John’s a bass player who started making straps at home, years ago. His quality work with quality materials has allowed him to grow his business, and he now has a brick and mortar shop in South Milwaukee. I’m proud to say I have some of his straps from the early days all the way to my most recent one, the red bison Classic that I’m reviewing now.
Everybody makes leather guitar straps, right? But, you can call or message John and get a strap made exactly how you want.... maybe you want it to match a particular bass, or have your band’s name on it?? And, your strap will get the attention to detail that only a one man operation can give.
This red bison strap needed to be simple in its styling. The candy apple red Lākland, it was made for, is very heavy and very busy visually. So, John made me a wide strap to disperse the weight, the length I need for my particular needs, perfect shade of red, and simple styling that compliments and doesn’t detract from the Lākland’s craziness. The leather he uses always impresses and will last for generations!
Check out his website, talk to the man himself, and get a strap worthy of hanging your finest basses from. https://www.geckoleatherworks.com/