This unique guitar strap is made with a special finish cowhide that has a green over silver printed sheep skin, which with its grain and the silver has a microcrystalline appearance--glittery, but smooth to the touch! This is applied over a smooth thick brown full grain cowhide, which shows in the adjustment slots of the main strap and the adjustment strap.
The amount of sheen and the shade will vary with the angle to the light & the source--my images were taken with natural daylight and angle affected the effective shadowing... and the sun, or lack of it, provided a more dramatic than usual lighting for this strap.
This special hide is glued and edge stitched with coordinating thread onto the base 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 may show distress marks from life experiences, as well as will age wonderfully due to oils within the hide.
This strap has the logo for my guitar strap specific brand, Acoustic Needle, laser etched on the adjustment strap.
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 60" 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!
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.
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!