Top 12 Cheap Guitar Cases to Buy in 2022

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Today I will null and void the myth that cheap guitar case won’t protect your guitar as the high-end cases does. In fact, there are plenty cheap and affordable guitar cases out there. If you able to choose carefully there are awesome cases that won’t hurt your wallet but offers decent protection that is expected of a hard case. They are plenty of cheap cases these are light, stylishly and some of them are surprisingly durable and strong built that you can take them for travel. Don’t worry, I am here to guide you through. Let’s first take a peek at my selection of guitar cases.  

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1. Gearlux Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Hardshell Case

Key Features  

  • Fits most dreadnought acoustic guitars
  • Padded interior
  • Separate accessories compartment
  • Compatible for travel
  • Lock and Key   

This particular guitar case is designed to snug all dreadnought acoustics, the wooden hard-shell case has black PVC material coating with chrome hardware. Soft lining and 2mm foam padding make the case scratch-proof. You can make space for picks, capos, and tuners in its accessories compartment. This quality case you can buy at an affordable price.

Pros
  • Plush padded interior
  • Interior compartment for accessories
  • Specially designed for travel
  • Lock and Key included
Cons   
  • Rivets holding the hands are frail

Models fit  

All dreadnaught acoustic guitars

Verdict  

This is an affordable but well-made case. It’s in fact a value for money case for your guitar. We like its attractive tweed patterned vinyl and sufficiently padded interior. An amazing choice for everyday use.


2. ChromaCast CC-AHC Acoustic Guitar Hard Case

Key Features  

  • Tolex covering
  • Plush interior lining
  • 3 ply grained wood
  • Extensive neck and bridge padding
  • Long lasting chrome plated hardware
  • 4 latches, locking latch
  • Comfy molded handle
  • Storage compartment

This ChromaCast case is wood construction features plush lined interior with extra neck and bridge padding for full support. Sturdy chrome latches and bumpers on bottom and sides of case add protection and stability. Molded handle allows for comfortable, easy transport. Also features large accessory compartment. Designed by musicians for the active player. ChromaCast is dedicated to crafting roadworthy products. Providing the best in creative design and durability. ChromaCast proves you don’t have to spend a fortune for quality music gear. acoustic hard case interior dimensions: 44″ Length, 13.75″ Wide upper bout, 17 ” wide lower bout, 5″ Height.

Pros
  • Plush lined interior with neck and Bridge padding for more protection
  •  Long-lasting chrome latches, bumpers on bottom and sides for added protection
  • Comfy molded handle
  • Spacious accessories compartment Inside
Cons   
  • Very lightweight plastic

Verdict  

It’s a reasonably priced flight-worthy case. Should be used for general purposes/day-to-day use. We admire its features such as the attractive design with leatherette covering, chrome latches, and plush lining with ergonomic handle. It’s large in a dimension that fits your guitar just fine.


3. Fender Flat-Top Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Case

Key Features  

  • Durable 3-ply wood flat-top design
  • Classic Fender look
  • Ergonomic handle
  • Heavily foam padding with thick lining

This Fender Dreadnought Acoustic case is durable and designed for stylish modern musicians. You can take this heavy-duty case on roadshows or store it at home. Super-sleek and elegant black exterior and premium plush lining, this long-lasting hard case will be protecting your guitar from road bumps so that you can carry on your guitar for long.

Pros
  • Heavy duty flat-top design for snug fit
  • Chrome hardware reflects classic Fender vibe
  • Strong foam padding for more protection
  • Classic black covering with gray contrast stitching
Cons   
  • Comes with cheap packaging

Models Fit:

Fits most six-string dreadnought and 12-string acoustic guitars

Verdict  

This hard case provides ample protection for dreadnaught acoustics. We like the soft foam inside, room for longer neck or smaller guitars and durable handle. We always love the authentic Fender Cases for Fender guitar.


