From the manufacturer
CLASSIC LEATHER GUITAR STRAP
The D’Addario Leather Strap Collection sets the standard for leather straps. From basic single-ply styles to two-ply garment leather straps with soft suede backing, the D’Addario Leather Strap Collection exudes class, style, fashion and function. All feature an exclusive tapered contour designed to prevent twisting when used with acoustic guitars. The body of the straps is 4″ longer than standard straps, giving you maximum adjustability from 44.5″ to 53″ long.
- Material: Leather
- Width Range: 2.5″
- Length: 41″ – 60″
- Padded: No
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PREMIUM LEATHER GUITAR STRAPS
The D’Addario Premium Leather Guitar Straps set the standard for high quality leather straps. All feature an exclusive tapered contour designed to prevent twisting when used with acoustic guitars and shoulder padding for maximum comfort
PADDED GARMENT LEATHER GUITAR STRAP
The D’Addario Padded Garment Leather Strap captures both durability and comfort with a thick foam pad insert encased in renforced garment leather.
REVERSIBLE LEATHER GUITAR STRAP
D’Addario Reversible Leather Straps give the player 2 strap styles in 1. Sold in a variety of colors, each strap is 3-ply garment leather and adjustable from 41 inches to 60 inches.
J. Rodino –
Nothing fancy, but does the job.
Bought this for a couple of my lighter-weight basses (a Hoffner and a Dean acoustic). I have only tried it on the Dean, which is a VERY large guitar. I had to take it to the longest setting possible (maybe one more than it’s designed for), but I am close to 6′ tall and a bit *ahem* portly. Also, I use a detachable loop thingy to attach it to the headstock, which adds some length. If you have a button on the heel of your axe, it should be more than long enough. For the money, it does the job, and I much prefer the leather to a weave. The holes also fit my buttons very tightly (almost TOO tight), so I don’t worry about it coming loose at the wrong time. Just a good, basic strap at a good price.
A few more notches and a 5 star!
Great guitar strap, nice looking, comfortable around the neck. Put a few more notches at the end and a 5-star rating would be warranted.
Amazon Customer –
Jimmy Hendrix/David Gilmour replica guitar strap
I love the smell of this leather strap. Perfect for an addition to my David Gilmour replica guitar I recently built.
Johnny B –
best value ever!
I have other softer straps at more than double the cost. Bought a black one and love it, I hear people complaining about the leather being stiff or shedding. That’s what new leather does, it will get softer over time and the shedding will stopIn time or you can knock the pieces off.I balked up my strap, twisted it and withing a few minutes it was softer. As far as length I’m 6 ft and it works fine for me, I don’t play like slash at my knees. I heard complaints about a strong leather smell, I love that smell. It’s made in Canada and I couldn’t be happier. I just orderedA brown one, my local guitar shop had the same type strap made in China for $30. I guess to each his own but I can’t see how anyone could give this strap less than 5 stars. A great value. I might buy one more sine I have multiple guitarsWith different strap lock systems and a couple without. Can’t go wrong!
8 people found this helpful
Tech Geek Reviews –
Great basic genuine leather strap!
Yes, this is REAL leather for $10! Unbelievable deal. I use this strap on 3 guitars, my Fender stratocaster, Gibson Les Paul and ES-335, works great on all of them.Good-100% leather, no plastic buckle pieces to scratch your guitar-Very comfortable after some hours-days of break-in-Plenty long enough (I’m 5’9″ and have it on the shortest loop and use the closer strap lock hole, with about 10″ more length to spare. Mind you I’m not a low-slinging guitar guy)-Super bargain price!Bad-If you use Schaller strap locks, you will not be adjust the length without unscrewing the lock (can be a problem for swapping on different guitar types like my strat vs my es-335).-Beware of some dye transfer (especially black) to your shirt when new. It’s minor and a common problem with leather. This problem goes away with a bit of use-don’t let it discourage you, just be aware.5 stars! Now I own 2!
6 people found this helpful
Excellent strap and value.
