Gator GK-88 (88-Key) Reviews4.2/5.0 based on 13 customer reviews
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from Germantown , Maryland
March 23, 2013Music Background:
Professional Composer, Studio Owner, Producer & Nice Guy!
A Suit for my KronosX88Well, finally an opportunity to be short worded on a review of Five Star praise. My Sales Rep, Ryan, W. who recently sold me a Kronos888 suggested for my use and price a Gater Gk-88 Case with Rollers. It was $200.00 less then an ATA Hard Case, and since my dream of becoming a Rock Star when I was 12 and actually thought I could become Mic Jagger, I work out of a studio all the time except when I move to another studio, so this case fit the Bill (literally)! The case seem's like it was custom made for the Korg Kronos88, but of course, it's not, but I can still believe it was!
Durable Black Denier Nylon with Support to make it stiff & solid. Inside is Black as well with padding to comfortably fit the keyboard, but holding it in end to end.snug in a bug, so keyboard will not move around in case. Two very good quality Black Covered Material Protection Straps just for added security and protection and this is oh so much easier then using the Foam fit cases that you need to take a square of foam from here and put it there, almost like figuring out a puzzle! Five stars for Quality, Five again for Price and Five more for arriving so quickly tat I wasn't even thinking about looking for a Fed Ex Truck!
You know this is like my 4th review in about 4 months and I have noticed something. The competition can't compete with Sweetwater! I am officially a Sweetwater Customer,,period. They only know how to do things right, for you to smile, for you to feel "I got a good deal". Besides all the extras which are pretty amazing like 1 year extra coverage, free tech, call backs, working with the same Salesman who get's to know you. Ryan has listened to some of my work, read about my career, knows my Studio and what's in it! It's all good. In fact it's absolutely Great!
This is a short review for me. Ryan w. know's that as well!
July 18, 2012Music Background:
30+ year gigging professional
Old Faithful!For what it is...a light duty keyboard case...it has held up remarkably well. I have used this for well over a year now and have had no problems - none! It rolls well and protects well. I rarely use the outer pockets, but when I have it hasn't been a problem. It is used at least once a week. So; I've had the back breaking Gator ATA Tour 88 and this GK-88, and I much prefer this. With my next board I will however use the next grade up which is the polypropylene semi-hard shell case by Gator because I don't want a soft shell over the large touch screens that are coming on a lot of keyboards these days. Unless I have roadies I will never get a heavy ATA flight case again - (I gave away the Tour 88). The board I put in this case is a Roland RD700GX and this case makes wielding that board around a breeze. For the price, it's just right!
from Arvada Co
March 12, 2012Music Background:
Pro Mover haha
Fits a Kurzweil 2600The dimensions of the Kurzweil - 54.3 x 17.8 x 4.8 in. (137.9 x 45.1 x 12.2cm) and the 57.5" x 18" x 6" of this case as you can see will.
November 25, 2011Music Background:
Busy mostly amateur musician.
Excellent caseFor an occasional gigging player who does not need the weight of a fully rigid case and has the ability to roll, this is a great case.
from SF Bay Area, CA
February 8, 2012Music Background:
Good ValueGreat case for the money. Sturdy yet light, with good features inside and out. Was a bit larger than the keyboard I got it for (a Kurzweil PC3x), but the inner lock-straps keep it from moving around inside the case.
from Columbia, SC
July 17, 2012Music Background:
Really protects my investmentI am not a musician that does a lot of gigging, so I really don't need a hard covered case for my S90 XS, but for when I do need to travel to a gig, this case does a good job of protecting my investment.. The foam padding is thick enough to protect my keyboard from minor dings and falls. I really like the two straps inside the case which hold my keyboard in place which doesn't allow it to move during carry. The only thing I would add to the case would be a shoulder carry strap. I have to lug the case/keyboard up and down a set of stairs and having a shoulder strap would make that task easier.
from United States
June 27, 2012Music Background:
Gator CaseI've used Gator cases before and this one is just as good as the rest.
from El Cerrito, CA USA
January 4, 2012Music Background:
I love my Gator GK-88I am very please with my Gator GK-88 that I purchased from Sweetwater. The case is light and durable, has good balance and ample space to store my foot pedal and connectors. I was also very happy with the service that Sweetwater provided in facilitating my purchase. They were prompt in filling the order and their follow-up to make sure I received it on time and in good order was great. Thank you, guys!
from Anaheim, CA
September 12, 2011Music Background:
A good middle groundI was looking for something that splits the difference between a hard shell case (like the Gator or SKB ATA cases), and a bag with little to no padding, so I bought this. This case is relatively inexpensive, has decent padding, and the wheels are really useful.
It might seem weird, but I actually don't like that it has a pocket on the side. I've got a pretty big duffel bag that I keep all my cables, pedals, stomp boxes and extra junk in (as I imagine most keyboardists do), and since the outside pocket is way too small to fit any of that, I don't think it's useful. I'd rather Gator just left it off, because I don't think anybody will actually use it. But the padding is pretty sturdy, and it's kept my keyboard safe so far - which is my main concern.
This is a great case for in-town stuff. If you're touring, you'll obviously want something more heavy duty.
July 17, 2007Music Background:
Original recordings to feed obsessive hobby
Acceptable for a Kurzweil K2500XS within reasonFor the money, it can't be beat. I'd just not use it for regular gigs. For the occasional trip, it has been sturdy enough and therefore, fine.
from Madison, WI
October 18, 2012
A decent, affordable alternativeThe GK-88 is an affordable alternative to a hard shell flight case for the average gigging or jamming musician. No,it probably won't survive a world tour, but I doubt that that phone call is coming anyway.
If you're looking for some protection for your beloved 88 key pride and joy while you travel to and from a local gig or jam, this is your case. Ample pockets for cable and pedal storage and easy rolling wheels.
One complaint - it could use more grab handles for hoisting it into the car or up onto the stage. Other than that, I'm quite happy with the GK-88.
"Uncle" Walt Rodriguez
December 6, 2011Music Background:
Very handy overall but could be modified for easier transport.The case was pretty much what I had expected, however perhaps the addition of some modest "side" wheels and a shoulder strap would be handy for the heavier "88" models.
Relace "netting" on the side pouches with a solid fabric thast won't get caught on objects you may encounter when moving or loading etc.
[I tore mine and haven't even use it yet!]
from Houston, TX
July 1, 2006Music Background:
Hmmm....I bought this case along with my Kurzweil Sp88x about a year ago. I really loved the stairsliders. They really helped when I was taking my keys up or down at venues without ramps. I wouldn't recommend using them at home cuz they will scratch up wood or pull carpet! As durable and rugged as this case is made out to sound... it still wasn't enough for me. The fabric is alreay worn out. The stitching for the side handles have ripped. Also, I never use the accessory pocket. It's enough like a game of Tetris trying to load a van with equipment without having a large lump in the middle of a case! For the first 6months I had this case, I really loved it... It was light and made loading and unloading so much faster. My only gripe with this product is that it not made for musicians who gig more than every other week...