Hand-Tooled Custom Leather Guitar Strap
This was one of the early projects we did after "officially" kicking off Full House Custom Leather. We were just moving from the "hobby" stage to an actual business and decided to make a few nice gifts.
As a small business, it often takes time to acquire the tools of your trade. In our case, we were in dire need of a good industrial sewing machine. Up until this project, we sewed everything by hand. Hand-sewing is great - beautiful - but it takes so much time.
Like all of our guitar straps, this custom leather guitar strap features a two-piece, adjustable configuration, so you can use it on almost any style of guitar.
This guitar strap was made “pro bono” for my Nephew, Paolo. Like him, it’s classic and sleek! He’s off to Dartmouth now so, hopefully, he took it with him.
This handmade custom leather guitar strap was made using beautiful Hermann Oak leather. The design included hand-tooled, flames and also Paolo's name stamped and hand-beveled.
The strap was dyed black, using Fiebings Pro black die. We buffed the heck out of it, sealed it with acrylic Resolene and buffed it to a shine.
Next, we lined this guitar strap with some plush, chrome-free red pigskin suede from Tandy Leather. This gave the guitar straps an elegant, but classic "sinister" look. The suede is so soft to the touch and stays put while playing.
We finished it off with red, #277 bonded nylon stitching from Superior Threads. We use #277 on most of our projects, because we like the way it looks. It really sets off the leather. It's also very durable, so these things are made to last.
Next time - we'll do better on the pictures!