New strap in the shop today. Based on the straps Pete Townshend used throughout the late 1970's. I changed a couple of construction details and gave it three variations, but it's pretty faithful- especially the Holes version, which was Pete's main user during this period. All are 1.5" wide and have a buckle back.
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I recently compiled some nice things people have said about my work over the past few years and put it up on a new page on the site with the header: Testify! I’m also going to take the opportunity to thank anyone, known or unknown, who has supported what I do. As someone once said, this shit ain’t easy, and there are more than a few who have helped to make it do-able at all...and at times even quite pleasant. Thanks everyone.
So, yes---it's true. There is a first time for everything, and after all these years I finally got to dye a floral pattern in red. Looks better than amazing and it's now an option for this belt in the shop. Available as a color option over the range of leather guitar straps as well.
Happy New Year.
I realize I've been quiet of late on the blog front, but for good reason...I've been busy making straps! 2016 was a good year. Lots of new customers coming through, and even better, a ton of repeat customers. I'm counting on the new year bringing more of the same. In the next month or two I'll be trying to focus on updating the site a bit, adding new photos to a few of the listings, and whatever else I can think of to tidy the place up.
Meantime, thanks for the support and feel free to let me know what's on your mind, anytime.
Custom for M.C. Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger, based on Paul McCartney's main RAM-era strap. As always, it's more an interpretation, working from the broad details of a few 1971-72 photos. I think I got it right. The vintage buckle took a couple of weeks to find, and needed to be stripped and lightly re-patinated.
Flat Nylon // Lite Nylon // Canvas.
Spent part of the summer redefining tab styles and what I'll offer in black fabrics going forward. These three are it. As always, fully handmade / no machines.
Flat Nylon: medium weight, equals parts grip/slip
Lite Nylon: light weight, more grip than slip
Canvas: medium weight, grippy, natural cotton