I play acoustic guitars. The strap length I need is 42.5″. This strap offers plenty of adjustment. The product dimensions look a bit goofy as listed, (9.4 X 7 X 2.6), but the 2.6″ is indeed the width of the strap. (Probly’ shipping dimensions).A tooled leather strap like this would cost $60-$100 if made in the United States. This one’s made in Canada. It’s split grain with a stamped/embossed leaf and flower design. The stitching that attaches the garment-quality leather to the suede backing makes it look really nice. It does not have piping. The strap is a LOT more supple than a new all-leather strap would be so there’s no break-in period to get the stiffness out of it: it’s flexible and comfy right out of the box.The only complaint about any new guitar strap is the size of the pin holes. It seems they always have to be enlarged and the slit made longer. This strap is no exception. (Glad the pin holes are not stitched).
5 people found this helpful
Great color, nice length, sturdy
Goes perfect with the Candy Apple Red Gretsch Hollow Body. Perfect fit. If you need a strap for live shows, get the padded version. Your shoulder will thank you.
Nishchal R. Neupane –
Stiff Leather. Sturdy. Good Value
Feels sturdy. Looks like leather (probably bonded). A little stiff. Like a belt, adjustments are done with the holes, so you can add holes to fit your need. Good value for money.But now I think I should have bought a textile strap.
Simple leather strap. Great value.
Simple, black leather strap! Does the job and much cheaper than many of the other leather straps. For the price, you can’t go wrong. It’s a bit stiff but will loosen up over time. Good thickness and easy to get over the strap buttons. Securely holds my bass. The 2 ½ inch width is perfect to support my Fender P Bass.UPDATE. This strap is simply fantastic! I’ve since tried other much more expensive straps from Fender with higher leather quality and have returned them all. This strap has held up well. Softens with age. Is the perfect width, comfortable and looks good.
4 people found this helpful
Comfy, affordable bass strap
I have three of these that I use with my basses. The 3” width makes it more comfortable, even though it is thin leather.It’s not the easiest to adjust quickly, but once you find the right length you’ll probably leave it there anyway. Once you do set the length, you won’t accidentally adjust it either.
AJB in AZ –
Great strap and wears well
This is my second PW leather strap. My original one has been used for 3 years and still going strong with no visible wear. They are made in Canada and I’m not sure what tundra strolling animal gave its skin for this, but it is real leather. Reindeer eh? The matte black looks great on my satin black PRS. My guitar weighs in at about 7.5 pounds and I have it on for upwards of 3-4 hours for gigs and practice. For a non padded strap this is very comfortable and the price is great. If you need a no frills sturdy strap that won’t leave an indent in your shoulder, go for it. I think you’ll be happy.
i like them
i buy this for my non strats…some of them are couple of years old and still holding up pretty good ( very good price for thie quality)
One person found this helpful
The Lawn Ranger –
Nice 2.5″ wide leather strap
I’ve bought three of these over several years – they are not top-of-the-line leather, and they are a bit on the thin side, but the price is right!I’m 5’7″ and for most of my guitars I adjust these as short as they will go, and the guitar is not too high – so there’s plenty of room to go longer if you need it. If you need shorter, there are three holes for the end pin – from the first to the third is 8″, so you could go that much shorter.The width of the strap makes it comfortable and helps hold it in place, as does the rougher leather underside, especially if you have a top-heavy guitar.I would buy this strap again if I need one and want the white color!
2 people found this helpful
Good Strap for the money!
Some other reviews stated it was a bit on the thin side. Its not the fancy strap with fur. It’s not as thin as the strap i got with my Gibson Les Paul when I purchased it. So i was pleasantly surprised it was better quality. I use those washers to keep strap secured. It definitely feels sturdy enough for me. I would recommend getting it. I need this in a pinch for an up and coming gig since mine broke and it does the trick! Just think about it its under $15. I feel its a win win. You can always use it for some other guitar, like your acoustic…lol!
Great for the price!
I’ll be buying a few more for my 3 other guitars.
Long Long –
David Gilmour and Jimi Hendrix need to quit trying to copy me. “Kidding”
OMG.. What is NOT to love? David Gilmour and Jimi Hendrix were rocking this before I was even born. I can only hope they enjoyed that awesome leather smell as much as I did when they opened theirs. I seriously nominate the Amazon/UPS/Mail/FedEx… delivery guy Man of the Year for 2020 in all this COVID mess. All my Strats… MIM, USA American Standards, Deluxe and even my new Ultra have Schaller Strap lock buttons on them but I could not bring myself to do anything but connect this with no locking hardware old school. I must be able to use it on my Martin GPCPA4 too. Yep, I’m a nerd but happy camper..! I will be ordering several more!
