Missing guitar strap rediscovered

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by audept, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    71
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    We are having some home renovations done that Mrs Audept has been planning for some time. Part of the renovation involves relocating and rebuilding the bedroom wardrobes, so I had to empty them and sort out the contents. In the process I discovered a guitar strap that I had thought was lost.

    An old friend from my early 70s touring days had a leatherworking hobby. He surprised me one day back in 1972 with a lovely guitar strap he had made for me. I’m so happy to have rediscovered it. A quick wipe down and it’s ready to go again.


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  2. Limuz

    Limuz Gretschie

    291
    Sep 8, 2012
    Netherlands
    Very cool strap, how great to find it again after so many years!
     
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  3. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    71
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    I'm hoping it's an omen of sorts. If I keep looking I may find my lost youth! ;)
     
  4. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Country Gent

    Age:
    56
    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    That's just great to find an old personal treasure.

    But one question-- How do you play Nintendo with that joystick mounted so high on the console?:D;)

    One other thing--- your transporter has way more controls than the one on Star Trek...

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  5. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    71
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    I can play Nintendo in 5.1 surround sound! :cool:
     
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  6. Penguin

    Penguin Country Gent

    Nov 20, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    That's a beautiful strap, audept! It's even better than my Synchromatic strap :)

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  7. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Age:
    69
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
     
  8. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Congrats on the find. Cool looking straps in this thread.
     
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  9. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Age:
    45
    Mar 6, 2011
    nj
    I have trouble with capo's hiding on me, i though one was lost for good, so i bought a new one, then i lost the new one and the old one magically re appeared.
     
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  10. CousinWarsh

    CousinWarsh Gretschie

    464
    Jun 24, 2018
    Western NY
    You know....you can’t have a strap walking around without a guitar......


    NGD incoming!

    Nice strap Audept.
     
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  11. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    That's a very cool strap, Wyn, and the fact it was made for you by a friend makes it priceless. So is it inspiring you to make a world tour with all your guitars? You can call it the "Lost Youth Tour." ;)
     
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  12. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Synchromatic

    Age:
    52
    554
    Nov 11, 2018
    Paris, north down Montmartre hill
    Beautiful strap you have.
    Did you interrupt all wardrobe cleaning to try it again?
     
  13. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    What I like even more than its sweet looks is that it means something, a friend from almost 50 yrs ago.....Love that.
     
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  14. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Cool find. Looks well made and ready for the next Pinot noir inspired guitar purchase. :)
     
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  15. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Country Gent

    Jul 27, 2018
    Sylmar Califirnia
    Maybe.....Your youth is trapped in the strap and when you wear it while playing the guitar......Your youth magically returns. :cool:
     
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  16. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Country Gent

    Jul 27, 2018
    Sylmar Califirnia
    Beautiful strap. Very cool.
     
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  17. DennisC

    DennisC Gretschie

    Age:
    36
    315
    May 11, 2017
    Germany
    ... seems you're a wynner today...
     
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  18. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Great to find an old friend. Which guitar are you gonna strap it to?
     
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  19. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    53
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    That`s a cool one. Glad that you found it.
     
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  20. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    53
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    That`s a cool one. Glad that you found it.
     
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