This unique guitar strap is made with a special finish cowhide that has a colorful confetti style print over white which is then applied over smooth nutty brown cowhide.
This special hide is glued and edge stitched with coordinating thread onto a smooth matte finish brown cowhide that is very supple and strong, and is 5-6oz thick (3/32"). I stitch around the front peg hole to ensure if any layer separation starts due to the stress of fitting on & off the peg, it cannot extend past the stitched area.
The brown leather, due to its natural source and minimal grain correction may show distress marks from life experiences, as well as will age wonderfully due to oils within the hide, and will likely darken and get smoother with use. Please note the actual shade may vary a bit pending the hide I have available closest to what is pictured.
There are 3 length options available in the 2 1/2" wide version:
STANDARD is total of about 47" to 58" and adjusts by the inch.
SHORT is total of about 43 to 54" and adjusts by the inch.
LONG is about 3" longer than standard, 50 - 61".
I can also make this as a 2" wide strap "TRAVELER", which is the shorter length 43-54".
(But I can also usually make a specific length to suit you!)
The main strap is hand cut to 2 1/2" wide and tapers slightly at either end, and is about 42" long. I have softened the cut edges with a small bevel tool, so there is a gentle transition from the top surface to the edge.
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.
I cut the adjustment strap to about 22", so the overall length can be adjusted from about 48" to 59" between the peg holes. But since I cut these myself, I can easily modify the length or spacing to get the fit that works for you. This leather will settle in with use, like all good leather does, but it will not stretch out! But if you prefer another length or width, please message me--as of June, 2022, I have enough stock of this to accommodate customization requests!
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.
(Please note that each strap may vary slightly as this one pictured due to the unique finish of the hide--no two can be exactly alike).
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.
This strap has the logo for my guitar strap specific brand, Acoustic Needle, laser etched on the adjustment strap and may be the back side of the main strap or ink stamped with my shop name.
I can also provide black 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!