5 people found this helpful
Amazon Customer –
Very comfortable guitar strap
Got this guitar strap off of a recommendation from a friend that had one. I tried it out on his strat and loved how comfortable it felt. The previous leather guitar strap I was using was way too thick and stiff and it felt clunky whenever I slung it around my shoulder….but what do you expect from a leather strap that cost $30 (you get what you pay for.)I love the feel of my new D’Addario, 2.5″ Suede Guitar Strap. It may cost $61 dollars, but it’s well worth it. Comfort is everything.
Most strap for the money!
If you simply need a quality strap without the ‘whistles and bells’ designer appearance…this is it! Have several of these, been using them for decades without a single failure or issue of any kind. Quite comfortable, supporting the heaviest electric basses or LP style guitars. Never have experienced any bleed from the leather onto clothing or the instrument case interior. Works well with both poly and nitro finishes. And no buckles to scratch and mar your axe’s precious exterior! Don’t hesitate – just order one immediately in a choice of colors and enjoy!!
Classic leather strap
Just what I was looking for to replace one that wore out after 30 years.
Mr Tall –
Great Strap – Great Price
Like many others here have pointed out, this is a very good leather strap at a very good price and it is made in Canada. It is a simple design, but it is plenty long enough for a taller than average player, is solidly made, and did you notice how low the price is? I have looked at leather straps for some time, and could never pull the trigger on ordering one because of sticker shock on the price. Most straps I have seen in guitar stores of this quality start in the $30+ price category. I just cannot justify spending $30 or $50 or more for an overpriced version of this same guitar strap which has some fancy brand name label on it and is of no better quality. This strap was barely more expensive than a cheap nylon strap! (A nylon strap may work adequately but lacks any real sense of style) Also, most of the name brand straps are two inch or three inch wide, and this 2-1/2 inch wide strap is just right for me. I like this strap so much I am now placing an order for one in every colour I can find them in for use with my other guitars!
Fantastic looking, but thin.
I thought this would’ve been a bit thicker for the price, but it’s quite thin. I still love it, but if your guitar is heavier, then I’d recommend something else, or buy something to put on the back of it so it becomes a bit more cushioned.
Christian Andersen –
Decent. Gets the job done.
Can’t beat the price for a real leather strap. I play V’s and other weird pointy guitars and nylon straps slide around on my shoulder aiding in the inherent neck dive if the odd shapes.Having a leather strap will add a bit of traction to the strap and will “grip “your shirt and you will experience less neck dive.This strap is nice, but it’s pretty thin and zero padding, single layer leather.
Strap is good
This is a very nice leather strap. Combined with strap lols it made for a great set for me. The strap is stiff when new however, bending an rolling it quickly made it more comfortable.
Great strap (for the money) – very good otherwise!
I bought this simple strap for my acoustic guitar. I’m a lifetime fingerstyle player and until Covid, I normally had a gig every week or two…I’ve run through a lot of straps and while my favorites for the most part are made by Walker and Williams, I just needed something simple. I received this strap today and already know it’s exactly what I wanted. I read a lot of reviews… some said it was too short, some said colors were wrong, some said the leather was too stiff, holes too small, too this and too that. Some folks rated it really high. Maybe they have improved them since those earlier reviews.Mine is black, made in Canada, embossed PW logo. I’m 6’5″ and slender, I play the guitar standing with the guitar between my chest and belly – high enough to articulate fingerstyle playing. The length is no problem – I actually set the length to minimum and then still cut some off the end. The leather is black all the way through so the cut isn’t noticeable. I find the leather to be very soft and pliable. Yes, the underside is a touch rougher than the finished side – but that keeps the guitar from sliding. I likely would not use this strap to stand and play a heavy electric guitar (although I believe the strap would hold it). A good padded strap would be a better choice.One more thing, many padded straps are rather thick at the pin holes, something to know, especially if you use over the pin rubber strap blocks. That will not be an issue with this strap.
