If you look at old pictures of artists playing live shows you will no doubt see some really stellar guitar strap designs. I’m talking some very striking tapestry type themes… think Jimi Hendrix at Monterey or any picture of Eric Clapton in the 70’s.
Some of those patterns are iconic and that being the case we cannot forget them, and as #guitargeeks we can thank Souldier Straps from Chicago because they are using those very patterns on straps today…
but those aren’t the only patterns they have. Souldier Straps are made in Chicago and they are crazy comfortable and the custom looks you can create are nearly endless.
They use recycled seatbelt material as the base of the strap and the decorations are pulled from vintage fabric. I should also add that the leather strap ends are affixed with a metal ring which seems like a small detail, but it is very important for longevity. One more thing about these straps and this company… I would highly recommend visiting their site, particularly the custom strap designer portion… you can pick colors, patterns, and all sorts of really geeky details.
Souldier Guitar Strap Links
The straps are actually made in Michigan. The company is located in Chicago.