I have the original Gretsch labeled hard case to my '62 Tennessean but it is in bad shape. The core itself is solid and intact as are the hinges but the latches are bent, rusted, or broken, the vinyl(?) exterior is rolling up at the edges in several places, and the handle broke off and has been MIA for many years. The padding and felt interior are literally falling apart. I understand the need to preserve the provenance of this old gear but unless this case is worth it's weight in gold as is, for all practical purposes it is unusable. Do you know of anyone who does refurb/rebuild on old cases?