Strap button vs. headstock tie


#1

My Martin didn’t come with a strap button other than one for the bottom. I just tried to use a headstock tie and hate it! The guitar sits in a funny position and I noticed that my high strings would go sharp.

This isn’t an issue with acoustics with a strap button on the heel, so I decided that since I already drilled the bottom of my guitar, why not add another hole. :slight_smile: Man, I’m really glad that I did! It sits perfectly now and I feel like I got a new guitar.


#2

Way cool, (and add some characters to satisfy the minimum)


#3

Yeah, that minimum characters to post is driving me nuts!


#4

The minimum chars is from the forum software. Its supposed to make you stop posting one smiley posts or posts with just one word - i.e. it’s meant to stimulate discourse (the name of the software). The alternative they propose for simple replies is to just use the heart/like feature.

Back to the topic on hand, yeah my older acoustic was the same no strap button on the neck side. But the Taylor does have one - I rarely play standing up though.

But… you drilled into your Martin? Now you are going to have to keep it :slight_smile:


#5

I mod just about every one of my guitars. And yes, I’ve been hit hard on sales value. They’re tools and I love the mods. The alternative for the Martin is to play live with a mic (not gonna happen) and risk it going out of tune as I move around and play.