This is a light-weight hard shell case. I rarely use it but it might be handy for someone who needs a little more protection than a soft case can give. It has come in very handy when I needed to travel on buses or when i wanted to keep my bass safe from its surroundings. This case probably won't work with basses that have peg style tuners. When my bass was shipped it came in this. A bass might not fit in it when you have a 1" padded soft case on. Again, this is not quite as sturdy as the Gage or Kolstein case but it is quite tuff. It is in very good condition.