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LEGEND BM BOHEMIAN Black

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80,00
IVA incluido
Shipment it will be between 1 and 10 labor days, depending on stock. Shipping costs are: €2 to Spain (including Islands) and Portugal, €15 to Europe, €26 to the rest of the World. Free shipment for orders above €180.  In case you want to return the order to cancel or change it, the shipping to our facilities will be borne by the customer by the means you consider. Once received, it will be refunded or exchanged.

This guitar strap that we've named LEGEND BM BOHEMIAN, this is the black leather version and the original one we made has a story behind it... And we are happy to share it with you:

This guitar strap is a re-creation of the one worn by music legend Dr. Brian May that accompanied the also legendary Red Special guitar.

Here is the short version of the story behind this replica guitar strap:

On 9 August 2018, we received an email from our distributor in the USA with the following subject line: "Strap Idea" which stated the following:

 "Hey guys - an interesting idea came about when talking with a big US dealer a few days ago. They noticed that the straps being used in the new Queen movie (Bohemian Rhapsody, 2018) do not look anything like the real Brian May strap he used. There are some photos in the email below. Do you think it is possible to re-create? "

Our answer, of course, was YES.

The truth is that looking for information about this strap we realised that there is not much history behind it, but that it became an icon after Queen's memorable performance at the 1985 Live Aid in London, at Wembley Stadium.

This performance was recreated in the film "Bohemian Rhapsody" and surely the art or costume director of the film lacked inspiration when recreating the guitar strap worn in the film by Gwilym Lee (Brian May in the film) as the result is quite far from the original strap.

What we were asked to do was quite a challenge, as we only had a few poor-quality photos from the "pre-digital era", from which it was quite difficult to make out what the exact shape of the buckle was or what the filigree design of the bas-relief engraving looked like.

What is being said in the forums we have checked is that it seems to be that this strap was apparently lost, missing, or stolen. There are all kinds of opinions, all of which are difficult to verify, so.... who knows ...?

We couldn't find much written information about the strap either, but we were able to assume that this guitars strap was a normal trouser belt transformed into a guitar strap, as so many guitarists have done throughout history.

Well, it's a belt, so let's turn it into a guitar strap....  The design team adapted our original RAS length system to the back of the strap to give it a wider range of adjustment so it's not as tight as we sensed the original strap was, and of course we added the holes to attach the guitar

Another interesting detail of the original strap was the fix that Dr. May applied to hold his slide in place using duct tape. Again, our design team took the license to replace the duct tape with elastic bands, so that each player can choose his preferred position or even remove them to not use them or to replace them with duct tape if he prefers.

When we finished the process of recreating the strap, we sent the prototype to the USA for testing and evaluation. A few days after arriving in the USA, that first replica made by RightOn! was presented at a promotional meeting between key account purchasing executives, VOX amps managers and Dr. Brian May himself, who upon seeing the replica of his old and “lost” strap said: "Damn, I haven't seen this strap in a long time".

Could there be a better score for our work?... for us it was a great achievement, and we are proud to have been able to successfully reproduce this mythical guitar strap.

This year, as we celebrate our 10th anniversary, we have decided to bring this replica to the fans of Queen, Dr. Brian May and the Red Special.

The RightOn! team is confident that you will fall in love with the workmanship and that you will look as cool as Dr. Brian May did. Enjoy it!

If you prefer the strap equipped with the RAS system with plate and screw fastening, you can choose the option in the product selector. 

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RAS (RightOn! Adjustement System)

Exclusive RightOn Adjustment System (RAS) that lets you adjust the strap in a easy and practical way, featuring the longest adjustment range in the market. RAS system could be external or internal depending on the style.

Sistema RAS
Sistema RAS
Sistema RAS
Sistema RAS

BUCKLE

Adjust the length of your strap with a simple and practical buckle.

Hebilla
Hebilla
Hebilla
Hebilla

METAL TRI-GLIDE ADJUSMENT

Tri-glide adjust system. Adjust the length of your strap with a simple and practical system of sliding. Probably the most classic and used length adjustment system.

Corredera
Corredera
Corredera
Corredera

PADDED WITH LATEX

Padded with latex of the highest quality that provides great comfort and does not absorb sweat. The latex is coated with a thin microfiber that provides a soft touch and a perfect grip to your shoulder.

Acolchado
Acolchado
Acolchado
Acolchado

END TAB PICK HOLDER

Pick holder located on the front allows easy and quick access to them. This double accommodation for plectrums is compatible with most existing plectrum models in the market.

PORTAPÚAS PUNTA
PORTAPÚAS PUNTA
PORTAPÚAS PUNTA
PORTAPÚAS PUNTA

PICK POCKET INSIDE

Internal Pick holder located on the back of the strap near tip. Ideal for storing a handful of plectrums, allows quick and easy access to them.

PORTAPÚAS INTERNO
PORTAPÚAS INTERNO
PORTAPÚAS INTERNO
PORTAPÚAS INTERNO

FAST PICK DISPENSER

Pick Holder located in the tail of the strap. They are 3 simple cuts to introduce the plectrums, allowing faster and more intuitive access to them.

PORTAPÚAS RÁPIDO
PORTAPÚAS RÁPIDO
PORTAPÚAS RÁPIDO
PORTAPÚAS RÁPIDO

VEGAN<

To make this strap or accessories we have used vegan materials that do not contain any animal parts, this item is 100% free of all animal parts.

Vegan

ELASTIC<

Exclusive RightOn´s degree of elastic guitar strap perfect for guitarist or bass player who are looking for a standard bass or guitar strap that can relieve pressure points while playing guitar or bass on the most comfortable way.

Elastic

FLASH

FLASH – Fast Length Adjustment System Harness
RightOn!’s all-new FLASH attachment offers an easy way to quickly adjust the height of your instrument before, after, or even during your performance.
The FLASH system enables effortless adjustment of your guitar or bass, allowing you to perform your best in any scenario.

Flash
Flash

RECYCLABLE

We have used recycled tires s to make these straps. Tire recycling is the process of converting end-of-life or unwanted old or missed tires into material that can be utilized in guitar or bass straps.

Recycle
Recycle
Recycle
Recycle

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