First of all may I say that I like the case very much. It arrived without a scratch in fine packaging and I am pleased. Having said that I have to add that this is not the case for everyone. For my use it is sturdy enough and light weight. For the transport that I am intending to do it is just right. I can see a person in the city who has to carry most of the time it would be good and manageable. However, if I was going to travel or do a lot of gigs opening and closing the case, it would not be the right choice. The interior is secure but not very well cushioned. The closures are secure but there is no lock and the hinge is not the strongest and won't align without help. The exterior is solid but I would not be sure that it could take a hard hit. It does have nice wheels and straps for carrying and that is a plus. Overall I would suggest this case for someone, like myself, who wants good basic protection for my instrument and will not be doing any travel that others might handle it at a very fair price. I don't see it as a professional musician's case.