4. Gator Cases Hard-Shell Wood Case for 3/4 Size Acoustic Guitars; (GWE-ACOU-3/4)

Key Features  

  • Plywood outer shell with tolex-covering
  • Contrast stitching
  • Ergonomic handle
  • Plush padded interior with compartment for accessories
  • Locking latches

This Gator wooden guitar case offers protection without costing much. The durable plywood-made GWE series has Tolex covering that provides protection from damages, minor bumps. It features standard locking latches for security. Premium feature of this Gator case includes a stylish design with contrast stitching, classic wooden case look, soft padded plush interior to care for your strings, a spacious accessory compartment for all your musical amenities, extended padded neck rest to afford more protection.

Pros
  • Heavy duty Tolex PVC Covered exterior that last long
  • Ergonomic handle for comfy grip
  • Chrome plated lockable latches for more safety
  • Larger interior compartment with extended neck support
Cons   
  • Latch is not top notch

Models Fit:

Most 3/4-sized acoustic guitars

Verdict  

If you want a case that offers protection over portability at an affordable price, this is the case you can buy this. Perfectly fits the 3/4 size acoustic guitars. We love its internal lining, a handy compartment for tuners, spare strings, capos, etc. This case is sturdy and build to perfect for around-the-town gigs and home storage.


4. Gator Cases Hard-Shell Wood Case for 3/4 Size Acoustic Guitars; (GWE-ACOU-3/4)

Key Features  

  • Plywood outer shell with tolex-covering
  • Contrast stitching
  • Ergonomic handle
  • Plush padded interior with compartment for accessories
  • Locking latches

This Gator wooden guitar case offers protection without costing much. The durable plywood-made GWE series has Tolex covering that provides protection from damages, minor bumps. It features standard locking latches for security. Premium feature of this Gator case includes a stylish design with contrast stitching, classic wooden case look, soft padded plush interior to care for your strings, a spacious accessory compartment for all your musical amenities, extended padded neck rest to afford more protection.

Pros
  • Heavy duty Tolex PVC Covered exterior that last long
  • Ergonomic handle for comfy grip
  • Chrome plated lockable latches for more safety
  • Larger interior compartment with extended neck support
Cons   
  • Latch is not top notch

Models Fit:

Most 3/4-sized acoustic guitars

Verdict  

If you want a case that offers protection over portability at an affordable price, this is the case you can buy this. Perfectly fits the 3/4 size acoustic guitars. We love its internal lining, a handy compartment for tuners, spare strings, capos, etc. This case is sturdy and build to perfect for around-the-town gigs and home storage.

5. Yamaha HC-AG1 Hardshell Acoustic Guitar Case

Key Features  

  • Hard vinyl case
  • Plush inner lining
  • 3-ply laminated exterior
  • Upgraded latches and hinges

Designed to fit all Yamaha dreadnought guitars. At this price point, the case offers exceptional quality. The heavy-duty thick sides are solid. The interior is soft, with thick plush. Its latches will last long and provide security. You can move it in private vehicles such as cars or trains this case can withstand any abuse in this way. Spacious storage for your musical needs. The exterior is strongly built to offer the protection that your guitar needs.

Pros
  • Hard shell vinyl case for protection
  • Plush inner lining for snug fit dreadnoughts
  • 3-ply laminate construction for extra protection
  • Heavy-duty hinges and latches
Cons   
  • Clasps do not line up properly

Models Fit:

Fits Yamaha Dreadnought and Medium Jumbo acoustic guitars

Verdict  

From the looks it’s great and amazing and capable to protect your guitar. We admire its price point, soft interior and scratch-resistant exterior, three upfront latches one in the back for extra security, the strong handle is durable. We recommend this guitar if you are looking for a budget case for Yamaha acoustic guitars.


6. ChromaCast CC-EHC Electric Guitar Hard Case

Key Features  

  • Lockable wood hard case
  • Plush lined interior with neck and Bridge padding
  • Heavy-duty chrome latches and bumpers on bottom and sides
  • Comfy handle
  • Storage accessories compartment

This ChromaCast hard case is capable to protect your guitar. Strong wood exterior, plush-lined interior with extensive neck and bridge padding, long-lasting chrome-plated latches, bumpers on the bottom and sides make it a budget solution for protecting your guitar. A comfortable handle allows you to transport easily. The case also features a spacious accessory compartment.

