If YOU'VE been squinting at online photos of these straps for YEARS, like myself (& maybe mulling those clever captions) but ya just can't decide - let me tell ya: The work is even more exquisite than it looks. Every detail is master crafted and the leather top quality. The Whiskey Brown version is like some insane chocolate confection in one of those high tone bakeries, the tiny stitching absolutely perfect, and when I adjusted it to length and slung the ol' Rickenbacker into place it felt like some favorite old leather coat or a hug from that fits-just-right hot stuff honey badger. Yeah, I liked it, can ya tell? I sprung for the extra long tongue (based on another review) but needn't have. But it's made so well I'm keeping it as back-up. Listen, this is one of those material objects that'll bring you joy every time you use it, and be in perfect working order in your estate, after you've made your final bow off the stage. You'll impress your next of kin one last time as they contemplate it. And a year from now, you won't even be able to tell you threw that chunk of dough at it, but you'll have the damn strap. Don't screw up your life by finding some cheap-ass version; get the real one. I'm sorry I waited as long as I did, I really am. This is your music we're talking about - don't dick around! Clear your mind and see which of these really calls to you and place your order. You'll see I'm giving it to you straight. Then you can start plotting for the next one.
~ Ralph Jaszkowski, Anthology Gear Customer
Loving my new strap! Just wanted to say thanks to the folks at Anthology for making such a great strap. Recently purchased a 3" Carbon Black Reticent - looks beautiful with my Mayones Paper Stamp 5! The 3" helps disperse the weight of a heavier bass - just used the strap for a gig, and it was super comfortable. I love it when you forget that you're wearing a guitar - no neck discomfort or pressure. Thanks, Anthology! Looking forward to many years with this beautiful piece of leather.
I'm an Anthology fan. I've been playing guitar for 50 years and gigging for 47. I have a collection of 90 or so guitars, and maybe 75 guitar straps. I gig with Les Pauls and they tend to be heavy. I have 3 Anthology straps, and I use them on the guitars I play live. The quality is great and they look super cool. I just put one on my 1952 Les Paul Goldtop, and it really complements the look and feel. They cost a little more than mass production straps, but they're worth it.
Excellent craftsmanship I recently purchased a second one after my first one was lost. Great quality and very little bulk. In case of an impromptu jams session I love being prepared in having a pick on me at all times.
The Brotherhood Of Drummers Well...Let me start off with saying that the Leather Stick Bag is "OUT OF CONTROL!!!!" This thing is a Drummers Dream Come True. When I first got it I was beside myself and yammering on like a school girl. I cannot get over the craftsmanship that went into this thing. For anyone that is on the fence on this, let me say this.......Don't hesitate, get it. It is worth every damn penny. You will not buy another stick bag .....ever. These products will outlast you. These are heirlooms to be passed down from generation to generation, they are that good. Thanks Anthology for really taking the time to make a practical yet beautiful piece of gear.
Stick with This Bag I’ve been an active drummer for years and I was nearly convinced that there was no one left in the accessories business who cared about craftsmanship and attention to detail. When I discovered you through some persistent online searching, I was cautiously optimistic, but now that I’ve actually received my bag, I have to say that this is truly substantial - it exceeds my expectations (haven’t told anyone that in a while) and I'm looking forward to many years of use. Thanks for a beautiful piece of work!
The highest quality, cleanest designed, lifetime of use guitar strap I would not buy a strap from anywhere but this site for the rest of my life. This particular strap speaks my truth, solid quality, plain design of a piece of leather in aged black. My cherry 335 and my Blonde Road Worn Tele look great with this strap and express how I feel about playing guitar; no fancy looks except quality and tone. Let the music speak for itself. I have two brown ones for my Collings D2H and D1H as well. When I die, my kids will get my guitars and the straps as well. All just getting better with age.
"It is actually mind blowing to discover the difference a great strap makes in the geometries of playing guitar. Greater relaxation, and so less fatigue, from better support for the instrument and from the feel of the strap distributing the weight better on my shoulder and back, along with the really perfect texture/friction of the body side leather of the strap makes the playing experience surprisingly improved in several ways, including showing up with greater sensitivity, speed and dexterity, and less stress, so decreased soreness.
I’ve been playing steadily for 50 years and had not imagined that a “mere strap” could make such a contribution to my playing experience. Throw in the fact that it looks bitchin’ cool as a bonus. I hesitated getting one of your straps at first because it seemed a bit expensive for a strap, but OMG, what a great investment!"
- Guitarist David Huber
Perhaps you’ve stumbled upon this site searching for something different or unique, possibly even something rare and extraordinary that reflects a deep-seated existential yearning to connect your music to the universe.
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