My family is insanely musical. My wife is a prolific songwriter/singer and my two sons play in bands here in Charlotte. We have been making guitar straps for years and now making them available to you. What I have discovered is the wildly thick 3-4 inch typical guitar strap takes up to much real estate on my shoulder and back. The intent of our No. 315 is to give you the same feel of a thicker shoulder strap with the shoulder pad and giving you the option to remove the pad if it gets in the way. There are also no buckles or loose leather to get in the way to mark your instrument. This is adjustable to any size guitarist and can be used on any guitar system. The leather is 10 oz. thick, Chicago screws, optional monogramming, handmade in the USA and guaranteed for life.