This very unique guitar strap is made with a special hide made by Italian artisans that is a black patent lambskin that has laser etched olive flowers--the depth of the etching exposes the center of the hide, which is brown for contrast, and I have applied it onto black oil tanned cowhide with full grain matte finish. The contrast of textures and colors with the glossy black patent contrasting with the laser etch exposed brown and matte black, as well as the black vs. brown, creates a very unique and pleasing multidimensional design.
This special hide is glued and edge stitched with black bonded nylon thread on the 5-6oz thick (3/32") main cowhide strap. This strap has my new brand Acoustic Needle logo etched on the adjustment strap. A few images may show part of my inventory tag, which will be removed before it ships to you.
This pattern I've centered the flowers in the strap (unlike listing on brown leather, where I've split them). And for the strap pictured, near the front peg hole the strap has a darker area where the etching has not completely removed the black layers, but this will not be noticeable to others once the strap is on your guitar.
(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, and will keep any non-fully etched areas out of prime positions).
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.
I have also stitched around the front peg hole to ensure the layers don't separate with repeated install/removal from the peg.
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 convo me!