A-style or ukulele's with a heel-area strap button
can have a
two sliding "beads" upon request
(see above photo)


    Here's how to determine your strap length:

  • Simply hold your instrument at your most comfortable playing position
    and measure from the end pin over your shoulders to the TOP of the
    scroll, or nut / headstock, or strap button at the heel if your mandolin or
    ukulele's has the extra button.

  • Use a string or cloth seamstress's tape to do this measurement.  That's
    your length that I will need.  

  • Straps have about two-three inches of adjustment at each end.    
HOW TO MEASURE FOR YOUR STRAP
(adjustable about 2-3 inches at each end)
End pin
The leather bead
1/8-inch, leather lace.
Leather Washer
Knot
Other leather straps with slots and holes for the end pin connection
are not secure and or safe.  Slots and holes end pin connection get
baggy and stretched and can come off the end pin.  I have had many
customers “bounce” their instrument on the floor because of a
baggy strap hole at the end pin.
How to measure a strap for an
F-style mandolin
Stand with your instrument in your most comfortable playing position
and measure from the end pin over your shoulders to the top of the
scroll.  A piece of string or a cloth measuring tape can be used for
measur
ing.  A friend can make the job easier.
End pin
Scroll - remember to go
over your shoulders with
your tape measure.
How to measure a strap for an A-style mandolin or
ukuleles

***A sliding leather bead can be installed on each end of the strap for
A-styles or ukulele's that have a strap button
installed at the heel.
    Remember to request two 'beads' if you have two strap buttons.
MANY A-STYLE PLAYERS INSTALL A STRAP BUTTON
AT THE HEEL

Strap button or tie under fingerboard extension
.
End pin to strap button or under
fingerboard extension
Headstock - nut
(or under strings/tuners),
remember to go over your
shoulders with your measuring
tape
and just touch the nut with
the tape measure.
End pin to headstock – tie under strings above the nut.
Headstock, around schroll
or under fret board
attachment.
The leather bead
cinches
the lace
down tightly around

the
end pin.
Loop and sliding
bead that attaches
to the end pin or a
strap button at the
heel on A-style.
"Your strap should never be an after-thought."
 
---Bill Bailey