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Michael d –
This strap makes me look good
I’ve been a big fan of Pink Floyd /David Gilmour since 1968 ==This strap was better than expectedthat’s why I ordered a second for my other bass or backup
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D’Addario Leather Guitar Strap
Very nice strap for the price. Feels like it is quality made with real leather. Strap length is perfectly adjustable for short to long lengths. No disappointments at all!
Great all leather strap!
Great strap, easy to adjust and 100% leather. Buy it!
Huevos Rancheros –
very red strap adds a little color to your music
Nice strap, wide, doesn’t twist and kink like polypropelene or cotton straps. Plain leather, no padding, should you need padding you can purchase a gel pad or a foam pad and add it. I’m using it on a Yamaha AEX500 hollow body and being a lighter guitar it doesn’t need any additonal padding, the width of the strap distributes the weight of the guitar well.The leather is a bit rigid being fresh from an old cow and all, but it will soften over time. I added a bit of coconut oil to the strap to soften it up a bit and get the grain on the inside to lie down all nice and civil like. Bought it on a whim, and found it to my liking, will probably buy a few more. if you do the coconut oil, don’t forget to wipe the excess of after a few minutes unless you like coconut oil on your shirt… once its soaked into the leather it doesn’t seem to release onto fabric as long as you rub off the excess with a paper towel or an old sock, which are also great for wiping down frets when your done playing. socks are like mittens for feet except for the thumb thing.great strap, doesn’t need batteries, does its job without complaint and would probably make a great belt if your inclined to handicrafts. If you are thinking about learning guitar you might want to buy this strap to see if you like wearing something on your shoulder for a bit, then get the parents to, or save the dosh yourself, and spring for a guitar to hang off of it, then you’re half way there and after that its just plunking around for a couple of decades and boom, your a musician and people will respect you greatly but won’t loan you money or let you date their daughters.
12 people found this helpful
Great Strap but has an Strong Odor
Great strap, comfortable and sturdy. I don’t know if they all smell but mine does. Me and the wife looked around for days for the burnt electrical smell, checking outlets, switches, plugs and appliances. Then I realized it was the new strap. Definitely smells like burnt electrical component. Hung it outside for a week and it helped somewhat but I can still tell it is there. It is acceptable though. It is a very good strap but deducting 1 star for the smell. Has anyone else had this smell? UPDATE: Odor did go away and I am still very happy with the strap. Bottom line: I will be buying another and I still recommend it.
A Good Strap: Planet Waves Leather Guitar Strap – Black –
You can’t get more basic than this strap. Black, no image, no imprint; just a strap that will holdyour guitar without fuss or fanfare.This strap is 2-1/2 inches wide and 3/32 of an inch thick. The strap is 4″ longer than a normalstrap length, so for you tall ones it will work well. I am 6 foot tall, without shoes, and the straplength fits nicely and allows me room to drop the guitar below my waist if I wanted to do so.If you have a rather heavy guitar, say over 8 pounds, you should try this wide strap. It can helpdistribute the guitar’s weight and provide more comfort over a longer period of time. Your mileagemay vary.It is shiny smooth on one side and rough on the other side. The rough side helps keep your guitarfrom slipping around. If you like your guitar to slip do not buy this strap. This leather strap easilytakes Dunlop Dual Design Straploks without a problem. I was able to install them with very littleeffort.I’ve had this strap on my 2008 Les Paul Gibson Standard (weighs about 7-1/2 lbs.) for about threeyears and it has not torn, cracked, split or stretched in any way. Of course I am not abusing it onlong tours or crazy antics. I play about one to one and half hours a day and it appears to beholding up nicely under those conditions.So I would give the strap 4 stars because it is a simple utilitarian strap that does the job it isdesigned to do, no more no less. Add a bit of fluffy softness to the underside of the strap andit might make those heavy guitars even more comfortable.UPDATE August 25, 2015: This strap is still doing well. No rips, tears, or stretching.
