Weight is relative. I still got my super-heavy-duty flightcase from the early eighties. T h a t `s heavy, man. In fact it weights way more than the guitar. Thickest multiplex. Factoring in how old this one is and knowing that a big truck ran over it once (guitar unharmed!) it still looks very nice: Over the years the inside foam desintegrated and I will have to restore the interieur completely. But I think it`s worth to do.