My son selected this ?cool? looking case for me to buy as a present to house & protect his new Fender Tele (which fits perfectly). He is very happy with both.
As usual with this style of case (i.e. a rectangular case / not fully fitted) there is plenty of room inside which does allow the guitar some moving space, more or less, depending on guitar body size/shape; but any undue movement can easily be restricted with judicious placement of a cleaning cloth or 2 around the body of the guitar.
The large enclosed accessory compartment at the top of the case is very useful and something I really miss in my own fitted style guitar cases ?. Hmmm, I might have to invest in one of these myself!!
When empty, the case is a little top heavy due to the accessory compartment so does not balance fully when being carried; however, this imbalance when empty results in a nice balance with a guitar & a few accessories inside, so that the case has a horizontal aspect when being carried & .. clever stuff!! ?. this is a nice hidden feature of this case (all my fitted cases are bottom heavy when being carried (as you would expect)).
The gorgeous tweed finish and striking inner red lining have been well applied & go to make it really look the part and stand out from the rest! That?s what caught my son?s eye!
For an inexpensive case, the general construction quality and hardware appointment is very good and will provide the required & expected long term protection to your ?precious? inside when carried in the car or by hand. However I would not trust this style of case for any 3rd party transport; better safe than sorry!
However, let?s face it, if you buy this case, it is for one reason only ? TWEED!!! It is true that there is something special about guitars & tweed. No matter how clichéd it might be or how ostentatious & flamboyant it clearly is, there is something about tweed & guitars that go together like Black + Sabbath, Pink + Floyd, Purple + Deep .. etc. ;-D Tweed makes an impression; Anyone walking into a gig carrying such a case is certainly making a statement. So, if you are bit of a poseur (as most of us guitarist are .. go on be honest!! that?s why we like pretty looking guitars right!!??), this case is right up your alley!
Yes, you are paying a 30% premium for the pleasure of owning a Tweed case (when compared to Thomann?s own standard black E-Guitar wooden case) but that is only £10 extra and well worth it to show off with.
Thomann?s price for this case (~ £45 as part of a free delivery from Thomann) is very competitive even when compared to any new similar standard good quality hard case that you can find (e.g. on EBay). But once you take into account the fact that it is tweed then it becomes a bit of a bargain; you?ll do well to find a similar good quality ?tweed? case out there for less than a third more!
So if you?re in the market for a new case & you want something different to the boring, run-of-the-mill black cases that you usually see, you would do well to consider this classy looking, well made, tweed beauty.