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    EBMM Case toughness

    Just ordered my first EBMM, a Cutlass HSS, and will be traveling a lot with it. In the past I have always bought something like a Gator Titan or a SKB iSeries because the cases weren't sturdy enough for luggage claim. How is the EBMM Cutlass case, is it tough, more specifically, is it tough enough for luggage claim?

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    They are quite tough, however they do not have the TSA approved locks that some other guitar cases do. They just have standard locks.
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    Every guitar I have ever taken abroad (Martin HD28 and my Cutlass) I use the original hard case and wrap it with FRAGILE tape.Round the case locks and along the case seams.Never had a problem and Spanish baggage handlers aren't too gentle. 1 x ROLL Fragile Packing Tape,66m x 50mm: Amazon.co.uk: Office Products

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    I used to work in a music store, in the warehouse packing and shipping instruments, and I am convinced that the Fragile stickers or packing tape are completely invisible to everyone except perhaps the person receiving the package.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrKev View Post
    I used to work in a music store, in the warehouse packing and shipping instruments, and I am convinced that the Fragile stickers or packing tape are completely invisible to everyone except perhaps the person receiving the package.

    Never had a problem over the last 35 years Doc.Haven't lost a guitar or collected matchwood yet.
    Although I would heartily advocate that you would be wise to make sure that in the event of a total catastrophe that the instrument is covered by travel insurance.

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    The case will be a SKB case, standard locks but quite tough.

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    Try and gate check your guitar regardless of case. Better odds of survival that way, too.
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