Shortly after we took over Anthology Gear in November 2017, Tyler and I were sitting at a local restaurant on a Friday night and I sketched out an idea I had for a guitar strap design on a napkin. At that time, I already knew what we would call it - Haleakala - inspired by our visit to Maui where we watched the sun rise from the top of the island's volcano by the same name meaning “house of the sun”. That experience imprinted on me a new sense of hope: I held onto the idea that every day begins with a magnificent sunrise - no matter what precedes the day before - every day begins with hope. I also held onto that napkin and, early in 2023, decided I wanted to release this guitar strap before the year's end. Fast forward to August 2023 and our hearts were heavy for those devastated by the fires on Maui. We wanted to do what we could to help. Although our Haleakala straps would not be ready to ship for a few months, Maui needed our help immediately, so we made the straps available for pre-order. For every Haleakala strap pre-ordered, we donated 100% of the profits to the Maui Strong Fund (funds to be used to make grants for immediate needs to organizations that are assisting community members that have lost their homes). Mahalo for your support.
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Full Grain Leather All Anthology leather 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.
Your guitar strap may feel a little stiff at first - that's just the thickness and strength of full grain leather. Like a new pair of high quality leather boots, you need to break it in. The more you wear your guitar strap, the softer it will get.
To top it off, our leather burnishes and beautifies with use. All of our leather guitar straps have their natural marks, scrapes and scars, which means they have loads of raw, rugged personality.
Padded for Comfort Our leather guitar straps are not only great looking, they're also super-comfortable. Between two layers of full-grain leather, we use a high-density, premium padding to maximize comfort without sacrificing strength. Although not as thick as some padded guitar straps out there, our premium padding will not break down over time. We give the guitarist the best of both worlds, a streamlined padded guitar strap. Comfortable and durable with style!
Industrial Grade Thread 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.
Satisfaction Guaranteed All leather pieces offered by Anthology are protected by a 30-day full satisfaction promise from the date of delivery, which guarantees a full refund as long as the product is returned in new and unused condition. All leather pieces have a 25 year warranty against all defects in materials and workmanship.
What's the Right Guitar Strap Length?
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: if you find our standard strap is too short, you can always add a jumbo tongue).
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 jumbo tongue.
2. Electric or acoustic:
• Because acoustic guitar bodies are deeper, guitar players 5’10” and over will likely prefer a strap with the jumbo tongue.
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 jumbo tongue might be the way to go.
4. How low or high the player holds their guitar:
• If the player is a rocker, with their guitar a bit below the waist, a jumbo tongue might be the way to go.
• If the player holds the guitar from the waist up, our standard length strap should do the trick.