I'd love to own a cornet case that has the following features * is smaller and lighter than a euph case * looks like it protects the cornet better than a carrier bag would * has space for the basic mutes that all cornet players need nowadays (at least two, preferably three) * has space for a few sheets of music * has appropriate carrying handles/straps * holds mouthpieces, valve oil etc. without them rattling around damaging the instrument * costs less than a cornet I've looked at and owned a whole range of cornet, flugel and trumpet cases, and not a single one lives up to expectations here. A particular design favourite is putting a large cavity underneath the instrument that vastly inflates the size of the case without being useful for storing anything (you can even lose stuff inside) or protecting the instrument. For example: Maestro case (Yamaha), also looks great, mutes are a squeeze and you can't fit any music in at all without bending it. Sovereign case (Besson), huge and clumsy looking, most of this space is dedicated to a secret storage area where you lose stuff. Imperial case (Boosey), tiny, and falling to bits (in fairness it is pretty old!), appears to predate the use of mutes. Unidentified model case Besson, holds one mute but putting two in presses in on the instrument, everything else rattles around inside Bach flugel case, looks great, really expensive to get one, looks big enough and heavy enough to hold a euph, but you can't fit a mute in. Handles aren't strong enough to carry it. Am I alone in thinking that if you buy a top class instrument (as most of these claim to be) it should come in a suitable case? Am I really too demanding? Does anyone have a recommendation for a good replacement that doesn't cost the earth?