October 31, 2013 2 min read
Recent write up by Rob Cavuoto with Guitar International we would like to share!
By: Rob Cavuoto
You invest so much time, effort, and money when purchasing a guitar, why would you not give that same amount of attention and detail to the strap it hangs from?
I can’t tell you how many players I see with expensive Gibson and Paul Reed Smith guitars using a nylon strap that resembles a camera strap.
By the end of the set, their neck is red, their shoulder is aching, and it looks cheesy!
Like your guitar, a strap should be extremely comfortable, durable, and portray a certain image that you are looking to convey.
It should also be able to withstand countless hours of use.
I recently came across a strap manufacture that truly lives up to my expectations as a guitar player and felt compelled to share with our readers at Guitar International.
StrapGraphics has a great line of guitar straps that are made in the USA. I picked up the Darkside Skulls Strap because the subtle skull pattern really caught my eye.
It was sharp without being garish or childish. It was soft to the touch, made from high quality soft leather. The stitching was tight and sturdy.
I think this is the highest quality strap I have ever owned!
Being six foot, I like a longer strap and this one was adjustable from 45-55 inches. It also came in two widths and I opted for the larger 3.5” to show off the skull pattern.
The strap looked great on all my guitars and after a few hours of jamming with friends, I was unaffected by a shoulder ache.
Oh I forgot to mention that they’re strap lock friendly so I can look cool and protect my investment.
I have owned quite a number of straps in the last 30 years. They were typically inexpensive straps that looked great but soon fell apart due to inferior materials or the stitching unraveled.
I must say that the craftsmanship on these StrapGraphics are a step above excellent. Now I can look the part and feel the part. I’m finally releasing my inner Rock Star!
Be sure to check out the different styles of straps that StrapGraphics offers. They seem to have a lot of options and fabrics to fit everyone’s wallet.
They even have a custom shop so you can design something that’s near and dear to your heart! I think it is well worth the value.
If you don’t do it for yourself, do it for your guitar.
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