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For Sale: Hand Tooled Mandolin Straps

Posted By: Alan (0) | Rate Member

$65 USD

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“ As Lloyd Loar is to mandolins, Alan Gelman is to mandolin straps.Who would imagine in this era of fiber-optics and lithium batteries that there are still craftsmen like Alan out there
hand tooling leather specialty items one at a time and made to order. They don’t make ‘em
like this anymore!”-D.L.

“I bought a couple straps some time back, maybe two-three years ago. I play everyday and
Alan’s straps have held up beautifully. I happily recommend them to anybody. They are
strong, comfortable and very good looking.”-T. Reece

“ I recently bought a beautiful 1991 Flatiron ‘Performer’ and new that a special strap was required.I was very pleased with the strap that Alan had made for my Jacobson, so I knew
that I wanted to have him make my new strap. It arrived today and I am thrilled! The design
is outstanding and the craftsmanship is absolutely first rate!”-Mike A.

“ Great strap! This one will be with me for a long time, comfortable, no stretching.”- John D.

“Every mandolin strap that I have ever gotten tooled has ALWAYS been disappointing when I
finally received it. These straps are so well done and look even better than the photos. And
there is such a professional quality to these that is lacking in so many straps out there today.
PLUS, these have a great range for adjusting that is super nice. I am very grateful for your hard work.Really a great deal and value.” -Christopher J.

Mandolin Straps of Montana, my one man shop is offering made to order hand tooled leather mandolin straps.I use ONLY the finest DOMESTIC leather. Every strap is stripped, thinned,
beveled, tooled, dyed, waxed, burnished and polished by my hand alone. I take great pride in my straps. Each 3/4” strap is then fit with a 2/3 mm braided leather cord approximately 22” in
length cord creating a 10 inch loop that easily fits within the Florentine Curl of F-style mandos
or tucks nicely above the nut under the strings of an A-style. The corded loops are held snuggly in place with a sliding leather button, again of my own making. This ALL Leather design insures there is nothing o harm the finish. Depending on the size of the loop you create, straps will adjust to approx. 37”- 46”.

I starting leather “smithing” over 42 years ago. Everything Ive learned goes into making each and every strap that leaves my shop a thing of beauty.

SOME of the folks who own my straps include: David Grisman, John Reischman, Ricky Skaggs, Matt Flinner, Marty Stuart, Forrest O’Conner, Corrado Giacomel, Chad Fadely,
Lowell (Banana) Levenger (of the Young Bloods), Bruce Dix.

Please check out my website for current designs, more info and “how to order”. Feel free to email me if needed.


United States, Florence, MT, 59833


shipping/boxing $7.00

Payment Methods:

Check/Money Order

Payment Option Notes:

I'm a one man shop folks so checks/money orders only. NO credit cards or Paypal.

Return Policy:

Returns accepted. Buyer must contact seller within 7 days to arrange return. Refund will be given as Exchange (not money back). Buyer pays return shipping.

Additional return policy details: I'm responsible for all materials and workmanship. Any mistakes due to wrong measurements supplied by the buyer I can't be responsible for. sorry

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