Install a guitar strap adapter onto your acoustic guitar, banjo, or ukulele in 5 easy steps. Installing a guitar strap adapter will take about five to ten minutes, depending on your skill set. The total cost of the project was $3.39. The acoustic guitar strap adapter that I used on my ukulele for this project was a NeoTech Acoustic Guitar and Banjo Adapter Loop. I purchased the adapter at musiciansfriend.com for $3.39. At the time of purchase there was no additional cost for shipping and also no sales tax in New York. Before you proceed and install the strap adapter please read through all of the steps below before attempting to install the adapter. This advice is for your own benefit so you know ahead of time whether or not this project is something that you can accomplish on your own or if you should instead have a professional guitar technician complete this task for you. Lastly, there are no additional tools that you need for this task. Good luck on the project and I hope this blog post helps you!
Project Objective: To install a guitar strap adapter loop onto a banjo, acoustic guitar or ukulele
Estimated time to complete task: 5-10 minutes depending on your skill set.
Total cost of project: $3.39
Itemized cost breakdown:
Neotech Acoustic Guitar and Banjo Adapter Loop $3.39
Tools needed to install a guitar strap adapter
How to install a guitar strap adapter
Step 1- Thread the acoustic guitar strap adapter loop under your instruments strings just below the tuning pegs on the headstock. Picture 1 below shows task completed on my ukulele. Your instrument should look similar to picture 1 below.
Step 2- Next thread the leather tab through the loop end of the adapter. Picture 2 below shows step 2 completed. Your instrument should looks similar to picture 2 when completed.
Step 3- Next tighten the knot. Picture 3 below shows you what your instrument headstock will look like after you complete step 3. See below.
Step 4- Next thread the leather tab into the strap button hole located at the end of your instrument strap. Picture 4 shows you what the back of your instrument strap will look like after you’ve completed this task. Picture 5 shows you the opposite side. What the front of your instrument strap will look like after you’ve connected the strap adapter loop to your instrument strap.
Step 5- Retighten the knot at the headstock just to be sure that the strap adapter is secured onto your instrument. Picture 6 below shows you what the completed task looks like. Your instrument should now look similar to picture 6 below.
Lastly, now that you’ve installed the strap adapter to your instrument do you need a strap button to connect the other end of the strap? If so, you can find the instructions on how to install a strap button by clicking here.