What would you be willing to spend on a strap?

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  1. Otis Fine

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    image.jpeg I've got a bunch of different straps ranging from free to $60 in price. My favorite has to be my $60 Souldier seat belt material strap that's currently on my Olympic white strat, but my $8 plain black Ernie Ball strap works just as well and I think it looks good on my sunburst. I don't think I'll drop $60 on a strap again.
    I'm thinking $30 is the highest I'll go if I ever buy another one.
     
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    This set me back about $149.00
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    Bushpilot has the idea. He knows that cheaping out on a strap is false economy as it could retard both professional and romantic advancement.
    Consider.. who gets the best gigs? Its the player with the flashiest and coolest strap. Likewise who gets the pretty girl with lots of $$$? Its the guy who gets her attention with screaming feedback then seals the deal at the front of the stage as she is memorized by that heavy wide very long black strap.
    Dont try to tell yourself just any old dog leash will get it done.
     
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  4. DeweyPeek

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    I love souldier straps! I have them on each guitar. Because they are the only straps that slide easily over my shirt, can't rip, and are made with extra length and the "strap lock holes" are a life saver. You know how when you put strap locks on, they are usually too large for the hole? So it has lift on the tabs, that weakens that point of the strap. I didn't know that with my first souldier strap, and my Les Paul ripped through it at a gig once. Bought another with strap Lock holes, never had a problem!
     
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  5. e44crowe

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    I think you spend whatever is necessary to get the look and comfort you need. For me it's a good solid lace up leather strap. I also like the good old fender woven straps. My max is around Around $50
     
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    A strap should be in the $30 to $50 range. I don't like metal on a strap because I leave the strap on the guitar and never take it off so it is in the case with the guitar. I don't like woven nylon or seat belt type straps. I like leather with a suede backing so they don't slip around,

    I have made a few of my own. Straps are not hard to make. I make them non adjustable to fit me and the guitar they are on.
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    I top-out at $30.

    But I'm cheep.
     
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    I only buy marked down clearance or specials, never more than $40.
    I bought those gfs 'slick' distressed straps last.
     
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    It's not worth it to go cheap on a strap. I'll gladly pay $60 for a high quality leather strap. They last forever so I don't mind spending the bucks for quality.
     
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    I bought my "hand tooled" and colored by a local leather artist that I asked to make for me...
    I think it was $125.00
     
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    I saw some at a local shop that I liked a lot but they were $70. They had little pockets to hold picks. I just couldn't make myself do it at that price. I bought these for $10 or $15 each from the guy that cut them out of the hide. I haven't used the darker one yet. I have more straps than guitars at the moment. I'm going to have to fix that.

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    i think this was expencive for a strap... but it feels really nice

    Levy's
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    I never gave the cost of a strap much thought. I buy the strap to complement the guitar. Although, anything over 30 smackers seems excessive, in my opinion.

    I like the Henry Heller straps.
    Cool designs and reasonably priced. Here is one that I bought for my Squire VM Jag.
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    It depends on materials and workmanship. I think that the recreations of cheap '60's straps that sell for $70.00 are a bit of a rip-off, but I'd probably pay over $100 for some custom tooled leather thing. But I don't think I've ever paid over $50.00 for a strap. Most of mine are under $25.00. Both Levy and Ernie Ball are common on my guitars.
     
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    Levy's Straps really work well for me, and my budget. I have 3 or 4,switch them around when i get bored. I would love a custom tooled leather one some day though. They last virtually forever so they are wise investments.
     
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    I've spent as much as $69 for a nice new wide leather strap.
    Most of my electric instruments are a little heavy.
    Lately I have been checking out pawn shops.
    I have bought a half dozen nice wide leather straps recently for between $5-10.
     
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    I found a brand of handmade premium quality leather straps on eBay from "rockinrobbiesmusic" (the seller) for between $35 and $45. The brand is "Steph". They are made in Canada and the quality of the leather and workmanship is head and shoulders above any other brand I could find at the same price point.
    I have a Walker & Williams "genuine leather" strap that I recently bought before I found Steph Straps. No comparison.
     
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    Heavy straps with buckles or metal adornment are not only more expensive but I've learned are a no no.
    The metal bits can chip something and some of these $80+ straps are just extra weight.
    Straps and cords get stolen a lot.
    I wouldn't over invest in 'lifetime' straps.
    I preffer hemp when available, over leather.
     
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    Normally $20-$30 but I have 3 that cost $60 each. These are Souldiers from Chicago (like sewn, embroidered.....made 100% in Chicago).

    These were each worth $60. Three of my heroes..

    Jimi Hendrix Woodstock strap
    Jeff Tweedy Owl strap
    Neil Young's famous Ace strap

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    The embroidery is real. They're nice. I have many more Souldier straps but these are the nicest ones. I have lots of Perri's leather straps from Canada also.
     
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