When we review the musical instruments market, we find an endless number of devices and accessories that make our experience when using, learning, or playing our instrument easier, more effective, comfortable, or even more fun. And the ukulele is not the exception! If we search for ukulele accessories we can find a great variety of stuff that goes from strings, tuners, capos, cloths, stickers… And yes, the main character of this article: STRAPS!
Some people can use these straps for greater comfort when holding the ukulele, helping them with the posture, and some others use them just to get a more personalized look according to their taste since you can find a great number of models with different colors and styles to choose from.
Straps for the ukulele: What to take into consideration?
Its basic function is to hold the instrument in a comfortable way so that you can play it in a freer and more adequate way., especially when you’re trying to play harder chords, solos, or even fingerstyle arrangements. In this case, the strap acts as a second arm for you to hold the instrument so it doesn’t fall down while you’re trying to play those higher notes.
Besides the actual function of the ukulele strap, it can also allow you to have a different look thanks to the diversity the ukulele market is now offering to the ukulele lovers: Different themes such as colors, different characters, fabrics, leather… Ask for your style and I’m pretty sure you’ll find something that’ll fit your needs in the #1 online Ukulele Shop.
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Another thing to take into consideration is: Are you a beginner ukulele player? if you are, you might as well need a strap to help you get used to the instrument. By using it you can start learning to play with the proper posture instead of starting your ukulele journey with some bad habits, such as a wrong posture that can end up hurting your hands and back. Be careful!
Are you ready to pick your own ukulele strap?
If you are looking for a strap for your instrument, we recommend you to take a close look at this collection where you can find a lot of ukulele straps models depending on your needs. For now, let’s look at these:
Kala STP-HGRY Heather gray polyester ukulele strap:
Handmade in Brazil, this light-beige, Heather Brown strap has variations of darker brown and black running through the fabric. It is very neutral in color, but the heather gives it visual interest.
The strap is attached by looping under the headstock, under the strings, then buttoning closed, while the other end attaches to the strap button on the bottom. It measures at 1.6” in width and is adjustable from 31” to 55” (80 cm to 140cm). It fits all: Soprano, Concert, Tenor, and Baritone ukulele, plus U•BASS®.
Flight S35 Wow Polyester Strap for ukulele
If you want something a little cooler and refreshing, this is definitely the strap for you, just look at the name.
There was no other name for this design. This is for the whacky and surreal. This is the strap for those who want to play ukulele whilst surfing or any activity which leaves others scratching their heads but a little envious.
The strap adjusts in length and features high-quality leather strap ends and a leather tie-back. Flight wants you to be able to focus on being the best musician you can be, and a strap can help you with that process. Ukulele straps look great, offer peace of mind, provide comfort, and liberate your chording hand to be able to move up and down the neck without worrying about how to hold and support your ukulele.
If you want to wear a strap in the best style of the great rock and roll legends, The Jimi Hendrix Strap Collection is the one you want, it embodies the visionary spirit and style of the guitar master through the vibrant and expressive work. It’s priced at a great $29.14 and you’ll have it in your hands.
In October 1968, Jimi Hendrix recorded part of a planned double album-First Rays of the New Sun-at TTG Studios in Hollywood, California, a favorite among rock musicians because of its high decibel sound limit. He would never finish the record, but in later years music from those sessions has been featured in a series of compilations, including Rainbow Bridge, providing a new experience to Jimi Hendrix fans around the world.
The Jimi Hendrix Strap Collection embodies the master guitar player’s visionary spirit and style through the vibrant and expressive work of rock ’n’ roll’s finest artists.
- 2″ Wide Guitar & Ukulele Strap
- Featuring materials, patterns, and stitching faithful to the original Worn by Jimi Hendrix
- All straps feature high-quality fabrics and workmanship
- All straps are approved by Authentic Hendrix, LLC
- Genuine Leather ends
- Length: Min 35″ / Max 63″
Dunlop Jacquard Paisley Red Strap
You can also take advantage of adorning your instrument for $31.99 with the Dunlop Jacquard, this line of straps is made of a comfortable, high-quality Jacquard weave with colorful designs by their own artists. Made from comfortable, high-quality Jacquard-woven fabric featuring vibrant, colorful patterns, the Jacquard Strap line is designed by Dunlop’s in-house artists. This 2″ wide strap extends to 61 inches, making it great for bass. Each Jacquard Strap is pull-tested to 200 pounds and has genuine leather ends designed for use with or without the Straplok Retainer System.
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- Available in 11 different designs.
- Each of the Jacquard straps has the capacity to hold up to 200 pounds.
- It has genuine leather ends designed for use with or without the Straplok retention system.
- This 2″ wide strap extends up to 61 inches, making it ideal for bass players.
As you can see, the ukulele market keeps growing and growing and every day we can have more and more options to satisfy our needs as ukulele players. Remember that you can find these and so much more ukulele strap models at the #1 online ukulele shop, as well as other ukulele accessories, new ukulele models, pick-ups and so much more options!