Vintage material is not only characterized by the age of a fabric but by its unusual treatment as well. This vintage plisse' cotton artisan handmade guitar strap is just such an example of vintage at its unique best. The front fabric is plisse' cotton woven into a linear design, not quite checkered and not quite plaid, in threads of blue, red, orange, and cream. The back lining of the guitar strap is a rich, lush but unobtrusive pink champagne Duchess satin, and the pin tabs are double thick hand punched and hand stitched top quality black Brazilian textured leather. A simply remarkable guitar strap that will set you apart from the crowd.

Plisse' is a creased or gathered fabric that has been puckered or pleated through some kind of chemical treatment. It originated in Egypt, where the fabric was puckered using raw eggs, then creased with a wooden dowel with narrow grooves. In the modern era, the puckering was accomplished using sodium hydroxide, which was carefully applied in strips, causing the material to shrink where it was applied. Plisse' fell out of fashion in part because it was costly to produce so when I found this swath of vintage plisse' cotton it was like Christmas to me! I just really hope you like it since it is a most unusual material.

My guitar straps are amazingly comfortable. The 3 inch width allows for weight distribution over 50% more area than conventional guitar straps and even solid body bass players have commented on how comfortable my guitar straps are. Further, because there are 3 bottom layers of fabric between your shoulder and the polypropylene foundation, there is a soft cushion to help further distribute the weight of your guitar without holding the body heat that standard lambs wool shoulder pads retain, so your strap is soft, cool, and comfortable. No more aching neck or shoulder and no more pressure points.

Construction Specifications:
  • 3-inch wide 2000-pound test polypropylene foundation
  • Unusual vintage plisse' cotton in red, blue, orange, and cream threads, pink champagne Duchess satin back lining
  • Maximum adjusted length 70 approximately inches
  • Double thick hand punched and hand stitched black Brazilian leather pin tabs precisely cut for standard 12 mm strap pin
If you have any questions at all about this or any of my guitar straps or would like more information, please contact me via's message system. I would love to hear from you. Thanks very much for visiting!         

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Coolstraps Custom Handmade Guitar Straps
Vintage Plisse' Checkered Cotton Pastel Blue, Cream, Red. Orange Check
Blue, Cream, Red, Orange Plisse Cotton
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United States

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Coolstraps Custom Handmade Guitar Straps
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Coolstraps Custom Handmade Guitar Straps

LUTZ, FL, United States
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