Adding strap button to a guitar

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petersemple
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Adding strap button to a guitar

Post by petersemple » 08 Jul 2017, 18:10

OK so not a bass question but I know there are people here knowledgeable about smaller stringed instruments as well. I have had an acoustic for ages, and there is no strap button on the neck end of the body, so I have had to tie the strap to the head - folk style :) I have decided to finally take the plunge and add the extra button. Anyway, where is the best place for a strap button on an acoustic? I do not want to put it on the end of the neck heel, because there a decorative cap there that I don't want to mess up or hide. I am thinking either the centre of the body where the neck block is, or the lower side of the heel. Any suggestions?

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Re: Adding strap button to a guitar

Post by david1234 » 08 Jul 2017, 19:08

I'd go the lower side of the heel, where there's enough solid timber to accommodate the screw. If the button's on the back, I'd imagine the guitar will try and droop forward/down too much.
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Re: Adding strap button to a guitar

Post by slashin_velvet » 10 Jul 2017, 09:26

Whilst it doesnt make a massive difference, is it a cutaway?

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Re: Adding strap button to a guitar

Post by petersemple » 10 Jul 2017, 16:31

No cutaway - dreadnought style acoustic with no cutaway.
Basses: Wasburn Status 4, Fretless 4 made from parts, Fretted through neck 5 made by me
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