My granddad Everett wore argyle socks and they fit him perfectly. Sophisticated and classy. And, at the same time, quirky and rebellious. This was Everett.
Everett was a very successful businessman. He worked door-to-door for most of his twenties, then city-to-city and eventually continent to continent as he got older. He liked to sample the local beers during his travels and managed to accumulate quite a large bottle cap collection from all over the world. In his free time he read books and taught himself to speak fluently in a handful of different languages. There was a lot about life that he loved such as giving out business advice (whether you wanted it or not), singing along with the opera he listened to on the radio, and showing off his impressive recollection of the bad words he picked up in all the countries he visited throughout his life.
When he finally settled down, he played golf every Sunday (in argyle socks, of course). He caught a ride on the back of his grandson's Harley to the golf course. He also began practicing yoga at the flexible age of 90. And he never left a party without reciting at least one cringe-worthy limerick for the guest of honor.
From the time I could crawl until the day we buried him, I never saw that man without a pair of argyle socks peaking out from the bottom of his trousers. Classy sophistication, with a bit of fun and rebellion. This was Everett. Argyle fit him perfectly. Maybe it fits you too.
• Standard - adjusts from 45" – 54"
• Long - adjusts from 54" – 63" Requires a Jumbo Tongue (sold separately).
All Anthology guitar and bass straps are hand-made with the absolute finest quality full-grain leathers in the world. Our leathers are chosen for their ability to fully distribute the weight of the guitar across the strap, for a more comfortable playing experience on those long gigs.
Our straps are not only great looking; they're also super-comfortable. Between a top layer of rugged full-grain leather, and a bottom layer of ultra-soft full-grain leather, we use a high-density, premium padding, to maximize comfort without sacrificing strength. We give the guitarist the best of both worlds, a streamlined padded guitar strap. Comfortable and durable with style!
Even better, we use only the strongest industrial grade threads, the same threads used to make parachutes and airbags. That's strength you can trust.
To top it off, our leather burnishes and beautifies with use. All of our straps have their natural marks, scrapes and scars, which means they have loads of raw, rugged personality.
If you’re buying as a gift and don’t have access to measure the current strap, or you just can’t wait until you get home to take the measurement, there are several factors to consider:
The main functional issue with respect to buying a guitar strap online is getting the length right. Our straps are measured from attachment hole to hole. The best way to determine your ideal length, or that of the musician you’re buying for, is to measure the previous strap. If you don’t have a strap to reference for whatever reason, we’ve assembled some general guidelines for length (supplemented with this friendly disclaimer: worry not if you still end up too long or short; we’re happy to facilitate an exchange for the right length).
Elements to consider:
1. Player height and weight:
• In general, players who are 6’ and under, and average weight, should be fine with a standard length strap.
• Players over 6’, or with more weight, could use a long strap.
2. Electric or acoustic:
• Because acoustic guitar bodies are deeper, guitar players 5’10” and over will likely prefer the long strap length.
3. Placement of attachment pegs:
• The strap attachment peg on the guitar can be in a couple of places. On some guitars the peg is at the top of the bout; on others, it’s placed where the guitar neck meets the body of the guitar. In the case of the latter, a few more inches will be needed, and a long strap might be the way to go.
4. How low or high the player holds their guitar:
• If the player is a gun-slinger, with the guitar down to his knees, an extra long strap might be needed.
• If the player is a rocker, with their guitar a bit below the waist, a long strap might be the way to go.
• If the player holds the guitar from the waist up, our standard length strap should do the trick.