2.5" Wide, Hand Carved, Leather Guitar Strap


2.5" wide, classic style, leather guitar strap, hand carved with western floral pattern in antique tan over black, with one 1.25" decorative Texas Star concho, two old school copper rivets and four 3/4" Texas Star conchos to match 1.25" wide buckle. This heavy strap is custom made for the Owner of Cact-Eye Guitars in Phoenix, Arizona, sporting his initials and logo on the front. It is sized to 53.5" in length.

The floral carving pattern is a composite of Chan Geer's Sheridan Style patterns 1 3/4"-1 & 1 3/4"-2 modified to fill out a 2.5" width.

The beautiful guitar shown in the photos is a creative take off on the Fender Telecaster and was custom built by CACT-EYE GUITARS of Phoenix, Arizona for my son, Griffin.

This strap (all three pieces and 3/4" wide keeper) is cut from a 10-11 oz. single side of Hermann Oak vegetable tanned leather and is 2.5" wide with 1.25" wide connector straps. Front and back hand tooled connector straps are punched with 3/8" diameter holes to accommodate Dunlop or Schaller style strap locks. The heavy 10-11 oz. leather has been pre-compressed to a thickness fitting the strap lock system. Two strap lock holes each end so when one wears, there's another remaining; plus you get two inches additional length adjustment. The strap is sized to 53.5" and is adjustable from 50" to 57". All edges are nicely beveled and burnished. The main strap body has black dyed, smoothly burnished edges to match the solid black, tooled connector straps.

My classic style straps come with attached 1.25" wide connector straps, so when worn, they can easily and inexpensively be replaced without touching the main 2.5" strap body, which will last a lifetime with heavy use. This style strap is quite heavy, very comfortable to wear and doesn't require an interior lining and stitching.

All dyes and finishes are environmentally friendly water based products.

All my guitar straps are one-off, made-to-order items. Let me know what you'd like and what your budget allows and we'll see what we can come up with. My least costly straps run about $180 each; will be just as stout; simply with less tooling; maybe plain or with a simple border pattern and a solid color. I will make up any width, color, length in any design you'd like.

Contacting me with questions does not constitute a commitment to purchase. Don't hesitate to message me.


GRIT COMPANY payment policy is per quoted pricing, ETSY policies and ETSY procedures. Grit Company offers FREE SHIPPING and HANDLING domestically and internationally. Sales tax will be added as appropriate per customer location.

Shipping from United States

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Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 4 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Returns and exchange details

GRIT COMPANY does not have unsatisfied customers. If for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase of a GRIT COMPANY product, return it undamaged within 15 calendar days and your purchase price will be refunded in full including standard service return shipping.

We tend to process shipments quickly, so if cancelling an order, please help us out by trying to do so within 4 hours. If that isn't possible please notify Bruce as noted below.
Thank you.

Returned items can be shipped to:
2177 West Wilson Avenue
Coolidge, Arizona 85128
Phone: 602 750-3740
Email: bruce@gritcompany.com


We guarantee all GRIT COMPANY products including custom orders and will refund the purchase price in full should you be less than pleased upon receipt of your item. We can't however, promise to re-make a custom order that has been returned (which has so far never happened). Our agreement to remake an item would be predicated on the reasons for dis-satisfaction and determination of our ability to understand and meet your expectation. Expectations are sometimes difficult to communicate and it's entirely possible for us to misunderstand what it is you really want. We do our best to take responsibility for these sorts of circumstances. Custom work always requires good communication between customer and shop - it goes with the territory.