This really is a pet peeve of mine as well. If you buy what is considered a "pro" level guitar, it should come with a hard case period. It used to be that way with Gibson but they are slowly phasing out hard cases for most guitars. In my opinion a guitar that is prone to headstocks breaking should never be placed in a gig bag, I won't even take mine out of the house in a gig bag, especially one of the $h**tty ones Gibson provides. I have replaced most of the crappy Gibson bags with Epiphone hard cases now, they are great medium duty cases for practicing / gigging around town and not too pricey.