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    I have been thinking of getting a new strap and saw this today(pic below) I did some searching and never did find it. Anyone have a link or a site that has this? I believe it to be a small diameter, round braided with leather on the tail with multiple holes for adjustment and then of course the leather loop for around the scroll. Thanks.

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    Two different sources where I got mine. First time I bought one from Carmel Music. The second one came from Tony Williamson's Mandolin Central. Both are braided from kangaroo hide which apparently is very tough and durable. Mine certainly are. And both sources import them from different makers in Australia. NFI. I really like mine. You have to make your own holes on the butt end of the straps.

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    John check out “Little Satchel.” Jo is on Facebook and Etsy. She is located in Australia and she offers up a high quality hand made braided roo strap. Lp

    https://www.facebook.com/alittlesatchel/
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    You might check out Lakota Leathers. The website is lakotaleathers.com.

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    I would say that one is more than likely a Kangaroo braid because you can get it quite thin and strong. Kangaroo is going to be significantly more expensive too.
    I make cow, elk, or bison/buffalo straps (listed in the classifieds) but they are going to be a bit thicker/wider than that. I had a bit of Elk skin that came out very thin but was very strong and was able to make a few but those sold quick. I have thought about getting some Roo but it is not as readily available in the US.

    For Kangaroo, check with the suggested suppliers and good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lane Pryce View Post
    John check out “Little Satchel.” Jo is on Facebook and Etsy. She is located in Australia and she offers up a high quality hand made braided roo strap. Lp

    https://www.facebook.com/alittlesatchel/
    Carter vintage may have some. I don't think they are listed, so you have to contact them directly.

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    Default Re: Small diameter round braided strap source

    John I believe Little Satchel is the one I bought from Mandolin Central.

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    Default Re: Small diameter round braided strap source

    The round braid like a leather rope can be found in bulk.. on a roll, at leather shops..

    but You want to just buy a ready to use one, a strap, with the finished ends, I suppose..
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    Default Re: Small diameter round braided strap source

    As mandroid says there are many places to buy various amounts and varieties and sizes of round braided leather that could easily be turned into a nice strap by simply attaching a small piece (or loop) of leather on each end.

    Here is one. Google search finds many more. NFI.

    Here's some kangaroo round cord. (Not braided) Still NFI

    All kinds of ways to make some nice straps!
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    Really not to hard to make yourself,just learn to do a simple braid and get some leather.Here's one I made of braided deerskin with a deer sinew core,,,very strong,will hold my weight..Click image for larger version. 

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    Jo Brooks generally replies to emails or fb messenger within 12 to 24 hrs. Literally world class customer service. Mandolin Central and Carter would definitely be worth checking their inventory. Lp
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    Default Re: Small diameter round braided strap source

    Quote Originally Posted by Lane Pryce View Post
    Jo Brooks generally replies to emails or fb messenger within 12 to 24 hrs. Literally world class customer service. Mandolin Central and Carter would definitely be worth checking their inventory. Lp
    Jo makes beautiful straps. We corresponded and she made me one exactly to fit my Ellis A. For those wondering, they're smoother and smaller diameter than the cowhide type made by Lakota et al. A much better match for a small light instrument like a mandolin

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    Quote Originally Posted by doc holiday View Post
    Jo makes beautiful straps. We corresponded and she made me one exactly to fit my Ellis A. For those wondering, they're smoother and smaller diameter than the cowhide type made by Lakota et al. A much better match for a small light instrument like a mandolin
    Just to clarify, the Lakota straps are either bison or elk hide, not cowhide.

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    I am using several Little Satchel’s straps for my F styles and A styles.
    Kangaroo leather is long lasting than cowhide.
    I have placed orders via FB messenger every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptritz View Post
    Just to clarify, the Lakota straps are either bison or elk hide, not cowhide.
    Not withstanding the Lakota Leathers business model, they're still rougher, bigger & bulkier than the kangaroo hide straps we prefer.

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