PUNK GUITAR STRAP
A unique guitar strap for a very special guitarist. Made from a high hair hide, the strap becomes moving art when worn over the shoulder. Backed by strong and soft Reindeer leather, this creation is both practical, creative and unusual yet beautiful to hold, that moulds to the body when you’re on stage.
Steph saw this hide in a leather warehouse and her light bulb went on. “Wow, this could be something really special”, she thought, she often thinks like that… And thats what we have, one of the most exciting and very special designs she’s ever done for a guitarist. Yes, even for the bass player. A unique Springbok leather and hide guitar strap backed with the softest and strongest reindeer lining. The spiky punk-look hair moves with the body when the strap is placed over the shoulder.
The strap blends a natural colour range from sand hues for the lining – through to beiges and off-whites – with earth-brown ends – all embellished with raised nickel rivets. Its a very synergistic piece.
Wait a minute…. Springbok, reindeer? Don’t get troubled, these hides come from lands where they are by-products from foreign meat industries. And have been for years. The reindeer hide was, and still is, worn by many Russians for shoes and boots to endure the cold weather. It is one of the most robust leathers and the strongest, yet incredibly soft to the touch. Sounds crazy right? How can something be strong and soft at the same time? But it is, and you need something soft over your shoulder when you’re playing all night on stage. It is super comfortable next to the body, almost as though its padded.
At the widest point the strap measures 2.75″ extended by brown leather strapping tapering to a width of 1.5″ – the length can be adjusted via the high quality buckle from 45” to 50”. Whilst Steph designed the buckle to be worn at the front, it is equally stunning with the buckle at the back.
This piece is a moving work of art, very tactile and something so special, you will feel special too. Utter luxury and originality. That’s Steph. Thats you.
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.
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
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