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Thread: Oahu Hardshell Case from HMS - Question

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksiegel View Post
    I think the point is less that it didn't come with a strap, than that it didn't come with strap attachment points. My Oa'hu tenor case from approximately 2010 does not have the attachment points. That was why I suggested that Susie call HMS, because your mileage may vary.

    -Kurt
    Yes, the attachment points was what I was interested in mainly. I appreciate all those who responded. I didn't realize there was so much variation in their cases.
    Veronica from HMS ended up getting back with me. The answer is no on the current black Oahu case. But they are going to upgrade my order to a tweed case, because their website wasn't correct on their stock of Pono Guilele's. Turns out they don't have the Acacia in stock, but they do have the Mahogany. We talked a bit and I decided that instead of cancelling the order, I'd go with the Mahogany. I understand the tone differences from my guitar experience, and I'm comfortable with going with the Mahogany. So, they "thanked" me for not cancelling the order by upgrading to the tweed case. And no, the tweed case doesn't have the strap attachment points either. But that case looks really nice.
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    That's sad to hear, as the rings for a strap were a great feature, I'm surprised they dropped that.
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    FYI-The Gator Journeyman does have rings and is a very nice case

    https://www.gatorcases.com/products/...gw-jm-uke-sop/

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    Quote Originally Posted by EDW View Post
    FYI-The Gator Journeyman does have rings and is a very nice case

    https://www.gatorcases.com/products/...gw-jm-uke-sop/
    Cool case, but I bet the light colored burlap would get dirty fast. Might be a candidate for a refinishing, like I used to do on tweed electric guitar cases. I'd use amber Bullseye shellac for an old tweed look, then a satin clearcoat of Minwax wipe-on poly. It always yielded a cool old vintage tweed look, like this

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    I think I'll really like the tweed Oahu from HMS. My husband has installed strap attachment rings on some of my past cases, so if I feel the definite need, I'll ask him to do that for me.
    Susie
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    As Ed said, the Gator cases are pretty nice
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    Update.
    I got my Pono MB-6 today from HMS.
    I ended up with an Oahu black hard shell case, it has strap attachment points on the case and it came with a strap too! A very nice case! So, I'm all set.
    Oh, and the MB-6 is awesome. I'll probably do a separate post on that.
    Susie
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