Introduction: How to Attach a Fast, Cheap Guitar Strap

I had a problem when I noticed my guitar only had one button for a strap, so I couldn't put one on. Luckily, I found a cheap way.

Step 1: Materials

The materials you will need are:

I) A guitar

2) A guitar hero strap

3) Some yarn (7 in. or more will be good)

Step 2: Attach It

You attach it to the bottom of the guitar as you would with any other normal strap (put it on the button). But on the top you attach yarn through the hole of your strap, behind the nut (don't put the yarn over the strings, duh), and tie it. Try not to get the knot at which you tied it under the strings.

Hint: You might want to tie the yarn around a couple of times, or tie some more yarn around.

Step 3: All Finished

Now you're done and ready to jam!


samade made it! (author)2014-02-11

very helpful. thanks

fordf150man made it! (author)2012-03-07

you can also use combat paracord it would look awesome

erinmyhead made it! (author)2009-06-20

That's how I used to attach my guitar strap, except I used a shoelace wrapped around a couple times and tied with lots of knots.

JKibs95 made it! (author)2009-05-24

I did this when I first got my guitar, except I used an actual guitar strap. When I did mine the yarn kept breaking, so I got like six pieces of yarn and braided them together. Still on after like 3 years

Charleyy made it! (author)2009-01-31

'Pretty good idea. I have the same problem...very handy, thanks :) Although I may have the problem of acquiring the strap from my little brother lol.'

downhilldman made it! (author)downhilldman2009-01-31

yeah, haha. i don't play guitar hero any more, and nobody else in my house plays it any more so i could do wat ever i wanted with the strap

Charleyy made it! (author)Charleyy2009-01-31

Lucky! lol.

mkkrushmt made it! (author)mkkrushmt2009-03-01

any guitar strap will do... just get a nylon one from your local music store they're not that expensive....

GorillazMiko made it! (author)2008-10-18

Is the keyboard in the back a Yamaha PSR-273?

downhilldman made it! (author)downhilldman2008-10-20

I don't know, but it is a yamaha. How did you know?

GorillazMiko made it! (author)GorillazMiko2008-10-20

Check the RIGHT blue speaker, right under the right side of it, it should say PSR-273. If it is, then it's because I have that same one, and I have that same... note book stand.. or whatever.

GorillazMiko made it! (author)GorillazMiko2008-10-20

Nevermind, its not the same one.

downhilldman made it! (author)downhilldman2008-10-22

yeah, it's a YPT-300. I checked.

CameronSS made it! (author)2008-10-11

I think I'd tend to use something a bit heftier than yarn to hold up my guitar...polyester twine, perhaps, or braided monofilament, or Kevlar (awesomeness!), or just a piece of leather thong. Other than that, nice Instructable!

downhilldman made it! (author)downhilldman2008-10-12

I changed the 2nd step with a hint to tie it around a couple of times. Does that work?

erik.teichmann made it! (author)2008-10-12

I agree, yarn could lead to a very sad event. That said, if you pop out to a guitar store, you can get extra strap buttons for about a dollar, some shops will even install if for you for a few more. Even so, it's easy to do yourself, just drill a pilot hole a little smaller than the screw into your neck joint, then screw it in. I've always hated straps that attach up to the headstock. But hey, you have the same guitar as me!

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