Guitar Straps - and the quest for quality...
There are tons of guitar straps to choose from. However, after years and years of gigging in the real world, we have surmised from experience that even at the lower end of the pricing scale, you definitely get what you pay for. When you bear in mind that you're using a guitar strap to hang an expensive instrument on, the quality of manufacture becomes even more important.A heavy nylon guitar strap makes for a stronger strap. Real leather ends last way longer than imitation leather. Ideally you should look for a couple of lines of stitching where the leather end is stitched to the nylon webbing part of the strap.
We chose to stock these straps because they tick all the boxes. Are there cheaper straps out there? Yes. Are there more expensive straps out there? Yes - but usually they're more expensive because they have a well known brand name printed on them. These guitar straps by Gaucho are the best of both worlds - you get a very well made strap, suitable for all guitars (all makes and models of electric guitars and electric bass guitars, plus all acoustic, semi-acoustic and electro-acoustic guitars) but you're not paying for a famous brand name. You even get a string to tie the strap around the guitar headstock, if your acoustic guitar only has one strap button!
While playing stood up can be more challenging than playing sitting down to start with (as the angles/positions which your arms, wrists and head naturally fall into are quite different between sitting and standing) using a guitar strap is to be encouraged as early as possible.
So, to sum up:
- Not the cheapest, but the best value
- No famous brand name to pay extra money for