One person found this helpful
Excellent Gilmour strap replica
Do an image search for “David Gilmour black Stratocaster” and you’ll find some photos of him performing with his legendary black Strat, several of which will show him sporting a strap almost exactly like this one. When I decided to build my semi-replica Gilmour Strat (semi, because I opted for a 2-point trem instead of vintage 6-point), I found this strap and couldn’t resist buying it to complete the package.It’s all leather (and as such, it smells amazing), even the X’s are crossed strips of leather. It’s thick, about 5.3mm (0.2 inches) and as such it can feel a bit less comfortable than the thin, smooth seat belt material of the straps that I normally prefer, but it’s worth it. Sizing is a little bit finicky, and when I have it at the correct size for my comfort, there’s a 4.7 inch tail at one end that extends past the strap lug. A minor quibble, but worth mentioning.Since I had installed locking strap lugs on the guitar, I needed to widen the holes a bit to get the locks to fit. I (nervously) did this with a drill bit and it came out just fine.
Quality at a Good Price
This is a quality leather strap. This is the second one I bought, so that should say what I think of this strap. Looks classy. Comfortable, strong, holds guitarts well. This only thing that would improve this strap would be some padding, but since I don’t need padding, I went with this value priced strap.
Paul F –
Better than I expected
This is thicker (not width) than I expected. Has a really nice heavyweight feel to the suede. I wanted something different and not slippery, and this definitely fits that bill.
Brent Marcum –
Good buy on a leather strap
This strap is a good strap for playing heavy guitars for long periods
Michael J. Reese –
A decent strap for the cost
The leather is a bit stiff for my taste but leather conditioner and some elbow grease helps. The cost is great so I’m not complaining, just noting.
Amazon Customer –
just what I ordered
great quality for the price
Rich R. –
Use on a Telecaster and have it set on the longest loop and the guitar is still pretty high.
Ray Russell –
Looks Good and Does the Job!
I’ve played guitar for 45 years and I can safely say this is the best gol dern strap I’ve ever used. The suede leather is just right for preventing guitar neck dive and it looks great to boot. You could do a lot worse than this guitar strap.
Fatima BlancheFatima Blanche –
Budget Gilmour Strap
I saw multiple versions of this strap varying from $300+ from boutique strap makers to $60 that I paid for this strap. I really wanted it as I went through quite an expense to build a Gilmour Black Strat replica. With the exception of the metal Daddario button it’s nearly identical. I read another review saying the strap was thin, but I couldn’t fit a Fender strap button over the strap because of its thickness. I’m happy with my purchase and think this strap compliments what I was trying to achieve with the Gilmour look
Tommy Bowlin –
It’s worth what I paid
It’s a good strap for the money. It not the most comfortable strap but yet it’s not the most uncomfortable strap either. It’s definitely worth the money if your on a budget and I wouldn’t hesitate to buy this strap if you are on a budget. Probably the best strap you can buy at this price. Easy to adjust bit you will have to break it in, it’s a little stiff but after using for a while it will probably break in.
Such a nice and iconic strap
Really nice strap perfect for a black Strat
Can’t be beat for the price
When they say basic, they mean it. I have a similar strap from an unknown manufacturer that is reinforced at the ends with plastic, but this one is just a simple piece of leather. The leather is just stiff enough that it’s a little tough to get it around the strap buttons on the guitar, but I’m sure it will break in and get easier with time. It’s very comfortable on the shoulder and looks nice. I’m using this on an acoustic guitar and I’m loving it. I might be a little leery of putting it on a heavy electric bass. . . I’m not sure how well the leather around the strap buttons would stand up over time. But then again, at this price I’d be willing to give it a try, and the width of the strap would distribute the weight of a heavier instrument over a little more surface area and make it more comfortable than a standard nylon strap.Bottom line is that this is a much better piece of gear than I expected for the price. I’ll be buying more of these for some of my other current guitars, and probably for any future guitars I may purchase.
