It was bad.
The case looked just dreadful. Huge chunks of plastic outer casing hanging
off. The handle had three different luggage tags and countless stickers on
it from being routed all over the place. I wish there was some way to attach
a photo here, because it's the sort of thing that'd make your heart stop. I
opened the case and my Martin was perfect! Not only that, but it was still in tune!
The violin smashed through a rear window and was found by the fire crew in a field nearby. The case was damaged but the violin was completely alright!
My Hiscox Artist case literally saved my life.