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hardcases for the JTV's
by vernonegbert on 2013-02-10 04:01:26.5450

does anyone know if there is a list of cases that fit the JTV's , I have a JTV-59  and the Gator les paul case is  the best guess I could find , it's ok and will work but I got lucky , does line 6 have a chart/list/fishbone diagram of recommended cases for the JTV's ? I got my eye on the new 89F and would like to buy a hardbox for it ? I don't do sacks:) thanks everyone!!!


Re: hardcases for the JTV's
by Nipp on 2013-02-10 07:06:45.3440

I don't like gigbags either.

I talked to Thomann, germany just the other day about this - and they said any strata/tele style case would hold 89F model.

And tremolo arm comes off easily on FR - not having upside/down situation pressing tremolo.

They have some Thomann branded cases as well, that seem very good value for money.

Re: hardcases for the JTV's
by phil_m on 2013-02-10 09:38:52.9380

I have a JTV69, and I just tested it with my Fender SKB ATA case (the case that comes with the American Standard Strats and Teles), and though it's a little snug around the body, the case would work for the Variax. I actually like these cases quite a lot, and have checked a guitar on a plane in one before.

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Re: hardcases for the JTV's
by davidb7170 on 2013-02-10 10:46:41.5340

I have a Gator rectangular case that I bought at the same time as my Variax 300 in 2005, used it for years. I bought an Epiphone Les Paul, and got an SKB TSA-rated Les Paul case for it. I got my JTV-59 in 2011 and used the Gator case for it and it fit & worked fine. Last October, I bought a JTV-69S. I stopped taking my Epi as a backup, so I now put the 59 in the SKB LP styled case and the 69S in the Gator. Both fit great -- no problems.

The Gator is similar to this one (I think this is the newer version of mine):  -- this one is a kind of "universal" rectangular case LP's and double cutaways both work in it.

The SKB is this one: -- this one is specifically for LP style guitars, so the strat-like double cutaway guitars like the 69's and 89's will not fit.

I didn't get them from MF, but got the Gator at the music shop I got my Vax 300, and theSKB at Guitar Center when I bought the Epi Les Paul.


Re: hardcases for the JTV's
by Slidedude on 2013-02-10 14:52:11.8980

hey phil,

not to hijack, but is that a USA JTV? The 2 color 50's style SB is a nice finish!

Re: hardcases for the JTV's
by phil_m on 2013-02-10 18:30:56.2170

Yes, it's a USA version. It's the 2-tone burst finish with an ash body.

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