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  • Writer's picturePeter Smith

Stand out on stage with a personalised cuitar strap: make a statement with style

Updated: Jul 27, 2023

It's time to make a statement and stand out with a personalised guitar strap.

Your guitar strap can be more than just a functional accessory. It can be an extension of your personality and style.

Showcase your unique identity and captivate your audience from the moment you hit that first chord. A personalised guitar strap can help express your individuality and elevate your stage presence.

Not only will your strap turn heads, but it will also provide the comfort and durability you need for hours of playing.

Don't settle for a generic strap that fails to capture your essence. Step into the spotlight with confidence and show the world who you are with a personalised guitar strap from PS Leather Craft that truly reflects your style.

How Personalised Guitar Straps Can Enhance Your Stage Presence

Your stage presence is crucial in capturing the attention and engaging your audience. A personalised guitar strap can be a powerful tool in enhancing your stage presence and making a lasting impression.

  • Visual Impact: When you step on stage, the first thing people notice is your appearance. A personalised guitar strap can instantly catch the eye and create a visual impact. Whether it's a vibrant colour, an intricate pattern, or a unique material, your strap will draw attention and make you stand out from the rest - or not if it is a generic strap.

  • Expression of Identity: Music is a form of self-expression, and your guitar strap should reflect that. We dress and style our hair, some have artwork tattoos. A personalised strap can add to your identity and showcase your personality, interests, and musical style. Whether you choose a strap adorned with your favourite band logo, your own custom design, or a pattern that resonates with you, it becomes a part of your identity and adds depth to your performance.

  • Conversation Starter: A unique and personalised guitar strap can spark conversations and create connections with your audience. People will be curious to know the story behind your strap and what it represents. It opens up opportunities for interaction and engagement, making your performance more memorable and meaningful.

  • Confidence Boost: When you feel good about how you look on stage, it boosts your confidence, and that confidence shines through in your performance. A personalised guitar strap that resonates with your style and personality can give you that extra boost of self-assurance, allowing you to connect with your audience on a deeper level.

Choosing the Right Material for Your Personalised Guitar Strap

When it comes to personalised guitar straps, choosing the right material is essential. It affects not only the visual appeal but also the comfort and durability of the strap.

My guitar straps are made from the finest European leather. There is just something special about a leather guitar strap, a certain "je ne sais quoi".

Leather guitar straps are timeless classics that exude elegance and durability. They offer excellent support and are known for their comfort during long hours of playing. Leather straps often develop a beautiful patina over time, adding to their character and charm.

Customization Options for Personalised Guitar Straps

One of the most exciting aspects of personalised guitar straps is the ability to customise them to your liking. The possibilities are endless, and you can truly create a strap that reflects your style and personality. Here are some popular customization options to consider:

Personalisation is all about making the strap uniquely yours. Explore different customisation options and create a strap that speaks to you and amplifies your stage presence.

  • Design: Whether you want a strap adorned with your favourite band logo, a custom pattern, or a unique artwork, design customization allows you to create a strap that is truly one-of-a-kind. Collaborate with me at PS Leather Craft to create your own design to make your strap a visual representation of your identity.

  • Colour: Play with colours. Choose vibrant hues for a bold and eye-catching look, or go for more subtle tones for an understated yet elegant appearance. The colour of your strap can convey different moods and emotions, so select one that resonates with your music and At PS Leather Craft, I work with many colours. You can see just a few examples I have made in my Guitar Straps page.

  • Embossing and Tooling: This is where things can get interesting. Embossing and tooling straps add a touch of sophistication and elegance to your personalised guitar strap. I can personalise your strap with a graphic design, your name, initials, or a meaningful message.

A personalised hand crafted leather guitar strap for Richard
Personalised guitar strap for Richard
A personalised hand crafted leather guitar strap for Roksana
Personalised guitar strap for Roksana

  • Hardware: You can choose the hardware (buckles, etc.) for your guitar strap. Choose from different finishes, such as chrome, brass, or black, to create a cohesive look with your guitar and other accessories. Additionally, you can opt for strap locks or other specialised hardware to ensure your guitar is secure during performances. You can ask me to source your hardware or if you have something you would like to be used or reused that will also work.

  • Layers: One of the defining differences with my guitar straps is layers. By using layers of leather I have a far greater scope for creativity. Take these two examples of the different styles that can be achieved, which can't be done with a single layer.

A hand crafted leather guitar strap with two layers.
I call this Midnight Riff
A hand crafted leather guitar strap
Tooling example

  • Underlining: I love using shearling, which is sheep skin with the hair on. The hair is usually around 10mm long and it adds a luxurious look and feel to the guitar strap. You can choose white or black shearling to blend with the colours you choose for your strap or go with suede underlining.

  • Embellishments: Add tassels or jewellery of your choice. I also add plectrum holders to the strap.

  • Stitching: My guitar straps are hand-stitched using a durable woven thread, which will not fray and certainly won't break. There are a variety of thread colours to choose from so we can contrast or compliment. The blued strap above for example is stitched with an orange thread.

Investing in a High-Quality Personalised Guitar Strap

Investing in a high-quality personalised guitar strap offers numerous benefits that go beyond just appearance, such as:

Hand Crafted: There is nothing quite like a hand-crafted, personalised, bespoke leather guitar strap. It is a one of a kind, uniquely yours, superior item that makes a statement.

Durability: A high-quality leather strap is built to last. Constructed with excellent craftsmanship and methods used for centuries, your guitar strap will be a legacy that will last forever. By investing in a well-made strap, you ensure that it will withstand the rigours of frequent performances and provide long-term support and comfort.

Comfort: Comfort is key when it comes to playing for extended periods. This is one reason I line the back of my straps with shearling. It helps reduce the strain on your shoulder and neck.

Value for Money: While high-quality personalised guitar straps may come with a higher price tag, they offer excellent value for money. The durability and longevity of these straps ensure that you get your money's worth over time. Additionally, the customisation and personalisation options make them truly unique and worth the investment.

Personalised Guitar Straps as a Gift

If you're looking for a unique and thoughtful gift, a personalised guitar strap is an excellent choice.

Bring your ideas to me and we can discuss what you want, how you want it, for what occasion and we can get to a design and personal, special gift.

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