# 21 The
design for this guitar strap was inspired by the natural patterns
found on a Python skin. It is hand cut, embossed, painted and inlayed
with a beautifully tanned cream snakeskin.
My supply of those magnificent skins is limited. I obtained a box
full once from an old Jewish man who use to specialize in making fine
“ exotic “ leather, Ladies hand bags in Vienna, Austria
(For Kings and Queens he used to say).
They are irreplaceable as I have never seen Snakeskin’s like
those sold locally here in Australia .My supplier keeps very gaudy
colours mostly and the tanning for those is obviously not what it
use to be.
That old box has seen me through a few movies. I have now decided
to use what I have left for my guitar straps inlays. The diamonds
on this strap have been plugged as well as inlayed. Basically means
that I replaced the cut out portion as a plug, bringing the snake
skin level with it surrounding leather .The leather I used on top
is 3 mm modeling Vegetable tanned Italian leather it is then lined
with a 1 mm thick grey suede backing and additionally padded at the
shoulder with a 5mm thick black woolen felt .As usual the Buckle is
covered in Kangaroo leather and the all lots stitched with a linen
6 cord waxed thread.
This strap would look and feel great on a Tele. or a Strat. ( cream
pick guard black guitar ) .the grey in it would also complement some
blue guitars as well. Or maybe black scratchplate red guitar would
look nice. That’s what I reckon, anyhow.
Would this one look great on your guitar? ;-)
Length 41.5 "-
47.5 “- width 2.5"
electric guitars and basses