SKB - Gorilla Proof
If you don't play everyday you won't get better - plain and simple.
I fly a lot for work — my original Fender issue Strat hard case was fine for checked luggage for about three trips, then the corners were broken from rough handling. Time to shop for a more rugged case.
Enter SKG - not the least expensive, but what's peace of mind worth to you when you hand your favorite axe over to the airlines? Not the lightest, but what's the value of knowing not matter what baggage handler/gorilla, who's not having a good day by the time your guitar come down the belt, simply can't hurt your beloved?
I almost dare Delta to hurt my Strat now.
Best money I've spent since the guitar itself.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (But it is heavy)