Guitar/Banjo #2116

An absolutely gorgeous and stage worthy strap. Exceptional original hand tooling on a large, comfortably curved shoulder piece that would render a dreadnaught guitar almost weightless and would shave pounds off a Strat or Tele. With the large shoulder piece and wrapped rawhide appointments on the rein straps, this one may not fit into the case with your instrument so keep an eye on it.  I wouldn’t trust my Roadies to look after it.  Email me if you’d like some closer photos of the shoulder piece tooling or rawhide wraps.

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Shoulder Piece Size 16" long by 2 3/4" wide where it will cross your shoulder, tapering to 2 1/4” at both the front and the back. Hand shaped rounded ends and fully dressed and burnished edges. The curved shape is symmetrical and would work equally well for a left or right handed player. Unless you tell me differently I’ll set it up for a right handed player.
Shoulder Piece Leather Excellent quality and broken in very soft and supple.
Shoulder Piece Stitching Artificial sinew hand sewn into the original needle holes.
Shoulder Piece Distressed Level Medium/low. No issues at all.
Shoulder Piece Notables Very intricate and well done Oak Leaf and Acorn tooling by the unknown original craftsman. The bottom of the shoulder piece is lined with new suede leather. 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.
Strap Style Western rein with decorative hand woven rawhide wraps on each rein. The wraps go completely around the strap and are 3/8“ thick. They were nicely done and extremely tight and will not move. I have no idea how the rawhide wraps were made but I suspect they are not original and were added sometime during it’s previous life. It looks to be a very time consuming process.
Strap Width 5/8"
Strap Leather Very soft, supple and the absolute finest quality.
Strap Distressed Level Medium/low with zero cuts, nicks, scrapes, or other issues.
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 2 rows of double stitched sinew. The rest of each rein is unskived with all original edges and bottoms. Includes a custom set-up to the length and attachment points specified by the buyer.