SKB-18: a case for all seasons!
By: Serge from Ontario, Canada
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
This case with TSA-approved lock is well made, the lid closes precisely, the inside is plushl. The outer shell looks sturdy, with molded plastic feet and ridges instead of the little semi-spherical metal feet that may eventually bust inside (I had that happen on several guitar-company-branded molded cases). The handle looks solid, the latches are easily replaceable should you need to replace a broken one (highly unlikely) or move/add a locking latch.
Your general opinion of this product.
Overall, the SKB-18 looks like an excellent case that will protect its contents for years to come. It should fit a variety of guitars, but check first. I have tried the following guitars in this dreadnought-sized case: Larrivée L-03 (not a dread, I know! guitar moves around with the lid open, not with the lid closed); Epiphone AJ500 Masterbilt: case fits like a glove; Epiphone Inspired by 1964 Texan: the longish headstock makes it a very close fit (you have to gently push the headstock down), while the case looks to have been molded on the body. 5 stars.