This is a new leather for fall 2019, and is a smooth top grain oil tanned nutty brown leather, with subtle variations in shade, but it's not a "pull-up" finish. A more refined version, you could say, compared to my cowboy/distressed brown options.
The 5 oz (~5/64") thick cowhide has a smooth slightly polished finish, and has a very small top grain pattern on close inspection, and is very supple and soft in the hand. But it is very tough, yet supple, and will hold acoustic, electric, and even bass guitars well.
I have included a photo showing this strap with black leather and cardboard to express the color in addition to my usual grey limestone background.
There are 3 length options in stock for the 2 1/2" wide version:
STANDARD is total of about 47" to 58" and adjusts by the inch.
SHORT is total of about 43 to 54" and adjusts by the inch.
LONG is about 3" longer than standard, 50 - 61".
I also have a 2" wide strap "TRAVELER" option to my stock, which is the shorter length.
But please do convo me as customization is always an option if you need something different!
Personalization/custom artwork is an option by either silk screening or laser etching, but please convo me first with your idea and I can quote you the price to add (min $15 for laser etching or silk screen) and to create a custom listing for you.
My standard sizing for the peg holes is the FRONT peg hole is punched at 5/16", and REAR peg hole 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. These sizes are based on Taylor & Martin acoustic guitars with amplification electronics, so if you have a specific peg size or strap locks you need to fit, please let me know and I can make a strap to suit the size you need.
For the standard size, the main strap is hand cut to 2 1/2" wide and tapers slightly at either end. And STANDARD is about 42" long and the SHORTER is about 38" long for the main strap only.
I cut the adjustment strap to about 22", with about 18" to the peg hole, so the overall length can be adjusted from about 47" to 58" between the peg holes for STANDARD with eleven 1" wide slots punched in for the adjustment strap to weave through to set your size.
But since I cut these myself, I can easily modify the length, width, 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.
I soften the cut edges with a small bevel tool, so there is a gentle transition from the top surface to the edge.
This is also laser etched a few inches above the front peg hole and on the adjustment strap with my new brand logo, Acoustic Needle.
I can also provide coordinating leather "laces" if you prefer to tie the strap to the neck of the guitar, rather than using a front peg. There is no extra charge for these when you order the strap, but please note in the order you want it included.
If you have any questions, please convo me!
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.
Dec 29, 2020
incredible quality! v clean and stylish looking - my boyfriend loved the gift
Oct 5, 2020
Absolutely beautiful item! Exactly what I wanted. Going to customize this for a gift by painting it with leather paints. Hopefully it’ll be something the recipient will cherish for a long time. Thank you for creating such a beautiful piece!
Dec 28, 2019
I actually purchased one for myself and liked it so much that I bought one for a friend. She does an amazing job. The strap looks fantastic and the etching looked amazing. I will continue to recommend her to friends. She was excellent to communicate with me and made sure I saw the etching on a piece of leather before she made the final product. I highly recommend!