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maki66
02-11-2018, 05:53 PM
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MaiselDesigns?ref=l2-shopheader-name

I was in the market for a conventional, but well made and good looking straps as a gift for my wife and found Sarah's store on Etsy.
I ordered one. I'll post a review when it gets here.
Kind of exited Sarah is one of my favorites!


This is the one I bought:
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Mattyukaholic
02-11-2018, 11:25 PM
They’re absolutely beautiful. Sarah gave me one on their tour and it’s my absolute favourite.

bsfloyd
02-12-2018, 03:05 AM
Looks lovely!

maki66
02-12-2018, 02:13 PM
Bought an other one, couldn't resist.

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crisson
02-13-2018, 01:08 AM
I've got one on my baritone and have been very happy with it...very well made and beautiful. I am sure your wife will like it.

bsfloyd
02-13-2018, 01:45 AM
Another fantastic looking strap! I need to get one (or two) of these. Thanks for sharing.

kvehe
02-13-2018, 01:48 AM
I have several; they are my favorite straps and receive rave reviews wherever they go.

JooKulele
02-17-2018, 08:48 AM
I got one of her original straps from her and Craig's Kickstarter campaign a few years back. Ii's my main strap and I love it :)

maki66
02-17-2018, 11:38 AM
We received our two straps and have had a chance to use them now for a little while.
So, briefly, here is the good and the bad;
The strap is extremely well crafted, the workmanship flawless.
Materials are first rate and the photos don't really do the fabric patterns justice.
It is an ukulele strap that is sized perfectly for the instruments. They work for me at 6'1" and for my wife at 5'4".

Now for the bad. ...................................Nothing!
These are the perfect ukulele straps, AND they are knockout gorgeous.
As you would expect, Sarah has been great to deal with, she ships quickly, and we even got little extras and a personal note on the invoice.
While my review is a rave, I have never met Sarah and I no have a financial interest in her work.

Edited to add; There is a downside to these straps, your going to want one for every ukulele you have!

OhioBelle
02-17-2018, 11:55 AM
Just ordered my second one! Bought the first in conjunction with an Oahu case from HMS. I agree with everyone's reviews that it really is the perfect strap for ukes with a strap button/end pin. This new one will be for my Kala Elite. Since the headstock overlay is a light wood, I opted for the tan colored ties. Nice of Sarah to offer that choice.

bsfloyd
02-17-2018, 11:57 AM
^^ Great review!! I need to get one of these. I am looking to get my first soprano and I believe I will need a strap for the smaller size instrument as I play picking style and like my hands as free as possible.

andy2353
02-19-2018, 02:49 PM
I just received this and am very happy with it. I also had to install strap buttons

Andy

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OhioBelle
02-19-2018, 04:33 PM
Nice! I like the colors of that one. May have to buy it for my Fishy ULO

librainian
02-19-2018, 08:12 PM
I bought two. Couldn't resist the blue jacquard and the red/gold floral designs.

frolicks
02-20-2018, 11:21 AM
The blue jacquard is the one that I ordered, too.

Thanks for the hint, maki66!

maki66
02-20-2018, 12:44 PM
The blue jacquard is the one that I ordered, too.

Thanks for the hint, maki66!

You're very welcome.
Sarah makes an awesome strap, I want them on all my ukuleles.

andy2353
03-08-2018, 06:53 AM
I am very happy with my Sarah Maisel strap. I was using a strap button but have switched to a headstock tie and I like how the neck is held up to a comfortable height. Does anyone have any tips/photos of how they attach the leather string to the strap? I passed the string through the strap button hole and it just seems like it could tear through eventually.

Thanks
Andy

OhioBelle
03-08-2018, 11:02 AM
Hi Andy, I've got mine tied with a knot between the leather end and the headstock. Doesn't seem like it will tear through to me. Hope this pic helps

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tstarky
03-08-2018, 01:17 PM
Oh, just awesome, something else I need to obsess about for my ukes. :drool: I love the peacock one.

andy2353
03-08-2018, 02:40 PM
Hi Andy, I've got mine tied with a knot between the leather end and the headstock. Doesn't seem like it will tear through to me. Hope this pic helps

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Thanks OhioBelle, that's pretty much what I've got, so I'll stick with it.

Andy

maki66
03-08-2018, 02:46 PM
Thanks OhioBelle, that's pretty much what I've got, so I'll stick with it.

