This lightweight strap comes in 1.5mm thick leather, giving strength and flexibility. Available for both F-shape and A-shape mandolins (see separate page), all have a 3/16" strap-pin hole to fit the tail pin. No metal parts.
June 2016: 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."
This F-style mandolin strap has a sewn loop for the F-scroll. This loop is 5" long when flat. When specifying the length, measure from the end pin to the centre of the scroll.
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.
Please note it may take us a week to make this custom item. Comes in a cotton gift bag with a free gift - see options.
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