I am a retired band director who has seen hundreds of cheap cases not protect instruments. This case is rock solid. It is well-made with plywood for protection. It is solid hinges and lots of snap locks to keep the case closed. It fits my Deering Special with the resonator like a glove. There is room on the inside in a covered slot for all my goodies. I would buy this again in a second. And the price here at Sam Ash was lower than anywhere I could find. These guys are great!