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Explorer® / Firebird Hardshell Guitar Case

Model: 1SKB-63

A distinctively shaped case designed to fit "pointy style" guitars such as, Firebirds (including models with “banjo” style tuners), Explorer®, Jackson Kelly, Jackson Warrior models, and more. This unique case features a plush ...

Instrument Max Dims 
Body Length: 18.00 in (45.72 cm)
Body Depth: 2.25 in (5.72 cm)
Lower Bout: 18.00 in (45.72 cm)
Upper Bout: 11.00 in (27.94 cm)
A distinctively shaped case designed to fit "pointy style" guitars such as, Firebirds (including models with “banjo” style tuners), Explorer®, Jackson Kelly, Jackson Warrior models, and more. This unique case features a plush black lining over a molded EPS foam interior to cradle the guitar and provide neck support with a convenient accessory compartment.

The exterior is constructed of a nearly indestructible molded ABS polymer that has been engineered to provide the ultimate protection during transport with TSA recognized and accepted SKB trigger release latching system which allows the user to lock the case and still have it inspected by airline security personnel.

Additional features include a nearly indestructible injection molded rubber over-molded cushioned carrying handle with injection molded feet and a bumper protected valance.

Gibson Trademarks are owned by Gibson Guitar Corp. and SKB is in no way affiliated with Gibson Guitar Corp.

  • Distinctively shaped hardcase protection
  • Fiberglass reinforced nylon trigger release latching system
  • TSA recognized and accepted lock
  • Bumper protected valance
  • Plush foam interior
  • Convenient accessory compartment
Interior Length
43.25 in
109.86 cm
Exterior Length
47.50 in
120.65 cm
Exterior Width
21.75 in
55.25 cm
Exterior Depth
6.00 in
15.24 cm
Instrument Body Length
18.00 in
45.72 cm
Instrument Body Depth
2.25 in
5.72 cm
Instrument Lower Bout
18.00 in
45.72 cm
Instrument Upper Bout
11.00 in
27.94 cm
Carton Length
49.75 in
126.37 cm
Carton Width
22.05 in
56.01 cm
Carton Depth
7.09 in
18.01 cm
Shipping Weight
15.60 lb
7.08 kg
Product Weight
12.20 lb
5.53 kg

ADDITIONAL FIT NOTE: This case does NOT accommodate the Gibson 2016 Firebird guitar or the Dean Zero AoD Mustaine Signature Series guitar.
Lifetime Warranty

SKB-branded hardshell cases are fully warranted against defects in materials and craftsmanship for the life of the case to the original owner. That means if your case breaks, SKB will supply replacement parts, repair the case, or replace your case for as long as you own it. Proof of Purchase is required for all warranty claims. Electronic components in SKB brand hardshell pedalboard systems are warranted for five years from date of purchase. Soft cases and gig bags are warranted for one year from date of purchase. Foam is not covered by SKB’s warranty. SKB is not responsible for the shipping cost to our facility. However, SKB will cover all of the costs of repairs and/or replacements, as well as the return shipping. To request a return authorization for a warranty claim or field replaceable parts, please contact our customer service department through our online Support Request form. SKB-branded hardshell cases are warranted for life to the original owner only. Cases used for rental purposes, used by institutions or schools, modified or used cases are not covered by this warranty.

Do you make custom cases?
Yes. Minimum quantities are required. Contact our Music Division at 800-410-2024

How do I register my case or rack for the lifetime warranty?
You may register yourself as the original owner of the case or rack at SKB Music Division Product Registration.

How do I request replacement parts?
Original owners of SKB brand hardshell cases may order replacement parts online at no cost and with free shipping. To request field replaceable parts please visit the SKB Store for instructions. You will receive a discount code for use at the SKB Store equal to the online price of the replacement parts you need.

How long will a repair take?
A repair usually takes about two weeks from the time we receive your case.

Is it possible to update my older case with the new TSA latches?
No. Only newer SKB products are designed to accommodate this new latch. Older model cases can not be retrofitted.

What do I have to do before I return my case for repair?
Contact our Customer Service Department at customerservice@skbcases.com or 800-410-2024 for a Return Authorization Number. Please have the model number of the case on hand.

Where will I find my model number on my case?
It is not on your case. You will find the number on your original proof of purchase receipt.