This page shows some of the custom straps & special projects. Most anything can be accomplished. I welcome your specific requests. If I can't do it, I'll tell you so. Price depends on too many factors to quote on the website. Further examples will be added at irregular intervals. Please check back.
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Blackberry Blossom with name & Flying Eagle inlays
Dogwood Blossoms with Initials in antique saddle tan finish
Close up of hand carved design on John Denver's strap I made for him in 1977
Neck & tailpiece ends of Ban-Joey's straps. Ban-Joey is Joe Bonsall of the Oak Ridge Boys
This is Charlie Cushman's new strap for his signature model Kel Kroydon banjo. It is made from black latigo. The neck end of the strap has Charlie's name with the KK-10 peghead above his name & KK-10 design below. The tailpiece end has the Kel Kroydon logo flanked by two KK-10 designs. Black straps are very hard to photograph. The strap actually looks much better than the photos.
Hornback 'Gator lined with elk skin. OK, the 'gator is imitation (cowhide finished in a 'gator pattern), but it is the best looking I've ever seen. Plus, who is going to spend $2,000.00 for a banjo strap? When I showed the 'gator hide to the dogs, they both ran off and hid. The strap pictured was made for Bob Hunter and has his name in 23k gold leaf on the neck end. The strap is adjustable with harness leather ends for durability.