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Williams and Walker Straps

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by dbirchett, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
  2. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
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    I do too, Don. It’s a fitting accessory for a guitar which is about as beautiful as any I’ve ever owned. The G6119-1959 is something to behold in person. The woodgrain is visible and makes a red guitar look all the more interesting up close.
     
  3. pilgrim

    pilgrim Country Gent

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    70
    Jun 15, 2010
    Mississippi
    Rev. Billy has one with a 3 inch ring, I had one made just like it.
     
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  4. pilgrim

    pilgrim Country Gent

    Age:
    70
    Jun 15, 2010
    Mississippi
    Pay over 25K for your Gibby that ring will never come near it !
     
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  5. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    That's going to look great on your Tennessee Rose. Oh, and I agree that the wood grain showing through the red finish looks awesome. Mine's not as vintage as yours. but it still has that same finish.
     
  6. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    They had a Ltd.Ed Red strap with a rose in relief, which I specifically wanted for mine. Unfortunately I was on the Island and couldn’t put my order in. When I could they were sold out.


    Looked like this but in red...

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  7. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
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    Mine's only about as vintage as the Ice Bucket Challenge, it dates from 2014. A beautiful RI, however.
     
  8. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
    Admin Post
    I wish I could have gotten in on one of those.
     
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  9. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    It's currently showing on their website. I even thought about it tonight.

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  10. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    No, this one was all red. Red strap, red rose. It looked made for the 1959, it was even closer to Flagstaff than regular Tenny red.
     
  11. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    Ahhhh, I see, and yes, that would be a real beauty.
     
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  12. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    The black one is nice too! ;)
     
  13. JHowdy

    JHowdy Country Gent

    Age:
    52
    Nov 16, 2013
    Finland
    I've got this one.

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  14. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
    These look to be a good deal, I just hate straps that get skinny down on the end. I like them to retain their width from beginning to end. I need more material so my wireless pack has something to clip to.
     
  15. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

    Age:
    59
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    have you ever heard of " Italia Straps " ................. lol :D
     
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  16. JHowdy

    JHowdy Country Gent

    Age:
    52
    Nov 16, 2013
    Finland
    Yes Rich, you and DB used to bash them just as bad as someone else here bashes bridge manufacturers ;D
     
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  17. YourBlueRoom

    YourBlueRoom Gretschie

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    Jan 25, 2017
    Nashville, TN
    This reminds me of Axl's jacket in the Paradise City video. Totally bad a$$.

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  18. YourBlueRoom

    YourBlueRoom Gretschie

    116
    Jan 25, 2017
    Nashville, TN
    I received my strap last night and I'm impressed. It looks just like it does in the pictures. Very nice quality. I may order another!

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  19. dbirchett

    dbirchett Gretschie

    Age:
    67
    293
    Feb 11, 2009
    Arizona
    Got the strap I ordered today and am pretty pleased. I bought one of the "Pro Series", a G24.

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    This is less expensive and probably not as nice of materials as the Premium Straps but this is the closest to what I wanted. It appears to be really close to the same color as the Tennessee Rose it is on although I am partially color blind and reds and browns are not my strong suit.

    Anyway, I have several padded Levy's straps and, no, this is not built to the same quality but I think I migh like it at least as well. The Levy's straps are thicker and take a long time to break in. This one is more pliable and probably more comfortable from the get-go.

    After I bought it, I became concerned because a couple of the reviews indicated that it may not be leather. It was advertised as a "Rich Cognac Brown Guitar Strap with Padded Glove Leather Back." I'm not really sure which they are referring to as the "back" but the part that shows looks, feels and smells like leather. The padded part also looks like a softer more pliable leather. So, for $27.88 through Amazon, I'm pretty happy with it.

    The last thing is the length. I am a big guy. Not only tall but heavy. It takes a really long strap to go around me and while I don't wear my guitar terribly low, it usually stretches a strap to it's limits or, in some cases, I have bought an extension. I moved the tail of the strap to the last two slots on the ladder and it fits just fine. I did pay an extra $8 for an extender but I did not need it.

    I am sufficiently pleased that I will probably buy a second (different) strap for my black 5422-12 Electromatic.

    Basically, if you are looking for a strap, you could do a lot worse.
     
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  20. JHall55

    JHall55 Country Gent

    Dec 18, 2012
    Ontario
    How long is the strap at it’s max length? I’m also of above average size and have a hard time finding straps that are long enough unless I get custom ones made.




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