SKB 3i-4217-18T - Tan

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

SKB's 3i-4217-18T 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-4217-18T 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-4217-18T dreadnought acoustic guitar case easy to transport.

SKB 3i-4217-18T 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-4217-18T 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-4217-18T 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-4217-18T 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-4217-18T'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-4217-18T 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-4217-18T hardshell dreadnought acoustic guitar case.

Convenient comforts onboard

What's great about the SKB 3i-4217-18T 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-4217-18T behind you as you rush from the car to the gig, or the terminal to the gate. The SKB 3i-4217-18T 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-4217-18T 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
Protect your dreadnought acoustic with SKB 3i-4217-18T 3i series case!

Tech Specs

Intended Guitar Type Dreadnought
Int Overall Length 41.25"
Int Body Length 20.25"
Int Body Depth 4.5"
Int Lower Bout Width 16.00"
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 Snap-down rubber over-molded cushion grip handles
Pockets 2 x Internal compartments
Weight 22 lbs. (shipping)
Manufacturer Part Number 3i-4217-18-T

Customer Reviews

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Great case

My guitar wasn't a Dreadnought, it was a Taylor Grand Auditorium so I called Sweetwater to see if my guitar would fit this case. They responded quickly to say that it would. It fits like a glove! This case is not that heavy for what is: a flight case! I travel to remote places in Alaska and use this case when I have to "fly" my guitar. This case protected my guitar very well on it's first trip thru the airlines, it arrived without a scratch. The case arrived quickly and I had excellent service from Sweetwater, as always. If you have a guitar that you want to protect when it travels thru the airlines, or any other "rough" means of travel, I would highly recommend this case as a way to protect your investment.
Music background: Semi-Professional

Great case

Own this case in black. Mark Thompson was awesome in helping me out. I use this case daily with no issues. I almost forgot I still have the original hard shell case that came with my guitar


This case was gotten for my son's new guitar and he carries it all over in the pickup etc. This case is fantastic protecting the guitar. He is well pleased and so am I that nothing is going to happened to his equipment as has happened in the past. A good investment.
Music background: My son is a musician who has had a number of bands

This is the one

If you travel with your prized acoustic guitar, this case will give you peace of mind. I cringed as the person at the ticket counter took the case from me and tossed it onto the baggage belt upside down, and when I picked up the case at baggage claim at my destination, I held my breath as I noticed scuffs and marks on the outside of the case that told the story of how poorly my guitar was handled. When I opened the case, I found my baby, in perfect shape and still in tune. On my return trip, I watched as they loaded my guitar into the belly of the plane in the pouring rain, relieved that my case is waterproof. Worth every penny.
Music background: Musician/Producer

Nice Guitar Case

The case is excellent in terms of protecting the instrument, and, it rolls which makes hauling it through airports much easier. That was my primary reason for buying it. Three downsides. 1st... The rectangular shape and overall size makes it a bit difficult if not impossible to pack into any smaller rental car trunk. 2nd... the interior box usually designed for holding accessories - like extra strings, tuner, capo, picks or whatever - does not have a lid. That will allow anything in that box to rattle up against the neck during travel. I solved this problem with a cloth accessory bag, but a real lid would be much better. 3rd... it is a bit heavier than I expected. Still, all in all, I think it will serve me very nicely.
Music background: Singer/songwriter
See also: Guitar Cases, SKB, SKB Acoustic Guitar Cases