I first picked up a guitar in college, and since then, I’ve searched and searched for the perfect strap, comfortable on the shoulder and yet low profile, as not to distract from all the thrashing.
Growing up in Saint Louis, this image of Chuck Berry was inescapable, and yet, his slim strap has eluded me until now.
In conjunction with Currie Person, owner of Spartan, Wood & Faulk’s Matt Pierce made these straps as a keepsake for those who headed to Austin for this year’s South by Southwest Music Festival, arguably the most influential of its kind. On his blog, he said he made them “partly to commemorate the music festival, but mostly because I love Austin and Spartan.”
They’re made with beautiful, hard wearing harness leather with solid brass hardware. Cut, stamped, and built in Portland, Oregon, they retail for $65.00.
If you’re looking for something unique to give your groomsmen, for the man or woman of honor himself or herself, or for graduates, the guitar strap from Spartan and Wood & Faulk makes the perfect totem.