3.0" wide, classic style leather guitar strap, hand carved with rose floral pattern in Antique Tan, with two old school copper rivets, four 3/4" cowskull conchos and 1.25" wide, antique silver buckle. This heavy strap is custom made for an Arizona commercial pilot and musician with war bonnet logo and initials. It is sized to 54.0" in length and adjusts from 52.0" to 60.5". The 1.25" wide connector straps are hand tooled in a southwestern border pattern and dyed a powerful, solid black. The 3/4" hand sewn, hand tooled keeper is also hand tooled and dyed in solid black.
This strap has an inlaid black background behind the tan roses and leaves tooled in an unusual single seed dot pattern using an S931 Seeder. This is a seldom seen, rather unusual pattern due to the time required to apply it one tiny seed at a time. When complete, however, in this case, about 4 hours just for the background tooling, there is no background quite like it.
The war Bonnet logo near the front of the strap is loosely taken from the one used by FLYING LEGENDS, a group dedicated to national and regional airshows exhibiting historic aircraft. The logo is not an exact copy so as to avoid trademark issues.
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. The main strap body is 3.0" wide with 1.25" wide connector straps. Front and back hand tooled connector straps are doubled-punched and compressed to fit Grover strap locks. All edges on all pieces are dyed black with Fiebing's Edge Kote, nicely beveled, burnished smooth and sealed with gum tragacanth. All strap pieces are finished with Fiebing's Tan-Kote, which is water resistant but not water proof.
My classic style straps come with attached 1.25" wide connector straps, so when the connectors become worn, they can easily and inexpensively be replaced without touching the main 2.5" or 3" 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 or stitching. Only the buckle strap is riveted as it will never be changed, though the buckle is secured with cowskull screw-back conchos so the buckle can be changed out for a different look.
Dyes and finishes are environmentally friendly water based products.
All our Grit Company 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 size strap in any pattern, style or color you prefer.
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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?
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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.
Returned items can be shipped to:
GRIT COMPANY UNLIMITED LLC
2177 West Wilson Avenue
Coolidge, Arizona 85128
Phone: 602 750-3740
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 is 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.