How to measure for your strap
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
Loop and sliding
bead that attaches
to the end pin or a
strap button at the
heel on A-style
The leather bead cinches the lace down tightly around the end pin.
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
measuring. A friend can make the job easier.
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.
"Your strap should never
be an after-thought."