I get this question a lot: What is the best replacement hard shell case for my vintage Gibson LG-2, B-25, LG-1, LG-3, or LG-0? There are a lot of good replacement hard shell cases out there but my favorite for small body Gibson guitars is the Silver Creek Classical size case. While it may say “classical”, it seems to be taylor made for the Gibson LG body and neck shape. It has a great fit, offers excellent neck support, and is light weight. I don’t even feel the need to add extra padding if I ship a guitar in this case.

This case has an arched lid to protect another very important part of your vintage Gibson: the top in the bridge area. If your guitar takes a heavy knock in this area during shipping, the arched lid is there to provide a barrier to slow down the impact. I’ve shipped dozens of vintage Gibson LG and B-25 sized guitars in these cases.

If you’re looking for a replacement hard shell case for your vintage Gibson, you can click the link above to order direct through Amazon. You’ll still pay the same price for it but I’ll get a little kick back for helping you find it. That helps me keep writing helpful content on vintage Gibson guitars. Woo hoo! Thanks for checking it out. Leave a comment and let me know what you think of the case when you get it!

This article has 8 comments

  1. David Wren Reply

    John, thanks for the heads-up about Silver Creek Classical Guitar cases. I have far too many Cortez and B25s that need hard cases and this will be perfect. Will this case fit the Cortez with the elongated headstock?

  2. Patricia Sullivan Reply

    Hi John,
    I have a vintage Epiphone FT-45, Cortez, 1964 & desperately need a hard shell case. Any suggestion would be appreciated. Your blog is terrific & educational. Thanks for your knowledge.

    • John Shults Reply

      Thank you Patricia! The Silver Creek Classical size case should fit nicely. Enjoy!

  3. Tyler B Reply

    I recently found a TKL 7800 classical/00 guitar case listed locally on craigslist for $50. I brought my LG-0 over and it fit just about perfectly! Doesn’t have an arched top, but I don’t expect to ever need to ship mine and I rarely take it out of the house.

    • John Shults Reply

      Nice find! Yeah I like the little bit of extra protection from the arched lid but even better is the neck support. It spreads the load throughout the guitar so it doesn’t stress just one part of the neck. Thanks for dropping a note!

  4. Carl M Reply

    Thank you for this info! I recently had my mother-in-law’s 64 B-25 restored and the original case is falling apart. This replacement looks great and will let her store the original to keep it intact.

    • John Shults Reply

      Hey Carl, I’m glad you’ve got a proper place to store your Gibson! Be sure to hang on to that original case though! Thanks for dropping a comment 🙂

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