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#1 guitarno

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:40 AM

   So I recently bought my JTV-59 from the local GC (Korean version not the USA$$$ Version), and it came in a gig bag. Not that the gig bag isn't nice, but I really don't like soft cases, I paid way too much money to lug around this guitar in a soft case. I have a Gator "Universal" case I bought for another guitar, and it works fine for that guitar (Godin Progression - Strat style guitar), but I tried putting the JTV into it and it doesn't support the neck correctly. There's so much tilt back on the headstock on the JTV that the tip of the headstock touches the bottom of the case and the neck isn't actually being supported by the neck pocket in the case. It's sitting above it.

 

   I was actually amazed that they sell this guitar for $1400 with no hard shell case, but I guess that's how it goes. I guess I'd rather they put the money into the instrument, rather than the case, but now I have to find one to fit.

 

   Can anyone out there with a JTV-59 recommend a particular case that will fit this guitar correctly? I don't know if a case made for a Gibson LP would work - body's are kind of similar. Anyone buy a case for their JTV-59 that they like?

 

Thanks!

 


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#2 TheRealZap

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:56 AM

this one is supposedly great: Hiscox STD-EG

http://www.hiscoxcases.com/

not sure about availability

 

the USA cases come from here:

http://ggqualitycase.com/

 

although i've never found a way to actually buy one! 


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#3 phil_m

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 07:43 AM

You can buy the Strat/Tele G&G case (which is what the case the JTV69 comes with is) here: http://www.musicians...-hardshell-case

 

I don't know about the 59, though. I'm not sure what style case the Us version of the 59 comes with.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 08:15 AM

I've had/have two Korean 59's and think these cases are great: http://www.musicians...ric-guitar-case

 

Guitar fits perfectly and they've held up through several gigs so far.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 09:20 AM

B)  Thanks guys! I appreciate the help. I'm sure one of these cases will work for me.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 07:01 PM

Here is the link to the one I use it fits it perfectly and its reasonable priced 74.00

 

http://www.guitarfet...eed_p_2197.html


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 07:03 PM

awesome find. I checked their site earlier.... cases are real reasonable based on how the quality looks.

just can't be sure what will fit in it, but you've taken care of that for us.

 

Here is the link to the one I use it fits it perfectly and its reasonable priced 74.00

 

http://www.guitarfet...eed_p_2197.html


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 01:18 PM

awesome find. I checked their site earlier.... cases are real reasonable based on how the quality looks.

just can't be sure what will fit in it, but you've taken care of that for us.

Its actually pretty good quality both their cases and guitars.  If I just wanted a normal electric guitar I would have stuck with their les paul (hollow body knockoff) plays really good sounded good too.  And about a quarter of the price...  But I wanted something more flexible like the Variax...


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Posted 12 September 2013 - 05:10 AM

   So I recently bought my JTV-59 from the local GC (Korean version not the USA$$$ Version), and it came in a gig bag. Not that the gig bag isn't nice, but I really don't like soft cases, I paid way too much money to lug around this guitar in a soft case. I have a Gator "Universal" case I bought for another guitar, and it works fine for that guitar (Godin Progression - Strat style guitar), but I tried putting the JTV into it and it doesn't support the neck correctly. There's so much tilt back on the headstock on the JTV that the tip of the headstock touches the bottom of the case and the neck isn't actually being supported by the neck pocket in the case. It's sitting above it.

 

   I was actually amazed that they sell this guitar for $1400 with no hard shell case, but I guess that's how it goes. I guess I'd rather they put the money into the instrument, rather than the case, but now I have to find one to fit.

 

   Can anyone out there with a JTV-59 recommend a particular case that will fit this guitar correctly? I don't know if a case made for a Gibson LP would work - body's are kind of similar. Anyone buy a case for their JTV-59 that they like?

 

Thanks!

Hi

I have a JTV59 Cherrysunbusrt and like the GatorCase.

I have one for my strat and buy another for my JTV59 with SG type

In France i find it here

http://fr.euroguitar.../sg/116069.html

Sure you can find it !

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 05:30 AM

Thanks for the suggestion. That one looks like it could work also. I just wasn't sure which cases fit the JTV-59 properly & supported the neck like they should.


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 06:39 PM

I just got the SKB-56 case for my JTV59 Korean and it's a mighty tight fit.  Hope it doesn't damage anything.

 

Edit: After a few days, no damage at all.  And I LOVE LOVE LOVE the high-tech latches !  So easy to close and open.


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 04:33 PM

The SKB-56 is a perfect fit.  Mine isn't tight at all.  It is very well made.


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Posted 04 January 2014 - 06:08 PM

You can simply buy the case (or a "custom case" that happens to be identical and that fits the guitar perfectly) from G&G. They're just around the corner from my old studio in downtown LA. Contact them, tell them what you need and go from there. They do excellent real custom work by the way -- I've got a couple of guitars that have odd shapes and dimensions, and a '67 Gibson ES-335-12 that Gibson won't sell me a case for (*******s), so they get the call. 


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 07:45 AM

I use an Epiphone LP hard case for my JTV59 and it is a perfect fit and supports the neck. They are also a lot cheaper than The Gibson equivalent.
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Posted 20 January 2014 - 09:16 AM

Trying to make the same decision myself! Basically, found out on Saturday that GtrCntr has the JTV59 on sale. Emailed Zzounds to price match, and they got back to me today with the price match, including the payment plan option.

