So I just returned from a GC store visit (and also the local Starving Musician store) empty-handed. I had a small hope that I’d be able to find an acceptable-quality hardcase for my built tele for under $60 or $70. Cheap, but not junk. I just need something to protect it during a 4 hour drive in a small moving truck (I’m packing up all my gear and guitars to move to a house in Reno, 4 hours away). I’m not that surprised that I didn’t find anything in the local stores — I figured I’d be ordering used/online — but what did amaze me was the absolute crap GC was selling at ridiculous prices. The cheapest offering was a foam and nylon rectangular case from Road Runner, $80. This was just pure junk, nothing more than some hard foam loosely wrapped with thin nylon, with a zipper and handle. I put a tele in in, and it flopped around in there. Again, eighty bucks! A guitar would be better off wrapped in a thick blanket secured with masking tape. The next cheapest was a Gator, I think, at $100. This was thin wood and foam, and a step up in quality, but a very small step. The tele flopped around a bit in this one as well. I might have considered this on impulse for $60 or $70; never for $100. It looked and felt like it would fall apart in a stiff breeze. For $120, there was a pretty nice sturdy tweed roadrunner case, and that one held the tele firmly in place, with nice padding and it had decent hardware. However, it’s a bit of overkill for my needs. Also, Sweetwater sells real fender pro series tweed cases for $120 online. What do you all prefer for budget hardcases for your teles? I’d be perfectly happy with a beat up used case, for a decent price, like $40 or $50. Or am I out of touch with reality here? I see that amazon has the plain black fender pro series cases for $80... I may just go for that, seems a decent price for decent quality.