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Old 06-22-2021, 08:09 AM
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Originally Posted by PaulHintz View Post
The guitar fetish case lists a 17.5 lower bout interior. That ain’t a 175, or a typical dreadnaught.
That is precisely why I didn't buy that one... the L-50 is 16" wide.

Now that I've had the Epiphone case for a few days, the bridge is making an indentation in the lid's foam padding and there is less pressure being put on the top, and it's working out perfectly!

If I did it all over again, I'd probably spring for the Gibson case ($100 more than the Epi case). The Epi case is perfectly rigid when shut, but the shell is somewhat flexible, possibly molded plastic. I would assume that the Gibson case's shell is plywood.
2018 L.A. Guitar Sales/Martin Custom Shop CS-00-18S w/Schatten HFN pickup
1959 Gibson L-50 w/ DeArmond Model 41 pickup
2007 Gretsch Americana "Sundown Serenade"
1984 Rickenbacker 330
2002 Fender Japan '60s Tele [TL-62-66US]
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