Wildkat - Help finding proper fitting case

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  1. ramaglia375

    ramaglia375 Premium Member

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    I just received my koa Wildkat and am having issues with Epiphone hardshell cases.
    It simply doesn't fit properly.
    There gaps between the guitar and case, it looks like it was built for a different body. Also the ramped support for the body supporting the back does not even make contact. It's an inch or so too shallow so the weight of the guitar is resting on the neck. In comparison to the Les Paul case which fits like a glove, I am surprised and pretty disappointed.
    I have tried 2 now so am certain to a degree that it's an Epiphone short coming so they were both returned.

    Anyone have advice on a good hardshell case to look at?
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    Epi says this:

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    Hard Case (940-EHLCS)
    UPC = 711106261492
    though this case seems to be out of production

    The original Epi ES-339 case should fit properly, too

    :thumb:
     
  3. AK Epi Player

    AK Epi Player Senior Member

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    I got the Epi HSC to go along with my Koa Wildkat from Sweetwater, and it is the "EHLCS" that Peter mentioned above. It does not have the gaps/fitment issues that you mentioned, and the guitar only has about a 1/2" -3/4" fore and aft movement. Other than that, it is quite snug, and the backside ramp does make contact with the body.

    My only guess is that they keep giving you the wrong case..? :hmm:
     
  4. ramaglia375

    ramaglia375 Premium Member

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    Would you mind taking a few pics of yours in the case?
    The 1st one ordered according to the box was an EHLCS case. But it clearly was a case for another guitar.
    I did not see the box for the 2nd one but it fit like the 1st one.
     
  5. kevinpaul

    kevinpaul Premium Member

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    I am not sure if that is the same size as a 339, my Epiphone Casino Coup is the same. Amazon has the proper case for the smaller body style. Check them out, I like the case that I got. They are not cheap at around $89.00. This the case meant for these guitars. Sorry, I thought I had a picture of the case with the guitar in it but not so. Good luck.
     

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    kevinpaul Premium Member

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    I just looked on Amazon and they have a case just for your guitar. The case is like the guy with 5 peckers, his pants fit like a glove. The price is $89.00 for this case also.
     
  7. ramaglia375

    ramaglia375 Premium Member

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    Lol.
    Thanks will check it out. 89.99 was what I paid for the 2 that were returned as well
     
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    I just ordered 2 Epi Hardcases to Guitar Center. Another 940 EHLCS and other version for the 339/casino Coupe.
    Thanks for the input
     
  9. AK Epi Player

    AK Epi Player Senior Member

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    Sorry for the delay, as I never checked back yesterday. Two quick shots here:
     

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    Thank you. Defenitely did not fit like that.
    You wildkat is gorgeous. Nice wood grain
     
  11. ramaglia375

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    The case for the 339 fit perfectly.
    Thanks for the help
     
  12. Azathoth

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    I got mine on ebay for $50. Perfect fit.
     

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