This is a very simple leather guitar strap made with a hide that has gray & dark overtones with its brown base. It is oil tanned and has "pull up" finish, which means it will lighten for a time where it's been stressed (folded), adding additional character to its varied hues, and the color of the latest hide has a little darker tone.... And the tone of the hide may vary due to differences in the tanning process, so some may be a little darker than the imaged strap.
The 5 oz (~5/64") thick cowhide has a matte finish that feels dry, and has a top grain pattern that is more obvious with the pull-up, and has a well worn feel and look, like vintage leathers, but has the strength of new, and will wear well. There's enough oil in the hide that rubbing it can minimize any scuffs or scratches. It is very tough, yet supple, and will hold acoustic or electric guitars well. And this hide is even a bit firmer than the "Distressed Brown", and may even work well with heavier guitars.
I've included a photo showing this grey-brown leather in this listing vs. the Distressed Brown leather in another listing. Besides the color differences, the underside, or flesh side, has not only been split, but also been pricked or treated so as well as the suede from the split, there's a very fine diamond pattern of little pricks--this doesn't affect the strength, but helps the softness and suppleness.
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 three length options in stock for the 2 1/2" wide version, and one 2" wide, and all adjust by the inch--based on hole to hole:
STANDARD is total of about 47" to 58"
SHORTER is about 4" less, for total of about 43 to 54"
LONGER is about 3" longer than standard, so is about 50 - 61"
TRAVELER is 2" wide and is the shorter length, about 43"-54"
(and I can always shorten or make more narrow per your request).
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.
Personalization/custom artwork is an option by laser etching--details are in listing "custom artwork for plain leather strap", but please do let me know if you have questions before ordering.
The main strap is hand cut to 2 1/2" wide and tapers slightly at either end, and I soften the cut edges with a small bevel tool, so there is a gentle transition from the top surface to the edge.
I cut the adjustment strap to about 22", with about 18" to the peg hole, so the overall length can be adjusted 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. (Longer is sometimes an issue pending how much of a hide I have left).
This is also laser etched just 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!
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.
Jul 8, 2021
Excellent quality. Beautiful distressed look.
May 31, 2021
There was no compromising on the perfect strap for my instrument, and this one was it! Susan worked with me to get exactly what I wanted and I couldn’t love it more. I had to buy another one for my other guitar it was so great. There are a lot of quality basic straps out there, but I consider my music to be my art so why would I settle for some thing standard when I could have this unique extension of my expression for my instrument and my songs. Also, the quality is impeccable! Thank you so much for you’re amazing work!
May 5, 2021