Pros
  • Lockable wooden hard-shell case for durability and safety
  • Plush lined interior with extensive neck and Bridge padding
  • Long-lasting chrome latches and bumpers for extra stability and protection
  • Comfy molded handle for easy carry
  • Spacious accessory compartment
Cons   
  • The lock is flimsy and won’t survive moderate pressure

Verdict  

We recommend this if you are in a tight budget. Apart from coming with the reasonable price point, it boasts excellent construction. For day-to-day uses this case is just awesome.  Attractive to look at with bold stitching on a leatherette covering. We also love the chrome latches where it is found. So you can buy it without any hesitation


7. Gator Cases Hard-Shell Wood Case for Standard Electric Guitars; Fits Fender Stratocaster/Telecaster, & More (GWE-ELECTRIC)

Key Features  

  • Durable plywood construction with black Tolex PVC coating
  • Ergonomic handle
  • Thick plush lining
  • Interior accessory compartment
  • Chrome plated lockable latches

This is another economy case from Gator’s Hard‐Shell Wood Series built to provide adequate protection. It’s a lightweight case made out of long-lasting plywood with rugged Tolex PVC plastic coating makes it moisture resistant. The interior is plush fabric to resist guitar against bumps and bruises, steady the guitar while on the go. The accessories compartment is spacious enough for regular accessories and placed in the neck support area. Its latches are chrome plated which makes it even more durable. The ergonomic handle ensures good carry and weight balance.

Pros
  • 3-ply plywood construction for long lasting usage with rugged exterior
  • Tolex PVC covering makes it moisture resistant
  • Ergonomic handle for easy carry and weight balance
  • Thick plush lining to keep your guitar safe from bumps and bruises
  • Large accessory compartment makes musical amenities carry easily
  • Chrome plated lockable latches for added security
Cons   
  • The telecasters do not snug fit

Models fit:

Fender Stratocaster/Telecaster, and much more

Verdict  

This is a solid Gator Case and has a soft interior and is stylish. Rest assured that your guitar is in a safe case. May not be good for travel but if you want a cheap case for daily storage and traveling to local gigs this case will be a money saver for you and a good value for money.

8. Glarry ST Deluxe Electric Guitar Hard Shell Case Portable Square Guitar Case

Key Features  

  • Premium wooden exterior, leather and hardware
  • Spacious interior storage compartment
  • Soft and thicken plush lining with 2mm of foam padding
  • Heavy-duty lock latches and bumpers on bottom and sides

This Glarry guitar case is well-built and has heavy-duty protection for ST/TL electric guitars. Made of wood, PVC plastic, with premium thickened plush lining, and comes with accessory compartments with locking latches. The other features include a comfortable and ergonomic handle for easy carry and a locking latch for more security.

Pros
  • Durable built with wood, PVC and leather
  • Strong and heavy-duty flat top box design for added protection
  • The comfy and ergonomic handle for weight balance and easy carry
  • Lockable latches for more security and safety
  • Thickened plush interior to protect your guitar with spacious accessory compartment
Cons   
  • Does not snug fit all models

Models fit:

Fits ST & TL style electric guitars, it can fit Glarry burning fire guitars and 170 style guitars.

Verdict  

This guitar case fits Stratocaster & Telecaster perfectly. It’s a large rectangle case at a reasonable price with plenty of storage space. A great choice if you are looking for a good case within budget.


9. AW Electric Guitar Hard Case for Stratocaster & Telecaster Style Electric Guitar Wooden Hard Shell Lockable

Key Features  

  • Heavy-duty wood exterior
  • Foam padding with plush interior
  • Storage compartment for accessories
  • PU leather surface
  • Molded handle
  • Chrome latches and bumpers on the bottom

Offers adequate protection, the storage is spacious, this AW guitar fits most Stratocaster or Telecaster. If you are considering home storage, this AW budget case is sturdy enough for that. The wooden exterior is decent, with foam padding you can count on. You will like the easy carry handle, and of course, its Chrome-plated latches are for long-lasting use.

