First, the Sam Ash staff were so helpful. I wasn't sure which bag I should get, and a staff member with a wicked pony tail talked about the pluses of this particular gig bag—the padding for the guitar neck, the extensive padding all along the bag (it's super plushy) and the fact that it's the right kind of bag for traveling, especially in a city. The bag is incredibly light but sturdy, and the full size guitar I have fits snuggly. I don't even feel it on my back. The straps are cool too. They can be tucked away in a flap when you're not carrying the case on your shoulders. Great buy. Amazing store. Thanks, Sam Ash.