This case had protected my son's violin well and he appreciates the large outer pocket to store music. Unfortunately, the backpack straps, which are an important feature for him when he brings his violin to school, won't stay attached. The came unstitched after a year or so of use. After I sewed them back in place, they fell off again a few months later. My son (this one, at least!) is pretty careful with his belongings and cares about his violin, so I don't think this is a result of misuse. So, if the backpack straps aren't important to you, this case is great!