My friend had a brand new zak wylde epi in a **** molded case. He dropped it (in the case, fully secure) and opened it up to find the head completely snapped off. When I heard this, I felt bad for him, but I had to laugh because I have been using Gator cases since I started playing seven years ago. I do my best to take care of my gear (and not drop it), but it inevitably takes damage. Thankfully, I’ve never had any damage to my guitar (MTD and custom frankenbass)–even from drops worse than my unlucky, not-to-be-named friend. He now uses Gators exclusively and swears by them.