SKB Waterproof Acoustic Guitar Case - Black

Waterproof Hardshell Guitar Case with Pressure Equalization, Wheels, and TSA Locking Latch System - Fits Most Dreadnought Acoustic Guitars
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Waterproof Protection for your Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar!

SKB's 3i-4217-18 hardshell case offers military-strength protection to your prized dreadnought acoustic guitar. Following in the footsteps of SKB's wildly successful MIL-Spec waterproof 3i cases, this portable guitar vault won't just keep out moisture, it'll keep out a flood! The SKB 3i-4217-18 case is made of ultra high-strength polypropylene copolymer resin and built to last. It shrugs off impact, humidity, and changes in pressure. Built-in wheels and a comfortable, snap-down-rubber over molded-cushion-grip handle also make the SKB 3i-4217-18 dreadnought acoustic guitar case easy to transport.

SKB 3i-4217-18 Hardshell Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Case at a Glance:
  • Reality-proof construction built to withstand the abuses of air travel
  • A perfectly regulated vault for your dreadnought acoustic guitar
  • Convenient comforts onboard
Reality-proof construction built to withstand the abuses of air travel

If you fly often, then you already know how hard air travel can be on your gear. The SKB 3i-4217-18 is the perfect case for protecting your favorite dreadnought acoustic guitar from the hazards of air travel. In addition to being waterproof, the SKB 3i-4217-18 hardshell case is virtually "airproof" too. Its injection molded, high-strength polypropylene copolymer resin shell can shrug off scrapes and bumps like no other hardshell case on the market. What's more, even the best built hardshell guitar case won't travel well, unless it's TSA approved. Fortunately, the SKB 3i-4217-18 also features TSA-approved locking latches so both your guitar and your case will arrive in one piece.

A perfectly regulated vault for your dreadnought acoustic guitar

The SKB 3i-4217-18's gasketed, waterproof, and airtight seals allow it to maintain its own independent internal pressure. That means even if you're flying, you don't have to worry about the extreme change in altitude affecting your guitar. In fact, the SKB 3i-4217-18 meets the US military's strict regulations for moisture and pressure resistance, even qualifying as waterproof under full immersion. When all of this adds up to is that your acoustic guitar couldn't be safer than it is in a SKB 3i-4217-18 hardshell dreadnought acoustic guitar case.

Convenient comforts onboard

What's great about the SKB 3i-4217-18 is that its practical perks aren't all there is to it. In addition to being a truly elegant acoustic guitar case (worthy of even the highest end acoustic guitars), it also offers significant onboard features that make traveling with your guitar comfortable and easy. Built-in wheels allow you to trail the SKB 3i-4217-18 behind you as you rush from the car to the gig, or the terminal to the gate. The SKB 3i-4217-18 also features extremely comfortable handles, whose cushioned grips feature snap down rubber coverings. Cushioned handles may seem like a small bonus, but when you been lugging around a case for hours, you'll sure be glad you have them!

SKB 3i-4217-18 MIL-Spec Waterproof Case for Dreadnought Acoustic Guitars Features at a Glance:
  • Designed to fit most dreadnought acoustic guitars
  • Built to MIL-Spec standards
  • Injection molded case for superior build quality
  • Made of ultra high-strength polypropylene copolymer resin
  • Gasketed, waterproof, and airtight seals
  • Patented submersible design that's corrosion and impact resistant
  • Continuous molded-in hinge
  • Patented "trigger release" latch system
  • Comfortable, snap-down rubber over-molded cushion grip handles
  • Secure stacking
  • TSA approved latches
  • Automatic ambient pressure equalization valve
Serious guitarists protect their dreadnought acoustic guitars with SKB 3i-4217-18 3i series cases!

Tech Specs

Intended Guitar Type Acoustic
Int Overall Length 41.25"
Int Body Length 20.25"
Int Body Depth 4.5"
Int Lower Bout Width 16"
Int Upper Bout Width 13"
Exterior Length 45"
Exterior Width 19.25"
Exterior Depth 8.5"
Internal Materials Plush
External Materials Polypropylene copolymer resin
Handles/Straps 3 x Handles
Pockets 2 x Internal compartments
Weight 23.40 lbs,
Manufacturer Part Number 3i-4217-18

Customer Reviews

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Simply Amazing!

I have two of these cases, one for my Tele, and one for my acoustic. Both have now been on multiple overseas flights, and they all performed flawlessly! Love the room for accessories, cables, etc... all while being well under-weight for flying. SKB has done an amazing job with these cases, and should be proud!

Great case in all respects. I have a 50th anniversary special edition Takamine acoustic and it fits perfectly in this case. Very tight fit and just what I wanted . Love the wheels........

Best acoustic case bar none!! 5 stars! 10 out of 10!!

This case is the best. Road worthy! Be ready for doomsday and the fall of civilization or your next gig this case will take it and protect your most beloved axe. Got it mainly for my Martin D35 but also fits my Taylor 814ce. Sweetwater and SKB really have out done themselves this time. Beyond satisfied.
Music background: Guitarist, roadie

SKB hardsell call was awesome, service was even better!

This SKB case protected my Gibson Hummingbird on a long trip to Vegas and then Nashville. It was easy to wheel around, and I've never felt more secure about protecting my guitar. Well worth the money.Also, I needed this case quickly. Jen at Sweetwater personally made sure I got it in time for my trip, and went well and beyond the kind of service you'd expect from most companies. This alone was worth the price of the case. I would not have had the case in time without her assistance.
Music background: Touring musician and speaker

Great Case!

I recently bought and flew with this case. It is a tank. It did all that the website promised it would do. The only minor issue I had was getting a snug fit with my guitar. My guitar's body type (Grand Concert) is listed on the SKB website as one that should fit this case. However, when I place my guitar in it, there is a bit of wiggle room that made me a little uncomfortable about flying. My awesome wife was able to get some furnitiure foam, cut pieces to fill in any gaps, and cover them with velvet. All is well and after 6 international flights I have had no problems. I highly recommend the case, even with the minor issue. I plan to continue using it for any upcoming travel.
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