Fits Selmer size guitars. A little too tight for
Favino size guitars.
Fiberglass feature an impact-resistant, water-repellent exterior for total protection and a glossy fiberglass frame thats incredibly stylish.
With a tough fiberglass shell and thick interior padding, the new cases are much more impact-resistant than standard ABS cases. They feature a crushed black velvet interior, a thick PVC strip case seal, a padded leather handle, an accessory pocket and a shoulder strap.
Available in light grey or dark grey, these cases are great for players looking for complete protection from low to medium-level impact.
Impact-Resistant, Water-Repellent Exterior
Glossy Fiberglass Frame
Crushed Black Velvet Interior
Thick PVC Strip Case Seal
Padded Leather Handle
Guardian Fibreglass Case
Pros: Strong fibre body.
Cons: Sharp objects inside that will scratch an instrument.
I purchased my Guardian case some months band had it shipped to an Australian luthier (Peter Daffy) to wait ready for the completion of his Selmer style guitar build. Peter flew up with it to personally deliver it to me at the front door of the Brisbane Jazz Club for the 2015 OzManouche festival. On arrival, baggage handlers had managed to cleanly knock off one clip latch. The base of the latch remains firmly riveted to the fibreglass but the mechanism has vanished. Brisbane?s summer is extremely hot and humid and over the cases first weekend in the tropics the contact glue holding the crushed black velvet interior in the headstock region of the case failed. The glue also has failed on the leather handle where a leather tongue used to hide a metal attaching loop has de-adhered. I?ll blame that on the heat as well. The vinyl on one of the back straps has split through on some stitching. That?s not a big deal either but what comes next is a serious major complaint about the Guardian case. The elastic lid recoil on the internal accessory pocket is fastened by two cheap metal staples driven into the underside of the lid. The pocket lid is positioned directly under the guitar neck. My brand new Daffy Jazzer has had its necks flawless finish scratched by these staples. I?ve remedied this by removing the staples and the metal riveted lifting tag. I?ve used a soft leather thong to create a looped lifting handle and a fixing knot on the same to attach the inside internal elastic lid recoil. By using metal staples shows absolute stupidity by the manufacturer, a disregard for the cased instrument and no foresight of potential litigation or end seller hassles of returns and complaints. If you purchase this product, immediately remove the metal staples and the riveted lifting tag from the lid of the recessed compartment. Better still the Guardian Case manufacturer should review its quality control and remove these sharp scratching fasteners that will harm an instrument.
Submitted by: Graham Bell on 12/03/2015 03:44:37 PM
Solid case for the $
I'm impressed with this case - for the money it costs its well built. My selmer style Zwinakis fits comfortably in it. There are a good amount of latches as well as metal loops which one can use as attachment points in order to sling the case on your back like a backpack. Extra guarding around the edgeing which comes in contact with ground when case is on its side. So far I'm happy.
Submitted by: HotTinRoof on 08/31/2011 09:15:47 AM