Not up to the standard of their guitars
I bought this for my Epiphone AJ 500m, in part to have a matching case for the instrument (dumb reason) and to replace my durafoam for a hardshell. Big mistake! Sweetwater's service was fine, but the case is very poor quality. As mentioned, it does not look like the picture, which I anticipated and doesn't bother me. But the quality is very poor. One of the latches was sitting in the bottom of the box, as it had fallen off. After some work, I was sort of able to get it back on so that it is serviceable to store my guitar in my study. I would not trust it for travel, either in an airplane or to throw it into a vehicle for a gig, but it is too much trouble to send back. I have two other Takamine's that came with cases, which are actually TKL's, and these are much better quality. I wish I would have gone with the Gator GC jumbo (more money), TKL, or even the Musicians Gear dreadnought case (much cheaper). I would not recommend this case.