, and am away from home so can't check this aspect of them out right now, but the Mono D80's might do the trick. Rather pricey but I got mine from www.hellomusic.com when they were on sale there for around $125. Whether they will return there on sale is anyone's guess. If you have the bucks and are in a rush, places like Musician's Friend also have them available, e.g., http://www.musiciansfriend.com/acces...ht-guitar-case.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:28 PM
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If you search "Guardian fiberglass" in the classifieds here, I had one of these cases for sale a couple weeks ago.

Come to think of it--also have a Reunion Blues Continental gig bag in the same ad--brand new with tags!
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:32 PM
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Just found it myself....here's the link...


http://www.acousticguitarforum.com/f...48#post3159948
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