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Ever Wonder Where the Leather for Our Guitar Straps Comes From?

Original Fuzz writes about where they get their leather to make leather guitar straps.

Our leather guitar straps are simple enough to let your instruments shine. They are the perfect addition for anyone who likes a classic look without sacrificing comfort and style. With quality being key, we've gone through great lengths to ensure the leather we use for our straps is the highest standard, and think it's important for you and your instruments to know to why. It's been no small task to find the right tannery, but, luckily for you, we have. Find out who we work with and how our leather is made below.


Original Fuzz leather guitar strap in brown with Fender guitar.

We believe an important element in our design process is to test all viable options with extensive prototyping and testing before selecting the best one to incorporate into our manufacturing flow. It's been an undertaking to select one of the most crucial components of our straps, our leather. 

After years of working with tanneries, weights, color options, we've narrowed down the search to the oldest continuously running tannery in the United States, Horween Leather Co. Horween was founded in 1905 and still operates in Chicago today. It is the standard for the highest quality leather around, and we wouldn't have it any other way.

We use Horween's 7-8oz Chromexcel, the original pull-up leather using hundred year-old techniques and formulas, to complete our straps. The 7-8oz weight gives our straps the right mixture of security and flexibility needed for any guitar. Chromexcel is a combination tanned leather that undergoes at least 89 separate processes taking 28 working days and utilizing all 5 floors of the Horween facility. It's extremely complex, durable, the finest quality and beautiful. Nothing else compares.

Take a look at some of the process below. All photos by Horween Leather Company. 

Horween Leather Company Chromexcel process.

Horween Leather Company Chromexcel process.

Horween Leather Company Chromexcel process.

Horween Leather Company Chromexcel process.

Horween Leather Company Chromexcel process.

Horween Leather Company Chromexcel process.

It's important to us to use the best components when assembling our straps for many reasons. The main one being we want to offer a great product that will last a long time. We want our straps to be so well-loved, that eventually you'll want to pass them down, continuing human creativity, and help us reduce waste. Good for you, good for the future, good for our planet. 


You can shop our leather guitar straps at originalfuzz.com/leather

Original Fuzz classic leather guitar strap in brown with Fender guitar.


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