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Gator 6 & 12-String Dreadnought Case


Case for Acoustic Guitar

  • Suitable for 6 and 12 string dreadnought models
  • Plywood construction
  • Outer material: Tolex
  • Outer dimensions (LxWxH): 1143 x 464 x 178 mm
  • Weight: 5.44 kg
  • Colour: Black

Interior dimensions:

  • Length: 1105 mm
  • Height: 165 mm
  • Body length: 597 mm
  • Lower body width: 419 mm
  • Waist width: 330 mm
  • Upper body width: 318 mm
Available since June 2010
Item number 250337
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Colour Black
For Dreadnought Models Yes
For Jumbo Models No
For Deep Bowl Models No
For 12-String Models Yes
For Miscellaneous Acoustic Guitars No
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Sturdy case for 6 and 12-string acoustics

Granted, in most cases a simple gig bag is perfectly adequate for transporting a guitar, but sometimes you need a bit more protection. For instance, when the instrument vanishes among boxes and cases inside the tour bus, or if it needs to be stored under optimum protective conditions over a long period of time. The Gator Hardshell Case Dreadnought 6+12 with its extremely durable plywood construction and PVC covering made of humidity-resistant Tolex, is an affordable way to transport and store 6 and 12-string dreadnought acoustic guitars safely.

Gator 6 & 12-String Dreadnought Case opened

Custom-built for dreadnoughts

The Gator product range offers a large number of custom-made cases for almost every type of guitar. The Hardshell Case Dreadnought 6+12 was developed specifically for bulky dreadnought-shape guitars and fits instruments of this type perfectly. A sturdy handle has been attached to ensure that the case is perfectly balanced when carried, while the arched lid also provides the best possible protection for the instrument's top. The interior contains a padded and velvety-soft inner lining, providing both a perfect fit and optimum protection from scratches thanks to its soft surface. Moreover, the case contains a storage compartment for important utensils such as strings, picks, or tuners. Thanks to the four metal feet on the bottom edge, the case can be placed upright as well as propped up against a wall.

Handle on the Gator 6 & 12-String Dreadnought Case

Affordable case with a hard shell and soft core

The Hardshell Case Dreadnought 6+12 is suitable for all musicians with steel-string guitars who travel a lot and attach great importance to transporting their delicate instruments as safely as possible. Although hardly more expensive than a decent gig bag, this case offers considerably better protection and is the ideal companion when heading to lessons and the rehearsal room as well as for tours and gigs. The sturdy handle facilitates transport in an optimally balanced position, while the velvety-soft inner lining effectively protects the instrument from scratches.

Gator logo on the 6 & 12-String Dreadnought Case

About Gator

Gator, or Gator Cases, is an American firm founded in 2000 by father-daughter team Jerry Freed and Crystal Morris in Tampa, Florida. Initially, Gator began with a modest range of moulded plastic guitar cases. From there, they expanded the product line to include case and bag solutions for the whole field of instruments and equipment. A wide variety is covered: Instruments, microphones, and all aspects of live performance, including lighting equipment. At the same time, products for other media areas such as photo and video are also available. All products are made of high-quality plastics, wood, textiles, and EVA materials. The Gator companies also include flight case manufacturer Viking Cases and guitar strap manufacturer Levy's Leathers Ltd., as well as Gator Rackworks and Gator Frameworks.

Ideal for the road or for safe storage

The Hardshell Case Dreadnought 6+12 shows its potential mainly when transport requires a bit of rough handling. The shock-resistant outer shell made of multi-layer plywood with its durable Tolex covering can easily withstand even the hardest of knocks. If, on the other hand, the instrument is to be stored for long periods of time in the cellar or rehearsal room where conditions are not ideal, the case also rises effortlessly to the occasion. In this way, a guitar can be stored for extended periods and well protected from external influences, embedded in soft plush. Naturally, the Hardshell Case Dreadnought 6+12 guitar case is also equipped with a lock to prevent unauthorised access.

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239 Reviews

Good quality case
MGokce 29.07.2021
Before I bought it, I was doubtful about whether the guitar would fit in the case. I bought the case asking many questions to the Thomann customer representatives. They said "yes, they will fit". But I was still doubtful. But when I received the guitar and case, I saw that my doubts were nonsense. The guitar perfectly fitted in the case very good. By the way, thank you very much to Thoman customer representatives.
The look of the case is very nice. It has a good balance to carry the guitar.
I preferred this case especially because it is suitable for 12-string dreadnought guitars. If one day I buy a 12-string dreadnought, I can easily use this case for also 12 strings.
There's also a compartment for the accessories such as picks, tuner, replacement strings, etc. It looks and feels to me more expensive than its price.
Happy with that purchase.


Sturdy and great value!
Howdy 30.06.2020
Gator cases are very well made but won’t break the bank. If you’ve got a precious instrument it’s good to know it’s well protected. The only downside is the position of the handle which unbalances the weight.


Yet another testament to Thomann service and quality.
Bart Cronin 23.03.2021
I initially made an inaccurate guess at the case my wife's guitar would need. This Gator Hardshell was recommended after sending measurements of the guitar to Thomann's experts. The speedy and efficient return and re-purchase left us with a case that has served us well. The case has stood up to many years of loading and unloading on frequent round trips, whether to the local Thursday night gig (when there were such things) or further afield. This case definitely does the job it was built for. And with the helpful and courteous service taken into account - another Thomann class act.


Really solid case, feels more expensive
Ante96 04.07.2021
I'm not an expert on guitars or cases by no means, I'm just an amateur player. This is my humble opinion on the guitar case.

Immediately upon opening, I was pleasantly surprised by the looks of it. It looks really nice and is finely balanced when carrying around. It fitted my Epiphone DR-100 perfectly (actually there was some extra space left!). There's a middle compartment for accessories which can fit all the basic stuff you need (picks, tuner, extra strap etc). It looks and feels more expensive than the price tag.

With the guitar, its weight is around 7kg which is comfortable for an average man carrying it around but my girlfriend said it would be too difficult for her to carry it around on longer distances (let's say if you had to carry it for 15 minutes). Keep that in mind, if you'll be carrying it around a lot, it's better to buy a higher priced soft case.

Overall, I was really happy with my purchase. Cheers Thomann!