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Does anyone have a Fender guitar strap?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by ericluther, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. ericluther

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    I am making a Fender style strap for a friend, could anyone please tell me the dimensions of the shoulder pad, as well as distance from edge of holes strap goes through.

    I would really appreciate it

    Thanks in advance,

    Eric
     
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    the vintage style, apologies
     
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    A- 10 3/8"
    B- 2 1/4"
    C- 1 " (CENTER of slot)
    D- 7/8" (CENTER of slot)
    F- 6 1/4" ( c to c)
    G- 3/4"
     

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    you're the man! thank you so much for the help!

    I give TDPRI members 10% off my work with free shipping.

    If you ever want anything I will give ya 20% off for helping me out

    Thanks so much!

    Eric
     
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    ubetcha ! Thanks for supporting TDPRI !
     
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    I've found they work great on Gibsons too!:cool::cool::cool:
     
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    SORRY ... in between measuring and finishing my post, SWMBO had to be ed-ye-cated on US Tax Structures. That took awhile and you got a far better answer than mine. Though I maintain the width really is 2 3/8 in on mine. :grin:


    I have one ... here's how it measures ... and keep in mind it's not a perfectly rectangle shape, but like a radius curve (a chunk of an arc).

    Length: 10 3/8 in
    Width: 2 3/8 in

    Strap slots: centered 1" and 2" from each end (slots are rounded and ~7/8" long)
    Stitching is about 3/16" from edges.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    thanks for the arc info and stitching, I will offer you the same deal if you ever need anything, Thanks!!!
     
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    Width at center of the pad is 2 1/8".


    TeleKato, mine must be a newer one, just like Oreo's company's are making things smaller so they can make a buck :p
     
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    I think I'm going to make mine a bit beefier, probably 2.5 width, with an option for 3" for those who want it. Also an option for a 1" strap instead of 3/4"
     
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    You know the thing I don't like about mine is the pad slips on the strap.

    I like my guitar at a bit of an angle (headstock up at about 45º) and it sides down while playing and you have to yank it up a tad just like if you don't have a belt in your pants.
     
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    I've read about that problem, I plan to make the tolerances tighter to avoid that, should fix the issue :grin:
     
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    Eric, I checked out your site and your pickguards are awesome. Now I just have to donate some plasma so I can get the cash for one.
     
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    LOL! I put a special on my facebook page, my bday is tomorrow so Im having a one day special 29% off on the 29th to commemorate my bday. My wife said I should make the discount my age, but then I'd be giving them away lol
     
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    My strap has a nice little story, which I'll bore you with here.

    I stopped in to 'candy-store shop' at Chuck Levin's here in Wheaton MD, and as I was wandering I found a nice hard-shell fender case ... the one kinda shaped on one side like the thermometer, but flat on the back. I think it's like a $100 case. Anyway, it's with a pile of junky stuff and no price -- so I ask and the guy points out the handle is busted so it's an "unload special." How much? $15 he replies. SOLD!

    I'll have to get around to repairing the handle, but the bonus was I open the little cubby inside and lo and behold ... a black, leather, vintage Fender guitar strap! Now maybe that comes standard on these things ... whatever: Hardshell case (with some repair required) and a vintage strap -- $15. Reggie for 3 ..... BOOM BABY! Score!
     
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    great deal!! gotta love those, I had to make a new strap for my old G&L case.
     
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    I have a monogrammed one. That's one hardcore piece of crap (in a good way, it's an amazing strap)
     
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    I'd love to see it!
     
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