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Guitar World article features Levy’s Right Height Guitar Strap

*Repost from GuitarWorld. View the original article HERE

Innovative design features patent-pending RipChord technology for quick and easy height adjustments – even while you’re wearing the strap

When we talk about guitar straps, we tend to focus primarily on how they look, or perhaps how they feel against our bodies. And while these are important features, one aspect that tends to get overlooked is the ease with which the strap can be adjusted to a desired length. And sometimes, it’s worth noting, this desired length can change depending on the setting or usage.

To be sure, this is something that ace guitar player and instructor R.J. Ronquillo has observed. “I’ve been playing guitar for over 35 years now,” he says in the above demo video, “and one thing I’ve come to realize is that where my guitar is in relationship to my body and my body parts really makes a difference in my playing. As I’ve gotten older, the ergonomics and my playing position has started to matter.” 

That being said, R.J. continues, “I don’t wear my guitar strap the same length for every scenario or with every guitar. It varies depending on the situation and a couple factors.”

Those factors include whether, for example, he’s standing onstage with his guitar slung low, or sitting down in a studio or rehearsal room with the instrument closer to his body. 

But now, thanks to Levy’s, you don’t have to struggle to resize your guitar strap to fit the scenario at hand. The company has a new and ingenious line of guitar straps called Right Height, which feature patent pending RipChord Technology for quick and easy height adjustments –  even while you’re wearing the strap. 

To perform adjustments with the Right Height strap, all you have to do is just reach behind your back to locate the handle, and then pull down to loosen or up to tighten. 

“It’s super-easy to adjust,” R.J. confirms. “You can pull the rip cord in either direction to adjust the length quickly and easily without having to take off your guitar.”

Which is great for players like R.J., who, like many of us, prefers to sit down with his guitar at sessions or rehearsals, but still likes to have a strap pulled tight so that his guitar feels secure while sitting on his leg. 

“But then there are situations where I like to stand up, whether it’s to stretch my legs or get into a whole vibe of wearing the guitar lower and rocking out,” he says. “With the Right Height strap it’s super-easy. Just pull on the rip cord and you instantly have a longer strap.”

Other scenarios where the Right Height strap comes in handy? How about for gigging musicians that run a wireless onstage, but only have one pack attached to their strap? “If you have to switch guitars during the set and the other guitar is a different body shape, you can quickly make adjustments accordingly and with the guitar on your body,” R.J says.

In addition to being super functional, the Right Height strap looks great to boot, sporting a hand-crafted, intricately woven, ‘60s-style hootenanny blue, black, yellow and gold motif. The strap measures two inches in width, and is adjustable in length from 43 inches to 57 inches. Additionally, it’s constructed of an incredibly strong, lightweight jacquard fabric with polypropylene backing for durability, and boasts stitching on both genuine leather ends to prevent pin hole stretching for long-lasting guitar or bass security. 

There are over a dozen Right Height designs to choose from to match your style and personality, including leather, cotton, polyester, neoprene options and eye-catching, popular prints and patterns. There is even an ergonomic design with a split strap style to greatly reduce fatigue during those long playing sessions. 

Pick one up now and get your guitar hanging at the “right height,” every time.

And to learn more and shop local dealers, head to Levysleathers.com.

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Levy’s Newest Products Offer Something for Every Guitarist

Tampa, FL – Levy’s prides itself in providing best-in-class solutions for any guitarist, branching beyond the traditional guitar strap.


Levy’s newest 3.25”- wide garment leather guitar straps from the M26GP series, provide extra comfort during gigs. We know most gigs run longer than an hour, and no matter how heavy (or light) your guitar is, its weight tests your stamina the longer you strum away. These comfortably padded straps feature garment leather on both the front and back to keep you relaxed and focused on what matters most – your performance.

“We are excited to bring another addition to our popular M26 series with the M26GP,” said Gator Product Management Director Rob McCoy. “As our team knows, every guitar needs a strap, and our M26GP brings comfort to your guitar with its high-quality padding to ensure you can handle those long gigs and eliminate fatigue you might have experienced in the past.”

