Here’s a myth that cracks me up every time I hear it: all strap buttons are the same.
Why does this crack me up?
Because clearly, not all strap buttons are created equally.
First, you have your metal strap buttons: chrome, brushed nickel, gold plated, etc.
Then, you have different woods: walnut, ebony, snakewood, and many more.
On top of that, you have other materials like ivory, tortoiseshell, or plastics.
Taking just the materials into account, there are many variations in strap buttons — and we’re not even talking about the quality of those materials.
Are you starting to see that not all strap buttons are the same?
The Waverly Strap Button Difference
Now that I’ve cleared up some basic differences in strap buttons, I’ll tell you about the importance of having a strap button that is durable, high-quality, and pretty.
But, before I get too ahead of myself, I want you to check out some unique and beautiful strap buttons from Waverly.
I first reviewed Waverly in February of 2018, and I was blown away by the craftsmanship of their tuning machines.
When I recently grew tired of playing my favorite guitars sitting down, I knew I needed strap buttons. Strap buttons allow you to put a strap on a guitar. They also hold the guitar securely in place.
I was delighted to find that Waverly, located in Bozeman, Montana, made their own strap buttons! These beautiful, textured, and reliable strap buttons would go perfectly with my Santa Cruz VS guitar and my Thompson DCMA guitar.
From the moment you lay eyes on any Waverly product, you’ll be blown away at the fine craftsmanship that goes into their work. With Waverly’s guitar strap buttons, I was not disappointed.
What I love about the Waverly strap button is that it’s unique.
The materials they use are stunning. In addition, each strap button comes with a brass insert on the screw that nestles inside the strap button. This allows the button to rotate a little, which is a nice feature.
If you are unsure how to install the strap buttons correctly, be sure to check out my guide for installing strap buttons by clicking here. Remember: installing a strap button correctly will NOT harm the value of your guitar.
Waverly Strap Button Functionality
From the second I finished the installation, I couldn’t stop admiring how well the ivoroid strap button complimented my guitar’s color.
Furthermore, I had no problems with the strap falling off the button. Even if I changed positions, that strap was staying on the button
Remember earlier when I said you needed to have a high-quality strap button?
Well, the last thing you want to happen to a guitar is smashing the body or headstock on the ground because your strap button came loose or your strap slipped the button.
With Waverly’s strap buttons, you don’t have to worry about any of that. The lip on the button will ensure your strap stays secure.
And, as long as you install the strap button properly, you shouldn’t have any problems with it. Check out StewMac for a full list of Waverly products.
Get Rid of Guitar Ruts Once and For All with Tony’s Acoustic Challenge
Once you have your strap button, your strap, and you’re ready to play your guitar…is there something that’s holding you back? Maybe you thought having all this gear could help you to start playing guitar.
Maybe you are tired of playing the same songs over and over.
Maybe you have trouble meeting like-minded acoustic guitar geeks that you can play with?
Fortunately, I have a solution for you.
It’s called Tony’s Acoustic Challenge, and there truly isn’t any other online guitar lesson program like this one.
From the daily exercises, personal lesson plans, and a helpful and active community of guitar geeks, Tony’s Acoustic Challenge is perfect for anyone new to guitar or stuck in a guitar rut.
To request an invite to Tony’s Acoustic Challenge, click on the link here. Then, you’ll receive an email within 24 hours with a personalized invite message from me. Then, you’ll be able to join Tony’s Acoustic Challenge.
Cheers, and I hope to see you soon!
Nice way to start the day watching this video with my morning coffee.Nerves of steel you displayed there Tony,good job.
+1 on the new streamlined version of Acoustic Tuesday as well,I like it.