This listing is for a new hide of a brown leather, which has a lot of depth to the color and subtle variations throughout the hide, though the overall cast is medium-light brown tone.
This is through dyed leather, so the edges and the underside are also brown, a bit darker than the top grain surface, which has a soft hand, but smoother than nubuck. But it is not a leather if you want the strap to remain pristine, but one that shows its life, so recommended only if you love broken in look, as you can only obtain with natural hides.
But it is very tough 5-6oz leather with a fairly firm temper, and is well suited to hold acoustic, electric, and even bass guitars well with no significant stretch, though it should warm comfortably to fit your shoulder.
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 beveler, 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", with about 18" to the peg hole, so the overall length can be adjusted from about 48" to 58" 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. Or you can add more peg holes in this back strap for finer adjustment as you wear it in.
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.
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 I have laser etched my logo on the adjustment strap, currently I can't etch on the main strap due to machine limitations.
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.
I have added customization options on this listing, since I've had so many separate requests to do so in the past.
The options vary by price for:
1. text that is less than 10 letters, or an image less than 4" silk screened in a single color;
2. text that is 11 or more letters or image greater than 4" silk screened in a single color; OR two items of #1 (e.g. a name on front and a message on back of the strap)
3. Laser etching text, which currently only available on a separate piece of leather than is then glued & sewn onto the main strap.
Please provide details on the text you want, font preference, and location for the text. I will convo you to clarify details, and also get approval of the artwork & layout before actual printing.
Please convo me if you have any questions on your desired artwork, or my explanations of the options!
1-3 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: 7 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.
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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 then do obliterate these hard copies.
Yes, most items can be made in a custom version per your color/size preference.
Most guitar straps 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.