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October 26, 2011

Lakota Leathers

I’m proud to endorse Lakota Leathers guitar straps. I picked up one of these recently at Northwest Guitars in Bellevue, and it’s one of the nicest straps that I’ve used.

From Lakota’s Web-site:

Each Lakota Leathers strap is made on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation in South Dakota, USA. Pine Ridge has the undesirable distinction of being the poorest county in the entire United States. The purchase of any Lakota Leathers strap not only gives you the ultimate quality, but helps provide income for a family on the reservation. All Lakota Leathers straps are made by members of the Lakota Sioux nation in their individual homes. Truly a ‘cottage’ industry, Lakota Leathers straps are made inĀ  living rooms and on kitchen tables of the people who make these wonderful straps.

We use only native leathers which have been used by the Lakota people for milenia. Bison (American buffalo) and Elk are our leathers of choice. These leathers are extremely supple and provide for unsurpassed comfort no matter what instrument you play. Our bison hide straps are available in four colors (chocolate, black, saddle, and tobacco) and are available for guitar, banjo, resonator guitar, and mandolin. Braided Elk hide straps are available for mandolin.

All Lakota Leathers straps are 100% guaranteed to be the softest, strongest, and most comfortable strap you will ever use.