When you buy an Anthology guitar strap, you’re acquiring more than another assembly line tether to hold up your axe. You’re investing in an exceptional piece that has personality, character, integrity, soul — a guitar strap to reflect your attitude towards music and your personal style.
Hence, delving deeper than a few pictures might be useful in helping you determine which Anthology strap suits you best. As such, we’ve assembled the following psychoanalytical breakdowns for each model.
Comprised of themes, qualities, and characteristics that inspired each strap’s design, these extra shades will hopefully help guide your path to selecting the perfect match.
The road is a state of mind. The allure of a distant horizon and the raw energy of uninhibited live performance inspired this strap. As a tribute to the highest calibers of the restless spirit, this rugged, refined piece celebrates fearless improvisation and players determined to never stop searching.Walk The Line
Redemptive torment has its place. Walk The Line is a hefty slice of vintage Americana inspired by American roots music and the classic American hotrod. Expressed in soulful, brilliant darkness, there is a hard-living weight to this design. This strap is a respectful nod to artists who experience equal parts joy and pain, love and death, decline and ascent, then turn it all into something indelible.
Unrelenting. Unforgiving. Uncompromising. Badass but distinguished, this generous serving of poetic brutality is drawn artfully from the timeless rock iconography of the iron cross. For those about to rock, and rock hard at deafening volume, No Quarter salutes you with charismatically sneering charm.
Powerful simplicity is the polished cornerstone of this strap. Straight Up discards everything extraneous in an aesthetic and philosophical nod to old-school analog integrity — as well as all else of pure value that is unjustly neglected in our bells-and-ringtones digital world today.
Boasting one of our richest designs, this leather monument to creative exploration is for players contemptuous of simple-minded categorization. In two-tone or three-tone versions, Shadowlands salutes uncharted musical territory and the intrepid talents who find their way there by getting lost in their instrument.
The ornate design speaks to the fertile sonic soil of eternal, cross-cultural musical proving grounds like New Orleans, with layers of influences that can never be fully untangled. The crossroads is also about the test that is creative process itself — the reaching, pushing, and soaking up until it all becomes yet another wing on the library of your inspirations. And no need to sell your soul for this lifetime of service.
Learning how to stay grounded and centered amid the chaos life throws our way over the years is a nuanced art — like playing slide. This strap recognized the beauty of such hard-won wisdom with Celtic flourishes, ideal for those players who take pride in maintaining their balance while channeling all the challenges into their performances.
Bold, brash, brilliant, and not to be ignored, this strap screams out like a blazing solo. Icon is a tribute to supernatural gifts, whether already acquired or still being sought, because the spotlight calls and you are not afraid to answer.