Anyone else have problems fitting the guitar strap over the electric end pin jack on acoustic/electric guitars? I've asked music stores and strap manufacturers and neither seem to think it's a problem....but it is...
Here is my solution.
I make my own adapters from a 4"X1" piece of leather (4-5oz or 2 mm) with a properly cut 7/16" hole and 3/4" slit which fits most enlarged end pin jacks. The other end uses a decorative, screw on concho to secure it to the end of the strap.
Here's what it looks like attached to my Taylor DDX
I do know what you are talking about despite what the shops say! I bought an 'adaptor' that loops around the neck judt above the nut. It as a strap that allows one end of the guitar strap to be fit. The other end does go on the pin but the clincher is that I push the rubber seal used on Grolsch beer bottles to retain the strap at each end. Hope this helps
Sonsdad, what all the other post and this post are pertaining to is the actual strap not fitting on the end jack at all. A lot of newer guitars or these type of end jacks (Such as the one I installed), are bigger than a standard strap hole and you can't fit your strap over the end jack.
The only thing that I have found close to working until Freddie's solution (which I did today with some leather and Home Depot Binding Post versus the Conches, total $1.50 and works great except the Binding Post may scratch my guitar but some rubber on the back screw will solve that problem) was to stretch the strap over the button and then use the Dunlop Ergo Lock to keep it on. I will still use the Ergo Lock with my contraption or try Freddie's solution since his looks better.
Freddie are you selling those, and if not where did you get the leather? I am finding even an old belt or most strap leather I find is to think and I have the same problem getting the leather to hold over the end jack.
I use a tapastring strapkeeper http://www.tapastring.com/strapkeeper0605.htm Your solution is more attractive.
I hope that is not because of the Grolsch beer invloved!