One of our custom-order strap projects is our hand-tooled “Bakersfield” model, fashioned as a tribute to
iconic Country Artist Merle Haggard.
Our first Bakersfield strap was a initially requested in 2004 by a customer from Norway, who is a member of a Country Music band called “Bakersfield” (you can see a video of the band and our first Bakersfield strap here). Since then, we have crafted a number of straps with either hand-painted or engraved sterling-plated lettering.
Our Bakersfield strap features hand-tooling along the strap length, a hand-painted tooled background panel, and hand-laced buckstitch edging. Adjustment can be provided either with a rear buckle or, like Merle’s, an extended “tail” section with several strap-buttonholes (we refer to our Bakersfield strap as a “tribute” model, not necessarily a dead-on exact replica)
El Dorado’s Bakersfield strap is a great way to add classic Western craftsmanship to your favorite guitar, and to celebrate a giant in American music who was a prime mover in creating the “Bakersfield Sound”.
(as this is a custom-order strap model, please contact us directly for more information on prices and options)