Guitar/Banjo #1143

Unlike all its predecessors, the shoulder piece for this Vintage strap actually started out as an instrument strap. It was originally a major part of an accordion harness and the original tooling is exceptional. But before you jump on it, note that you’ll need a shoulder that can handle the 3 1/2″ wide shoulder piece.

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Features:

Status Available
Shoulder Piece Size 11 3/4" long by 3 1/2" wide.
Shoulder Piece Leather Excellent quality tooling leather. Hand tooled by the original craftsman with a beautifully detailed Flowering Vine pattern. The tooling leather is not as soft as harness leather so it retains the fine tooling details much better. However, this piece is unusually soft and supple. Close-up photos sent on request.
Shoulder Piece Stitching Artificial sinew hand sewn into the original needle holes.
Shoulder Piece Distressed Level Medium/low. This looks like an old piece but since it wasn’t eating dust on the open range most of its life, it’s in excellent condition.
Shoulder Piece Notables The shoulder piece doesn’t slide on the strap to adjust position so I’ll also need an additional measurement to properly locate it for you. Fully lined on the bottom with new suede leather.
Strap Style Western Rein
Strap Width 3/4"
Strap Leather Super nice vintage harness leather. Skived just enough to level out the thickness. Hand dressed and burnished edges and slicked smooth on the bottom.
Strap Distressed Level Medium with color shading and vintage character. Well used and broken in soft and supple.
Strap Notables A few inches on each were skived thin enough to make a neat and flexible connection to the shoulder piece and securely fastened with a leather thong and a triple stitched artificial sinew bar tack (hidden under the thong).