Thanks for the advice. I am based in the UK, I'll check out Kent guitar classics for a case, that's where I got my current guitar from. I'll also look out for a retaining strap.simonm wrote: ↑Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:13 pm"We sell good, cheap and lightweight cases: pick two options".
My my purposes a 50 Euro case is good enough. Some people spend more on a protective cover (200+) for their high end cases (1,000+) than I would spend on what I consider a high quality case in the first place. (e.g. Hiscox)
For brand recommendations it would be useful if you said which country you are in. The fact that you mentioned "walking" to college suggests you are not in the USA.
If you are in Germany the "Rocktile" foam cases are in the 50-60 Euro range, and come with rucksack type straps and a decent outside pocket for music etc. I doubt if they are very waterproof however so I would not use them in rain. I have bought 10-15 of these and similar cases over the last few years. I suspect this is true of most foam cases. In the UK Kent guitar classics has a very nice entry level case - I would like to get some but the shipping would likely be too much.
One item I always want in a case is retaining strap for the neck - velcro is fine. The reason has nothing to do with transport but in case someone (me) lofts up the case or knocks it over with the top open. The retaining strap stops the guitar falling out and getting damaged. Over the years I have sent back some of the cheapie cases which didn't have the strap. On the cheapie end of the market, the suppliers change or make changes from one batch to the next.
I do have a very high end instrument but would like to try and not spend a loads on a case as don't have lots of money to. Unless paying the extra for one of these cases is really worth it?