This unique guitar strap is made with a mottled brown sheepskin that is applied to a matte finish brown cowhide. The sheepskin has a bit of gloss to it, and even seems polished over the dark areas, as well as the soft grain texture for a multi-dimensional look. The mottling, or spots, are dark brown with a light brown base. There is a higher concentration of the dark spots about 14" above the front peg hole. The strap pictured is the one you'll receive!
This special hide is glued and edge stitched with coordinating thread onto the smooth matte finish brown cowhide, that I call my "dull brown", and is very supple and strong, at 5-6oz thick (3/32"). Though pictures were taken in natural daylight, the leather appears a bit brighter than it usually does. The top sheepskin completely covers the front end, and slight curve where it ends about 2" before the first slot. The photo of the tight curl shows my first version of this strap, where the sheep skin did not cover the peg hole area.
The sheepskin is through-dyed the light brown, and the contrast to the base leather is really only noticeable on the edges when the strap is rolled up tight as dark as the base cowhide.
This strap has the logo for my guitar strap specific brand, Acoustic Needle, laser etched on the adjustment strap and the back side of the main strap.
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", so the overall length can be adjusted from about 48" to 60" 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. This leather will settle in with use, like all good leather does, but it will not stretch out!
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.
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.
I can also provide 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!
Please note that my inventory tags and soft white cords may be visible in a few pictures.
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.
Jun 15, 2020
Beautiful strap of the highest quality! Very soft leather. Communication with the seller was great and shipping from the US to Australia went smoothly.