This is a very nicely fitted cover. It is not padded material so it will only protect from scrapes rather than big bumps/drops. The main benefits will be loading in and out of the car where you will run less risk of catching the Tolex on the inside of the vehicle. Works well as a dust cover and the handle holes line up perfectly. By the time you've worn it out, it will have cost you less than the value taken away from an unprotected cab over that time. Don't underestimate how much these little touches to your band's appearance of professionalism can rub off on the crowds! even if they don't realise it themselves, should they see you setting up, they'll recognise that level of care!