This post teaches you how to install a guitar strap button onto your guitar or ukulele. Installing a guitar strap button will take about five to ten minutes, depending on your skill set. The total cost of the project was $2.76. The strap buttons that I used on my ukulele for this project were D’Andrea guitar strap buttons. I purchased them from musiciansfriend.com for $2.76. At the time of purchase there was no additional cost for shipping and also no sales tax in New York. Next, before you proceed please read through all of the steps below before attempting to install a guitar strap button. 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, You’re going to need a screwdriver to install a strap button on your guitar or ukulele. Good luck on the project and I hope this blog post helps you!
Project Objective: To install a guitar strap button onto a guitar or ukulele
Estimated time to complete task: 5-10 minutes depending on your skill set.
Total cost of project: $2.76
Itemized cost breakdown:
D’Andrea Guitar Strap Button Pair $2.76
Tools needed to install a guitar strap button
How to install a guitar strap button
Step 1- Locate a place on your instrument where you’d like to place a guitar strap button. See picture 1 below for an example. The blue line points to where I wanted to place the strap button on my ukulele.
Step 2- Open the guitar strap button package and take out one of the strap button screws.
Step 3- Place the strap button screw onto the instrument where you want the guitar strap button located and using a screwdriver slowly turn only the screw into the instrument. Do not place the actual strap button onto the instrument at this time. Now your instrument should look similar to picture 2 below.
Step 4- Next, after you have screwed the screw into the instrument where you want the guitar strap button to go, next remove the screw entirely from the instrument. The instrument should now contain a tiny hole in it similar that looks similar to picture 3 below.
Step 5. Next place the screw into the strap button. Put the screw and the strap button into your pre drilled hole and slowly turn the screw with your fingers if possible. Finish turning the screw with your screwdriver to completely install the guitar strap button. When this task is finished and the guitar strap button is secured into your instrument, you can now place your strap onto your instrument. Picture 4 below shows a D’Andrea Guitar Strap Button in black installed in one of my ukuleles with a strap attached upon completion.
Hope this post and the post on how to install a guitar strap adapter found here have helped you play more comfortably.