Light weight, well balanced on my back from parking lot to concert hall 3 blocks away, and a fabulous color. Don't be afraid of the color...I get compliments on it all the time. I have the orange/red color. Love the lock on the latches. Easy to open with one hand. Get your self a matching music/accessories bag to go with it from somewhere. There is very little room in the case for other things. My wolf secondo shoulder pad does fit inside positioned above the scroll. Room for rosin and a pencil, nail clipper and set of strings but that's all.