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Welcome to the official Bear Straps website, home of the highest quality, bespoke, hand-made leather guitar, mandolin and banjo straps.


Rupert Breeden has been hand-crafting his boutique, made-to-measure leather straps for those with a taste for the finer things in life since the 1970's.  


Each and every Bear Strap is hand-made with integrity using 3.5mm leather and corrosion free brass or nickel plated buckles and hardware for quality, reliability and style.


Over the years, Bear Straps has provided straps worn by such luminaries as Pink Floyd, Guns n`Roses, The Darkness, Oasis, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Courtney Love, The David Gray Band, Steve Gibbons, Right Said Fred (back in the day), Bob Dylan and Joe Walsh. 


It is the Bear's intention to continue making straps for discerning individuals and stores (through his reputation and the internet) for as long as quality straps remain in fashion, and as long as folks are prepared to invest in that affordable quality.

Rupert Breeden
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