I crafted this unique guitar strap by adapting the "trapunto" style of quilting creating almond & tear drop shapes. The main black cowhide strap has a pattern of three almonds, from 4" to 5 1/2" tip to tip, and the tear drops shapes scaled to suit the taper from the full 2 1/2" wide strap to the 2" width where the bottom of the drop is 5" from the front end that are formed by 3/16" wide strips that are 1/8" tall and then overlaying them with Italian lambskin dyed red with black blotches, using a bone folder and burnisher to form tight around the narrow strips, and then stitching around each shape to define it thoroughly.
The lambskin covers 28 1/2" of the main strap, ending about 2" from the first slot, and the main strap is hand cut to 2 1/2" wide and tapers slightly at either end of its 42", and with the adjustment strap, the overall length for the entire strap ranges from about 49" to 59" between the peg holes with 1" intervals.
The lambskin is glued and edge stitched on a smooth black cowhide that is strong and supple, and 5-6oz thick (3/32"). And even with the trapunto, the strap is still very supple and can still be rolled up tightly. The black leather has had the edges softened with a narrow bevel tool.
And this leather will settle in with use, like all good leather does, but it will not stretch out! This strap has my Acoustic Needle brand logo etched on the adjustment strap.
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!
Shipping & Policies
Shipping from United States
3-6 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.
Accepts Etsy gift cards
Returns & Exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Just contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery
Custom or personalized orders
Perishable products (like food or flowers)
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.
Questions about your order?
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 I then do shred 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. I have created a listing "custom artwork on plain leather strap" for this on guitar straps, but please convo me if you're interested in this option on other items, or have other questions.