After buying and extensively using the Explorer shaped variant of this case for my Tokai EX55, I was confident that the Les Paul version would serve me just as well.
While the case itself does a wonderful job protecting the guitar, I would not say it is the same standard as the Explorer variant.
First of all, the two front pockets are sealed with a strip of velcro, compare these to the zip pockets on the Explorer case and they're nowhere near as secure. I would not feel as confident storing any small items in these pockets without a zip.
Secondly, it only has one strap, which can be moved from left/right orientation, but can only be worn across the chest, which is rather uncomfortable compared to the two leather padded straps on the Explorer case. The weight distribution can be hard on the shoulders after carrying it for an extended period of time.
Despite these minor inconveniences in the design, I am still extremely satisfied with the case, it does an excellent job protecting my Les Pauls on my long commutes to university, and the Les Paul variant is very competitively priced.
If you don't want to lug around a heavy hard case but still want to protect your precious Les Paul without hitting your wallet too hard, this is the case for you!
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I use this case for several years now so I will have a relatively objective opinion. I use this case to carry a Les-paul from Epiphone.
-First problem, I am left-handed, a detail that seems trivial and yet if you also you are not to buy this case that has a design study only for the guitars of right-handers. So I had to make a hole in the case so I could use it. (Thomann has now added more photos which allows to see that the case accepts only the models right handed, but they should nevertheless specify it in the description of the product so that errors are avoided, ;-) to the wiser .. .)
-other problem, the seams are not solid, the shoulder protection on the thong is very quickly disjointed, just like a part of the large front storage pocket.
There are also several design problems, especially at the handle of the case or the seams and the junctions of the fabric entering the palm of the hand, the handle is therefore very uncomfortable.
-other design problem, at the level of the carrying strap, or the metal fastener that holds the strap tends to fit into the shoulder when the holster is on the back, these same metal fasteners are very Place it on the case, which causes the case to be too low on the back or too high when the case is worn.
-for the positives, there are some nice little tricks, the small storage drawer has the inside of the case, or the inner velvet is pretty pretty.
-the guitar is otherwise well supported in the case
Inevitably mixed balance, more defects than qualities for this case. Thomann today offers better for expensive monk.
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