This canvas case has one full inch of firm padding on all sides, top and bottom. There is an adjustable shoulder strap and a handle for easy carrying. A 12" x 11" Velcro pocket on the top will hold instruction materials. The case's interior dimensions are 8" W at the neck and over all 52" long. The large toomba compartment is 16"wide by 16" long by 13" deep. The small toomba compartment is 9" wide by 9" long by 7" deep. The suite-case style zipper around 3 sides allows the top to open fully for easy access to the interior. The zipper can accommodate a small lock for security (lock not included). This is a great gig bag for carrying and storage. Not recommended for shipping sitars.