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Stephanie Wood Bespoke Brown leather guitar strap for bass or heavy guitars

£195.00

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Brown leather guitar strap for bass or heavy guitars

Stephanie Wood makes quality bespoke leather guitar straps. Please click on the pictures to see high definition  and larger pictures to appreciate the fine work or craftswomenship that has gone into this guitar strap

Brown leather guitar strap for bass or heavy guitars

Stephanie Wood makes quality bespoke leather guitar straps. Please click on the pictures to see high definition  and larger pictures to appreciate the fine work or craftswomenship that has gone into this guitar strap

A lot of love went into the making of this magnificent guitar strap. Made out of high quality deep chestnut brown grained leather, which has been backed by a smoother metallic leather –  this strap has been made with the comfort of the musician in mind – especially those who play a bass guitar  – as Steph’s brotherChris Wood of the 60’s/70’s band Traffic did when he was playing at home

Designed with a wider 3-inch strap for support across the shoulder as well as for comfort, Steph has included features  within the strap so that it can be adjusted to truly fit the individual.

The 48-inch strap can be adjusted 6 inches in either direction to achieve the desirable fit and size.

There is a very high quality brass buckle fitted onto the tail piece secured in place with two brass screws.

  • 3″ wide
  • 48″ long with 6″ adjustment either way
  • Tan hide with a soft  metallic hide lining
  • Brass Buckle on the 1.5″ tailpiece which is secured with 2 brass  screws

 

Stephanie Wood

Stephanie Wood

Stephanie Wood is unique – a cocktail of simplicity, style and quality with a dash of raw electric creativity.

Her designs are as unique as Steph and are the very extensions of her character. All her products are timeless pieces made from high quality leathers and hides, carefully chosen for their colours. Meticulously finished and detailed..

From her busy studio in the heart of Worcestershire, each handmade guitar strap is created with care, knowledge, craftsmanship using carefully selected materials.

You can’t buy experience, but you can own it.

Background

Stephanie Wood grew up in a fantasy home with battlements and forests in the middle of The Black Country. This creative environment spurned her creative soul to take up a Fashion degree course at Birmingham Art College.

Whilst studying tailoring Stephanie became identified by national newspapers as one of the few women in England to design and make clothes for men. The Birmingham music scene was emerging and Stephanie found herself in the middle of the vortex of a transforming culture.

“It was a time when there was new music, new fashions, new ideas and a new culture – when all the rules were being broken – rock festivals had started, so had psychedelic dreams, there was Swinging London, Mods, Jimi Hendrix and my brother Chris Woodwho became one of the co-founder’s of Traffic along with Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi and Dave Mason.

Fashion was exploding with Twiggy, Mary Quant, Jean Shrimpton, Biba, Granny Takes a Trip, Mr Freedom. Even movies started changing – Blow Up, Mulberry Bush, Alfie,- every medium was being reinvented and liberated.”

Then, and now, Steph has a passion for all things British, and so started designing very beautiful men’s clothes using Harris Tweed, Vyella, and Liberty fabrics in her collections – an influence of the English gentleman mixed with the extremes of the music. Steph designed and made clothes for The Tremeloes, Spencer Davis Group and Pete Townshend of The Who

At this time, even though still studying at college, Steph was supplying Mary Quant shops in London“Men can look stylish and still be in rock ‘n’roll – just look at the style of Jess Roden, Robert Palmer, Bryan Ferry…”

A turning point in Steph’s fashion path came when she studied fashion adornments – such as covered leather buttons, belts,  purses… “As soon as I started working with leather, that was it. There was no turning back, it became the perfect medium for me. I even started designing leather jewellery.”

After a short stint with couture house Belville Sassoon, Steph also became more familiar with using beads and different metallic and glass ornaments in her designs.

She continued studying with a Master of Arts degree in Fashion & Embroidery, and it was at this point her burning desire for creating handbags started – mixing and matching different materials, textures and patterns – a fire which still lives within her today. “Those were the days when I had the fashion freedom to do whatever I wanted. There was an inventing intensity in the air – it just fired you up.”

From creating some handbags using Liberty’s fabrics, the London store started selling Steph’s clutch bags, before other prominent London fashion shops also started selling her crafted pieces – including Browns of South Moulton Street and Chic of Hampstead.

After features  about Stephanie and her work appearing in British Vogue together with her annual exhibitions, Stephanie’s handbag collections started being noticed by the American fashion industry.

Mrs Bloomingdale attending a New York cocktail party one night, couldn’t help noticing  an eye-catching handbag on someone else’s wrist. The next day Steph fielded a call from Mr Bloomingdale, and the rest is history. Soon Steph’s collections were being seen in Saks of Fifth Avenue, Henri Bendels of New York, Neiman Marcus as well as being distributed to prestigious boutiques in Los Angeles and Miami.  Despite her success in the States, Steph has started refocused her annual fashion shows and collections back towards her creative roots, towards London and England  -and concentrates on supplying shops in the UK, which she still does today. However, her new foray into making personal work available online now means she can, at last, sell directly to the discerning individual.

“It’s time to jump off the commercial bandwagon and stop manufacturing, to return to creating works of art that are for individual people.”

 

Payment

Payment can be done via PayPal, bank transfer, cheque or cash on collection!

Very important: If paying by PayPal, please note that we will only ship to confirmed Paypal addresses! Please double check your address is confirmed with Paypal!

Feel free to drop us an email for our bank details for SWIFT/BACS transfers and for any international shipping costs.

If paying by cheque, or collecting in person, please contact us on 07932 074096 to arrange.

Shipping

Our shipping policy is simple: We ship Guitars, Amps and Accessories to the UK, Europe & ROW. We’ve been shipping items to the UK and abroad for many years without any issues, as we always use the best and most reliable shipping companies. All guitars and amps will be shipped insured and tracked. So you can check your shipping status anytime. We always package them to the highest possible standard.

Note: All amps are preferably UK shipping or collection only. We rarely ship amps internationally, due to potential breakage, unless this is agreed separately. If you are outside Europe and are interested in any of our guitars or amps please contact us for a special shipping quote.

Returns

We operate a 48hr approval period for on-line mail order purchases only. Customers who buy goods in the RGG showroom can fully evaluate them prior to making the payment and as such do not have this return and refund option available to them.

If you want to return an item please make contact for a returns authorisation. You have 2 days to try the instrument with a full refund minus our shipping costs (including our cost of free shipping if applicable). It is the purchaser’s responsibility to return any unwanted product promptly to the company in the condition they were received, using the original packaging and with a copy of the sales receipt. (We recommend you insure the item in transit). The item must be shipped back via a service comparable with which it was delivered, immediately upon return authorization.

Goods that have been altered from their original condition in any way cannot be returned.

Any items returned after the 48hr agreed approval period, and not exceeding more than two weeks, are subject to a 10% re-stocking fee. PayPal, Credit/Debit card refunds will be processed immediately and normally take 3-5 working days to show on the customer’s account. Bank transfer and cash refunds will normally be refunded by cheque.