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    Erikro,

    I am not terribly impressed with the current Oahu cases. It has only two antique brass finish latches. (At least that was the case I got last year from HMS. They change the spec on them pretty frequently.)

    The Kanile'a case looks very nice. Crossrock & Kala make similar cases (Kala one is nicer), but the handle on the Kanile'a case in the photo looks to be of better quality. They are all ABS hard cases. I have my Kanile'a tenors in: A 2-1/2 year old O'ahu molded ABS cream-colored case that fits perfectly. And a smooth fiberglass Crossrock case that is almost too snug.

    I contacted them about a replacement bridge pin for one of mine and they were super helpful. (I dropped one and stepped on it and broke it.) They got one to me very quickly. I think I paid a couple of dollars for the postage. I think I included my uke's serial number with the email. It may help if you open a Kanile'a account on their website.

    Anyway, since you are an owner of one of their instruments, I would be willing to bet they would sell you one, if they still carry them. Just drop them an email and see what they say.
    Last edited by Kenn2018; 01-15-2020 at 04:04 PM.
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    Great. Thank you very much.

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    I have a Crossrock fiberglass baritone case and it's well made. They also have a carbon fiber line if you have money burning a hole in your pocket and need to shield yourself from stray bullets.

    When I was buying a Kanile'a GL6 last year they just came with a fake carbon fiber case—I think plastic—but I didn't care for it much (not much room for accessories) and HMS let me swap it for a Uke Crazy polyfoam (better protection for riding in hot cars in the tropics).
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    That looks like an expensive, fancy, Uke Crazy case. Although they are hard cases, I don't like with zippers , and I'd prefect a traditional hard case for a Kanile'a. I'd like to see a toughness test done with hard cases. I suspect a $200 case would protect better than a $30 case, but how often does a car drive over a uke case?
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    Quote Originally Posted by erikro View Post
    Baz I agree but can’t find the Kanile’a hardcase anywhere.

    Perep - Just so I am clear you recommend the carrying case in the link?

    I am looking for the case included in this listing.

    https://www.theukulelesite.com/kanil...ial-21969.html

    Thank you,
    Erik
    Looks from photo like a great case, much like the Gator one they don’t make anymore,similar rigid sides and lots of GOOD padding inside, mosttime I use in travel my OLD floppy noe Steady case , the yellow tweed they don’t make anymore-looks like old suitcase fabric

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kibes37 View Post
    I just got a kanilea tenor and had hms switch a hard gig bag to a Oahu hard case. Fits perfect.
    That's what I would do...

    https://www.theukulelesite.com/acces...den-cases.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by UkerDanno View Post
    The suede cases are beautiful.
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    I ended up getting the leather covered fiberglass Oahu

    https://www.theukulelesite.com/acces...ase-tenor.html

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    Great choice. That case looks badass! Although 3 buckles would be nice, I’ve never had issues with two buckles. Especially when the case closes nicely and the buckles secure nicely. Anuenue cases which I always bring up are two buckles and the best imho. Oahu have great inside padding as well. Enjoy your awesome Uke!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenn2018 View Post
    Erikro,

    I am not terribly impressed with the current Oahu cases. It has only two antique brass finish latches.
    I prefer three latches, but two will work. I recently got this case from Musician's Friend. It was pictured just like this one, but it arrived with three catches - a nice surprise - $27.11 delivered.
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