Show your fav strap

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by bhatta, Sep 23, 2020.

  1. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    I’m generally not a flashy ornate kind of guy with anything I own. That is also true for guitar straps.

    Having said that, I love the feel of quality leather in a guitar strap.

    Two examples

    A beautiful Peter Schmidt vintage style for my Tele.


    An Italia strap for my 5420, I have a black one for my Gibson

  2. Chmason85

    Chmason85 Gretschie

    May 1, 2018
    I really like the plain Levy’s cloth straps. I have a black and a brown one, I kind of want to get a dark army green one

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  3. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    This Walker and Williams strap is a newer favorite, and it looks great on the Tennessee Rose.

    This Onori "cowless" strap is a long time favorite. Soooooo comfortable with the faux sheep skin pad.
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  4. Andrew Griffin

    Andrew Griffin Synchromatic

    Oct 22, 2015
    love garcia too
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  5. fsdphcorrigan

    fsdphcorrigan Electromatic

    Aug 30, 2019
    Lake Oswego, Oregon
    This is by Walker & Williams. I think it compliments my G5420TG nicely.
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  6. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I don't have a Lakota strap but might someday they are also great straps. I started braiding my own round straps because after having a couple that were a bit too expensive I decided if I was spending that kind of money I would rather make my own. The Walker and Willams koi was too expensive but I got fixated on it and bought it and actually really like it.
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  7. Lacking Talent

    Lacking Talent Synchromatic

    Aug 5, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    When I don't go basic black -- which I probably do most often -- this comfy little bit of flash is a great color match for all my guitars (except for the orange Gretsch)...

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  8. Teledriver

    Teledriver Synchromatic

    Feb 12, 2011
    Iowa City, IA
    Man some classy straps here!
    I use a Lakota strap (Christmas present last December from the wife). Mainly to support a true cottage/in the USA-industry, but also for the super-softness and total simplicity of it. It hangs my sunburst Les Paul on me, but also looks great with my orange 5120.
    SUPER soft!
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  9. Tele295

    Tele295 Country Gent

    Is that really Ivy’s guitar, or a brilliant tribute?
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  10. bigjohnbates

    bigjohnbates Electromatic

    Jun 15, 2011
    Very nice - I have an extremely similar strap Bought in Germany some years ago. Maybe your dad made two ....
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  11. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Just a brilliant tribute!:cool:
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  12. bigjohnbates

    bigjohnbates Electromatic

    Jun 15, 2011

    Ignore the gnarly slippers in the background lol
  13. Telechamp

    Telechamp Country Gent

    Oct 20, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    I hear ya..



  14. giffenf

    giffenf Synchromatic

    Oct 26, 2008
    Los Angeles
    I always wanted a strap with my initials, but practically all the people who do custom straps use the same Tandy leather stamps, which look nice, but they're all the same, and I wanted something just a little different. I found a guy on Etsy who laser-engraves graphics on straps, so I took my two favorite versions of my initials and had him make this one. For some reason, all the custom strap makers on Etsy seem to be in Canada, and they all use Levys straps as a result. Nothing wrong with that, my family moved here from the Great White North several generations before I was born, just odd. And it got here in two days, so nothing to complain about.

    El Dorado makes great straps with superb leather work. There's a guy named Bill whom I would always see in their booth at guitar shows, and I would always buy a strap from him, because he always had something new I just had to have, and it was usually the only thing at the show I wanted to buy.

    @r0de0, I did a double-take on your post, I have that strap, that guitar, that case, and that stool. Quite fond of them all.
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  15. Johnny ray

    Johnny ray Electromatic

    Jun 29, 2018
    I opted for the Gretsch Jeweled Silver Buckle Strap. I like the old fashioned style of it. 20200926_170239.jpg
  16. bhatta

    bhatta Gretschie

    Jun 29, 2020
    In embellished guitar straps Santana's ones are very eye catching
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  17. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul Electromatic

    Sep 18, 2020
    New York
    They’re a little pricey but I had to have this orange Gretsch strap to go with my orange 6120TM.

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  18. chicago slim

    chicago slim Gretschie

    Dec 27, 2008
    Bowling Green, KY
    I'm a sucker for flames.

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