This has been my most popular leather! So far my supplier has also been able to restock it, but occasionally there are times I'm sold out, or have to delay shipping a few days until I get more--if I'm unable to fill your order within the few day processing time, I will let you know!
This is 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, and the color of the latest hide has a little darker tone.... And the tone of the hide may vary due to differences in the tanning process, so some may be a little darker than the imaged strap.
If I were to name a guitar strap, I would name it after Steve McQueen, or rather Vin Tanner, one of my favorite of his roles--very tough & rugged, no fuss, yet is gentle. And 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.
There are 2 length options in stock for the 2 1/2" wide version (customization is always an option, though):
STANDARD is total is about 47" to 58" and adjusts by the inch.
SHORTER is total of about 43 to 54" and adjusts by the inch.
I also have added a 2" wide strap "TRAVELER" option to my stock, which is the shorter length, and priced a bit lower.
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.
Personalization/custom artwork is an option by either silk screening or laser etching, but please convo me first with your idea and I can quote you the price to add (min $15 for laser etching or silk screen) and create a custom listing for you.
The surface finish is overall darker than its underside, which is a light brown. I soften the cut edges with a small bevel tool, so there is a gentle transition from the top surface to the edge.
I've included a white card in one image to help confirm the color, vs. my grey background. 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 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 is also laser etched a few inches above the front peg hole and on the adjustment strap with my new brand logo, Acoustic Needle.
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!
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: 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.
Jul 30, 2019
Great shop and crafts person. I bought a strap for an unusual instrument, a Ukulele Bass. I sent a few pictures and measurements and they made me the perfect strap. The square picture format doesn’t do it justice. Thanks so much, it has gotten complements from everyone who has seen it!
May 31, 2019
Simple and beautiful guitar strap. Super fast shipping as well.
Apr 5, 2019
This guitar strap is gorgeous. I wanted something with out metal hardware to prevent scratches on my new instrument, and this completely fits the bill. It has a timeless look and is beautifully made. Don’t hesitate to buy one.
Mar 26, 2019
Great strap and wonderful to work with!!! Will be buying more of these!!!
Mar 25, 2019
Susan at Bansai8Creations is a pleasure to do business with and her communication is excellent. The strap was exactly as described/depicted on her page. What led me to buy from B8C's was the fact most, if not all of her straps come with a standard MAX length of around 58". If you're a bigger person you'll know that is something you will NOT find in any music store unless you special order an XL strap, at which point you'll get to choose between a nice generic brown or black, dime-a-dozen looking strap. B8C has lots of very unique choices and her workmanship is excellent. She'll also make custom sizes. Her packaging is classy, yet simple. It's not just thrown in the box. The distressed leather looks even better in person.