Guitar/Banjo #2171

A high mileage strap lookin’ for a grizzled old picker and his sweet old guitar. I hand cut and shaped the shoulder piece from a 4” wide piece of vintage leather. With the pronounced curve I don’t recommend it for a headstock attachment but it’ll be quite comfortable attached to a heel button on an acoustic guitar or the bracket bolts of a banjo. And it would do an equally fine job on a Strat or Tele.

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Shoulder Piece Size 12" long by 2 1/2" wide where it will cross your shoulder, tapering slightly toward the front and 1 1/2" on the tail.
Shoulder Piece Leather Butter soft and solid leather. Old stuff and proudly showing its age. Hard to tell if the color is dark oil or faded black.
Shoulder Piece Stitching Artificial sinew hand sewn into hand punched needle holes.
Shoulder Piece Distressed Level Medium/high with a couple shallow scars and a dull complexion.
Shoulder Piece Notables The vintage leather strap guide keeps the rein strap centered on the curved shoulder piece. Lined with new suede leather on the bottom.
Strap Style Western Rein
Strap Width 5/8"
Strap Leather Thick and soft top shelf harness leather. Skived slightly to level out the thickness to 3/16”. Original hand dressed and burnished top edges. I also dressed and burnished the new bottom edges and slicked the back side smooth.
Strap Distressed Level Medium/high with a few nicks and scrapes but those will end up behind the shoulder piece. Perfect character match to the shoulder piece.
Strap Notables The rein strap is locked snug in the carefully cut and shaped strap slots and the strap guide fits it tight. Once adjusted for position the shoulder piece will not move without intentional help.