This case seems sturdy and well made, although the right side latch would pop open when I picked up the case by the handle. I put a little oil on the latch and that fixed it. The lining is well done and the padding is soft foam and not the typical hard Styrofoam found in some molded cases. My Tele & Strat fits well, albeit not so snug, as there is some movement when I shake it. I have some concern about the small neck support area compared to SKB cases. Right after I purchased this, on a whim I contacted SKB about cracks in two of their cases I own which have have been pretty abused. To my surprise, they replaced them both under warranty without any proof of purchase. I sent them to SKB on my dime and received two new ones a couple weeks later. The SKB cases are lighter, have much better neck support , have better TSA type latches & my Tele & Strat fit snugly , with no movement when the case is closed. As much as I like the Fender case & that great plush interior, I don't like the additional weight and I'd always worry about tearing up the Pleather ends and Tolex when schlepping it around to gigs. I eventually returned it for a refund. Although the SKB molded "bumpers/feet" around the exterior can crack over time, they have a lifetime warranty and are easy to return for a new one.