Soft leather or suede strap?

Discussion in 'Accessories [BG]' started by Bullitt5135, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. Bullitt5135


    Nov 16, 2010
    SE Michigan
    I’m looking for a soft leather or suede strap with an aged or broken in feel. Not padded, 2.5-3.5 wide. I usually use Levy’s M4 straps, but they are pretty stiff out of the box. Brand & model would be appreciated.
  2. MattZilla


    Jun 26, 2013
    Are there no guitar shops in your area? If there are- do they not stock straps?
  3. Bullitt5135


    Nov 16, 2010
    SE Michigan
    Gee, thanks. I hadn’t thought of that.
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  4. Evil Undead

    Evil Undead

    Oct 31, 2009
  5. Platano Muse

    Platano Muse

    Mar 31, 2013
    Long Beach
    Suede gets pretty smelly after a while..
  6. StyleOverShow

    StyleOverShow Still Playing After All These Years Supporting Member

    May 3, 2008
    Perspiration and unlined straps mean some strap residue on your shirts.I had a beautiful custom strap handcrafted by the hippie down the hall in 1972. Wide and stamped with astrological and Native American symbols, a thing of beauty.

    As my gigs got better I began to notice that my imported polyester shirts had a stain on them right where the strap goes. Ultimately it became the hang on the wall trophy. Just saying it might not be for everyday use.
  7. Bullitt5135


    Nov 16, 2010
    SE Michigan
    Interesting info about unlined straps. I ended up ordering a Lakota bison hide strap today. I’ll report back when I have had a chance to use it for a while.

    Guitar Straps from Lakota Leathers
  8. farace


    Jul 9, 2016
    Connecticut USA
    If you have an leatherworker in your area, you can get exactly what you want made, and it might not cost more than an off-the-peg model. I had one made for me years ago, 3" wide soft but sturdy black leather with black fleece padding, and I couldn't be happier.
  9. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Arbutus, MD
  10. RDW


    Feb 5, 2008
  11. akrachanko

    akrachanko Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    Western Pennsylvania
    I have used Moody guitar straps on all of my instrument for years, and I've been extremely satisfied with them. They're not what I'd call soft, but they have great flexibility and comfort, and get to a 'broken in' feel in just a matter of a couple days of playing. They're not cheap though.

    Moody Leather Premium Guitar Straps
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  12. minddrain


    Dec 17, 2018
    I picked up an Anthology Gear Wear strap. It’s so comfortable. Doesn’t even feel like I’m holding anything.

    The Reticent - Whiskey Brown
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  13. Bullitt5135


    Nov 16, 2010
    SE Michigan
    I can confirm that the Lakota Bison Leather strap is extremely soft, pliable and comfortable. Definitely has a broken-in feel. Strap locks or rubber washer on strap buttons are probably a good idea.