Lynda, my favorite used tack dealer in Texas, sold me this “Diamond in the Rough” and just handling the leather puts a smile on my face. Formerly tortured for many years as a cinch strap, it’s now happily retired as a Tony Rice Style strap – named after one of the greatest bluegrass guitarists of all time. The leather is old, well used and broken in butter soft. At 1/8” in thickness, this is no “thin as suede” strap but it will easily roll up into a 3 1/2″ diameter coil that will fit into the accessory compartment of your case. A sweet ride and the perfect companion for a vintage acoustic. I don’t get many that clean up this nice. I should put it on my 50 year old D-18 and be done with it.
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|Shoulder Piece Size||No shoulder piece.|
|Strap Style||Latigo leather cinch strap. The color is dark oil – the leather is not dyed black.|
|Strap Width||1 1/4”|
|Strap Leather||Originally this was the strap that held the saddle and accompanying rider firmly on the horse’s back. Over many years it has been tugged and pulled as tightly as possible transforming it into a soft and supple piece of leather. It’s unskived at the original thickness around 1/8” and the backside is worn smooth.|
|Strap Distressed Level||Medium/high. Thoroughly wrinkled but no checking at all and a handsome authentic vintage character than would best serve an older acoustic guitar.|
|Strap Notables||I’ve already punched a heel button hole into the rounded front end. The back button hole (or multiple holes) will be punched in at the buyer’s specified length and the end will be rounded to match the front. The leather diamond sewn above the heel button is a nice, albeit useless, detail.|