An almost perfect solution
Splitting my living between two locations means that I wanted a case I could fly with. Unfortunately, all the cases, including all manufacturers, with TSA locks are 1/2" - 1" too short for my Guild Guitar. With the help of both Gator and Sweetwater, the solution narrowed down to just a few cases. The GW-DREAD was one of them. While it lacks the TSA locks (the reason for 4.5 rather than 5 stars), it is a fantastic fit for my instrument. It has a locking latch, which I won't use because TSA would destroy it the first time they tried to open the case. A velcro type band around the case will work. It has extra padding under the body of the guitar and looks like it will provide great protection for my prized instrument. It may not even require any towels for extra padding.
I chose the black case rather than the off-white burlap case because the airlines would scuff, bang, and mark the white case in one trip. Also, the Tolex will allow stickers, for identification, to adhere.
Everything about the case: the materials, hardware, handle appear to be strong enough for the use I have in mind. The case is fairly heavy, at 12-13 pounds, so for day-to-day use, I will be using a gig bag at about 1/4th the weight.
This is a great case and I'm glad I bought it.