Our good friend (Mike) from the band, Vein, asked us to make some custom guitar straps for him and his band members. We were more than happy to oblige!
These hand-made, custom leather guitar straps were made from #1 Grade Full-Grain Hermann Oak Leather. Only the finest for our customers!
For these two-layer guitar straps, we started with some custom measurements from a strap that Mike loved. We created a pattern from that and used our in-house Epilog Laser to cut out an acrylic template.
Next, we cut the strap pieces out of the hides and split them down to 3.5oz thickness. The top pieces were dyed black and the bottoms were left in Natural veg-tanned leather, coated with 100% pure neatsfoot oil.
We used the Epilog Laser again, to etch the "Vein" logo onto the top layer of the straps. From there, we hand-embossed each letter in the logo and hand-painted the design using acrylic paints by Angelus (specifically for leather). After several coats, we applied a clear-coat acrylic finish and let it all dry.
Next, we marked the stitching grooves, holes for adjustments and hardware, and prepared for assembly.
For assembly, we glued the back sides of the top pieces and carefully laid them down on the back sides of the natural Hermann Oak pieces. Once the glue dried, we hand-trimmed the edges with our Knipshield Knives trim knife so they were a smooth edge. Then sanded the even smoother and hand-burnished the edges to a glossy glass finish. We then applied a beautiful black edge coat (by hand) and let it dry.
The last step in the edging process was to sand down the edge coats and burnish it to a final, beautifully smooth finished edge.
We stitched them together with #277 bonded nylon thread - Red on top and Black on the bottom.
Added the custom mounting hardware provided by Vein, and we were off and running.
Mike was thrilled with these and couldn't wait to surprise the rest of the band with their new custom leather guitar straps!! (WARNING: Gratuitous Lambo Shot!!)
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Keep rockin', Vein!!!