 

Here's what I've seen thus far in the other threads of this discussion of hard case option, at the moment leaning toward the Epiphone case or the Gator case.

 

SKB 56

($113 - $144)

http://www.zzounds.com/item--DAVSKB56

 

Epiphone case for LP style guitars

($79 )

http://www.zzounds.com/item--EPILPCASE

 

Gator GC-LPS

($99 )

http://www.zzounds.com/item--GATGCLPS

 

Gibson Les Paul case

($199)

http://www.zzounds.c...em--GIBASLPCASE

 

Tweed Case for LP style

($74.00)

http://www.guitarfet...eed_p_2197.html


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Posted 20 January 2014 - 09:32 AM

I pulled this out of the archived forums.
For the JTV59, this case is recommended by Rowbi, who was told about it by the late-great Nick Mattocks..

http://www.hiscoxcas...iscox.htm#stdeg

http://rowbinet.co.u...-hiscox-std-eg/

http://www.musiquip....ox_dealers.html

http://www.amazon.co...r/dp/B002BJ9XE2

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:05 AM

For now, I went with the Epiphone hard case; it arrives...with the JTV59 tomorrow! according to the FedEx tracking.. :)

 

I ended up going with Zzounds after they offered to price match the JTV59 sale price being advertised on Gtr Center. I only had five days to decide, but 45 days after it arrives to more carefully consider.The 'processing' fee to use their 8 payment plan was still substantially less than the $100 in tax with G.C.

 

Thus far, Sweetwater refused to price match another user here, and they haven't responded to my price match request. They were only offering it as a 3-payment plan, or using their credit line. But the sale price is $400 less than the $1,499 that everyone else is offering. Bundling the two together also makes the case 8 payments, so if I return the guitar can do the same with the case, not being much at all out of pocket to indulge my G.A.S.

 

That being said, If I keep this rig, would certainly like to track down that Hiscox case, it just looks solid, and I like the fact that it fits snug, but has extra storage space inside.


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 10:35 AM

Well, almost here! Too funny - though I ordered it all at the same time, the case shipped about an hour before the JTV; so the Epiphone LP case just arrived today, and the JTV while it's in Chicago at the FedEx location, is telling me delivery tomorrow. Still, will have a day to check it over and make sure all is well before we jam on Friday.


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 06:26 PM

Here's what the JTV59 looks like in the Epiphone LP hard case

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 06:27 PM

I use an Epiphone LP hard case for my JTV59 and it is a perfect fit and supports the neck. They are also a lot cheaper than The Gibson equivalent.

 

Hey thanks for the tip! That's exactly the case I bought, and you are 100% spot on, it's perfect.


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 01:00 AM

Hey thanks for the tip! That's exactly the case I bought, and you are 100% spot on, it's perfect.

 

You are welcome! I also have a JTV59 in Tobacco Sunburst - nice looking guitar!  Like your pics - your one looks like it has an excellent finish too!    :)


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 04:52 AM

Old posting but I'm at the point of wanting a hard shell case for a JTV59 I plan to buy.  Under $100 U.S. if possible.


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 05:11 AM

Gator cases are decent, and in that price range. I've got 2. Not a "road case" by any stretch of the imagination, but fine for local gigs. Just don't hand it off to the schmucks at the airport.
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Posted 22 March 2016 - 05:25 AM

Gator cases are decent, and in that price range. I've got 2. Not a "road case" by any stretch of the imagination, but fine for local gigs. Just don't hand it off to the schmucks at the airport.

Do you know what the Gator model number is?  I just do local gigs but would want to make sure it supports the JTV59 neck properly.


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 05:38 AM

Do you know what the Gator model number is? I just do local gigs but would want to make sure it supports the JTV59 neck properly.


Not offhand...I know there are a couple of sizes, but the basic design is the same. They tell you how to figure it out. ...measuring across the widest part of the body, etc etc.

The "economy" ones are not molded, form-fitting cases...they're pretty generic. It's essentially an empty box, with a fairly large flip-top crap compartment in the middle. But for under $100, that's pretty much all you're gonna get. If you want a more fitted case that supports the entire length of the neck, I believe they've those too, but you're probably gonna have to spend more than $100.
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Posted 22 March 2016 - 05:42 AM

Gator for Gibson LesPaul is perfect

http://fr.euroguitar...ype/115829.html


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 01:50 PM

I have 4 guitar cases disigned for Les Pauls. The 59 fits in them all.


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 02:05 PM

I have 4 guitar cases disigned for Les Pauls. The 59 fits in them all.

Does it fit with a modestly padded guitar strap still attached to the guitar?


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 02:20 PM

Does it fit with a modestly padded guitar strap still attached to the guitar?

Nah... they won't fit right with the strap attached.


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 03:20 PM

I've never put a guitar into a case with a strap attached in my life.
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Posted 22 March 2016 - 03:29 PM

It works on my strat with the original 1974 case, but looks like I'll definitely want to put in strap locks on this guitar since you're saying it won't fit in most cases with the strap on.


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 04:05 PM

Old posting but I'm at the point of wanting a hard shell case for a JTV59 I plan to buy.  Under $100 U.S. if possible.

 

Les Paul style case  + shipping which is probably around $40-50.


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