Strap Ends for Mandolin/Ukelele

The design of strap ends for mandolin & ukulele has finally been completed and the ends are now for sale on on a made-to-order basis. That allows for some customization such as length and selection of available materials


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“Mini” Shoulder Bag Strap Ends

Shown here are two varieties of finished examples of the “mini” shoulder ends.

The one at the right uses the gator pattern, black stitching with brass hardware. 

The one at left uses a white fabric with a subdued, fashionable pattern, purple stitching, nickel-plated hardware and a complementary silver concho.

Shoulder ends like this serve two purposes – to add an extension to an existing strap or to use the extra “real estate” to add a concho to add a highlight that adds a personal touch. There are so many different conchos that can be chosen from when searching the internet

The material used is a fabric, not a leather, though it looks it. To feel it you’d think it is leather, it has the same tactile sensation and sense of quality

The “mini” strap ends are designed for a 1.5 inch wide strap and the ends themselves are 1.5 inches wide and approximately 4.5 inches long and intended to complement, not overpower, any strap they are used with. And if the strap you have is so designed, you can swap out different strap ends to give your strap, and what it is hooked to, a different look anytime you want.

CDB Straps – Empowering the user with choices they didn’t have before


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Small Shoulder Bag Strap End

Awhile back I was asked if I could do a shoulder strap end for strap 1 1/2 inches wide. It was just an inquiry and I put off creating one till now. Shown here is my work up of the small shoulder strap end. I had done a draft version that wasn’t right and I downsized the hook and adjusted the overall size of the strap end body and moved the rivet holes. For this version I added a crystal stud that won’t be on the final version

The strap end body is 1.5” wide and approximately 4.5 inches long. A one inch wide concho can be used with it. The strap end will be available as “made-to-order” only. I will not be carrying any stock as all my time goes to building up a stock of the regular, larger strap ends. For those that order them, it will be 3 days from time of order to shipping unless I need to order something to finish up. But that is only an extra day at most.

You can find the strap end on Etsy at


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Working Model of A Mandolin Strap End

Due to recent events, I created a working model of what will be my version of a strap end for Mandolin/Banjo. The width is 1.5 inches and length is 4 inches and the hardware is yet to be finalized (I have some special stuff on order). Once I have a bit more time, I will make up a couple sets to hold for stock and make the strap ends a made-to-order item. I have in mind sending a couple sets to the UK for the summer festivals.

As with everything I make, these strap ends are completely vegan and use no leather


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Special Project

This is a standard shoulder bag stop end fitted out with a special concho that will be headed to a customer in Europe later on to help promote the customer’s items


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New Fabric

This cream fabric was set aside for the exclusive use of CR Best Looms and they have graciously requested that it be made available to everyone. It will be part of the fabric selections for the custom guitar strap ends.

Shown here is the Arrowhead strap end with the cream fabric and gold stitching


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Custom Purple Guitar Ends

The image is a set of custom CDB Straps guitar ends made for the daughter of Jennifer in Michigan. I like how the strap ends turned out, but the strap is fantastic and makes what CDB Straps made all that much better. I am really blown away by the strap and I am proud to have contributed.

To see more wonderful stuff from Jennifer, visit her Etsy Store

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