Hard shell cases with your guitar or bass.

Jay Ralston

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For those that own a guitar or bass that is let's say $1,000.00 or more new. How important is it to you that it come with a hard shell case from the manufacturer or the retail store you buy it from?
 

kiwicanuck

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Very important, but for a combination of reasons, not a single big one.

- If a high grade guitar doesn't have a hard case I'm usually suspicious that it might be stolen.
- Makes me wonder how it's been treated
- Makes shipping less risky in a case

If the seller appears trustworthy and has a valid reason for the guitar not having a case then no worries.
 

Jay Ralston

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How about if you buy it new? What if it didn't have a hardshell case with it, would it persuade you to go with another brand, or would that not matter?
 

kiwicanuck

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If a hard shell case isn't an option on a brand new guitar I definitely wouldn't buy that brand. How can I trust a maker to make good design and build decisions if they don't think a case is important for a $1000 guitar?
 

IbanezRokr

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Only two of my guitars have come with cases. Yeah, they're by far the nicest ones, and the fitment in them in fantastic. But it wasn't a deal breaker. I almost never need to move all my guitars at once, and they live on a rack, so I've got enough sturdy cases to move a few guitars to a gig or something as needed.
 

RRfireblade

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Its pretty dang important on most anything I would be buy over a certain price point. Part of it is principal, at such a price why should I have to buy what should have come with it when there are so many other options that do. Another part is certain brands must have the factory case IMO; PRS, Gibson or anything logo'd or sig'd.

Behind that, as regularly gigging musician, everything's gotta be in a hard case and preferably something stackable (f-ing Gibson's).

:)
 






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