Available in all black, dark brown, or dark brown and cream, these straps are handcrafted in Nova Scotia, Canada, using genuine leather. They adjust in length between 37”/940mm – 51”/1295mm with ladder style feed-thru adjustment; and offer pinhole stitching on leather ends prevents stretching.

Next up is a printed strap line featuring eight incredibly unique and hip motifs. The printed 2” polyester strap series starts with two infamous staples at the breakfast table, the chicken & waffle and glazed donuts motifs. These two are also joined by well-known cyber cat, colorful flamingo, and retro 90’s paper cup pattern. Also included in this series are some traditional favorites; Japanese dragon, Japanese tiger and American Rosie the Riveter Motifs.

Adding to its popular Right Height line, Levy’s released its Right Height™ 3.5”-wide garment leather padded bass guitar strap in black. The Right Height features patent-pending RipChord technology for tightening and loosening the strap without the fuss of having to remove your guitar. To perform quick and easy height adjustments, reach behind your back to locate the handle and simply pull down to tighten or pull up to loosen.

The extra strap width and internal foam padding provides superior comfort, and a stylish garment leather top will surely catch attention, along with suede backing to keep your axe from slipping.

More from Levy’s Right Height line includes the Right Height™ lightning bolt motif strap; Black & white checkered motif strap; blue, black, yellow & gold hootenanny strap; white, black & gold hootenanny strap; and blue, white & black floral hootenanny strap.

All Right Height straps are adjustable in length from 43” to 57” and are constructed of incredibly strong, lightweight one-ply polyester. Stitching on both leather ends prevents pinhole stretching to provide long-lasting security for your electric or acoustic guitar or bass.

Levy’s takes it beyond the straps with something any guitarist would want to “ring” in the new year with. The company introduced its 4-Pack of stretchy rubber guitar strap locks for two (2) guitars in black and orange. The Ring Blocks by Levy’s provide a safe alternative to those bulky metal strap locks. Simply attach your strap of choice to the strap pins and install the Ring Blocks over each pin. The rubber locks will keep your guitar safely secured to the strap and ensure you still have a future career in gigging.

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Levy’s Teams with Guitars 4 Vets on Veterans Day 🇺🇸

Tampa, FL – They say laughter is the best medicine. But for many veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), musical instruments are truly the best medicine. With this in mind, and in honor of Veterans Day, Levy’s®, an iconic music brand known for high-quality guitar straps, partnered with Guitars 4 Vets to honor the faithful service of military men and women with two signature “G4V” straps. 

Guitars 4 Vets, founded in 2006, and which calls many musicians including Tommy Emmanuel among its ambassadors, is dedicated to providing free guitars, lessons and accessories to veterans struggling with PTSD, physical injuries and other emotional distress as a means of therapeutic healing. 

According to several sources, including research published by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, music therapy has shown positive results in veterans suffering from PTSD. Guitars 4 Vets was specifically founded on the belief that music therapy can help veterans, as co-founder Patrick Nettesheim witnessed from many veterans firsthand, and is evidenced in its slogan, “The Healing Power of Music in the Hands of Heroes.”

“We’re thrilled to partner with Levy’s again this year to continue to support veterans and bring the healing power of music to our nation’s heroes,” said Patrick Nettesheim, Co-Founder, Guitars 4 Vets.

Crafted in Nova Scotia, Canada, the G4V signature straps (MPG4V-007, MPG4V-005 – pictured) are constructed of strong, lightweight polyester and feature a custom dye-sublimation printed “G4V” logo design with black backing. Stylish, arrow-shaped, genuine chrome tan leather on both ends contain pin hole stitching to prevent stretching and feature debossed G4V” and Levy’s logos. The strap measures 2” wide and will adjust to a maximum of 65” in length by virtue of its tri-glide sliding adjustment 

“Levy’s is proud to partner with Guitars for Vets,” stated Crystal Morris, Founder and CEO of Gator Co., parent company of Levy’s. “Their mission of bringing the healing power of music to our nation’s heroes aligns with our values and the importance of supporting our communities.”

The G4V straps will be available online here:
Gator Shop
Levy’sLeathers.com
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