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Feb 02, 2011

Make a Guitar Strap from a Necktie

created at: 02/02/2011

When I got my first guitar at age of 13, I was all over that mid-90s loudness that I thought went with rock and roll: alien faces on my guitar picks, vending machine stickers all over my case, and a loud, bold guitar strap.

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As I matured, and realized there were other options than those offered at my local mall-based music shop, I went the completely opposite direction: black or neutral straps, plain picks, etc, etc.

And now, fifteen years later (wow...), I think I'd like something in the middle. Perhaps a handmade, subtle, yet colorful, option?

So, I'm pretty stoked to see this clever turn around: a necktie converted to a guitar strap. While there's no fancy hardware involved, this tutorial from ReadyMade does just enough beyond "tie a tie to your guitar."

i love it.

Tie One On 

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