Music Player Network Home Guitar Player Magazine Keyboard Magazine Bass Player Magazine EQ Magazine
Topic Options
#2032479 - 01/13/09 11:14 PM A different kind of strap...
Dannyalcatraz Online   content
MP Hall of Fame Member

Registered: 07/28/04
Posts: 5752
Loc: Dallas/FW Metroplex, Texas
A young lady in my Church choir wants to join and play guitar. My mother, the director's assistant, promised to get her a strap so she could participate.

...but her guitar is a purely acoustic one, with no strap buttons.

I remembered that straps for such guitars exist, but hadn't seen one in about 10 years, so I had some shopping to do.

I went to my FLMS (see my sig) but they had nothing. GC was also a bust, and they told me no such thing existed.

I went to Music Go Round and found the Neotech Slimline Classical Strap. WINNER!
http://www.neotechstraps.com/produc.../?PRODUCT_ID=42

I thought I'd share this, just in case anyone else was trying to solve the same problem.

I'd also welcome anyone to post additional links in case they know of similar or superior products.


Edited by Dannyalcatraz (01/13/09 11:15 PM)
_________________________
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap”.

My FLMS- Murphy's Music in Irving, Tx

http://murphysmusictx.com/

Top
GP Island
#2034079 - 01/18/09 12:59 PM Re: A different kind of strap... [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
RumpleCragstan Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 04/30/08
Posts: 158
Loc: Penticton, BC, Canada
The link is broken, unfortunately.

The question I'm asking is this though: Why not just put strap buttons on it? When I got my acoustic, I had the same issue. But when I asked about buttonless straps at my guitar shop, they simply offered to put buttons on it to make the entire thing easy.

The tone wasn't affected in any way I could notice, and it didn't harm the guitar at all. By the time they were done it looked natural, like the buttons had always been there.
_________________________
Yep, I play the gee-tar

Top
#2034173 - 01/18/09 04:26 PM Re: A different kind of strap... [Re: RumpleCragstan]
doc taz Offline
MP Hall of Fame Member

Registered: 04/02/02
Posts: 5125
Loc: NYC area (U.S.A.)
Actually, the root site works. Just go to neotechstraps.com. smile

I think the kind of strap the poster's talking about is for guitars where one may be unsure that it's even safe at all to put strap buttons on, like classical guitars. Here's the strap that the guy's talking about:

_________________________
sevenstring.org profile
my flickr page

Top
#2034273 - 01/18/09 11:14 PM Re: A different kind of strap... [Re: doc taz]
RumpleCragstan Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 04/30/08
Posts: 158
Loc: Penticton, BC, Canada
Well that works great.

And I suppose you're right putting buttons onto a classical guitar isn't really a good idea.

Either way, awesome job digging that strap up!
_________________________
Yep, I play the gee-tar

Top
#2034294 - 01/19/09 03:38 AM Re: A different kind of strap... [Re: RumpleCragstan]
Dannyalcatraz Online   content
MP Hall of Fame Member

Registered: 07/28/04
Posts: 5752
Loc: Dallas/FW Metroplex, Texas
Yeah, that's the one.

The young lady in question couldn't afford to have her guitar altered, nor could she afford to replace the guitar if the tone were adversely affected. This strap, being non-invasive, was an ideal solution.

And just to make sure people can find it...

http://www.neotechstraps.com/


Edited by Dannyalcatraz (01/19/09 03:39 AM)
_________________________
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap”.

My FLMS- Murphy's Music in Irving, Tx

http://murphysmusictx.com/

Top


Moderator:  A String, Bluesape, myles_rose