Pros
  • Durable wooden exterior
  • Foam and plush material interior for better protection
  • Spacious accessory compartment
  • Leatherette surface for easy washing
  • Comfy handle for easy carry
  • Chrome latches and bumpers for added stability and protection
Cons   
  • No padding in the neck rest area

Models fit:

Fits Stratocaster & Telecaster Style electric guitars

Verdict  

This AW case offers protection, decently built quality, and its durable. We Recommend this budget case for home storage and easy carry around town but not for rough travel


10. Crossrock Cases CRW600L Hardshell Arch Top Wooden Case for Les Paul Electric Guitars

Key Features  

  • 5-ply wood core exterior with arched top design
  • Deluxe gold latches with black PVC coating
  • Deep blue thick plush lining interior with thick foam padding
  • Wooden exterior is stitched with PU leatherette coating
  • Padded neck support, lidded accessory compartment

This Crossrock case 5-ply wooden exterior is heavy-duty, latches are strong with PVC coating. Inner plush lining will protect your guitar for good. The accessories compartment is placed around the neck support. The stitched design makes it look attractive. The carry handle makes it easy to carry. Its gold deluxe hinges and latches are long-lasting.

Pros
  • Superb arched top design for long-lasting protection
  • Stronger 5-ply wood core exterior delivers added protection for your guitar
  • Easy and soft carry handle, perfect weight balance
  • Upgraded hardware
  • Deep plush lining with thickened layers of foam padding that protects damages and hold your guitar perfectly   
Cons   
  • Extra layer of foam padding to snug fit may be annoying for some models

Models fit:

Les Paul body type guitars

Verdict  

A fine-made solid case from Crossrock at a reasonable price. With thick lining, coated latches, amazingly strong exterior at this price point, we consider it as an overall case from the brand. Go for it, if you are on a budget looking for a case that will cover you during travels. It may not withstand the roughest handling, but extensive travel is not your deal.


11. Carrion C-1504 Black Hardshell 000 Guitar Case

Key Features  

  • Multi-ply wood core exterior with black Tolex coating
  • Thick foam padding over plush lining
  • Chrome-plated hardware with locking latches

Carrion Hardshell case is specially designed to fit 000 guitars. It’s a multi-ply wooden with Tolex coating exterior is able to protect your guitar. The interior is thickened foam padding to protect the guitar from bruises and dings. The Chrome plated hardware is long-lasting and its standard locking latch will safe and secure your guitar that it deserves.

Pros
  • Extra-durable exterior for long lasting sustainability
  • Heavy duty Tolex coating
  • Strong foam padding lined in plush for better protection for your axe.
  • Quality hardware and locking latches for better security
Cons   
  • Low-end case

Models fit:

Fits 000 guitars

Verdict  

This guitar case is durable with Tolex wrapped strong wooden core exterior and a dense foam padding interior. We also liked the premium hardware used in this economical guitar case. If you are on a budget we recommend you to buy this superb case!


12. Gearlux Bass Guitar Hard Case – Rectangular

Key Features  

  • Wooden exterior with PVC coating
  • Plush padded interior
  • Accessory compartment
  • You can take it to travel
  • Chrome plated hardware
  • Lock and Key

Gear lux brand cases, even this economy one is built to last long. This wooden exterior bass guitar case is coated with PVC material and long-lasting chrome-plated hardware. Its interior is enhanced with a soft lining with 2mm of foam padding to protect your guitar from scratches and bruises. The case also has enough spacious accessory compartments to carry tuners, capos, etc.

Pros
  • Wooden exterior with PVC coating for protection
  • Plush padded interior to protect your guitar against bumps and dings
  • The case can be used for lite travel
  • Chrome plated hardware for long-lasting use
  • Standard lock and Key for safety and security
Cons   
  • Guitar slides too much inside the case
  • Handle bolts and screws are not durable

Models fit:

Fits most bass guitars

Verdict  

A fairly decent case at this price point. Has all the best features that a budget bass case should have. We like its strong and durable exterior, padded interior, chrome plated hardware. A worthy option to consider if you are in a budget.


Final thoughts

I hope you have got what you are looking for. Cheap but decent guitar case that provides protection and long-lasting. Many would suggest to go for buying expensive ones, but these cheap and affordable guitar cases are a real value for money you should consider buying if you are in a tight budget.

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