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" As Lloyd Loar is to mandolins, Alan is to mandolin straps. Who would imagine in this era of fiber optics and lithium batteries that there are still craftsman like Alan out there hand tooling leather speciality items one at a time and made to order. They don't make 'em like this no more, Alan. Many Thanks!"-D.L.
"I bought a couple straps some time back, maybe two/three years ago. I play every day.They are comfortable, strong, and very good looking-". T.Reece
" I recently bought a beautiful 1991 Flatiron Performer, and knew that a special strap was required. I was very pleased with the strap that Alan had made for my Jacobson, so I knew that I wanted to have him make my new strap. It arrived today and I am thrilled! The design is outstanding, and the craftsmanship is absolutely first rate!"-Mike A.
"Easily the BEST strap I've had in 43 years of playing mandolin. Great quality and service. You're a winner!"-M.R.
"Every mandolin strap I've ever gotten tooled has always been disappointing when I finally received it.These straps are so well done. They look so much better than the photos, and there is such a professional quality to these that is lacking in so many of the straps out there today. Plus, they have such a great range for adjusting that is super nice. Im grateful for your hard work. Really a great deal and value."-Christopher J.
Mandolin Straps of Montana, my ONE MAN shop, is offering made to order Hand Tooled leather mandolin straps. I use only the finest Domestic tooling leather. Each strap is stripped, thinned, beveled,tooled,dyed,waxed and burnished by my hand alone.Each 3/4" strap is then fit with a 2mm braided leather cord approximately 24"s in length creating a loop that easily fits within the Florentine curl of 'F-style" mandos or tucks nicely above the nut and under the strings of an 'A-style'. The coded loops are held snuggly in place with a sliding leather button of my own making. This ALL leather design insures there is NOTHING to harm the finish of your instrument. Depending on the size of the loop you create, each strap will adjust from 37-46"s.
I started leather "smithing" 42years ago. Everything I've learned goes into making each and every one of my straps a thing go beauty and a joy to wear.
SOME of the folks who have my straps include: David Grisman, John Reischman (2), Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart, Corrado Giacomel,Forrest O'Conner, Bruce Dix, Lowell "Banana" Levenger (historian and member of the Young Bloods) and Chad Fadely.
Visit my WEBSITE:'www.mandolinstrapsofmontana.com' for all current designs, and some things that may just tickle yer fancy!
std. 3/4"........$60.00 / 1"strap...........$70.00
boxing and shipping on all orders: $7.50
Category: Mandolin Accessories
Ad Number 140474
Posted: Jun 12, 2019 06:13 PM CDT
Florence Montana 59833
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