SKB SKB-150 Contoured Tenor Saxophone Case

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Heavy-duty case for easy tenor sax carrying.

The molded SKB-150 Tenor Saxophone Case features a compact design, a heavy-duty yet lightweight shell, and an easy-carry handle.

SKB is a premier supplier of musical instrument cases. SKB builds their products with military-spec, ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene and premium hardware. All SKB hardshell cases are unconditionally guaranteed forever. That means that if you break this tenor sax case, SKB will repair or replace it at no cost to you.


 
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SKB-150 Contoured Tenor Saxophone Case
 
4.3

(based on 6 reviews)

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(53 of 99 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Decent

By Mr. M.-W2aAB

from Chicago

Comments about SKB-150 Contoured Tenor Saxophone Case:

This is a very decent, rugged flight case--especially for the money. My only complaint is that there is no interior slot for the neck or mouthpiece (or any accessories for that matter). This might be a good case to buy if you used it only for airline travel and carried your mouthpiece and accessories separately.

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(32 of 52 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Sturdy but bulky and lacks some features

By Joe Linux

from Denver / Hawaii

Comments about SKB-150 Contoured Tenor Saxophone Case:

I ordered a SKB 150 hard shell case for tenor. It is 9 x 14 x 33. I was a bit disappointed with it in that it is bulkier in my opinion than it needs to be. For example the case my Soloist sax came in is 7 x 13 x 32. However the SKB case is in my opinion much more sturdy because of the rounded shape which makes it less flexible. Another thing that is disappointing is there is no recession in the case for the neck, mouthpiece, reeds, cork grease, swab, or anything else. They do give you a somewhat undersized stuff sack for the neck and you can shove most of those items into the stuff sack and put it into the bell. However there is space in the Styrofoam liner for most of those items. The cases liner is Styrofoam of the white beer cooler type covered with fake fur. After I decided I would keep the case, I tackled a recess for the cork grease first. I slit the fake fur liner with a single edge utility razor blade. I then tried to pound a socket head from a socket wrench set to form the recess. I really didn't work very well as the foam is pretty tough and doesn't dent easily.The best solution at least for me was to take a small screw driver and stick it under the fake fur and lift it up a bit and then just dig out the Styrofoam by scraping away a little at a time. I was able to create a place for the cork grease on one side, and another larger cut out for the neck on the other side of the case. As for the mouthpiece, I just decided to stick that into the stuff sack along with the reeds, and a Korg M-30 digital tuner. I was able to fit in the neck strap, metronome, and marching Lyre around the sax as there were areas in the original factory foam job that are not totally form fitting most likely due to variances in various saxophones.As for the carry on issue, one of my friends looked at it and felt it was carry on. I put my one actually legal carry on bag beside it, and the major part of the case is definitely carry on size, it's only the neck portion which stretches the size limitation, and that could never be over comeI think it boils down to the temperament of the cabin personnel. If you are going to carry a Tenor on board, I would not take another carry on other than something small like a purse. It seems to me if you seem reasonable, you won't have a problem with the dimension being a bit too long. The good thing about the SKB case is that it should be sturdy enough if you are forced to check the item.Luckily for me I only have a Kessler Soloist sax so I'm not terribly worried about it. On the other hand if I had a top of the line Selmer, I wouldn't want to let it out of my sight. If I'm questioned about it, I'm going to claim that Sax is worth $4,500.00 and I'm reluctant to check it because of it's value and fragility.I should mention though that one thing I don't care for about the SKB case is the flip type latches they are sturdy enough but the could get bumped open if checked. In that sense the Protech cases with a zipper seem better, but they have too many extra pockets on the side. For me, I think the best case for air travel would be a small sturdy case of the SKB style but with latches that have a double safety lock of some type. Also the accessory strap WW&BW sells for the case really isn't all that great. You would probably do better to just get strap off of some other piece of luggage you already own.

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(41 of 69 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Protects well

By Christy

from Chicago, IL USA

Comments about SKB-150 Contoured Tenor Saxophone Case:

I have had my case for a few years now and have no complaints on how it has held up and protected my saxophone. My most recent trip to DC I had no damage despite shuffling on and off planes and buses. There is not a lock on the case, so you will want to use it for carry-on only. There is also no extra storage room for extra mouthpieces, reeds, etc., so plan on carrying an extra gig bag with you if you have more accessories than you can fit in the bell.

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(18 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great 'gig bag'

Comments about SKB-150 Contoured Tenor Saxophone Case:

I'm a pro player. I have had Protec cases, but found that they were a bit flexy. I bought the lower end SKB case because it was so light. It's about as basic a case as you can have. The hard foam in the cases can be contoured with a firm press of the thumb. They don't fit like a glove, and you might need to put a small 'shim' or foam in but, overall they don't flex at all, they're feather light, and if you always will have it in your hands, never check it as baggage, it will work great. One more thing. Use a luggage clip/strap around it for extra safety.

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(46 of 73 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Great Case

By Joel-0jLhi

from Brooklyn, NY USA

Comments about SKB-150 Contoured Tenor Saxophone Case:

I Love this case! As many times as I have dropped my horn in this case, the case and the horn are never damaged. I give this case 5 stars.

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(80 of 148 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This case rocks hard.

By Tony-vSAUz

from Washington state, USA

Comments about SKB-150 Contoured Tenor Saxophone Case:

I've had my SKB for a week now, and I only have good things to say about it. It's light, and getting the shoulder strap makes it easy to carry. I plan on doing some traveling in the near future with my college band, and this case is tough enough to make it through while the horn stays in perfect shape. It gets two thumbs up from me.

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