My first instinct is NO. I am purchasing a guitar from a TGP'r that only has a gig bag. The appropriate case for this model is not available until March 30th (wtf). I'm fairly sure it is specialized for this model....not a common design. So......do I wait and wait and wait.....let them pack and ship it insured........shite! Case is now available. Is it sufficient to mail in case, in box that came with case if the case itself is bubble wrapped ? Should bubble wrap be placed around the headstock in the case ? Am I obsessing ?? YES !