#1
Just wondered how much better the more expensive hard cases are than the cheaper ones?

I know thats rather vague, but i can't think of another way to put it or how to put it in more detail.
#2
most of the cheaper ones seem to be semi hard cases, which only protects against minor bumps. If you have a nice guitar go for a more expensive case made of hard plastic so you can use it for travel and be confident
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#3
I thought some protected the guitar against humidity and all.
But I dunno actually.
I'd just choose a case that would be able to protect the guitar from inattentive ****s who might just knock it or drop stuff on it.
#4
I had a cheap hardcase that came with my Washburn and it was complete garbage. 3 of the latches broke off within the first 2 days and I had to carry it around with duct tape until I could by a gig bag. Dont skimp on the hardcase!
#5
You wanna be spending at least about £50 ($100) on one. That will get you one that will protect it from dropping and idiots. But your gonna need a realy expensive one for airline travel
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#6
Can you provide an example of one that would be suitable for airline travel?

I brought my first acoustic from Amman, Jordan all the way to Texas in nothing but a soft gig bag. It made it somehow, although some jackass security guy almost dropped it...I have no idea how that worked honestly.
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#7
Here is an example of an extreme case:

http://www.elderly.com/accessories/items/CGC1.htm
For this price it better survive a nuclear blast.

And here is a more reasonable case:

http://www.elderly.com/accessories/items/GCEV.htm

Most of the average hard shell cases out there are gonna all offer about the same degree of protection.

And to blu flame: The first time I flew with my guitar, all I had was a gigbag and it all worked out fine. Now I know better.

Sometimes people who take all the precautions in the world end up with broken guitars, while people who are careless don't even get a scratch. But, still, it's better to be on the safe side.
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#8
Just wondered how much better the more expensive hard cases are than the cheaper ones?


Are you comparing an expensive hardcase to a cheap hardcase or a hardcase to a softcase?
#9
I believe he's comparing the really really flimsy hard cases with no padding to the standard vinyl exterior padded plywood hard shell cases.
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#10
Yeah i was wondering about cheaper hardcases compared to more expensive hardcases, not softcases.
#12
The guitar itself will only be used for gigging and that so no need for one suitable to be a flightcase or anything, but i'll have a look around, cheers.
#13
any regular hard case with a plush lining should be right for your purposes.
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