Oil Slick Rainbow Mermaid Scales on Black Leather Guitar Strap

$72.00

This strap has a unique "oil slick" effect on foil that is etched into a mermaid scales pattern (more regular than snake scale pattern). The finish is more matte, and not iridescent or reflective, and the random color variation across the hide doesn't color shift by viewing angle.

The foil printed thinner cowhide is glued and edge stitched on a smooth black cowhide that is strong and supple, and 5-6oz thick (3/32"). And to cover all the stitching, on the back side I've applied a strip of lambkin, and restitched all around for comfort and a clean look, and protects the diamond stitching from wear. I have also stitched around the front peg hole to ensure the layers don't separate with repeated install/removal from the peg.

The overall length can be adjusted from about 48" to 60" between the peg holes, and eleven slots about 1" apart to weave the adjustment strap through to adjust the length to suit. 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.

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 of the main strap exposed on the slot end and the adjustment strap with a small bevel tool, so there is a gentle transition from the top surface to the edge.

The 1" wide adjustment strap is cut to about 22", but since I cut these myself, I can easily modify the length or either strap, or spacing of the peg holes to get the fit that works for you. If you have a specific peg size you need to fit, please let me know.

This leather will settle in with use, like all good leather does, but it will not stretch out! The special finish leather is a bit thicker and firmer than many I use, so it doesn't roll up quite as tightly as some can...

This strap has my new brand, Acoustic Needle, logo etched on the adjustment strap.

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 coordination 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!

Shipping from United States

Processing time

3-5 business days

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

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Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and cancellations

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

I don't accept exchanges

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale

Conditions of return

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.

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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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalized orders

Yes, most items can be made in a custom version per your color/size preference.

Custom and personalized orders

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.

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