Leather guitar straps # 18
Tuesday May 01 2007

#18 uses an inlay of 1mm "Tobacco " coloured suede inlayed between one layers of hand cut 1.5 mm vegetable tanned Italian cowhide and lined with an additional layer of 1 mm suede underneath . The resulting 3mm overall thickness made this strap beautifully supple.The buckle is an elegant solid brass buckle which works very nicely with the overall feel .

Here when designing the cutouts , I kept very much in focus the natural texture of the leather .I also played around with the idea of positive and negative spaces ..All the stitches are "saddle stitched " by hand and uses a strong saddlery grade "Natural " 7 chords waxed thread for an additional textured effect .

I am pleased with the results.

Width is 2 3/4 "wide at its widest and 1 1/4 "wide at the buckle end

Length 43"to 48" - width 2 3/4" for electric guitars and basses

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