Orange lovers, which strap do you have or recommend ?

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by frdrc13, May 15, 2019.

  1. not_man_davo

    not_man_davo Synchromatic

    Feb 13, 2015
  2. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    Like Sabato, I have the Gretsch Tooled Leather strap in Walnut for my orange (Reverend Horton Heat) 6120. Like the look, I do have to be careful with the metal. Have the same in black for my Smoke Green Anniversary, and it looks great too. Firm believer that every guitar should have it's own strap.
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  3. 86runner

    86runner Electromatic

    May 6, 2015
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  4. Groutsch

    Groutsch Synchromatic

    Jun 9, 2018
    Maryland, US
    I like the classy leather straps you guys have, but I wanted more color with my orange guitar, so I got the LM Products Retro strap in the Tapestry pattern.


    Gretsch has its own brand on some woven straps that look similar to LM Retro patterns, but I haven't seen a Gretsch strap with these colors.
  5. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

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  6. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Custom made for me by forum member Richmoo in 2015 . Spoke with Rich after he sent it to me and thanked him . Rich was an electrician looking to retire and do leather work p/t but said his health was ailing . Poor guy , haven't seen him on the forum since . I think about him every time I use the strap IMG_0297.JPG IMG_0296.JPG
  7. rockinforJesus

    rockinforJesus Country Gent

    Nov 7, 2014
    Upstate New York
    Perri’s (got mine at GC) makes some nice stuff.
    Suede on the inside matches the binding and the leather matches the rosewood fretboard (although that may not help you).
    Have fun finding your perfect match.
    Strap choice is an important one IMHO.
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  8. Lionpotato

    Lionpotato Gretschie

    Oct 10, 2018
    Nothing classier than an orange guitar and a brown leather strap!
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  9. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Cheap straps my local music shop sells for $5.
    I have a few nice leather straps for other guitars, but this one slides on my shoulder better.
  10. frdrc13

    frdrc13 Electromatic

    May 13, 2019
    That's what I'm afraid of too and that's why I prefer a strap without metal or a real small piece.

    Thanx. That's nice too.

    Yeah Walnut is the better match I found so far... but it's a matter of taste.

    Very beautiful leather work!

    Like them too and I have an old strap (my first one) which is quite similar with a lot of orange. I have to restore it a bit.
    Cool and a little sad story. Nice work on this very special strap!

    Yes, it's an important choice. This brown is a match but a bit too wide for my taste.

    It seems to be the choice of lot of orange lovers.

    It's still a hard choice to make.
  11. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
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  12. PDMan

    PDMan Electromatic

    Dec 26, 2016
    Nashville, TN
    I have this exact guitar, except mine is the newer model with Brian's signature on the back of the headstock rather than the pickguard. Honestly, I think I prefer it on the pickguard.
  13. senojnad

    senojnad Synchromatic

    Jul 13, 2008
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    This one, by Levi straps.


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  14. r0de0

    r0de0 Synchromatic

    Jul 7, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    I go with the Gretsch Walnut for a perfect match:
    Gretsch leather.jpg
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  15. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    Well, it's a long story.
    The guy playing congas with the on stage robbed it backstage after the concert. Now he later was the brother in law of a triangle player who happened to tour in Europe with the Pittsburgh Philharmonic Orchestra. After a splendid Rachmaninov rendition from that orchestra in the Paris Wagram concert venue, we tied together at the backstage bar and ended playing poker almost all night, also with the timbal player and one rather sad guy from the strings section (who certainly was wondering what on earth he was doing there in that story). And that's how I earned that strap from him. I had had to risk a wonderful Clash On Parole tee-shirt during that round to finally win and earn the strap.


    Actually, I had never noticed, you got a pretty sharp look and amazing memory of these Hendrix images. I've checked and it looks exactly the same. And now I need to get a white strat for sure :mad:
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  16. Sabato

    Sabato Country Gent

    Mar 22, 2019
    Mine is that newer model also but I was so looking forward to having the sig on the pickguard that I bought one on Ebay for cheap!
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  17. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    I'm a fan of contrasting colours. Blue and orange look great together! My guitar isn't a true orange, but you get the idea:

  18. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    Sandy Eggo has what your heart desires. repurposed horse hide and zircon gems for this cat.
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  19. sh4rkbyt3

    sh4rkbyt3 Gretschie

    Mar 8, 2019
    Elkton, MD
    Personally, I like the one Rockinforjesus has. To me orange and dark brown just always seem to go together.
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  20. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Gretschie

    Jun 2, 2008
    Fort Collins, CO
    I have one like this on my 6120.

    Sun Strap.jpg

    They also make an orange one.
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