OK, yeah it's a hardshell guitar case. It should and does protect the valuable guitar inside. Nice, plush interior hugs my Gibson LP. The latches are solid, positive locking. The TSA locks are a bonus if you're traveling. I got mine because I figure if it can handle air travel it can handle what I'll do to it. I have another for my Strat. Protection = peace of mind.
Sweetwater was unbelievable! Super fast delivery, right before Christmas. I cannot rave enough about the service.