Guitar Geek Type Posting:

A number of years ago I met Greg Bennett of Franklin Straps while coming out of a Sam Ash music store. I had just purchased one of his cotton cinch straps for my acoustic. We exchanged pleasantries and he told me how the strap was made of the same material they use to hold saddles on horses. I really loved the strap so I bought 2 more for my other acoustic guitars.

A few months back, I found an inexpensive strap also made by Franklin and thought it was pretty cool so I bought a few of them. They all broke in the same spot. I thought this was really strange so I wrote them and company president Greg Bennett called me the next day on the phone to discuss it. He called me. He felt really bad when he saw the ding my guitar suffered in the fall and sent us a couple of replacement straps. Straps that were much nicer than the ones I broke. I boxed up the broken ones and sent them back to the company.

Yesterday I got a phone call from him telling me that they have changed the way they make those straps so they won't break and would I like more replacements.

I don't know how many companies make guitar straps and the number doesn't even matter to me because as far as I'm concerned there is only one; Franklin Strap.

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