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Happiness is a warm tube amp
Sep 22nd, 2010 02:10 PM   Edit   Profile  

Specifically, the ones shown in the link below (they have several different varieties).

These straps are very nice looking, comfortable, and appear to be well made. They are suede leather on both sides. I bought one for my Gibson SG, and the slight roughness from the suede on the inside face really helps with the notorious "neck heaviness" of the SG. I liked it so much, I bought another one for one of my Strats.

One of our sponsors, Musician's Friend, has these for $30, but they only stock 4 of the colors shown in the Levy's link. I think Amazon may have them as well.

Very highly recommended!



Lanexa, Va

Sep 23rd, 2010 05:17 AM   Edit   Profile  

yep I like the Levy straps as well. I've used the suede for years, recently bought one the wider padded leather ones as well...both are great.


(This message was last edited by bradk at 05:18 AM, Sep 23rd, 2010)

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Hawaii, USA

Perfect is the enemy of good enough
Oct 7th, 2010 02:59 PM   Edit   Profile  

I must admit to being one of those obsessive ones that has a strap for each guitar.. they are all Levy's.

They seem to make consistently good quality straps for all demographics of players.

Black Hole Gang

Black Hole

I sing in my chains like the sea
Feb 5th, 2011 02:36 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have a strap and a tuner for each guitar too. capo, etc.

Banjo Dan
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Red, White and Blue.

College football rocks!!!
Feb 6th, 2011 11:00 AM   Edit   Profile  

I'm a Levy's fan. I own three MSS-3, one MSS-2 and one of these fancy padded leather straps in

walnut & black

(This message was last edited by Banjo Dan at 11:01 AM, Feb 6th, 2011)

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California, USA

Apr 8th, 2011 01:56 PM   Edit   Profile  

Italia Straps for me. They are pricey, but occasionally have a 2fer sale (like right now).

Nothing but custom-made can beat them for quality.

And good smells.



Rockin Gibraltar

Thou Shalt Gas !
May 2nd, 2011 01:52 PM   Edit   Profile  

another levy's user here mainly on my Gibsons, my Fenders have the 2.5" deluze straps which are very nice too.

Steve Dallman
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Merrill, Wisconsin

Finally! Decent cold and snow!
May 3rd, 2011 09:26 AM   Edit   Profile  

Mary bought me a really nice, padded, three inch wide Levi strap for my very heavy Line 6 five string. I will still use it after I make a new, much lighter body. (I'm getting too old and worn out for heavy guitars.)

Contributing Member

That chicken

is WRONG, baby.
May 8th, 2011 07:20 AM   Edit   Profile  

That Zon Strap looks like it's made

by Onori. Good stuff.

Charlie Macon
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May 9th, 2011 03:48 PM   Edit   Profile  

"I must admit to being one of those obsessive ones that has a strap for each guitar.. they are all Levy's."

Ummmmm, me too. In fact, I have the same strap, same color for my Les Paul, Tele, Strat, and Casino.


South Florida

May 15th, 2011 07:14 PM   Edit   Profile  

I ordered from this guy and was happy.


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Floe, WV

A few BIG notes!
May 15th, 2011 08:39 PM   Edit   Profile  

++ on the Levy's 3" padded. I have 2 & use them more than any strap ever, like Steve says even on light guitars.
I have an Onori, which is nicely made but has no adjustment short enough for an average guy (5' 10" who wears his guitar medium height). I don't know if that nice looking Zon has that problem. Franklin are very nice straps with the same problem. They could easily fix that. No Levy's straps have that problem.
The Moody's- now THAT is some leather. I just don't pay $100+ for a strap. They are NICE!
Brookwoods are very nice & real well made by a great guy but are a little hard & ornate for me personally.
I just don't need or want any better than the 3" padded Levy's.

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Chicago, IL USA

May 15th, 2011 08:59 PM   Edit   Profile  

sorry wrong thread....

(This message was last edited by wnstardis at 09:01 PM, May 15th, 2011)

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Praise him with the strings
Oct 9th, 2011 03:32 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have many of the mentioned about. I recently found Chanal Cordey. She now only makes one of a kind hand made straps. Her background is in films, and have done many costumes and props for "Mad Max Beyond Thunder Dorm", "Crockadile Dundee", "The Matrix" and "Superman Returns". She is not cheap, but they are incredible. Here is one of 4 that I've bought


She is in Australia and took about two weeks to get my order to Calif, but very well worth it!

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It's not just good..

...it's good enough.
Oct 14th, 2011 10:28 AM   Edit   Profile  

"I must admit to being one of those obsessive ones that has a strap for each guitar.. they are all Levy's."

Same here.

Some of those other brands linked here are beautiful, but I just can't justify the expense when I can get top-quality from a Levy's at a fraction of the cost.
Leather, suede, cloth, wide, narrow - I have a bunch and they're all great.

I've got a couple of the MSS3's linked in the original post...

...and I have one of each of these

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RonHalen Jokingly He Says
Nov 25th, 2011 03:02 PM   Edit   Profile  

Maybe I should switch to a Levi strap. I bought a Fender strap for all my gits, but the vinyl cracks and thenthey pinch your neck.

Banjo Dan
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Red, White and Blue.

College football rocks!!!
Dec 2nd, 2011 05:45 PM   Edit   Profile  

(This message was last edited by Banjo Dan at 05:26 PM, Dec 10th, 2011)

Steve Dallman
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Merrill, Wisconsin

Dangit! Hot weather.
Dec 3rd, 2011 10:44 AM   Edit   Profile  

I found a very nice, padded Levy leather strap at the thrift store last week for $1.50. It found a nice home.


Dallas Texas USA

Thread Janitor
Dec 18th, 2011 04:00 AM   Edit   Profile  

The Levy MSS3 is the standard strap for me.

Anything under 2.5" is now unwearable, I'm spoiled.

The design is perfect - no metal to ding your guitar, adjustability, colors, piping, all top notch.

I now have them on every guitar that I leave out and the colors match like custom paint.

Currently on sale for a couple bucks off at FDP Sponsor MF.

Highly recommended.

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Hawaii, USA

Perfect is the enemy of good enough
Dec 28th, 2011 04:41 PM   Edit   Profile  

On the other end of the spectrum is "Red Monkey". Very hightone and expensive, and a bit reclusive if you can find them.

One of them is like 250 bucks and is a half inch wide piece of leather with a doo dad on it. Not an LP or bass strap by a long shot.

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