Electric Guitar Case for Gibson Les Paul Guitars with Full Length Neck Support
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SKB began making guitar cases in California more than 30 years ago. Today, world-famous SKB guitar cases set the standard for molded plastic transport protection. Guitar players trust SKB cases to provide supreme protection for their most cherished guitars, whether they're on a world tour or on the way to a coffeehouse gig. Players recognize the superior design features and quality manufacturing standards inherent in every SKB guitar case. For your electric, acoustic, jazz, classical, or bass guitar, an SKB case is a wise investment!

The SKB-56 fits most Les Paul style guitars. It features a comfortable rubber over-molded handle. The arch top design and custom molded deluxe plush interior provide a perfect fit.

SKB-56 Guitar Case Features:
  • Bumper protected valance
  • Injection molded feet
  • Indestructible cushioned rubber over-molded handle
  • Full length neck support
  • Rigid EPS foam interiors to keep guitar from slipping
  • Accessories compartment
SKB-56 Case Fits These Models:
  • ESP/LTD EC Series
  • ESP/LTD Eclipse Series
  • Gibson Les Paul Series
  • Gibson Melody Maker Series
  • Ibanez ARC Series
  • Ibanez ART Series
  • Ibanez ART Series
  • Ibanez ARX Series
  • PRS SE Singlecut Series Santana
  • Washburn Idol Series
  • Yamaha AES Series
  • Yamaha SBG Series

Tech Specs

Intended Guitar Type Les Paul-style Electric Guitars
Int Overall Length 40"
Int Body Length 18"
Int Body Depth 3.5"
Int Lower Bout Width 13.5"
Int Upper Bout Width 10"
Exterior Length 41.75"
Exterior Width 17"
Exterior Depth 5.5"
Internal Materials Plush Interior
Handles/Straps Handle
Pockets Interior Accessories Compartment
Weight 6.5 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 1SKB-56

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Tight fit for Gibson 60's Studio Tribute

I placed a Gibson Studio Tribute 60's 2016 edition in this case and the fit was tight and it seems the case pushes hard on the Gibson especially on the neck and bridge. Guitar sits really high and may make you feel the fit is not right.Good thing is, it is all cushioning making contact with the Gibson. Guitar is tight inside the case and will not move which I believe is the idea behind the case design. This particular Gibson guitar comes with it's own gig bag. This SKB case seems like it will do the job but I will keep the Gibson Gig bag handy just in case I need thee.
Music background: Listener, Instrument Collector

Sleek and Sturdy

Very nice case. Sturdy and well constructed. Came fast with no problems, as usual, from Sweetwater.
Music background: Re-discovered guitar after 40 years. Play in church praise band..

Smart & tough guitar case.

I bought it about two years ago for my new electric guitar. I found it extremely reliable and tough for the road use. No doubt it is a light weight case but that does not compromise with its sturdy & robust construction. The synthetic material being employed at its exterior is very solid indeed because as a matter of fact it does not peel off or torn away like most of the cheap cases with laminated or artifical leather coverings. This particular case hardly requires any maintenance, you just wipe it off with damp cloth and it is just like new again, no fading is observed so far. The reinforced metal trims are very durable, futhermore its latches and hinges are of high quality material as mine are still free from rust or stains. The interior is again very nicely build with ample amount of cushion for your valued instrument. The most worth mentioning feature of this case is Humb type shape of its upper lid which provides an extra reinforcement and thereby prevents it from collapse under load. As far as its durablity is concerned it can be very well illustrated from my own experience that it was being brought to Pakistan from United States in the flight luggage section and it successfully tolerated all the jerks & hittings with grace. I am proud to have this one and it deserves to get all the five points for carrying my guitar safe and sound to destination miles away without fear. So stop thinking over & over again, simply go and get this one at once please. Thanks & all the best.
Music background: Engineer & Hobbyist guitarist for the last 27 years.


It's An Awesome case. For cases anyway. Once when I had my Les Paul in it I put it into the bed of my dad's truck. It happened when we got to where we were going I went to get it out of the back of my dad'a truck to find that it fell out of the bed of the truck! We finaly found it. Some guy found it in the middle of the road and took it to a policestation. When I finally got it there was nothing wronge or messed up with the guitar, and no scratches on the case! VERY SWEET CASE!!!!
Music background: Leadguitar, Church praiseband, Band

Gibson Les Paul guitar case

I stumbled upon Sweetwater while browsing on the internet looking for a case for my prize LP. I A/B'd this case against a number of others I had found on the internet including a case made by Gibson for Gibson LP guitars. In all categories I considered important, most significantly protecting the guitar, this case came out on top. I had previously purchased guitars and gear from the Big Name guys and I have to admit, having traded with a number of their stores in the north Texas area over the years, they have always been good but rarely exceptional. I'm very impressed with Sweetwater's website, the available information, their level of service, attention to detail and follow up. I will be back to buy from Sweetwater again.
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