This started as a very simple distressed brown leather guitar strap. It is oil tanned and has "pull up" finish, which means it will lighten for a time where it's been stressed, adding additional character to its varied hues, which change character in the light, as against my guitar model, looks much darker versus against the grey limestone.
I've hand stitched undulating rows of orange, making 8 forms, 6 of which have diamond holes punched out, and the upper most has a tear drop cut out. I've applied an orange pig skin to the back to show thru the punched shapes, and edge stitched with dark red thread, and also added triangles in the spaces between the "eyes". Some "eyes" have 5 rows of stitching, but most only 4. The end loop at the narrow end is not punched out, and the peg hole is outlined in both the light orange and dark red thread.
The surface finish is overall darker than its underside, which is a light brown. The 5 oz (~5/64") thick cowhide has a smooth matte finish, and has a very small top grain pattern on close inspection, and has a well worn feel and look, and will shows its life--and will wear well. But it is very tough, yet supple, and will hold acoustic, electric, and even bass guitars well.
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", 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.
This is also laser etched between the end loop and first slot and on the adjustment strap with my new brand logo for my Acoustic Needle brand.
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 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 convo me!
3-5 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: 5 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.
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 obliterate these hard copies.
Yes, most items can be made in a custom version per your color/size preference.
Most guitar straps & even other items 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.