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    New case design for JPs?

    Was there a case redesign lately for the JP series? I have my eye on a new PDN run JP for sale from a well known dealer and the pics show a molded plastic HSC as opposed to the standard wood/leather style design that all of my others shipped with. Is this type of case specific only to the PDN runs or are all EBMM shipping with this type of case now? If they are the new norm, where can I purchase?
    Current EBMM Guitars:
    2012 JPXI-7
    2014 JP6 BFR Koa
    2018 Valentine
    2018 JP15 BFR Eminence Purple

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    As far as I know only the BFR's come with the deluxe case, the JP6 always came in a plastic case like the one you mentioned.

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    New cases started last year... No more old cases... From what we were told with the JP15BB run.
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    2017 Valentine- Starry Night
    2015 JP15 Blueberry (63/300)

    2019 Cutlass SSS Vintage Sunburst

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    My Maj came in the plastic case, as did my Albert Lee. My JP15, however, came with the wood/tolex/leather one. I saw a vid and the St. Vincent comes in the plastic case. I'm not sure what the criteria is, to be honest. But I don't like the plastic cases. They feel cheap, and BOTH guitars that came in them have suffered moisture damage (massive fret rot on my AL and the first fret inlay started to come loose in my Maj).

    I definitely prefer the wooden cases. The guitars fit a little looser, but they allow airflow (instead of trapping humidity/moisture) and they're just a bit classier overall.
    2015 Sahara Burst JP15 7 Flame
    2014 Diego Blue Albert Lee HH
    2014 Sterling Silver SBMM *Signed* JP-60D
    2013 Plat. Silver JP13 7
    ******ON PRE-ORDER************
    2016 JP16 7, St. Vincent, Valentine, SBMM JP157 & Majesty

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    I prefer the plastic case, sold the wood one. The JPs fit the standard EBMM case you can get anywhere.
    '97 Axis Sport Transparent Purple
    '05 JP6 Medallion Gold
    '09 Axis Amber Quilt
    '11 JP6 Pearl White
    '11 Axis Purple Quilt
    '12 SM-Y2D Purple Sunset
    '18 Majesty Monarchy Majestic Purple

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    Yea, even the wood cases aren't perfect. The one my JP13 came in is warped in such a way that the middle latch never quite ... latches ... but it gets the job done.
    2015 Sahara Burst JP15 7 Flame
    2014 Diego Blue Albert Lee HH
    2014 Sterling Silver SBMM *Signed* JP-60D
    2013 Plat. Silver JP13 7
    ******ON PRE-ORDER************
    2016 JP16 7, St. Vincent, Valentine, SBMM JP157 & Majesty

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    You can't play them in the case...
    Trans Gold Axis- Flame (DOB 12.13.1996)
    Trans Green Axis Sport (DOB 12.02.1997)
    Trans Green Axis- Quilt (DOB 03.14.2000)
    Black HH Albert Lee (DOB 12.01.2009)
    Honey Roasted Axis - Quilt (DOB 09.20.2012)
    White HSS Silo Spec (DOB 02.03.2014)

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    The particular guitar I am looking at is a BFR JP7, so QuietSpike's statement seems to be accurate.

    I have 3 JPs all in the old style wood/tolex cases, and all of them have suffered some sort of damage during shipping or traveling. I typically have to reset the neck in the pocket everytime I open them up after traveling. Of course, it's the courrier's fault and not EBMM. I had UPS put a nice hole through the wood shell already.

    Regardless, I'm always looking for a better solution and when I saw these cases I thought it'd be worth a shot to try one and see if I have better luck.

    So again, where can I order one of these??? Do I have to buy that shiny new JP7 just to see what they are all about!
    Current EBMM Guitars:
    2012 JPXI-7
    2014 JP6 BFR Koa
    2018 Valentine
    2018 JP15 BFR Eminence Purple

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    The plastic case that came with my JP15 is awesome! I loved the IbanezRG ABS form fit cases years ago, and these are even better.
    2014 - Bongo 5 w/ Rosewood neck
    2015 - JP15 Blueberry Burst (58/300)

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    the wood ones were terrible. the latches broke so so easily. I AM SO EXCITED TO HAVE THE SKB STYLE CASES BACK

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    SKB cases > tolex

    Lighter and more durable.
    JP6 Mystic Dream
    JP6 DD2
    JP6 BFR Walnut
    JP6 White Sparkle
    JP6 BFR Cherry Burst
    JP6 BFR Black Sparkle Custom Color
    JPX6
    JP6 Olive Gold
    JP6 Blue Dawn
    JP13 Cardinal Red Sparkle
    JP6 Stealth White
    JP6 Gold Sparkle
    JP6 Starry Night
    JP6 Autumn Red
    JP6 Diablo Blue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stratty316 View Post
    You can't play them in the case...
    Haha. good one buddy!


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