Straps for classical, and acoustic guitars
Classical acoustic guitars or also called Spanish guitars, as well as flamenco guitars with nylon strings and some acoustic guitars, are not usually equipped with pins, pegs or buttons for the classic shoulder strap, so if you have to play the guitar standing and not sitting it is necessary to have specific straps for this type of guitar without pins.
The guitar pin is usually on the "butt" of the guitar, the widest part of the sides, right on the sides' divider, and may or may not have a pin on the heel part of the guitar. This is not a standard, and each manufacturer or luthier may or may not install these pins.
Normally, if the guitar is amplified, the jack where the amplifier cable is plugged usually has a slot in which to attach the "normal" strap, usually this slot is wider than the hole of the traditional guitar strap and when attaching the guitar strap, many musicians hook it in the jack itself, as they can not get to put it in the slot prepared for this purpose and this can damage the input jack itself and the preamp directly, since unnecessary pressure is exerted on it. For these cases, in RightOn!, we designed what we call the "End-Pin Jack Straplink" which is a practical and intelligent solution to be able to hook your usual strap to the input jack of the instrument's preamp, regardless of the brand, avoiding damaging the preamp of your beloved instrument.
Accesories to attach the guitar Strap
The next question is, how do you attach the normal strap to the heel part if it has no hookup, it's easy .... You can't, you have to look for another solution, and what is it? .... To hook the strap to the neck of the guitar, sure that in your retina you have some artist using this system with a string tied under the strings of the capo or in the peg box itself ... well yes it is what has been used practically since you play standing up ... But, well, at RightOn! We have always tried to make life easier for the musicians, and for that reason we have devised two types of hooking, the "Neck Strap link" and the "Straplink Pro", which you can see in the pictures at the top of this text, small accessories but great solutions.
If none of these solutions is feasible, because the guitar lacks hooks or pins, by decision of the manufacturer, or because you simply do not want to modify the guitar with the holes of the pins, then there are two more solutions the "Classical Hook" straps and the "Classical Dual Hook" guitar straps.
The Classical Dual Hook
The Classical Dual Hook guitar strap, with two hooks, consists of an open loop that, when passing over one shoulder and under the arm, closes and fastens the guitar. By means of this type of strap, the player can let his hands free and the instrument remains attached to the musician's body and the guitar is held by the two padded and lined hooks, in this way the guitar strap is held by the sound hole of the guitar and prevents the instrument from falling.
The way to put on this type of strap is important, because if we do it wrong, the strap is not well fastened. How? To put on the strap correctly is very simple; at the end of each part of the strap there is a hook. Take the strap over the shoulder with which you strum or finger and hook the first hook in the sound hole of the guitar, then pass the strap under the shoulder of the arm with which you hold the neck and hook the hook at the bottom of the sound hole of the guitar so that the guitar rests on the curve of the sides of the instrument. You can see it in the following video, then check that the guitar is fastened and play ...
The Classical Hook
The Classical Hook classical guitar strap consists of a closed loop, which is worn around the neck, like a necktie. The end that hooks into the sound hole of the guitar has a padded, protected hook that does not damage the guitar. Note that when using a single-hook classical guitar strap on a classical guitar, the player must keep at least one hand on the guitar at all times to prevent it from tipping forward and falling off. You can see it in the following video, then check that the guitar is fastened and play ...
Almost everything has been invented, but improving and making guitar and bass accessories more practical is something we have learned from the musicians who are the ones who suffer in their muscles, bones and instruments the consequences of poorly made accessories of dubious quality.
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