A hard case is a good idea. But I'd stay away from the MF cases. I had a Musician's Gear hard case for my P-bass and the first time I took it out of the house the handle fell off the case and it went crashing to the ground. Thankfully my P-bass survived. If you want a hard case, go for something built better. Also, look into a soft/hard case like the ones from Gator and others. They re a good compromise between an hardshell case and a gig bag.