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Old 01-20-2020, 04:19 PM
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Default Replacement hard shell case for J-185 ?

I'm looking for a hard shell case that will fit a Gibson J-185 and hope someone here can point me to a specific model that will fit.
(Ideally the price point will be more TKL than Calton, but all suggestions are welcome.)

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Old 01-20-2020, 04:52 PM
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The Taylor Grand Symphony (x16) dimensions are very similar and their cases are priced pretty fairly for the quality, I think. Not sure where you are, but hopefully a Taylor dealer nearby would have one you could check for fit.
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Old 01-20-2020, 04:57 PM
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I don’t know the specific model, but cedar creek makes nice cases for the J-185 (one came with my john Walker ruby elite, which is based on the J-185)
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Old 01-20-2020, 05:33 PM
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I'm looking for a hard shell case that will fit a Gibson J-185 and hope someone here can point me to a specific model that will fit.
(Ideally the price point will be more TKL than Calton, but all suggestions are welcome.)
Sweetwater’s has a search function called “case finder”.
You should be able to find an appropriate case there.
I have the SKB universal jumbo case. It’s a vault, but not nearly as heavy as a TKL.
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Old 01-20-2020, 05:38 PM
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CMD, if I were you I would call and talk to the folks at Elderly Instruments. They have by far and away the best assortment of hardshell guitar cases that I have found anywhere, especially for less common guitar body shapes.

Their toll free telephone number is 888-473-5810. They're in the Eastern time zone, so keep that in mind when you call. Today I imagine they're probably closed for the Martin Luther King Day federal holiday, but give them a try during East Coast business hours tomorrow and see if they can help you.


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Old 01-20-2020, 05:47 PM
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I don’t know the specific model, but cedar creek makes nice cases for the J-185 (one came with my john Walker ruby elite, which is based on the J-185)
This is another possibility if you can't find a case at Elderly - I can think of three topnotch luthiers off the top of my head who make versions of the J-185: John Walker (as mentioned,) Kevin Kopp and Dale Fairbanks.

Any one of the three might or might not be willing to sell you a case, but if not they should be able to point you towards a supplier.

Plus there's Cedar Creek itself, which is a division of TKL. I own a couple of Cedar Creek cases, and they're quite nice. Cedar Creek's 800 number is (800) 370-2991. Check with them, but first look at their website to see what they offer.

As for myself, if I was looking for a J-185 case I would definitely start with Elderly, because if they have any it'll be at a friendlier price. But if they don't have one, check with Cedar Creek or some of the luthiers who make these instruments.

Hope this helps.


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Old 01-20-2020, 07:18 PM
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Thanks, all. These suggestions give me a lot of avenues to explore. I appreciate it!
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Old 01-20-2020, 08:42 PM
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We’ll get you fixed up with a good case one way or another.


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