First let me say I rarely do this sort of thing but this message is meant for all those Fender bass players out there who play finger style exclusively or both finger and pick style like myself. I can't believe Fender advertises the model #0996175106 bass case as safe for your instrument. An important tool of our trade we carry with us are nail clippers. After a few times tearing off a nail midsong (ouch) with our teeth we've quickly learned to refine our pre-show ritual to include a nail trim. For non-musicians: An over-grown nail is a terrible irritant both physically and musically to us bass players. Anyways, articles (including nail clippers) do not stay securely in place within the case's compartment area. I found this out the hard way when my new 2015 Fender American Deluxe Jazz V bass was scratched by my clippers in this case. I called Fender Customer Service (spoke to Haley) to make them aware of this problem. I advised them to put a lid on the compartment. They said they didn't make the case. When I asked them who did? They said they needed my serial number to determine the maker. I provided it, they couldn't even tell me who the case's manufacturer is..."a company in China". I guess Fender has gotten "too big" to care about such tiny things as nail clippers. Bass players beware!! Here's what their ad says: CARRY ON WITH CONFIDENCE There is no safer or more stylish way for you to get your instrument where it’s going than by transporting it in a convenient ABS molded case. Really? I beg to differ.