Mandolin #457

Top shelf, well used harness leather – cleaned, rejuvenated, and transformed into one fine mandolin strap. The curved shape favors the left shoulder of a right handed player. Perfect for your old Gibson A and not too shabby for your brand new custom F.

$110.00 Plus Shipping


Status SOLD
Shoulder Piece Size 8” long by 1 3/8" wide where it will cross your shoulder, tapering to 1 1/8” on the tail.
Shoulder Piece Leather Thick and butter soft, oil tanned harness leather – the good stuff. About 3/16” in thickness including the suede leather lining on the bottom.
Shoulder Piece Stitching Artificial sinew, hand sewn into hand punched needle holes.
Shoulder Piece Distressed Level Medium with no issues.
Shoulder Piece Notables The curved shape and rounded ends were hand shaped and the edges are dressed and burnished the full perimeter. The triple stitched strap guide keeps the rein strap centered on the shoulder piece. New suede leather lining on the bottom.
Strap Style Western Rein
Strap Width 3/8"
Strap Leather Solid, supple, and old harness leather. I skived the original thickness down to just a bit to level things out then hand dressed and burnished the edges the full length and slicked it smooth on the underside.
Strap Distressed Level Medium/high. Age darkened and generally very well used looking.
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 end is already set up with an adjustable loop (+/- 2” or so) that could get under a fret extension if needed. Standard or pick-up buttonholes will be added at the buyers specified length.