This is a very simple strap made with a wonderful "shrunken" bison hide by Montana Leather Company and the tanning process "shrinks" the overall size of the hide down about 30%, creating an amazing grain pattern that is more pronounced and random is size & orientation that other tanning methods, and also has a wonder "leather" aroma.
This listing includes four color options for "standard" 2 1/2" wide and about 48-58" long with 1" adjustment, which includes the Whiskey which as shown in the photos of a strap on its own:
>Black (Feb 2021: still trying to obtain more)
Please do inquire before ordering if you need a longer length--sometimes I can accommodate that. For shorter, please just specify the optimal length you need peg hole to peg hole, if the "standard" range doesn't work for you.
I also had enough of my latest dark brown hide (Jan 2021) to add a "Traveler" size--2" wide and about 44-54" long, and enough left of other hide for one Black one, too. AND new side of Whisky, I was able to add 1 at this width, too.
The leathers are all thru dyed, which is indication of higher quality leather, and the grain top side is polished, and color has subtle variations as much as the texture. The underside is typically a bit lighter shade than the polished top grain. Please note the red has had some difference lot to lot, so newer straps the underside may vary in shade from that pictured).
This leather is also 7-8oz thick (about 1/8"), but is mellow temper, and is very supple and soft to the hand and the split sueded underside is very soft--it may ease a bit, as most leather does, but it will not stretch. It's deceptively soft & supple for its strength.
The main strap is hand cut to 2 1/2" wide and tapers slightly at either end, and is about 42" long. I have softened the cut edges with a small bevel tool, so there is a gentle transition from the top surface to the edge.
Eleven adjustment slots are cut about every 1", and the 1" wide adjustment strap loops through the chosen slot and is woven through the other slots to provide the desired length and fixes to the back pin on the guitar.
I cut the adjustment strap to about 22", with about 18" to the peg hole, so the overall length can be adjusted from about 48" to 58" between the peg holes. But since I cut these myself, I can easily modify the length or spacing to get the fit that works for you. Or you can add more peg holes in this back strap for finer adjustment as you wear it in.
The holes for the front peg is punched at 5/16", and rear tab is 3/8". Each end has a small slit that ends with a small hole for a "keyhole" effect to prevent tears and to make the strap easy to install & remove. The hole and can accommodate most pegs, but remains securely in place. If you have a specific peg size you need to fit, please let me know.
This is also laser etched a few inches above the front peg hole (on flesh side) and on the grain side of the adjustment strap with my new brand, Acoustic Needle, logo.
The design means the strap is only leather, and there is no metal or plastic hardware that could annoy you while you're playing, or your knock into you instrument while it's being moved or stored.
Bison leather has higher tensile strength than cowhide, and is very strong and tough, yet this hides are not stiff, and are supple enough to roll up tight into your case, and will hold acoustic, electric, and even bass guitars well.
5-8 business days
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 4 hours of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
I only use your address for shipping, and only contact you regarding your order (usually per Etsy convo), or from conversations that you have initiated.
I respect your information, and do not share it with anyone, outside of what is necessary to create your order's shipping label--and nearly all are via Etsy labels, so it's information you have already placed in the Etsy system.
I do retain hard copies of order and label receipts for a time necessary for my tax processing, but I then do obliterate these hard copies.
Yes, most items can be made in a custom version per your color/size preference.
Most guitar straps & even other items can have a name, image or some small message added to them via silk screen, laser etching, or stamping. Please convo me if you're interested in this option.
May 18, 2021
This is the One! I have been trying to find the perfect strap four my grandfather‘s vintage Gibson and finally found it. Impeccable craftsmanship and amazing customer service with the best materials is a no brainer! Susan at B8C was phenomenal in communication, and helping me land the perfect strap to live on my legacy guitar for the rest of its life. Loved it so much I had to have one for my electric. Thank you so much B8C!
Jan 6, 2021
Beautiful craftsmanship on this strap. I love the texture and how soft and flexible it is.
Dec 12, 2020
Absolutely love this strap! Simple and timeless. Very well made. Easily adjustable. Loved how it came packaged in the drawstring bag. Actually received a very nice hand written note on my invoice thanking me for my order. No, thank you for the quality product and making receiving it an experience. Wasn’t expecting that which makes this even better. Fantastic.
Oct 23, 2020