This strap is a thick black leather, called NAPA Latigo, that so far I've only used on some custom orders. It is more supple than other "latigo" types (initially chrome tanned, and then vegetable tanned). The leather is hot stuffed with additional oils and fat liquors for added strength and longevity for tack and strap uses, which also leaves a wonderful polished look and feel--firm, but still supple and has the "creak" that is unique to leather.
This particular version is about 7oz weight, or 2.8mm thick, and well suited to even the heaviest of solid body instruments without stretching--though it may still ease over time, but the slots and holes should not lose their shape.
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.
Since I can more readily restock this leather than many others I use, I can offer a range of sizes, as well as custom requests, since I do make on order. There are other colors of this leather available, and if there's enough interest, I will add a brown and mahogany option to the black.
I use three length options for the 2 1/2" wide version, and one 2" wide (customization is always an option, though), and all adjust by the inch:
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"
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, with or without the key hole.
I soften the cut edges with a small bevel tool, so there is a gentle transition from the top surface to the edge.
The main strap is hand cut to 2 1/2" wide and tapers slightly at either end. And STANDARD is about 42" long and the SHORTER is about 38" long for the main strap only.
I cut the adjustment strap to about 22", with about 18" to the peg hole, so the overall length can be adjusted from about 47" to 58" between the peg holes for STANDARD, and 43" to 54" for SHORTER length 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.
This will also have my Acoustic Needle logo laser etched on the adjustment strap, though I can leave this off if you prefer, just request in "note to seller" in the order.
Given the temper & thickness of this leather, I might not be able to fit the main strap into my laser etcher, but if you want custom laser etched artwork, I am happy to confirm if I can make it work.
If you have any questions about the strap or shipping, or customization requests, please message me!