Guitar Straps

Dark JAVA Brown Leather Guitar Strap



Shipping to United States: $9.25
  • Details
    This is a lovely dark brown "Rain Dance Java" oil tanned cowhide that is 6-7 oz (just under 1/8") and very supple, and has a well worn feel like vintage leathers due to the additional tumbling, but it is strong and minimal stretch, and will wear well for acoustic instruments, and lighter weight solid body ones.

    This top grain hide has enough oils in it so it does not feel dry, and light scuffs and marks can be easily rubbed out. But there are areas of lighter color--this is not on all straps, but the one pictured, which is LONGER, has the greatest amount, and the camera actually exaggerated this color difference--it's much more subtle in "real life". But this adds to the distressed look, imagine a worn bomber jacket....

    I show this strap with a piece of black and the popular "distressed brown" leather for color comparison. The underside, or flesh side, is lighter than the grain side, but is fully through dyed, and the edges are the same as the flesh side.

    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.

    Options are for width and length. 2 1/2" wide in shorter, standard, or longer, and 2" wide "Traveler" is shorter length, with 1" adjustments:
    Shorter: 44 - 55" range
    Standard: 47 - 58" range
    Longer: 50 - 60" range
    (these are approximate hole to hole, so if you need specific length, please include note, and I will optimize your strap for that. If you need another length range, please message me first, especially if longer, so I can confirm I have the leather for that).

    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. This leather etches nicely, demonstrated by Acoustic Needle logos etched on the front of the main strap and end of the adjustment strap.

    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, and pending how much of the leather I have left, I usually can 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 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!
  • Shipping & Policies

    Shipping from United States

    Processing time

    4-8 business days

    Customs and import taxes

    Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

    Payment Options

    Secure options
    • Accepts Etsy gift cards

    Returns & Exchanges

    I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

    Just contact me within: 5 days of delivery

    Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery

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Conditions of return

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.

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Privacy policy

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 shred these hard copies.

Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalized orders

Yes, most items can be made in a custom version per your color/size preference.

Custom and personalized orders

Most guitar straps & even other items can have a name, image or some small message added to them via silk screen, laser etching. I have created a listing "custom artwork on plain leather strap" for this on guitar straps, but please convo me if you're interested in this option on other items, or have other questions.

  • Reviews

    Reviews (5)


    I was pleased with the first strap I got from Susan. With this strap she has outdone herself.

    Absolutely love my purchase!!! Thank you for the quick shipping!!!!!

    Very nice quality item. Exceeded my expectations - my son loves it!

    The strap is very high quality soft leather with a beautiful color that matched the description. The seller also made an extra effort to get it to us in time for Christmas which was wonderful customer service. Thanks.

    Awesome strap, super soft leather, very comfortable.