Mandolin #371

Well used harness leather cleaned, rejuvenated, and transformed in to one fine mandolin strap. The curved shape favors the left shoulder of a right handed player.

$110.00 Plus Shipping

Features:

Status SOLD
Shoulder Piece Size 7 1/2” long by 1 3/8" wide where it will cross your shoulder, tapering to 1 1/8” on the tail.
Shoulder Piece Leather Age faded dark oil leather harness leather – the good stuff – skived to 1/8” thickness.
Shoulder Piece Stitching Artificial sinew, hand sewn into hand punched needle holes.
Shoulder Piece Distressed Level Medium/high.
Shoulder Piece Notables The curved shape and rounded ends were hand shaped and the edges are dressed and burnished the full perimeter. The strap guide is made from an old saddle tie and keeps the rein strap centered on the shoulder piece. New suede leather lining on the bottom.
Strap Style Western Rein
Strap Width 1/2"
Strap Leather Butter soft top shelf harness leather. I skived the original thickness down to 1/8” then hand dressed and burnished the top and bottom edges the full length and slicked it smooth on the underside.
Strap Distressed Level Medium/high with plenty of vintage character.
Strap Notables Strap slots were carefully cut and shaped to grip the rein strap tight and the shoulder piece will not slide on the strap without intentional help. The front of the strap already has a scroll/headstock loop that has been skived thin enough to fit thru a tight scroll if necessary.