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    Default Strap on a L&H

    I recently acquired a Lyon and Healy A model, 1920s vintage and would like to put some kind of strap on it. But, there's no strap button on the bottom of the body. Anyone know of a good way to attach that end of a strap to it?

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    Is there an end pin?
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    These did not originally have end pins, and there's not a good spot to install one.
    However, there is a spot directly below where the edge of the cover fits that you can thread a leather or nylon bootlace through. Tie it to a strap, and you're in business.

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    Or maybe a screw-type strap button replacing the bottom tailpiece screw?
    https://www.stewmac.com/search/?q=guitar+strap+buttons
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    Please, please don't do this to it.

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    No end pin. I might be able to put a string underneath the tailpiece.

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    Yes, I saw that. It's pretty narrow, but I might be able to get something through it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louise NM View Post
    Please, please don't do this to it.
    Oh god no! I wouldn't think of it. I can tie the other end to the headstock, it's the bottom end I'm having trouble with.

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    Post #3. That's the answer. Plenty of room usually to thread a bootlace through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BradKlein View Post
    Post #3. That's the answer. Plenty of room usually to thread a bootlace through.
    Yes, I'm going to try that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCook View Post
    Yes, I'm going to try that.
    I’ve done this before it’ll work.

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    Default Re: Strap on a L&H

    All my non-end-pin instruments have straps attached to a thin leather thong ("boondoggle" material, as we used to say in Scouts), threaded through the tailpiece, then through the hole in the straps, and secured with a square knot (as we used to make in Scouts).

    Drilling an end pin into a vintage instrument is a very bad move, IMHO -- especially when there are viable alternatives.
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    Default Re: Strap on a L&H

    What about this? I've thought of trying it on my 1920 Martin Style B.
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