This all leather guitar strap is made with a teal foil print python scale pattern on black cowhide layered over a smooth black cowhide. The pattern has solid foil scales mixed with those made of tiny dots, so the foil catches the light and eye, and glistens more than just reflects light back (the photos with multiple angles and folds of the strap demonstrate how the color & iridescence varies with the angle to the light).
The section of the pattern used represents the belly scales of a python, but not a type to be found in any existing jungle... a year or so ago I had what I called blue-teal, and a scrap of this is shown with this teal--this is a more intense hue, and the green tone is much stronger in person, but the closest I could get to capturing this in the photos is the close-up (8th image), and the camera picks up mostly blue from this leather.
This exotic finish leather is glued & edge stitched to the main cowhide strap, leaving the adjustment slot area to show off the main strap leather.
The overall length of this strap as shown is adjustable from about 50" to 59". The main strap is about 42" long, and since I made the overlay longer, there are only 10 slots are spaced 1" apart for adjusting by weaving the 1" wide adjustment strap. This narrower adjustment strap has its hole about 18" from slot to its rear peg hole when installed.
A shorter adjustment strap or additional holes can allow for making this shorter if you request.
The main strap is hand cut to 2 1/2" wide, and tapers only from 5" to the front end to about a 1 1/2" radius for the front peg end to maximize the pattern, and just slightly on the slot end.
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 color on the edges as on its soft suede split underside.
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.
I have etched my Acoustic Needle brand logo on the adjustment 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.
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 or for the ties when you order the strap, but please note in the order if you want any of those changes.
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.