The new case I ordered has arrived. It is much nicer than I expected. Aluminum reinforced, ABS panels. Very sturdy and with the guitar only about 21lbs.
And the guitar fits! Just barely, too, but that's a good thing no? It came in a nice box with foam corner inserts that I can reuse to ship a guitar out. I think I will also wrap the guitar in padding inside the case and then some extra padding around the case in the box. I think that there is nothing that can happen to my baby in this package.