The guitar strap is usually billed as an ‘essential’ guitar accessory, but why do you need one, and which should you buy?
Although guitar straps are an indispensable accessory especially for e-guitarists, it is still often overlooked. The first guitar straps were of the clothesline variant, tied around the necks of 4 plus kilo heavy electric guitars and bass guitars. This led to ergonomically unfavorable conditions, and the start of a thriving industry in guitar straps.
These days, anyone in search of the right strap is faced with a confusing amount of choice, as with guitars. This ranges from cheap, plastic belts to more expensive handmade leather variants like our Alligator Leather Straps right here.
When you consider that a guitar with a solid body, such as a Gibson Les Paul or a Fender Stratocaster usually weighs a good three to four kilos on the shoulders (some models even more) – then the belt itself should also be able to withstand this weight in the long term. And on top of that, still provide all the necessary freedom of movement, especially what’s required on stage.
It should also be comfortable to wear, spending many hours on your shoulder. Not only in well-ventilated rooms, but also in open air festivals during hot summer days and perhaps even on bare skin.
And last but not least are looks! Many guitarists may also want the strap to match a certain outfit or make a statement.
By far the most widely used natural material for guitar straps remains leather. Because this material has many different sources and can be treated and tanned in a variety of ways, there’s a huge variety. And not only in colors and shapes, but also in the tanning methods (chrome or vegetable substances) and whether it’s smooth or rough, firm or soft, which all boils down to the many personal tastes.
- Premium PU leather with adjustable 130-150 cm length.
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