retread is completely right!retread said:there's no point in paying more for a reed case.
I'm actually in the middle of making my own reed case, since I see nothing about making you own on this forum, I'm going to take pictures and post them in a new topic. So look out for that!
As for the reed guards... I have one for 2 reeds and it only marks my reeds when I really push them in there. I usually just slide them in and stop applying pressure when I can feed a force acting against my action.