S2 Custom 24 Hard Case

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  1. Absntmind

    Absntmind New Member

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    Recently got an S2 Custom 24 and I am having trouble finding a hard case which fits properly. So far I've tried the top two I saw recommended online.

    First I tried the PRS Multi-fit Case. The guitar sat at an angle with the neck a couple inches higher than the rest. This made the headstock sit higher than the bottom half of the case. The case would still easily close but as it does it pushes down on the headstock and lifts the body slightly (think seesaw). I didn't think the constant pressure on the headstock and neck would be good long term.

    I returned it and just received an SKB 3i-4214-PRS case. Just tried it out and it seems it's a loose fit. Just slowly rocking the case on the hinges and I can hear/feel the guitar moving inside so far from a snug fit. Plus it has zero padding, the one thing I liked about the Multi-fit case.

    Figured it couldn't hurt to ask here if anyone else had similar issues and found a case that works. Any suggestions appreciated.
     
  2. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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  3. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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  4. Absntmind

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    Thanks for the suggestions and apologize for the late reply.

    Took a look at my local GT and no luck. Unfortunately they have a very limited selection at my location.

    Never thought of using a Pelican case. Done it with firearms so it makes since. This might be my best option.

    Thanks again!
     
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  5. justjoshin

    justjoshin New Member

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    I just bought the multi fit case for my son’s S2 custom 24 for Christmas!!! PRS site states it fits!!! WTH!?!?
     
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  6. Absntmind

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    Justjoshin, I felt the same. The case will still easily close due to the weight so some might not even notice if they don't take a closer look. It will "technically" fit though will put stress on the neck in my opinion. Considering the price of the guitar not something I'd want.

    I took a lot of pics pics but can't link them here yet since my account is new. I did write a short review and posted a few pictures showing the fit on Amazon where I purchased it. You can probably find it pretty easily just to give you an idea. FYI the seller was legit as was the case.

    I also wrote an email to PRS customer service. I stated what happened and said I was able to easily return the case without issue (just my time). The only thing I asked/suggested was they note on their site it doesn't properly fit an S2 Custom 24 so nobody else runs into the same problem.

    Their response was it's not a custom fit case and is made to fit multiple guitar styles. Due to that it won't fit any specific guitar perfectly. Also that is the case they still recommend for that guitar. Basically blew me off when I was only trying to be helpful and ask for advice on a proper fitting case.

    As you can understand I wasn't happy with PRS's response. I have better pics I can link once I have enough post in this forum. Hopefully it saves at least one other person some time/trouble. As of now still looking for a case with the only option so far is customizing a Pelican myself.
     
  7. GrumpyOldDba

    GrumpyOldDba New Member

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    Gatorcase works for mine.
     
  8. Absntmind

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    Do you remember the model of Gator case you're using? The few I tried didn't fit well.
     
  9. Tone Meister

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    The Gator tweed works, as does any standard Strat case - at least for my S2. Also, the Reunion Blues soft case works like a charm.
     
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  10. Tony M.

    Tony M. New Member

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    #10 Tony M., Dec 1, 2019 at 11:38 PM
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  11. GrumpyOldDba

    GrumpyOldDba New Member

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    Yup that's the one I have. Works fine for 24 SE custom and 24 S2 Custom models.

    I can even leave strap on and squeeze it in but takes a bit of mangling to do that.
     
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  12. justjoshin

    justjoshin New Member

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    wish I had seen this before ordering the PRS case.... if it is an issue I hope zzounds will let me return it and I will order the Gator.
     
  13. drdoom8793

    drdoom8793 THAT guy at Chick-fil-A

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    Weird, I used a PRS hard case for an S2 Custom 24 and didn't notice any issues, albeit, it wasn't a new one.
     
  14. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Yep, works fine.
     
  15. shimmilou

    shimmilou Established in 1963

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    The PRS multi-fit case does not work for the Cu 24. I have several cases for almost all my PRS, and I can say for sure that the $200 multi-fit case does not fit the Cu 24 very well at all.
     
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  16. frankencat

    frankencat Guitarded

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    The PRS cases are SO freakin heavy. What do they make those things out of wet cement? :)

    BTW I have several of the Gator Deluxe cases at my shop and they fit the S2 24 nicely.
     
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