waime wrote:Thanks for the recommendation
I didn't mention that the lid does not close very well, about 1/2 gap with the guitar in it. It closes and locks if I push it down, but rather would not do this
A Hiscox case should close very easily indeed, with no gaps.
According to the dimensions on the Hippner and Hiscox websites the case should easily accommodate the depth of your guitar so what might
be happening is that the pad in the top of the case, above the neck, is pushing the neck down into its cradle - pivoting the guitar on the heel and pushing the bottom of the guitar up against the lid. I had the same issue with a Visesnut case where the headroom (space above the guitar body) is much, much less than the Hiscox - a lovely case but, thankfully, I was able to return it.
I would not force the lid of the case down - bad for the guitar.
(It might be an illusion but the photos give the impression that the neck is set with a slight forward angle which, if correct, would add to effect of the elevated fingerboard.)