Blackwood - Carbon Black Leather Guitar Strap
Blackwood - Carbon Black Leather Guitar Strap
Blackwood - Carbon Black Leather Guitar Strap
Blackwood - Carbon Black Leather Guitar Strap
Blackwood - Carbon Black Leather Guitar Strap
Blackwood - Carbon Black Leather Guitar Strap

Blackwood - Carbon Black Leather Guitar Strap

Sale price$ 159.00
In stock

Life burns. Everyone.

First time, we all flinch. No matter how severe or slight, that introductory searing sets even the toughest back a ways. It’s the sort of wake-up call that makes most want to go right back to sleep. Many soldier on regardless, at least for some distance, but with each successive scalding, the herd gets thinned. After a few bad burns, more and more are those who never recover. They recoil, tucking themselves away in the safety of the grey, the camouflage of the crowd.

And there, safely locked away, guarding the gates of their own prison, they wither — hollowed out by the forfeited loss of their only shot at connecting musically with something real and enduring.

Few are those who understand deep in their core that there’s no illumination without fire. Determined either by force of will or blessing of character to follow our path, our way through the standard-issue darkness, we’re the players who, for better or worse, keep our roots planted no matter how high the flames or strong the winds whipping up wildfires around them.

Yes, my failings and transgressions are legion, but going along to get along just ain’t one of them. Even my fiercest critics know I will never be swayed by the forces of the moment, never follow nor flee. I don’t do surrender. I don’t do scenes.

And so you have Blackwood, blessed byproduct of the scorching, evidence that it really is better to burn out than to fade away. Blackwood, the defiant, smoldering fruit of the ashes, a beautifully charred crucible of creative combustion, exists to endure. A state of grit as much as grace, Blackwood is stubbornly impervious to calculation, unyielding to dishonest modification of any kind.

There are countless varieties and every piece, by definition, is unique — radiating organic, weathered, carbon-based conviction, integrity, and experience. Singular like a deep scar, it won’t hold false surfaces or cover-ups. What you see — and hear— is only what has been burned there. Genuine. Meaningful. Resilient.

Even when it’s a style you don’t particularly care for, there is always something compelling about an artist who represents that style with absolute, unwavering authenticity. The difference is undeniable.

So brace for the inevitable trials by fire and, if you’re undeniable, like a phoenix from the ashes, you won’t be denied.

Slash and burn as to the Blackwood born.

Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
You Get What You Pay For

Sure, it's expensive, but this is the best quality guitar strap I've seen in my 40 years of playing. Thick leather, excellent stitching, and heavy/trustworthy buckles. I'm gonna buy another, just need to pick from the beautiful options.

Tim B
This is what you need !!

Strap number four for me. You're not going find a better made strap. Looks fantastic with my Les Paul. A small company doing big things. You WON'T regret it!

Lonesome Dode
Three for Three Five Stars

This is the third guitar strap I have ordered from Anthology over the years...1 for my Strat, 1 for my Les Paul and this one for my James Trussart Steelcaster. The Blackwood stitching, studs and buckle look awesome with my Steelcaster's rust on cream dragon motif! The attention to detail and craftsmanship make Anthology straps well worth the money. They last a lifetime and only get more comfortable and look better with age! Maybe I'll buy another guitar just so I can get a fourth AGW strap. (I also own 2 guitar pick wallets.)

Well done Anthology.

Old School

This is my third strap from Anthology, but the Blackwood was the first one that truly caught my eye. Somehow it got pushed to the proverbial back burner but it kept speaking to me and am I ever glad I listened. To me it is yet another design triumph of Anthology's ingenuity. The Blackwood is a modern take on a vintage strap, but this bad boy is on steroids. It features the legendary AGW quality build and attention to detail, but it is unique in that it has a buckle adjustment system. It took awhile for me playing with multiple adjustments, but once I got it locked in it's an outstanding fit. Absolutely a killer strap in every way: classic cool and bad ass rolled into one. My Mom used to tell me, “Show me your friends and I'll show you your future.” Of course Mom was always right. But I say, “Show me your strap and I'll show you your destiny.” The Blackwood will take you to places few will venture and take you there in style. No holds barred. Cue RUSH's Tom Sawyer. Kick start your Harley. Sorry Mom!

Wend B
This is so well made beautiful comfortable

I bought this for my new fender elite Jazz bass ... I love love love it ! If I had more $$ I would buy them all (almost ) seriously this is one of the nicest pieces of craftsmanship I've seen or held in a long long time! They don't make them like this anymore (anthology does though) I'm so happy with this! I can't see not being ecstatic over any of your products ! Also it's so comfortable ! I love your store ! Great price for an outstanding product