Thanks so much for your reply...I think your thoughts are correct ...that Washburn is combining the RO10 with the Romp...might be a cool marketing idea, but; I don't think (at least for those who have owned a RO10 and the Romp for a while) that there is anything really "new" going on here. Like you I have experienced slight sounds from brushing the Rover against the body or arm with the Romp in use, I'm thinking it's more because of the internal mic being used in a small cavity that produces this, never got it from brushing a larger guitar with an internal mic across my shirt....but, oddly I've also experienced (at times) some small audible sounds..a type of creaking, or bumping sounds, (with endearment, when I hear these sounds I say the Rover is "barking" ...my words only) so to speak when playing the Rover even without the Romp in play. The sounds are so slight that I'm sure no one else can hear it, but if you're moving it across the body or your arm is moving across the Rover, between playing... you sometimes surely can. I've read online (reviews from other Rover owners) that these sounds are "really" picked up with the use of any type of contact microphone pickup on the sound board. I don't hear these sounds from my other acoustic guitars...maybe because the Rover is small and more compact, the sounds are more distinct. Like you, about a year ago I was looking for a more durable case for my Rover (not that I was having any problems with the case, just wanted a better case for it)...so I wrote Washburn CS and they replied that at this time the only case that they could suggest, is the case that comes with the Rover when bought and or a replacement case if that one wears out. Even thought about having one made, but the cost would surely override the cost of the Rover. Also thought about modding an old mandolin or ukulele case...still might try that if I can find one big/long enough. If Washburn stays with the case that they have for the Rover, it might be a good idea to get rid of the zipper...and find a way to make good use of Velcro for opening and closing, it could work better in the long run...particularly for the buyer/owner.