Andy

I use a larkes head knot/loop through the leather tab and a Becket bend/sheet bend to tie it off.
https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Knots/Hitch_knots/Lark%27s_head
http://www.101knots.com/sheet-bend.html

I haven't tried these but I have considered them;
https://www.etsy.com/listing/235456575/acoustic-guitar-strap-leather-adapter?gpla=1&gao=1&utm_campaign=shopping_us_RevGuitarStraps_sfc_osa&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&utm_custom1=0&utm_content=9131713&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI4dTnlo_e2QIVGLXACh3TxQ-NEAQYASABEgL4JPD_BwE

maki66
03-27-2018, 11:07 AM
Got a couple more!
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Jerryc41
03-28-2018, 01:59 AM
Just ordered my second one! Bought the first in conjunction with an Oahu case from HMS. I agree with everyone's reviews that it really is the perfect strap for ukes with a strap button/end pin. This new one will be for my Kala Elite. Since the headstock overlay is a light wood, I opted for the tan colored ties. Nice of Sarah to offer that choice.

I'm probably overly fussy, but I prefer to use a strap button on the base of the neck. Having something tied near the headstock seems like a good way to put wear marks on the neck.

Jerryc41
03-28-2018, 02:02 AM
I use a larkes head knot/loop through the leather tab and a Becket bend/sheet bend to tie it off.
https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Knots/Hitch_knots/Lark%27s_head
http://www.101knots.com/sheet-bend.html

I haven't tried these but I have considered them;
https://www.etsy.com/listing/235456575/acoustic-guitar-strap-leather-adapter?gpla=1&gao=1&utm_campaign=shopping_us_RevGuitarStraps_sfc_osa&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&utm_custom1=0&utm_content=9131713&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI4dTnlo_e2QIVGLXACh3TxQ-NEAQYASABEgL4JPD_BwE

Alibaba has 2.5" leather guitar straps for $2.42, with free shipping. Man, they sure have some cheap stuff! I think a strap from Sarah's will be my next one. I'll have her autograph it the next time I see her at an event. :)

OhioBelle
03-28-2018, 03:23 PM
I'm probably overly fussy, but I prefer to use a strap button on the base of the neck. Having something tied near the headstock seems like a good way to put wear marks on the neck.

I totally hear ya about being fussy, Jerryc! One of the great things about Sarah is the included strap is such a soft suede. Velvety soft, buttery soft, sofffffffffft.

I'm not worried about it marking the neck. I'd be more worried about botching the drill job, LOL!

SA Condor
03-29-2018, 09:33 AM
You people around here . . . you really are bad for the wallet :cool:

captain-janeway
03-29-2018, 12:09 PM
Hi Andy, I've got mine tied with a knot between the leather end and the headstock. Doesn't seem like it will tear through to me. Hope this pic helps

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Thanks. I'd rather have mine tied at headstock and not neck. Thanks for showing the other option.

Jerryc41
04-01-2018, 02:48 AM
You people around here . . . you really are bad for the wallet :cool:

Every forum I join is bad for the wallet! :)

Jerryc41
04-01-2018, 02:51 AM
One of the great things about Sarah is the included strap is such a soft suede. Velvety soft, buttery soft, sofffffffffft.

I'm not worried about it marking the neck. I'd be more worried about botching the drill job, LOL!

Sarah will be at the Allegheny Ukulele Soiree in two weeks, so I'll buy a strap and see if I can get her to autograph it. My problem is that there are too many choices. :)

maki66
04-01-2018, 10:43 AM
As for attachment points. I like a button on the heal, but if the neck is too heavy I'll attach the strap by tying it above the nut.
I've also bought one of these for my baritone, it works great.-
https://www.etsy.com/listing/2354565...SABEgL4JPD_BwE

And one of these for my concert Fluke.-
https://www.amazon.com/Neotech-Acoustic-Banjo-Adaptor-attachment/dp/B000G3MV1W
This one is slim, light, there are no tying/knots, and no metal to scratch your instrument with its leather button.

Jerryc41
04-02-2018, 06:48 AM
I just ordered the green hibiscus.

Joyful Uke
04-02-2018, 10:35 AM
I have 2 of these straps, and really love them. Beautifully made, and comfortable.

SA Condor
04-06-2018, 09:02 AM
So . . . this just happened

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maki66
04-06-2018, 12:30 PM
Very nice!

Cat M
05-30-2019, 05:11 PM
Uh oh, gonna need a different one for every outfit.

maki66
05-30-2019, 06:35 PM
I got more ukuleles than outfits, its a problem!

Jerryc41
05-31-2019, 12:58 AM
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MaiselDesigns?ref=l2-shopheader-name

I was in the market for a conventional, but well made and good looking straps as a gift for my wife and found Sarah's store on Etsy.
I ordered one. I'll post a review when it gets here.
Kind of exited Sarah is one of my favorites!


This is the one I bought:
106614

Yes, very nice straps. Early in her career, she sewed for a living. I forget the details, but it was something big. Then she developed problems with her wrists and hands - could barely move them. Obviously, she got over that, although she still has problems occasionally.

I got one of the green straps.

D18picker
06-01-2019, 11:03 AM
Got this one red floral strap for the Tiny Teny mahoganyI just bought. Also bought a couple of strap butttons in ebony from Stew Mac...