1. Browse our signature designs
2. Choose a blank guitar strap to personalize
3. Names, Initials, & Fonts
Since we engrave everything by hand, we can replicate most font styles!
We use websites like www.dafont.com for inspiration. You’re not limited by a set of font choices, but feel free to let us know if you have any font preference in mind!
4. Design details
All guitar straps include full contrast stitching, but we have the option to add an extra double outline using black engraving
Basic: only the stitching on the end caps is outlined with double black engraved lines
($25 extra on straps where pattern fill doesn’t touch the edges)
Deluxe: extra shading on end caps & all stitching is outlined with double black engraved lines
(required and included in cost of straps where pattern fills the whole strap body)
Extra dark shading / no shading
Creating a lighter or darker look on the Original Caramel strap
Different ways to add color
- Highlight your name
- Add details to the design
- Logos & flags
- We can mix most colors
- Gold, silver, & copper tones available
Your custom artwork or logo on leather
Free-hand engraving means there’s no limit to your design options!
Yes, we can translate your custom artwork to leather, but this doesn’t mean it will look machine-printed. All burn method artwork retains the qualities of being carefully hand-crafted: You will see variations in line work and shading, and the details that will tell you this piece is one-of-a-kind.
Check out some of our work putting customers’ tattoos, logos, signatures, and artwork on leather.
Designed by artists & engraved by hand, our guitar straps are customizable to the last detail.
Personalize with your name and custom art work – there’s no limit to your creativity!
Custom Order FAQ
Lu works with you through Email to develop your idea and create a design you love!
Soon, you’ll be the owner of an accessory completely tailored to you – sure to be a source of inspiration for your music making!
- Franklin guitar straps are made in the USA using premium materials and soft Italian glove leather
- Most guitar straps are available in 3″ and 2.5″ widths. The SIMPLE series gets slimmer with widths of 3″, 2.5″ and 2″
- Most straps are adjustable “38-56” – a 10″ extender IS available
- Looking for GRIP? Most of the straps we use have soft, comfortable garment suede backing that offers good grip, except:
- For a SMOOTH backing: The SIMPLE series (without decorative end caps) has smooth buck backing on the inside, allowing for more strap movement
Not into our choices? We can engrave on most high-quality, thick leather guitar straps. However, we cannot guarantee the quality of the linework that will result on your leather without first doing a test. Please use our straps for best results!
Our designs are meticulously engraved by hand with a hot pen. Since we don’t use lasers and computers to put your design on leather, every artwork is infused with the artist’s style. Please expect some variation in the linework and shading – these individualized touches make each custom strap a unique work of art!
Yes! We will provide a placement sketch to make sure everything looks perfect and to determine a precise price quote for your custom job.
We accept payments through PayPal, Venmo, and personal checks. Payment must be received before we begin any personalized work on your guitar strap.
Custom guitar straps may take from 2 days up to 2 weeks to complete. Please allow extra time during November & December holiday season.
We want to get you that birthday gift on time! Please ask about rush order availability! (Charge may apply during holidays)
We ship worldwide!
Priority shipping within the United States is FREE on all custom guitar strap orders!
Express shipping is available for an extra charge. Please see our Shipping & Policies page for prices and shipping times.
You can have as much involvement in the design process as you like, or let us create the artwork for you. We will work with you until you’re completely satisfied with your custom piece, so don’t worry about revisions or unwelcome surprises!
A quote from one of our customers:
“Thank you for making our online collaboration a positive experience. It is a little scary to purchase a custom piece without having the opportunity for a face to face meeting. You are a true professional and a rare talent. I would, and will, recommend you to anybody in the market for a custom strap or guitar design. Thank you again for everything!” – Sarah
Lu will work with you on your design until it’s perfect! Every product is made by hand with passion and great care to achieve the look you want. Lu’s freehand engraving designs are meticulously crafted to stand out as unique works of art among a sea of mass produced merchandise.
Thank you for choosing us to create your custom guitar strap! –Lu
5. Send your request
Basic price guide
- $100 minimum: name on leather
- $150-275: simple & classic with more blank leather space between images
- $350-425: guitar strap is fully covered with pattern
- We can adjust your design to fit any budget!
Custom guitar strap request form
Please fill out as many fields as you can to help us create a sketch for your project.
Not totally sure what you’d like yet? No worries – send over the ideas you have so far!
Every custom guitar strap is unique! Even when choosing from one our popular designs, we can add your custom artwork, mix personalized inscriptions into our scrollwork patterns, or include little details that remind you of what’s special to you. Don’t be afraid to get creative – there’s no limit to your options!