This strap is made from natural cork bonded to genuine leather, and currently there is only one source for this unique product, and no other guitar straps that are like this. The natural cork has been printed with a mini tiger strap pattern in black and has gold foil backing to fill in natural voids & gaps so the smooth buff colored cowhide only shows in cross section and on the backside. And it's very supple, resilient, and strong--and very light weight compared to cowhides of the same thickness.
Please note, this is not to be confused with "cork leather" that is used to describe cork laminated to fabric as an option to genuine leather, but this is a layer of cork that is bonded to real leather. This cork+leather laminate is very light weight, but very strong and supple. It's quite smooth and the leather is very soft and would be very comfortable for long wear.
The overall thickness is about 0.078", or 5oz. The commercial bonding process is extremely durable, and only after great effort was I able to split the cork off the leather on a scrap piece to confirm the leather itself is 0.055", or 3.5oz, and the cork is about 0.023". or 1.5oz. The cork is supported on a very fine mesh and then bonded to the leather leaving it very flexible and resilient.
The main strap is hand cut to 2 1/2" wide and tapers slightly at either end, and the overall length can be adjusted from about 48" to 58" between the peg holes for my Standard size, with the 42" long main strap. The adjustment strap is about 22", with about 18" to the peg hole,
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. The picture of the buff leather shows the "head" of the adjustment strap, if you choose to weave it in this fashion.
But since I cut these myself, I can modify the length, or spacing of the holes and slots 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. (Shorter or narrower is no additional charge, but if you want longer or wider version, please message me as I need to confirm if I have enough of this leather to do so, and update cost).
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 or strap locks you need to fit, please let me know.
I have opted to stamp my shop logo on the leather underside, so nothing breaks up the appearance of the cork.
The design means the strap is only cork+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 message me!