After reading about these on the forum I decided to buy one. It arrived today. I will give my thoughts compared to other cases I have owned or had guitars delivered in. These include Bam, Accord, Hoffee, Karura, Hiscox Pro, Eastman and Calton.
Footprint - The footprint of the Visesnut is the exact same as the Bam which is as small as they come. Definitely smaller than all the others mentioned. So it will be easy to get in overheads or airline closets.
Weight - very light. The Bam is lighter but the Visesnut a very close second, followed by the Eastman.
Style -The Bam and the Accord look a bit nicer but the Visesnut looks very good. The Bam looks so nice it might be more likely to be ripped off. The Visesnut is sleek and with nice colors but not as cool as the Bam, Hoffee,Accord.
Shock absorption - Excellent here. As good or as better than any of the ones mentioned with excellent padding.
Latches - Better the the Bam and as good as any on the market made of steel and very difficult to come undone. Only three latches, I think four or five would be better but these are highly unlikely to come undone so no problem.
Insulation - This case is double walled so I am guessing it is as good as any or maybe better. I could not really know without cutting into the case. I am guessing it is better than the Bam and Eastman and as good as the Karura, Accord and Hoffee and Hiscox.
Strength Much better than the Bam, Eastman and seems equal to the others save the Karura.
Fit - this case will fit just about any guitar as it has an internal adjustment that keeps the body nice in snug yet with plenty of soft material around the body.
Overall thoughts - This case is the best one solution case out there IMO when you consider footprint, styling, weight and most important protection. It is superior to the Bam, Eastman in strength. The neck carriage is very strong and the top of the case is as good as the Hiscox in strength but not quite the Karura. A guitar with an elevated fretboard fits no problem where the Bam and Eastman is no dice. The fit and finish is very well made and fits together perfectly. If a truck was driving over it I would prefer the Karura or the old Calton but the Visesnut is so light with a small footprint making it a terrific case all around. While the price is not cheap at $800 it offers protection equal to cases that cost $400-600 more and is smaller and lighter. The clincher for me is it will fit a small box instrument like a Torres and a big box like Ramirez with no need to custom order .
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