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    I suppose this is now a philosophical argument. It does not matter to anyone because there is no right answer.

    For me, I've opened guitar, violin and mandolin cases for most of my life and I think only a few have opened all the way. So I've come to expect the top to open at a certain angle which means that something behind the case will not be hit if it opens all the way.

    Maybe I'm 'stuck in my ways' and unwilling to change. A creature of habit and not very quick anymore. I'm 66 years old. But I have seen all kinds of situations in my long years and now I'm a little more careful. A younger person like yourself obviously can adapt almost instantly. And create a habit because there is no decades long backlog of experience. Old habits have not formed yet. Well fine. Who am I to get in the way of youth? And who am I to share a valid concern when the Gods of cool designs have spoken?

    If you can't imagine any dangers with this design, I could make up some stories for you. However I plan to help others here to see a broader perspective and to possibly help make a 'better' instrument case. There is no right answer, both designs are fine. For me 'better' is a lid that stays up when I open the case.
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    I know that with a top the opens all the way, I don’t have to worry about it closing when I’m not ready and putting a ding in my instrument.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carleshicks View Post
    I know that with a top the opens all the way, I don’t have to worry about it closing when I’m not ready and putting a ding in my instrument.
    Yep, there are 'pros and cons'.
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    Possibly the lid issue could be modified by the user by sewing in a little ribbon from base to lid like many cases have. (Like in DougC's avatar)
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