A guitar strap is an indispensable accessory for any guitarist. The difference between a low-quality strap and a high-quality strap can affect everything from your comfort level to the chance that your strap comes loose mid-solo (and that’s never fun). That’s why I’m excited to announce that I’ll be giving away a free premium leather guitar strap from Italia Leather Straps. Whether you’ve been playing guitar for a while or are just starting out and need a great strap, this is a chance to snag one that’ll last you a lifetime.
Who Is Italia Leather Straps?
Italia Leather Straps started in 2003 and is based in California, USA. They are well-respected in the guitar strap industry due to the fact that they offer a premium product that has been sold to over 40,000 guitarists and bassists worldwide. A few highlights of Italia Leather Straps include:
- Each strap is backed by an exclusive Lifetime Replacement Guarantee for materials and workmanship
- Each strap is handmade-to-order in the USA by skilled craftsmen
- They use extremely high-quality leather, imported directly from Italy
- They offer a wide range of colors combinations and styles (2.5 inches wide and 4 inches wide, both available in standard and long sizes)
Italia Leather Straps also offers a premium customer service experience allowing you to reach out to them directly to discuss which strap is right for you. Their line of straps are designed to accommodate certain playing styles so if you aren’t sure which strap to choose, they’ll help guide you in the right direction.
Italia Leather Straps vs Low-Quality Straps
There are a few things that separate a high-quality strap from a low-quality strap. For starters, let’s talk about the material used. A low-quality strap will likely be made from a thin fabric that when wrapped around your shoulder for extended periods of time can cause some discomfort. Additionally, many of the ends on low-quality straps can become quite loose over time due to the craftsmanship and/or quality of materials used therefore increasing the chances that your guitar will “unhook” while playing.
Premium leather straps on the other hand, offer much more comfort and allow you to keep the guitar strap across your shoulder for longer periods of time. The craftsmanship on a guitar strap like on from Italia Leather is also top notch so you can trust that the ends will keep your guitar secure and strapped in.
One last thing to look out for if you’re in the market for a new guitar strap is to avoid ones that have any metal parts. Straps containing metal components can be found from certain low-quality and even high-quality manufacturers. This only increases the chances that you’ll ding or scratch your guitar. Like I’ve mentioned in the 8 guitar care and maintenance tips post, avoid having anything made or metal come in contact with your guitar.
Enter the Italia Leather Strap Giveaway
For this giveaway, you have the chance to win a 2.5 inch wide chocolate and golden brown guitar strap (as shown in the featured image). So if you’re ready to win yourself an awesome leather guitar strap, enter the giveaway below. Once the giveaway is over, I will randomly pick one winner and reach out to him/her directly.
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Good luck everyone!