This all leather guitar strap is made with in Italian leather called "Graphito" that has multicolor random stripes of color over white goatskin, and is applied to a full grain black cowhide strap so they are across the diagonal. The printed leather is fully glued & edge stitched, with additional stitching around the front peg area, but leaving the slot area to show off the main strap cowhide with gentle arc shaped seams.
The print has shades of blues, pinks, yellows, orange, greens, mostly pastel tones balanced with white and black. They appear to be are more like finger painted stripes than by brush over the white background. There is a very fine hexagonal patterned clear finish--so it glistens, but the matte areas break up the gloss to provide additional depth to the leather's finish. And this is contrasted by the matte finish of the black cowhide supporting it. I have not applied any edge dye, so you can see the difference in shading of the two thru-dyed leathers from the side. I have edge stitched with a yellow thread, and opted to use for the bobbin, too, to provide a bit of contrast and fun on the split suede underside.
The overall functional length of this strap as shown is adjustable from about 48 1/2" to 58 1/2", though it can be made shorter if requested on order.
The strap is 2 1/2" wide, and tapers slightly to about a 1 1/2" radius for the front peg end, and down to 2 1/8" width on the slot end.
The holes for the pegs are punched at 5/16" in the front, and 3/8" in the back, and a small slit ends with a small hole at the top of the slit to prevent tears & the "keyhole" effect makes the strap easier to install & remove, and can accommodate most pegs. The firm leather and stitching around the front peg hole keeps strap to remain secured once it's fitted fully in place.
The main strap is about 42" long, and has 12 slots spaced from about 28" to 40" from the front peg hole. The adjustment strap is 18" from slot to its rear peg hole when installed. (I refer to the front peg hole being on the main strap, and the rear is the adjustment slot).
The 1" wide adjustment strap is made with the same leather as the main strap so it can weave through the adjustment slots easily, but it is still firm, and will not stretch. The edges are trimmed with a small radius bevel tool to soften the look. The hide is through-dyed, so it is consistent dark brown on the edges as on its soft suede split underside.
I've laser etched my logo onto this smaller piece, and its ink stamped on the underside of the main strap.
This 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. And for this one I have ink stamped my shop name/logo on the underside of the main strap and laser etched my Acoustic Needle logo on the adjustment strap.
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. And if you have a specific peg size you need to fit, please let me know. There is no extra charge for enlarging the peg holes, adding an additional hole in the adjustment strap, or for the ties when you order the strap, but please note in the order if you want any of those changes. Alas since the strap is already made, I cannot make existing holes any smaller...
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.