Design: This case has an acrylic sloped table for the to sit on to prevent warping. The top of the case has a foam insert to keep the reed from moving. I really liked the use of the sliding lock mechanism because it was easy and fast to open. A good thing about the case is the spring-like mechanism that keeps the reed case closed even if the lock isn't on and helps open the case faster (this is the same mechanism found in glasses cases). This spring-like design may be good in easily opening the case, but it also prohibits the case from opening all the way which can be a nuisance. I would have rather had a case with a hinge so that I could open it all the way.
- Easy to open
- Will stay closed even if lock isn't locked
- Won't crack if dropped because of acrylic table
- can't open all the way
- messy construction job
This is not the best reed case I have seen, but it is a bit worth it for your money. It will keep your reeds from warping and overall save you money by prolonging the life of your reeds. It may not be the best made case, but for $19, it accomplishes the purpose while still looking great. I would have liked it if the case could open fully, but other than that, the reed case is good.