The Best Guide On How To Attach An Acoustic Guitar Strap.
This free beginner guitar lesson is a great "how to" on attaching a guitar strap. The free video guitar lesson shows several ways to approach this situation.
It depends on several factors.
These factors include:
Does the guitar already have any strap buttons on it?
Do you mind altering the guitar?
Are you handy with basic tools?
Nearly all steel string acoustic guitars have a strap button on the butt of the guitar. So the real question is how do to attach an acoustic guitar strap to the other end of the guitar.
That depends on if you're going to use a strap that you already have or if you'll be buying a new strap.
If you don't want to alter the guitar but want to use an existing strap, you have a couple of choices.
First off, you can buy a hanger that goes on the headstock. The hangers normally include instructions on how to attach an acoustic guitar strap.
Several manufacturers including Martin make something like that.
You can also tie a shoelace to the end of your strap and the headstock.
Another option is to get an old-fashioned acoustic guitar strap.
It will have a loop that attaches to the headstock of the guitar. You don't have to alter your guitar and it's a kind of cool retro look.
If you want to put a strap button on the heel of the guitar, here's how to do it. Please read the following disclaimer.
THESE STEPS ARE HOW I INSTALL A STRAP BUTTON. IF YOU CHOOSE TO FOLLOW THEM, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. CONSULT INSTRUMENT MAKER FOR ANY SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR Guitar.
Get a strap button
Choose a drill bit smaller in diameter than the screw for the strap button
Drill a pilot hole in the guitar's neck heel. Consult your instruments manufacturer for recomendations on where to place it
Install screw for strap button with strap button attached in pilot hole