About Us

Made in Nashville

It's not just what you do, but how you do it.

We believe that it's not what you do, but how you do it. We're for people like us who make things. We want to help our people do their best creative work and feel inspired by the products we create. Our guitar, camera, and, now carry-all straps, are just the beginning.

We source beautiful fabrics from all over the world, including sustainable, ethical, and often-times fair-trade, textiles from international artisan co-ops. Our straps represent handwoven and hand-dyed wool from Peru, hand-stamped cotton from India, dyed fabrics from Thailand and Africa, as well as repurposed vintage fabrics we have found along the way. We've grown our collections to include fabric sourced from some of our favorite cities, including our hometown of Nashville. We use quality hardware and the best leather to create a lasting product that's not only cool and beautiful, but responsible. Everything is made in our shop in Nashville. We'd love to hear from you or have you stop by next time you're in town.

We've been featured everywhere from the Late Show with David Letterman to Pitchfork Magazine, and some artists who use our gear include Ty Segall, Kurt Vile, Built to Spill, Angel Olsen, Ultimate Painting, My Morning Jacket, Dr. Dog, Ron Gallo, Fleet Foxes, Twin Peaks, Real Estate, Robyn Hitchcock & many more.

We also publish a monthly magazine and podcast where we share and engage with people and content we find inspiring.

How We Got Started

Original Fuzz began when Lee McAlilly and Zach Lever met in college and started playing in bands together. They had an idea for a bag they could use to carry around their guitar pedals. In college Zach would always carry his pedals around in a gym bag with a pharmaceutical ad on it. His old pharma-bag was the perfect size for stashing cables and pedals, but everything on the inside was a mess So, the two friends set out to fix that. Lee left his apartment in Brooklyn and drove down I-95 to Zach's hometown of Jacksonville, FL to get to work. That initial journey began an unending odyssey of finding textiles from around the world and incorporating them into products that fit elegantly into a creative, digital lifestyle.

Some of the guitar straps designed and made by Original Fuzz