This fairly mundane dark khaki brown leather guitar strap is made entirely unique with a pattern of square & rectangle hand punched holes in the area between the player's shoulder and the instrument body. The strap is still sturdy and will easily support an acoustic instrument and hold its shape and stay flat (not curl or fold).
The pattern is a central column of 1/2" squares, and 5/16" squares ring the bottom and alternate with 3/16" x 1 1/8" rectangles on either side, with offset squares at the top. The overall area is 1 3/4" wide and 10 1/8" tall and centered between the bottom end of the strap and first slot--just over 9" from either side.
The 5 1/2oz thick nubuck finished cowhide is through-dyed, so the cut edges are nearly the same color as the top. And as nature of nubuck, areas that are continually rubbed will get smoother and darken with hand oils if handled often. I have softened the cut edges with a small bevel tool, so there is a gentle transition from the top surface to the edge.
The overall length can vary from about 47" to 57" peg to peg, with 1" intervals. The main strap is hand cut to 2 1/2" wide and tapers to about 2" from 6" above the end--due to the pattern, I left more if it the full width than I do on my other straps. The main strap is 40" long, and 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.
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.
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 and on the adjustment strap with my 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.
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.