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Natural Tan

Posted on November 02, 2012 by Ray Holmes | 0 Comments

I've always been a fan of natural, un-dyed leather, and sometimes I'm reminded of how great it can look. Beautiful now and even better with use. This one will show it's scars.

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Lee Ranaldo / ATP NYC

Posted on September 25, 2012 by Ray Holmes | 0 Comments


If any one person could act as quality assurance ambassador for HOLMES, it would be Lee Ranaldo. The guy has been taking one of my canvas straps on a pretty hard ride for the better part of a year, and it seems to be no worse for it---at least not much. Lee mostly uses one single strap across all of his guitars throughout a show, so it's on and off, on and off hundreds of times over the course of time, while most straps only ever get taken on and off any guitar a few times at most. This clip is from All Tomorrow's Parties in NYC a couple of days ago---you'll see the strap dangling on, then off, scuttled to the stage floor, and then back on the guitar within the first minute. It's pretty rad.

Love ya, Lee.

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HOLMES @ Main Drag Music, Brooklyn

Posted on September 23, 2012 by Ray Holmes | 0 Comments

Happy to announce that HOLMES straps are now available at Main Drag Music in Brooklyn. They have a few tooled/stamped straps and a selection of nylon straps in various colors. Skinny straps on the way as well.

Stop in, fondle 'em, and say hi to the good people.

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Black Flat Nylon

Posted on June 19, 2012 by Ray Holmes | 0 Comments

Finally up---in black. And as always, available with a choice of tab end colors, rivet colors, and stitching.

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Megafaun in Europe

Posted on February 21, 2012 by Ray Holmes | 0 Comments


Brad + Phil Cook of Megafaun with custom MEGAFAUN straps, Europe 2012. Not sure how to get more awesome than this.

Photo: Sanne Barbe (L), Marcel Rommens (R), via Flickr

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Dark Stitch Skinny Strap

Posted on October 09, 2011 by rholmes00 | 0 Comments

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Jeff Tweedy

Posted on October 01, 2011 by rholmes00 | 0 Comments



Jeff Tweedy (Wilco) in a video doc’d photo shoot for St. Louis Magazine. The first appearance of this particular strap on this particular guitar. 

Video here: Behind the Scenes with Wilco Frontman Jeff Tweedy - September 2011 - St. Louis Magazine from St. Louis Magazine on Vimeo.

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