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Thread: Replacment latch for Oahu Tenor Case

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    Default Replacment latch for Oahu Tenor Case

    I recently bought a used Pono Tenor ukulele that came with an Oahu hardshell case.

    One latch is loose and needs to be replaced. I cannot find a matching latch. There is no way to contact the Oahu Case Company.

    One problem with finding even a mismatched latch is that very few sellers give accurate dimensions for length, width, and rivet spacing.

    Iíve been searching the web for 2 days and I think I've found most latch suppliers. Anyone know how to contact the Oahu Case Company?

    Pono MT solid mahogany tenor.
    Pono MBD solid mahogany Baritone Ukulele
    Cůrdoba 23T Tenor Ukulele
    Kala UBass SSMHG-FS, Solid Spruce top
    Old Kingston Baritone ukulele from the mid-1960ís. Using it as a test instrument.
    Cheap Savannah baritone being converted to resonator.

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    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    West Virginia


    My Oahu case came from The Ukulele Site. Perhaps they have vendor information.
    - Laura

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    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    under the palms in tempe, az


    Quote Originally Posted by actadh View Post
    My Oahu case came from The Ukulele Site. Perhaps they have vendor information.
    Andrew at the Ukulele Site is great with this sort of thing. If they don't have an extra latch laying around, I'm sure he'll be able to get you in touch with Oahu.

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    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Walla Walla, WA


    Unlikely to produce a perfect match, but you might look at yard sale or thrift store suitcases, briefcases, etc. You might even have something around the house already.
    Tiny Tenor spruce/mahogany
    Kiwaya KTC-2 mahogany concert
    Flight Travel soprano

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    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Northen California


    Oahu Case Company is now owned by HMS. I'm guessing they can help you out. Joel is the setup guy and is probably the one to email about it.

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