Guide to Guitar Straps

Guitar Strap : What is it?

Guitar Straps

A guitar strap is an accessory worn over one shoulder for hanging a guitar over the body while playing. It consists of a long band made of cotton and leather and metal hardware. It is available in different adjustable lengths and colors. 

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Types of Guitar Straps

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Kinds of Guitar Straps include the following:

Cotton guitar strap

  • A cotton guitar strap is made of lightweight cotton fabric.
  • It is approximately two inches wide.
  • It is extremely soft and flexible.
  • It does not burn the shoulder and the back, making it ideal for extended use.
  • It is available in different colors and patterns.
  • It can come with symbol patches.

Leather guitar strap

  • A leather guitar strap is made of genuine, high-grade leather.
  • It can be tanned to the desired shade to match the user’s guitar color.
  • It can be as wide as 2.5 inches.
  • It is made with inner padding for maximum comfort.

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Choosing Guitar Straps (Buying tips)

Adjustability: Choose a guitar strap with an adjustable lengths and hardware for a customized body and instrument fit.

Comfort: Choose a comfortable guitar strap that does not cut or bite into your shoulder. Try on several types to you guitar to get a feel of its overall weight.

Choose a well-padded leather guitar strap, as leather can sometimes be tough to wear.

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