This strap is made from a wonderful walnut brown bison leather that has a more "pebbly" looking texture than the distressed brown cowhide, and is very supple, but inherently stronger than cowhide. It is oil tanned and has waxy "pull up" finish, which means it will lighten for a time where it's been stressed, adding additional character to its varied hues.
The second photo shows where I had just folded the strap between the third and forth slots, so it's much lighter, but as the strap relaxes, it darkens again. Also the first two images are of my current hide (March 2021), and overall similar tone to the first hide in the other pictures that sold out last year, but a little bit richer overall tone.
Unless you request otherwise, I cut the straps so the front of the main strap is lighter, and the slot end is darker, since there was greater color range with this second side than the original example in the first 8 pictures. The edge and underside is more consistent dull brown. And since this is not an embossed texture, it will vary throughout the strap as well between straps.
And the slot/adjustment strap weave 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.
There are 3 length options in stock for the 2 1/2" wide version, and adjusts by the inch (customization is always an option, though):
STANDARD is total is about 47" to 58"
SHORTER is total of about 43 to 54"
LONGER is total of about 50 to 60"
I can made a 2" version, but I'd have to modify an existing blank, so please order the length you need, and I can trim to the width you'd like, just include it in the "note to seller" when you order.
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, 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.
The main strap is hand cut to 2 1/2" wide and tapers down to 1 7/8" in the front, and very slightly at the slot end, which has eleven 1" wide slots punched in for the adjustment strap to weave through to set your size. I cut the adjustment strap to about 22", with about 18" to the peg hole. I soften the cut edges with a small bevel tool, so there is a gentle transition from the top surface to the edge.
But since I cut these myself, I can usually 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.
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 message me!
And if you've looked at this strap last year before it first sold out, yes, the price is now higher this time due to significant increase in the cost I had to pay for this second one...
*Sometimes I cannot offer longer or wider option, as the hide may already have been used cut up, or the hide yield is poor (too many holes/defects for use as straps)...
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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
Matches the guitar perfectly and is comfortable to wear!
Dec 14, 2020
Dec 1, 2020
Jun 22, 2020
Buttery soft leather, pliable and strong. Has that great leather smell too. Beautiful workmanship, proud to hang my guitar from it!