Gator Economy GWE-000AC Acoustic Guitar Case - Auditorium 000


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Gator Economy GWE-000AC Acoustic Guitar Case

The Gator Economy Wood Case line is a budget friendly option that's doing well in the market, thanks to its good balance of quality and cost.

It has a straightforward design, crafted from plywood, with black tolex covering.

As expected, the interior comes with plush padding, to prevent damage on your guitar, and it houses a compact accessory compartment around the neck area.

It comes with locking latches with keys, to keep unwanted people from getting access to your instrument.

Note that this particular model is meant for "Auditorium" or concert profile guitars, these are smaller than the typical dreadnought.


  • Type: Hard Case
  • Lower Bout: 15"
  • Middle Bout: 9.5"
  • Upper Bout: 11.5"
  • Neck Length: 22.5"
  • Overall Length: 42.5"
  • Body Depth: 4"


Market response to the Gator Economy case is overwhelmingly positive, with many reports of it matching well with Martin 000 series guitars, Breedlove Concert guitars, Ibanez AC240 and many more. It gets consistently praised for its value for money, impressing many users for how solid it feels, given its price. The plush lining on the inside also gets a lot of commendation.


There are no complaints pertaining to the case itself, but there are some who returned it because of fitting issues - mostly because they own a bigger guitar and thought that it would fit. As long as you check the specifications and match it with your guitar, you need not worry about this.


If you're looking for an affordable yet market proven hard case, then check this one out.

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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I've written about and researched music gear for many years, while also serving as a music director at my local church, in addition to teaching guitar, bass and mentoring young musicians.