IMPORTANT: Please supply your preferred length when you order. Guidance below.
This light strap comes in 1.5mm thick leather, giving strength and flexibility. Available for both F-shape and A-shape mandolins, all have a 3/16" strap-pin hole to fit the tail pin. No metal parts.
June 2016: Recently improved with double-thickness leather around pin holes.
Developed with long-time player Ivan Kelsall for his three mandolins, it's suitable for use over the shoulder or round the body. Ivan's comment: "The leather is really soft & pliable without being ‘floppy’ & despite being only a 1/2” wide, feels very comfortable in use. I won’t need any other straps for a long while."
A-style 1: Has quarter-inch strap-pin holes at each end of the strap. Choose this if you have a strap-pin where the neck meets the body, as well as at the tailpiece.
A-style 2: Has a 12" long leather thong to tie onto the headstock. When specifying the length, include the length of the strap only, not the thong or lace.*
A-style 3: Has a 4" loop tied with short thong. Choose this if you like to loop the end of the strap around the headstock and tie it to itself. When specifying the length, include the part of the strap that loops round the headstock.*
A-style 4: Has a 15" loop tied with short thong. Choose this if you like to loop the end of the strap around the body where it meets the neck, and under the floating fretboard. When specifying the length, include the part of the strap that loops round the mandolin.*
*The best way to work out the length is to get a piece of string and make yourself a mock-up strap from that. Then lay it out flat on a table and measure the total length. When you order, type the required length into the Order Comments box on the Checkout page.Please use the Get in Touch page to ask further questions or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note it may take us a couple of weeks to make this custom item. Comes in a cotton gift bag with a free gift - see options.