I was looking for a case where the back of the headstock of a 2016 Gibson flying V did not touch the case. For example, the back of the headstock touches the back of the SKB molded case, and this is no-no in my opinion. Anyway, the Flying V headstock "floats" in this case and that is what I was looking for. The case itself is much bigger than the V, there is about 1-2 inches from the end of the points to the end of the case on the one end, and on the other end there are about 4-5 inches from the tip of the headstock to the end of the case. In terms of quality, the case is hardshell but not particularly sturdy. The lining on the inside seems like it is peeling slightly and the latches aren't particularly sturdy. The case should be able to take normal handling, but I would never fly with it.