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flailingfingers
11-10-2015, 04:09 AM
This came up in another thread that was initially about case size so I thought I'd add this here to simplify the search for a great strap button. I have these on both my high-end ukes. Really beautiful.
http://iluak.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=78

edited thank to hollisdwyer.......see below...

chillywilly
11-10-2015, 04:15 AM
Unable to see pictures or a link...

UkerDanno
11-10-2015, 04:23 AM
yeah, those are awesome, but I like these ones...

hollisdwyer
11-10-2015, 05:06 AM
April Fools Day?????

All seriousness aside, I think this was te site being referred to: http://iluak.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=78

bunnyf
11-10-2015, 06:12 AM
I put Iluak on my Favilla. They are very nice and they will work with you to select the color and amount of grain you want. They also give you a little tapping tool that makes install a snap.

flailingfingers
11-10-2015, 08:47 AM
April Fools Day?????

All seriousness aside, I think this was te site being referred to: http://iluak.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=78


Oops- screwed up. Moving too fast. Yep these are ones I'm referring to. Thanks.

macfish
11-10-2015, 08:52 AM
Yep, love these too. Easy to install and look (to me) so much nicer than the various metal ones.

johnson430
11-10-2015, 10:11 AM
I might have to upgrade. The metal are just so-so in appearance to be honest.

Katz-in-Boots
11-10-2015, 01:05 PM
The metal are just so-so in appearance to be honest.

I agree. When you've got a nice instrument, the metal buttons can look really cheap. I use the Iluak ebony buttons, and they are easy to install. I do have a problem on my main uke, the strap sometimes slips off the button, but didn't happen on others.

hollisdwyer
11-10-2015, 01:32 PM
People looking to add a high quality strap button should also look at Bob Colosi's site: http://www.guitarsaddles.com/products.asp .

I have used Bob's products on various instruments over the years and all have been of a high quality. Most of my current Ukes have his strap buttons which hold my leather straps very securely.

UkerDanno
11-10-2015, 02:10 PM
yeah, those are awesome, but I like these ones, really...IMHO.
http://www.stewmac.com/Hardware_and_Parts/Strap_Buttons/StewMac_Guitar_Strap_Button.html
85170
this is the snakewood...they have matching bridge pins, if you need such a thing...:shaka:

hollisdwyer
11-10-2015, 02:22 PM
yeah, those are awesome, but I like these ones, really...IMHO.
http://www.stewmac.com/Hardware_and_Parts/Strap_Buttons/StewMac_Guitar_Strap_Button.html
85170
this is the snakewood...they have matching bridge pins, if you need such a thing...:shaka:

Great price on those. Did you darken the screwhead somehow? The bright screw in the middle of such nice material would be the rabbit killer for me.

flailingfingers
11-10-2015, 03:07 PM
Great price on those. Did you darken the screwhead somehow? The bright screw in the middle of such nice material would be the rabbit killer for me.
Same here. The Iluac buttons have various options for the end. I've chosen abalone shell. They don't need a screw that shows since the whole button screws in and does so very firmly and securely.

bazmaz
11-11-2015, 12:29 AM
Nice I guess - I always just go with standard metal ones - cheap and do the trick - plus pretty much impossible to see when playing the thing..

bman40
11-11-2015, 02:32 PM
I am lucky enough to have my own lathe and turn my own. All our ukes have either ebony or cocobolo buttons. I have also made a few sets for friends in my workplace uke circle.

Super easy to make, and I don't mind the screw showing. I DO admire the style of the 'blind button' with no hole, but all my guitars have screw in buttons, as do custom ukes like May Moe - so exposed screws are (to me) no biggie - I'm in pretty good company...