The Gator ABS clarinet case is made to meet requirements of the professional and student band players. The hardshell case is constructed of an ABS exterior and a rigid EPS interior which is similar to how a motorcycle helmet is constructed. The interior has soft foam in addition to plush lining to protect the clarinet. D rings on all Gator clarinet cases make it easy to add a shoulder strap. For added longevity, every rivet has a backing plate.