A couple guitar straps.
2.5″ Wide, Hand Carved, Orchid Guitar Strap
2.5″ Wide, Hand Carved, Luther Rose w/ Western Floral Guitar Strap
MORE STRAPS FOLLOWING MY WRITTEN GIBBERISH.
GRIT WEST GUITAR STRAP INFO:
A plain or hand carved, GRIT WEST, Standard, Classic Style Guitar Strap is cut from heavy 10 – 11 oz. (5/32″ – 11/64″ – 3.96mm – 4.37mm) Hermann Oak vegetable tanned cowhide (grown in the USA) – usually from what is called a single side, which I like for straps. My standard, classic style strap body is 2.5″ wide by xx” long (usually between 36″ and 63″) and is length adjustable 3″ longer or shorter using replaceable, 1.25″ wide connector straps at each end. As an example, a standard customer ordered 53.5″ strap (using the center hole of the five billet holes) will adjust from 50″ to 56″ in length. All my guitar straps are made-to-order per customer stipulation and preference. Any length, any width, any configuration is possible. Delivery time runs 10 to 45 days, depending how busy I am and how complex your project is.
1. No strap button or strap lock holes are punched into the main strap body – only into the replaceable connector straps. As a result of this engineering design feature, your main strap body will live on through decades of heavy use stage use.
2. Strap button or strap lock holes – per customer preference – are punched into replaceable 1.25′ wide connector straps at each end. My connector straps are cut from the same heavy 10 – 11 oz. Hermann Oak cowhide. In fact, the straps are so thick, I have to pre-compress strap lock holes so your strap locks can be installed. For button hole connections, I skive (thin) the ends by about a third to half the thickness. At full 10 -11 oz. thickness, it’s impossible to get a button through the hole.
3. The 1.25″ wide connector straps mount to the main strap body with two 3/4″ screw back conchos. Using two provides redundant security for your instrument’s safety, while also facilitating replacement as the button or strap lock holes wear. The need to replace the main strap body because strap button holes are worn is eliminated.
4. The 1.25″ wide connector strap at each end is punched for button or strap lock holes – per your preference. The 1.25″ wide connector straps are threaded through two oblong slits at front and back of the main strap body. This enables connector straps to move as one with the main strap body when the musician does back flips, cart wheels or on-stage body slams. Not joking – I’ve seen this done, maybe by accident, at a Mayhem Festival, which unfortunately, may have ended in 2015 (MAYHEM I Mean) and also in a few other less exalted venues.
6. Grit West veg tanned straps are heavy, but when I’m done workin ’em, they’re comfortable and supportive, requiring no underside liner. Neither sweat, nor rain (don’t all electric guitar rigs perform best under heavy rainfall?) will kill or injure a GRIT WEST guitar strap.
The only issue I’ve found with my GRIT WEST prototype strap is by upgrading to a more formidable 1.25″ wide connector strap from the typical 1″ width provided by most Makers, buckle choices are limited, but hey – are you playing a buckle or a guitar? One additional benefit of my wider 1.25″ connectors is space for a bit of tooling, which isn’t practical on the narrower 1″ straps. The strap shown on the top of this page has 1″ connectors. The straps shown below my gibberish all have the wider 1.25″ straps. You can see the difference.