Have you ever waited for a release of the one and only – the best guitar strap by this or that brand, for several months and then stood in line with hundreds of other guitar strap geeks waiting for the moment when the torturous purgatory of waiting in the unforgiving cold and windy streets will pay off and you will finally hold that beautiful, drool-inducing strap? No? Well, then I guess you are among the many, and I would venture to guess, normal music enthusiasts who just do not go insane over a piece of material that is there to hold up your guitar. I would love to say that the text that you are about to read is going to make you the biggest and most enthusiastic fan of straps alas, I do not think any text or author would be able to do it, no matter the talent or fervor. Nevertheless, you will find out more about a piece of accessories, although not the most exciting, that is essential for your experience as a guitar player.
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Best Guitar Straps
|Ernie Ball Black Polypro Guitar Strap||(4.8 / 5)||Check on Amazon
|Protec Guitar Strap with Leather Ends and Pick Pocket||(4.8 / 5)||Check on Amazon
|Fender 2 Vintage Tweed Strap||(4.8 / 5)||Check on Amazon
|Planet Waves Planet Lock Guitar Strap||(4.8 / 5)||Check on Amazon
|Dunlop D3815CL Tweed Classic Strap||(4.8 / 5)||Check on Amazon
The world of the acoustic guitar is riddled with options, all of them viable all of them interesting to pursue. The problem is, such a vast variety of options tends to paralyze those trying to choose. So let me be clear about one thing – despite all of the options available you probably have one type in mind when you think of acoustic. The steel string, wooden dreadnought. Despite this, I’ll explain some of the others as well. You never know, you might be convinced to pick up something entirely different and much more fitting to what you want to do.
I do not know about you but as a kid, when I daydreamed about playing a gig in front of thousands of people while my hair was blowing in the wind like in some sort of a movie, I did not imagine a generic long strap around my neck. Years later, I realize how naive and impractical of a kid I was (and boy do I wish it was only concerning straps). Straps are not just functional and the only way of support provided when you are playing guitar, unless you are sitting down, but they also provide a distinct style for you, if that is what you are looking for. You might think, how much can a strap do and go for a generic, cheap one and get it over with. While sometimes that might be a good idea, depending on the situation and your circumstances, there are a variety of straps that might fit you better. For instance, if you are using a really heavy guitar, you might want to go for something more durable and wider for the shoulder as well as guitar protection. There are three main materials that manufacturers use for straps: nylon, suede, and leather. Nylon is the cheapest one but you can definitely find a good deal that is affordable but good quality at the same time. The best quality straps are mostly leather ones, but as you might expect they are the most expensive ones as well. While nylon will rip and might become less comfortable with years, leather ages well and becomes even more comfortable than in the beginning. Also, consider padding on the strap, sometimes the instrument you use might be so heavy that you might need extra padding.
Straps are probably the most overlooked but also the most practical accessory that you will purchase. The right kind of strap for you will be so comfortable that you will not even think about the fact that there are several kilos hanging on you for hours on end. Yes, you might not be that excited by different models of straps and want to get it over with instead of looking for that one best guitar strap for your needs. But please, please please, make sure that you buy a good quality one. If you hate researching straps at least do yourself a favor and get one that will last you years and years so that you will not concern yourself with that issues for a long time. I hope the list was more or less helpful for you, good luck in your search, and do not forget: tiny details like straps might make a load of difference.