Our custom guitar straps offer a quality level unmatched by off the shelf mass production lines!

Welcome to Guit Strips Guitar Straps!  We make custom handmade leather guitar straps to your design specifications as well as custom dobro, banjo, and mandolin straps.

Here at Guit Strips, you have a world of choices when it comes to custom guitar straps.  We offer a diversity of options unmatched by our competitors.  Our one on one personal attention to client relationships offers us the unique opportunity to create truly one of a kind leatherworks.  As a small business, we strive to offer unparalleled service to our valued customers.

We make it easy for you to design your custom guitar strap.  Here are just some of our custom strap options:

  • You can specify width, length, adjustable or fixed length for your custom guitar strap
  • Leather types
  • Exotic skins
  • Tooling designs (hand carving)
  • Buckle sets
  • Decorative additions (conchos, rivets, spots, spikes, etc…)
  • Biker style
  • Colors and finishes
  • Smooth or suede backing / padding
  • Several styles of hand stitching and lacing available for your custom guitar strap

Each one of our personalized guitar straps is made completely by hand of rugged 100% natural leather for a lifetime of enjoyment.  All of our custom guitar straps are completely unique.  While we offer many suggestions, ideas, and photos for you to brainstorm from, in the end your new guitar strap will be as individual as you are.

What Makes Our Custom Guitar Straps Better Than The Rest:

  • Unprecedented customer service because it’s a one man operation
  • We offer personalized service for your guitar strap needs all the way
  • Excellent craftmanship because all custom products are made by hand
  • Every piece of leather used in our custom guitar straps is hand-selected from the best available lots for thickness, feel, and grain pattern

We invite you to browse through our site so that you can begin creating your dream guitar strap.  Visit our Contact page when you are ready to present us with your custom guitar strap ideas.  We can’t wait to see what custom strap creation you come up with!


Look Who’s Wearing Our Custom Guitar Straps

James Burton

We recently had the pleasure of creating a custom guitar strap for legendary guitar master, James Burton.  He has played for Elvis Presley, Ricky Nelson, and Emmylou Harris (to name just a few).  James backed Elvis and was his band leader from 1969 until his death in 1977. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001 and holds many other honors.

The guitar James is playing in this video is the James Burton Model Fender Telecaster.  The strap flames you see on his Guit Strips custom guitar strap are copied from his guitar.



Eric Church

This custom guitar strap was made for 2011 ACM Top Solo New Artist winner Eric Church.  He also wore this custom guitar strap when playing at the ACM award show in Las Vegas on April 3, 2011.  This black leather custom strap showcases flames made of silver snakeskin along with silver buckstitch and lettering on the tailpiece.  Congratulations, Eric! 
 http://guitstripsguitarstraps.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Eric-Church.jpgAfter we made Eric Church’s first custom guitar strap, his brother and mother contacted us to ask about surprising him with a second one. Eric’s new album “Chief” was about to come out. Eric’s grandfather had been the police chief in the town he was raised in and his mom found his grandpa’s old badge for us to include on the strap. Christmas morning photos say it all!

 Elvis Costello

Elvis CostelloElvis Costello has won multiple awards in his career, including a Grammy Award. In 2003, Costello and The Attractions were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The strap is a fuchsia colored python skin with black buckstitch.

Mike McReady of Pearl Jam

This personalized guitar strap is a traditional basketweave finished in a dye color called “Cranberry” and trimmed in the always classic double loop lace.  The strap is 2″ wide with a smooth backing.  This custom strap was presented to Pearl Jam lead guitarist Mike McCready by Advocacy for Patients in recognition for  his outstanding charitable and philanthropic contributions.


Ralph Lauren

We were contacted by the very nice folks at Ralph Lauren fashions about producing a custom guitar strap for a television advertising campaign.  They needed something that looked vintage and worn to promote their American Living clothing line, which is made especially for JC Penney.  After a conference call with their production people, this is the custom design we settled on.  It almost seemed like a shame to abuse this nice, new guitar strap like that but we beat it up pretty good.  The custom guitar strap was worn by one of the members of Rascal Flatts in the commercial.

Getting Started with Your Custom Guitar Strap Order


When you are ready to order your custom guitar strap, I need to talk to you first.  I feel it is necessary to discuss with you what you want out of your custom designed leather guitar strap before we get started.  I need to understand exactly what it is that you want before I begin work on your strap.  Therefore, we do not have an online order form.


I also require a 50% non-refundable deposit before I begin work.  However, payment in full will expedite service.  Once a strap is customized I cannot sell it to anyone else.  I have to cover the costs of material before I begin work on your custom guitar strap.  All guitar strap and gift certificate sales are final.


Please contact me by e-mail at jamesshelton@guitstripsguitarstraps.com or phone at (512) 662-1568 to discuss custom strap orders and cost.  It is hard for me to answer calls while I am making guitar straps, so if you leave a message I will get back to you as soon as I can.


Learn more about the order process by clicking here.


Not Sure What Sort of Custom Guitar Strap to Give as a Gift?

How about a gift certificate from Guit Strips Guitar Straps!

Guit Strips Gift Certificate

We offer gift certificates so the recipient can select the correct custom guitar strap for their needs.  Let us know how much you would like to spend and we will personalize the gift certificate and include an estimated date of completion for their strap.

All strap and gift certificate sales are final.  Gift certificates are non-refundable and can only be redeemed for custom guitar straps.

Email jamesshelton@guitstripsguitarstraps.com or call (512) 662-1568 to request a gift certificate today.  We can send them by email or mail, whatever your preference.