Leather Guitar Strap
It looked some much better in the pic. I thought the leather would have been of a higher quality, but what do you want for $15.00 ? Well, “I WANT MORE !” It appears to be made of a “faux leather” material. It’s okay for the price, so don’t expect any type of rich (Corinthian Leather) like on your grandpa’s Córdoba. Go ahead, show g-pa the guitar strap and have him explain it the difference . . . . Enjoy
Long on quality, short on length…
Received my strap a day early. It is beautiful! Quality leather…thick, but soft, and the detail is excellent.Only problem (and it’s my fault) I didn’t measure the length. Every strap I have ever bought has always fit just fine, so I assumed that all straps were the same. I mean, I’m six feet tall and have an average body (no huge gut or anything) So I was surprised that the strap was a good four to six inches too short.And I don’t play with my guitar down to my knees, but I do play it just below my belt buckle. So I assumed that a strap that extends to 53 inches would work. Bad assumption on my part, so I’m writing this to warn everyone to be smarter than I was…measure your current strap and make sure that 53 inches will work for you. Planet Waves does offer an extension, but it’s almost twice as much money as I paid for the strap itself.So good luck, and if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to the leather store to make my own extension so I can wear this gorgeous thing!
27 people found this helpful
This is a rather mediocre strap. It is stiff but functional. It will support your guitar, and because it is thin there is plenty of room for strap locks on your buttons when using it. I prefer a softer, more pliant leather, however. Perhaps it will soften up over time.
David L. Vasser –
Good strap value!
Bought two. One for a gift and one for me. Normally I spend 6 times this much on a strap. It isn’t the best strap on earth and you can’t really compare it to the custom Italia straps I normally buy, but for the cost it is a very decent usable product. It appears durable and is comfortable. I’m really surprised. The design is very similar to Italia but the leather quality is not as good. Still for the money this strap rocks. I won’t gig with it, but it is on my home practice instrument. Much better than any fabric strap and looks more professional. I’m very happy at the value this strap offers and would have no trouble buying more of them. There is nothing on this strap to scratch your axe. It is all leather with no buckles, conchos, rivets, etc. A good strap for the money.
D. M. Alspaugh –
Very stiff and uncomfortable
I was excited to get a genuine leather strap, but I was not prepared for how stiff and uncomfortable this one was. It dug into my neck. Had to send it back.
Larry W TuckerLarry W Tucker –
Long Leather Strap
We’ll, the description is a bit confusing. In one part it says this strap is just over 53″ in length, then in another section it says length is 61″. Which is it? Mine came in at 61″ – see picture. It may very well be determined by the color. If you are a taller person a 53″ strap would make your guitar hang like a ukulele, so I like mine 57-60″ in length. The strap is fairly comfortable and it doesn’t bind up with your shirt at your shoulder, like some suede straps do. Happy with this item.
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chad stradley –
Use this strap on 4 different guitars and it works well with all of them!!
If it were longer, I’d be in love with this strap
I read a few reviews saying that this strap wasn’t very long. I thought that the length would be enough for me and I was wrong. It really saddened me to see that there wasn’t a longer version of this strap because this strap is absolutely beautiful. It’s thick so I feel I can trust it with my guitar, it’s soft and I like the adjustable aspect of it. The other negative aspect is that the holes with which to attach the strap to the guitar are a lot tighter than you’d think and it took me nearly 45 minutes to fit it onto my guitar but I did finally get it. When I ordered this strap, they accidentally sent me five and only charged me with one so I was able to use the adjustable part of the strap to adjust two straps together and that actually works great!
3 people found this helpful
Basic brown – good for the money
I bought basic Brown for $16. Just as expected, not fancy, thin leather, but not too bad. I trust Daddallio. Adjusting strap is way too long and I have to cut it. I returned it as I have many other leather straps.
Feels good and looks good
Love this strap! Used to have a Ernie ball strap that rubbed my neck raw so it’s good that this is made out of solid material so it feels good on the neck. One thing I could say is the sticker on it that says made in Canada should be moved or removed because it leaves a sticky residue on the suede. But overall great buy!
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Pros: This is a really economical strap. It’s simple design is great – no big company logo. It’s very adjustable. I only use all-leather straps because there are no rivets, buckles or other metal parts to scratch up the guitar. I have a different strap for every guitar because I don’t travel with all of them all of the time and I don’t want to leave my strap behind by accident. At this price, I don’t mind buying several straps. Cons: The leather is pretty stiff and very thin. This is most likely the tradeoff for the price point. Unless the leather starts tearing at the stress points, I don’t mind. However, I would anticipate the leather stretching out and necessitating strap locks…which I use anyway. I’ve had some heavy leather straps for 40 years. I’m not sure this one will hold up that long.
