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Lmrg21



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Dec 26th, 2017 01:37 PM        

Is this a vintage Fender style strap on the BTR cover <br /> that was in this time frame? Cannot find anything like it...can anyone help?



Pinetree

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Dec 26th, 2017 01:42 PM        

Guitarstrap.com claimed to have sold him one (I personally have one of their straps), but their website is either down or gone these days.<br /> <br /> <br /> The strap linked below is (kinda) close.<br /> <br />



Lmrg21



usa

Dec 26th, 2017 01:52 PM        

Thanks but not the one I am referring too...This one is black leather on the BTR cover and used thru out from mid 70's to mid 80'



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Dec 26th, 2017 02:18 PM        

What about this one? no affiliation with establishment. just did a google search



daveg

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Dec 26th, 2017 03:12 PM        

Definitely not a Fender strap. Try searching Ace or Bobby Lee straps...if I had to guess its probably a Bobby Lee strap.



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Dec 26th, 2017 03:28 PM        

I would describe it as a plain black leather strap. I would imagine you could pick one up virtually anywhere. I've got one myself, made by Levy's<br /> <br /> The "button" is a New York Elvis fan club badge, if that's what you're referring to.



Lmrg21



usa

Dec 26th, 2017 03:51 PM        

A better pic of this is on the greatest hits cover: I have never seen this type before.<br /> <br /> The thin leather going into the larger leather ends with a screw device and the same goes for the other end.



Lmrg21



usa

Dec 26th, 2017 04:00 PM        

Pinetree: Close but that just goes over the shoulder. The one I am referring to continue down the back until the thinner leather is attached to strap locks that connect to the larger end? CANNOT FIND IT....lol<br />



ScottB



USA

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Dec 26th, 2017 04:29 PM        

Italian Leather



Lmrg21



usa

Dec 26th, 2017 04:33 PM        

ScottB - very close but no buckle. It has strap locks but that is the closest so far ..TY I have searched hundreds of straps and this one I cannot find.



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Dec 26th, 2017 04:46 PM        

That was not a commercially-made strap.<br /> <br /> From what I can tell...Sprinsgteen got that strap at a 1972 gig at the Back Door Club in Richmond, VA. As he and the band returned to the stage from a break, there was a leather guitar strap on the stage in front of his amp. <br /> <br /> He asked where the strap came from; it was made by a local leather artist in the audience named Tom Eure, and was a gift--as Eure had been a big fan of Steel Mill and the BSB for several years. <br /> <br /> Springsteen dedicated the next tune (Cowboys of the Sea) to Eure.<br /> <br /> <br /> Please leave tenpence in the tin :o)



Lmrg21



usa

Dec 26th, 2017 04:52 PM        

Peegoo- u nailed it. I was gonna say this must be a custom strap that was made. I really appreciate it BTW how did you come up with that.?<br />



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Dec 26th, 2017 04:54 PM        

As I mentioned above: "from what I can tell."<br /> <br /> Cheers, man.



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Dec 29th, 2017 04:51 AM        

Thanks for that link Piney. I ordered a brown croc-a-gator strap. Very reasonable prices!



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Dec 29th, 2017 07:25 AM        

About a year ago I received a Walker & Williams "all leather" guitar strap as a gift. The main portion of the strap is leather, but the overlays are cloth-backed vinyl or poly-U. Since it was a gift, I was not disappointed. <br /> <br /> But if I had ordered it, expecting a true all-leather strap, I'd have sent it back for a refund.



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