Gator GC-DREAD Deluxe ABS Molded Acoustic Guitar Case Dreadnought

92 out of 100. Incorporating 850+ ratings and reviews.

Instead of using wood, the outer shell is crafted from molded ABS, a plastic material known for its durability.

This gives the Gator Deluxe ABS Molded case improved strength against impact and the elements.

While the outside is rough, the inside houses EPS foam with plush lining.

Other features include an accessory compartment, and chrome plated lockable latches.


  • Type: Hard Case (ABS)
  • Lower Bout: 16″
  • Middle Bout: 12.5″
  • Upper Bout: 13″
  • Neck Length: 18.75
  • Overall Length: 41.75″
  • Body Depth: 5.5″
  • Weight: 11 lbs.


Great is the most common adjective that owners use to describe the Gator Deluxe ABS Molded case. It is mostly used to describe its seemingly indestructible outer shell. Many also commend its lightweight design, while others are happy with how snug their guitars fit. I for one own this, and have nothing but good things to say about it.


There are a few who feel that the padding is not enough, specifically on the bottom side. But this is probably due to their guitar having a thinner body depth, thankfully there is an easy workaround by simply stuffing the space with micro fiber cloth.


The Gator Deluxe ABS Molded acoustic guitar case is sure to impress with its durability and protection.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Acoustic Guitar Cases & Gig Bags.

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