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Jul 23, 2023 - 1:46:45 PM
13 posts since 6/27/2022

Does anybody know what this type of guitar strap is called, it can been seen used by Jeremy Stephens and early Jimmy Dickens?


Jul 24, 2023 - 3:18:02 PM

3723 posts since 4/5/2006

Red Allen's guitar strap appears to include a knotted on length, converting it into a cradle type strap, leaving the guitar free of attachment devises.


Jul 24, 2023 - 6:53:21 PM
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13 posts since 6/27/2022

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Originally posted by monstertone

Red Allen's guitar strap appears to include a knotted on length, converting it into a cradle type strap, leaving the guitar free of attachment devises.


Yes but I've looked up cradle strap for guitar and nothing popped up like what I'm looking for, but that's not Red Allen thats one of their early guitar players, I forgot his name but I know he married Jean Shepherd.

Jul 25, 2023 - 9:04:24 AM
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42 posts since 8/26/2008

Hey everyone! This type of strap was very popular among a good deal of the Nashville musician community in the 40s and 50s. If you watch the technicolor footage of the Opry performers done by Lee Gannaway, you'll see quite a few folks with this style of strap. Maybelle Carter and Chet Atkins are a couple others who come to mind. George McCormick, who worked long term with Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper and also Grandpa Jones in the 1990s and a host of other artists, continued to use this type of strap for the duration of his career as best I can tell. My friend, Darren Moore (Jason's Moore's brother), turned me on to this type of strap many years ago, and I've used it on all my guitars without neck strap buttons. I currently don't have a supplier for these straps as the guy that was making them for me couldn't get leather long enough to do them. I've sold a few over the years at our record table. They are great and I highly recommend them for vintage instruments.

Jul 25, 2023 - 9:14:55 AM

13 posts since 6/27/2022

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Originally posted by JStephens_bowtie

Hey everyone! This type of strap was very popular among a good deal of the Nashville musician community in the 40s and 50s. If you watch the technicolor footage of the Opry performers done by Lee Gannaway, you'll see quite a few folks with this style of strap. Maybelle Carter and Chet Atkins are a couple others who come to mind. George McCormick, who worked long term with Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper and also Grandpa Jones in the 1990s and a host of other artists, continued to use this type of strap for the duration of his career as best I can tell. My friend, Darren Moore (Jason's Moore's brother), turned me on to this type of strap many years ago, and I've used it on all my guitars without neck strap buttons. I currently don't have a supplier for these straps as the guy that was making them for me couldn't get leather long enough to do them. I've sold a few over the years at our record table. They are great and I highly recommend them for vintage instruments.


Just the man I was looking for to answer the question! If I was to try to look online for this strap is their a certain name I would type in?

Jul 25, 2023 - 9:14:55 AM

42 posts since 8/26/2008

As for the what the strap is called, I have no name for it except "cradle strap," which has already been used in this thread. I've also tried to come up with something similar for mandolin to no avail at this point as I can't stand how a mandolin hangs with the strap attached to the body scroll, and the only good option I have for an A style is attached at the peg head. Let me know if anybody has any good ideas!

Jul 25, 2023 - 9:18:43 AM

42 posts since 8/26/2008

Several years ago I saw one on a website somewhere and it was priced VERY high, but I haven't been able to find it since. I was selling them for around $70, which I don't consider cheap either, but getting a piece of leather that is about 70-75" long is sometimes hard to come by.

Jul 25, 2023 - 9:22:40 AM

13 posts since 6/27/2022

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Originally posted by JStephens_bowtie

Several years ago I saw one on a website somewhere and it was priced VERY high, but I haven't been able to find it since. I was selling them for around $70, which I don't consider cheap either, but getting a piece of leather that is about 70-75" long is sometimes hard to come by.


Thanks, if I find one I'll let you know, I just think they look cool!

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