Mandolin #368

Comfortable, classic simplicity you won’t find in your local music shop. Genuine vintage character that would compliment any A or F style and simply melt into the personality of an older distressed instrument.

$95.00 Plus Shipping


Status SOLD
Shoulder Piece Size No shoulder piece.
Strap Style Originally this was a cinch strap that held the saddle and accompanying rider firmly on the horse’s back. Over many years it has been tugged and pulled as tightly as possible transforming it into a soft and supple piece of leather.
Strap Width Varies slightly from 1” to 1 1/8".
Strap Leather Very old, well used, and thoroughly broken in floppy soft. I skived the strap down to a mandolin appropriate thickness and slicked the backside smooth. The strap can be rolled into a 3” diameter coil and easily stashed in the case compartment.
Strap Distressed Level High. The leather is in great shape although certainly looks to have done a lifetime of gigging in the local pubs. Close-up photos sent on request.
Strap Notables One end is already set up for a headstock or scroll loop attachment made from a soft piece of 1/2” wide vintage leather skived thin enough to fit around a tight scroll if necessary. By taking in or letting out some of the loop you could tweak the length about 1”. The other end will get a standard or pick-up end button hole punched in at the buyer’s specified length. Extra end button holes on request.