- Jul 30, 2008
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I think the trick with attaching a strap to a guitar is to take the button off the guitar and attach the strap via the underside of it. Providing you use a decent, thick strap (personally, I don't use anything that isn't leather), the material around the button hole should be sturdy enough to hold the strap firmly in place for years. Does with mine.
For a cheap alternative to retail strap locks, I find a metallic washer that's just wide enough to fit around the inner part of the button and too small to fit over the outer part also does the job nicely. It does basically the same thing as a Schaller, but costs about 10p.
OP might want to consider this. Got a thick tooled leather on one of my guitars, it's plenty stiff that if installed the way described above, it won't require any straplocks. The other guitar I have has a planet waves nylon strap. Metal washer does the trick.
But as kernelofwisdom said, it won't be an option if you take off your strap regularly.