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