Amazon CustomerAmazon Customer –
For the money it a nice strap. No padding but it functions fine. It was what I expected for under $15.
No more neck dive issues… The bass stays in place.
It is an inexpensive bass strap that’s wide enough and also keeps the guitar from diving; absolutely no dive. I have bought 4-5 already while I waited for a $40 suede one to arrive from the UK; pretty but could’ve bought almost FOUR of these straps. Laughing.
Stiff with a “poly like finish.” Not like soft saddle leather
One order of these came with a “pebble finish,” and the other with a “shiny finish.” Both are very stiff. I have tried treating these with neatsfoot oil to soften them up. The shiny finish version doesn’t absorb any of the oil after three days, which leads me to believe there’s at least a synthetic finish on the guitar straps, if not the whole guitar strap being counterfeit and fake leather. I’m going to keep them and try them out, with the assumption that if I have any further evidence that this is anything other than a micro-poly finish on the strap that D’Addario will stand behind their product (fake or not). They make fantastic capos, strings, and other accessories, so I’m going to give them the benefit of the doubt.The pebble finished straps absorbed a bit of the neatsfoot oil, but didn’t get soft right away like the traditional leather products I’ve used it on.So I’m also going to try a strap from Perri’s Leathers to see the difference. Maybe if it isn’t listed as “Saddle Leather” they put a polymer coating on it and it therefore a “composite” leather product.I’m going to inquire with D’Addario about how best to soften these “leather” products, since the traditional neatsfoot oil isn’t working.
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Ed Zingman –
Soft and sturdy material
Very good cost/performance ratio as far as leather straps go
When you need a no-nonsense leather strap that is not long, consider this. If you need something fancy, or want to sling your guitar low, or if you are a tall person, probably you want to skip this.I’m 5ft 8″ and I’m already using the longest setting with my acoustic that has a strap button on the heel of the neck as well as the end pin, and it’s not like I’m trying to hold my guitar particularly low. If you are a tall person, or if you want to mimic Jimmy Page’s posture or something, this is not for you.Apart from that, I have to say that the cost performance of this thing is really impressive (it’s more so if I believe the “made in Canada” sticker on it). Hard to beat it as far as leather straps go. At 2.5 inches wide, it’s comfortable, one-ply leather is reasonably pliable yet seems to be thick enough, and the looks of it is not that bad either. Sure, there should be nicer/better product, but you cannot buy them for 12 bucks.The only complaint I have is that a sticker that left some sticky residue was on the back side of the strap. Though it was not a big deal to remove the residue using rubbing alcohol and some elbow grease, it would have been nice if I was able to use it without any extra work without worrying about some gummy sticky thing rubbed on the guitar.
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Scott D. Briggs –
Reliable basic guitar strap
It’s not a plush, padded strap, but a good one of those will run you at least $35–60 or so. ThisPlanet Waves leather strap is a good starter, basic leather quality strap that is very adjustable,and is ideal for acoustic guitars, not so sure about its suitability for electrics, however. I’m usingit on my acoustic-electric 12-string, which is not a heavy guitar, and it went on easy and seemsvery well-made, considering the low price. You could always add some padding to the main sectionif you wanted to, I suppose, if you can figure out a snap/velcro system or something like that.I’m satisfied, would recommend it if you don’t want to outfit a few guitars you only play at homeand don’t need anything heavy duty. Best for guitars that have dual strap pegs, of course.
This is, for the price I paid for it here on Amazon (far less than what it is currently selling for) a very good buy. At the current price of almost 30 bucks, I would pass or look at other options but that is just me. The leather is attractive, thick enough, soft enough for the price, and I found the length to be more than long enough for me personally. I almost have it on the shortest possible setting and there is far more room to let out. Only really tall people, big people, or “low players” will be disappointed perhaps. I only have a few very MINOR complaints and of course my complaints are subjective so YMMV. One, the back side of the strap is not black. It’s a blue/grey color and I didn’t realize that. You can see a tiny bit of the greyish color in the photo but not enough to really get an idea of what the backside looks like. I assumed incorrectly that both sides were black. Two, the embossed design is a little feminine for my tastes. All that said, it is nice and some will love it. Quality at the right price. Easy to adjust. Looks like it will last. Solid four stars despite me personal opinion.
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