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 51" long. The large toomba compartment is 16"wide by 16" long by 13" 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.