Flying V case selection. Suggestions?

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  1. jordans0nly

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    I'm looking at the hard/soft case by SKB. I love that it has shoulder straps, but any other case to look at? I do not gig much, just take my guitar back and forth from my house to the church, but might start gigging more later.

    I have the new Epi '67 Flying V from Sam Ash for reference..
     
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    Go for the sturdy gigbag!
     
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    Which is? The SKB?
     
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    I'd highly recommend the Gibson V case...

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    over the SKB case for the ONLY reason that the Gibson V case is not as long as the SKB. The SKB case was bulkier and longer than the stock Gibson case... and for my little car, size matters. Both are sturdy and keep the guitar protected.
     
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    I have an Epiphone B/W 67 style Flying V.
    Last year, I ordered an Epiphone V case for it. It didn't fit! It looked like the angle of the legs was too acute for the case, which was probably designed for a 58 style V or something.

    Something to take into account when buying...

    Your best bet would be to find something that has no foam between the legs of the V.
     
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    I might contact Epiphone. See if they have a clue, lol.
     
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    I still haven't contacted Epi, plus I can't find a Gibson case for it online anywhere.
     
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    The Epiphone case is for '58 style only
     
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    So when Epiphone came out with the 1967 Flying V from '03-'05, they didn't make a case for it?
     
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    I guess not, if you look at them on the Sweetwater website they specifically say "58 V" which is what I bought one for.
     
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    I saw that as well. I contacted Sam Ash, which is where this is the only place that is selling this particular V. Exclusive maybe? Perhaps. But, talked to a guy that was super nice and he said he'd contact Gibson/Epiphone about this guitar specifically. Pretty cool I thought.
     
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    Keep us posted on the reply you get please. I still need a case for that guitar...
     
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    Sancho, had Jeff at SamAsh contact Gibson. They said the hardshell should fit.
    I went ahead and got the SKB soft/hardshell with the shoulder straps. Nice case, but it does move around a little in the case while open, but when it's close, i can't feel it moving around at all.
     
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    I have the SKB hard/soft case and I love it. It is light weight, keeps my Epi 58 V well protected, and was relatively inexpensive.
     
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    Well, then either they're full of it, or they've changed the cases over the last year or so...
    I'll check them out to see if something has changed. Thanks for keeping me posted man!
     

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