Guitar/Banjo #2103

Well done original hand tooling on a comfortably curved shoulder piece that would render a dreadnought guitar almost weightless and would shave pounds off a Strat, Tele, or heavy 5 string boat anchor. The curved shoulder piece is symmetrical so it would suit either a right or left handed player. Unless I hear otherwise, I’ll set it up to cross the left shoulder for a right handed player.

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Shoulder Piece Size 14" long by 2 1/2" wide where it will cross your shoulder, tapering to 2” at both the front and the back. Hand shaped ends and fully dressed and burnished edges. The shape would best benefit a heel button attachment on an acoustic and would do equally well on an electric guitar or banjo.
Shoulder Piece Leather Excellent quality and broken in soft and supple.
Shoulder Piece Stitching Artificial sinew hand sewn into hand punched needle holes.
Shoulder Piece Distressed Level Medium. A worn and visually authentic vintage character. No checking or battle scars other than a dark stain which is visible in the photo.
Shoulder Piece Notables Well done Flowering Vine hand tooling although some of the fine details have been worn off due to a long previous life as equestrian breast collar. Email me if you’d like some closer photos. Since the shoulder piece doesn’t slide on the strap to adjust position I’ll also need an additional measurement to properly locate it for you. The bottom of the shoulder piece is lined with new suede leather.
Strap Style Western Rein
Strap Width 5/8"
Strap Leather Butter soft and the absolute finest quality. Lightly skived to level out the thickness, with original hand dressed and burnished top edges. I dressed and burnished the bottom edges and slicked it smooth on the back side.
Strap Distressed Level Medium. A visual compliment and spot on match to the shoulder piece.
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. Includes a custom set-up to your specs for length and attachment points.