I am a professional musician and I travel the majority of the year. I was looking for a case that would be sturdy and lite enough for rigors of traveling. Airports are not known for their ease of handling of baggage. This case has allowed me to not worry about that anymore. The case takes care of itself and I don't concern myself with the occasional bump and drop. I was in need of getting this case in a hurry because my last case was on its last legs. I was so please that I called Sweetwater for the case. The case was shipped the very day I ordered and I received it in two day. thank you Sweetwater for the speedy service and the follow-up was definatelly appreciated. Sweetwater checked with me to make sure the case was what i wanted and they told me that if it was not, I could return it, "no questions asked". I will continue to buy my gear from Sweetwater because of the great service I received.