Previously I had designed and sold strap ends for Mandolin & Ukulele, but I was unhappy with them. They took too much effort to make them that was consistently up to my standards, and worse, the previous ones looked like everyone else’s. So I decided to re-design them and came up with the image below.
Version two utilizes my arrowhead design and is longer. Overall, with connecting ring, the ends are 1.5 inches wide by 6.5 inches long and will be available in 2 colors, black or burgundy.
The black will utilize a recently added shell material that is extremely tough but very attractive .
The burgundy edition will utilize red stitching and the black will utilize purple stitching.
Custom work is available
The image below is a mock-up of combining the CDB Straps logo, sans text, with a new generation black shell material. The idea is to emboss the logo into the strap end and sell as an additional set of guitar strap ends item in addition to ones without the logo.
The embossed strap ends will be available in black and burgundy
This project is in the early stages and the hardest part is finding a place who will do the work for me and that is located locally. Although embossing will be an additional cost, they will be priced the same as any other set of guitar strap ends. In certain limited instances, I will give away a set to promote CDB Straps
Should I expand to Europe, the stitching will likely be gold
At this point this is just a future possibility and I am looking for any comments or feedback
CDB Straps is giving 10% off between now and Dec 31, 2017 on purchases of $20 or more at the Etsy shop. Enter the code “10Off” (10 Off) when checking out. This applies to all the items listed on the site
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I call it the Weave pattern and it is a print based on the hippie generation weave and was the first design for CDB Straps. To celebrate that, rather then black strap ends, the strap ends are the wine read material, the stitching is gold and the shoulder strap ends are the extended ones rather then a one-piece metal hook (the metal hook is optional at no extra cost)
These can be found at Etsy.com
This a custom order I will be shipping out. The strap is the “off-the-shelf” Firerock pattern and has wine red strap ends with black stitching and a copper cactus concho. The cactus has a solid backing to support the copper. The loop, rivets and hook are either brass or brass-plated. The strap ends are each 6 inches long giving the assembled shoulder strap an overall length of 66 inches.
If you’d like something done, check out the custom strap ends page on etsy.com or the custom strap page on etsy.com
CDB Straps has added a new guitar & shoulder matched set of straps to the Etsy listings.