What's cool about Handmade Straps? There will be a limited number of each strap made. Working with the textile industry, fabrics are designed, produced and "retired" before you can say go! Often, I'll find a really great fabric, buy as much of it as I can, and when it's gone, that's it, it's gone! Maybe only 30 straps in that particular pattern will exist in the world, FOREVER! So, when you see a strap you love, buy it! Don't wait, thinking it will still be available in 2 months for your girlfriend to buy as a birthday gift for you.
Another special thing about Handmade Straps is that they are made in the USA by very few, real people, usually just me. Sometimes, you may have to wait a few weeks to receive your strap depending on current orders. Good things come to those who wait! It's awesome that you want to buy from a small American business, and you'll soon be calling your new strap your favorite.
Here's how it started: Years ago I needed a strap for my acoustic guitar. I searched music shops far and wide for one that I liked, but everything I saw was just OK. Returning home (complete with sewing studio), I decided to make a guitar strap that was more my style. I had been sewing anything and everything since the age of 12, and loved creating something out of a pile of material with no pattern, no blueprint. My strap turned out really cool. Naturally, I made a bunch more, showed them to local stores and friends, and everyone said great things about them. Then, I bought a banjo (love me some mountain music), and I needed a banjo strap... Handmade Straps was officially founded in 2010 and now ships specialty straps to musicians worldwide.
What are the straps made of?
Polypropylene Webbing - tough stuff! It would take over 1,500 pounds of force to break this webbing!
Vinyl lines the inside of each end piece made from premium suede leather to resist stretching and hold up to years of use. If you'd prefer vinyl ends, just ask.
Fabric on the outside of the straps is reinforced with a stabilizer for durability and not only looks great but makes our guitar straps more comfortable than webbing alone and more breathable than straps made of nylon or seat-belt material.