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Heavy Leather NYC Vegan Guitar Straps

Get your vegan on with leather!

 

by Chris Loeffler

 

 

We’ve reviewed Heavy Leather NYC guitar and Bass straps in the past and found them to be worthy accessories for those looking for extravagant bling that is both incredibly comfortable and and exceedingly well designed for ergonomics. Recently, Heavy Leather NYV released a new series of Artist Signature vegan straps that honor the artists’ lifestyle while carrying forward the Heavy Leather NYC aesthetic, including the Geezer Butler vegan bass strap and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein Stitches vegan guitar strap. 

 

The black-on-black Geezer Butler strap is padded and features over-bound trim to minimize restriction at points of contact, and features a heavy Martexin 38oz cotton insert. At 3” in width, the strap is robust without become unwieldy for smaller framed players. The tail adjustment is made from memory vinyl that allows flexibility without giving up shape over time. The shoulder sleeve features Geezer’s logo in silver.

 

The Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein Stitches vegan guitar strap features the same basic construction quality and dimensions as the Geezer, with a regular and extended tail length to accommodate nearly any instrument (44”-50”). A white stitches motif runs the course of the strap, culminating in  Doyle pitchfork logo and Frankenstein’s Monster head places near the upper shoulder of the strap. 

 

Both straps are made in the USA with premium marine-grade waterproof vinyl as the cloth foundation. 

 

Limitations

 

The review straps I reviewed were brand new, and they carried a distinct vinyl smell for the first hour or two of being unboxed. The odor dissipated entirely in the first 12 hours, but I wouldn’t just put the straps on without giving them some time to breathe if purchased straight from Heavy Leather NYC. 

 

Conclusion 

 

At $60 retail, these aren’t entry level straps and although the signature flourishes are relatively subdued, these straps will most likely appeal to fans of the respective artists. The straps appear more substantial (bulkier, even) than your typical generic guitar store strap, but they sit amazingly well and distribute the weight more effectively than my smaller go-to straps. Out of the box they hang and support great, and with minimal break-in time they really adjust to your body and posture and almost become unnoticeable.  - HC-

 

Resources

 

Heavy Leather NYC Geezer Butler Vegan Bass Strap ($60.00)

 

Heavy Leather NYC Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein Stitches Vegan Guitar Strap ($60.00)

 

                                      

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Chris Loeffler is a multi-instrumentalist and the Content Strategist of Harmony Central. In addition to his ten years experience as an online guitar merchandiser, marketing strategist, and community director he has worked as an international exporter, website consultant and brand manager. When he’s not working he can be found playing music, geeking out on guitar pedals and amps, and brewing tasty beer. 

 

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