This one is a Tony Rice Style strap – named after one of the greatest bluegrass guitarists of all time – and the “Muscle Shoals” model 🙂 Many of the finest musicians and their music were recorded at Muscle Shoals, Alabama including The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, George Michael, Wilson Pickett, Willie Nelson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Joe Cocker, Levon Helm, Paul Simon, Bob Seger, Rod Stewart, Tamiko Jones, Cat Stevens and a gang of others. A sweet ride and the perfect companion for an acoustic guitar. At 1/8” in thickness, this is no “thin as suede” strap but it will easily roll up into a 4″ diameter coil that will fit into the accessory compartment of your case.
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|Shoulder Piece Size||No shoulder piece.|
|Strap Style||Cinch strap.|
|Strap Width||Just under 1 1/2”.|
|Strap Leather||Originally this was a cinch strap that held the saddle and accompanying rider firmly on the horse’s back. Every time Ol Betsy was saddled up, it was tugged and pulled as tightly as possible transforming it into an incredibly soft and supple piece of leather. The original thickness has been skived down to a heavy 1/8” and the back side is slicked smooth. The color is definitely black.|
|Strap Distressed Level||Medium/low. Some surface wrinkles but overall in very nice shape.|
|Strap Notables||Stitched to the strap just above the heel button hole is a Maker Mark that I salvaged from another unrelated piece of leather. It says, “RUNNING P SADDLERY MUSCLE SHOALS, AL. The strap has original buckle adjustment holes every couple inches from just above the Maker Mark along the fuIl length. I’ll work around them to add the end button holes. 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. Additional photos showing close details and a shot of the entire strap sent on request.|