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October 1, 2011 | New braided straps from Tennessee

The move from California to Tennessee created a whole new set of connections for the Vinni Smith family including some of the heartland's best leather craftsmen. Already known for the cutting edge engineering of acrylic into one of the world's most popular picks, V-picks announce a new line of braided leather mandolin straps.


It's hard to find much manufactured in the United States any more, but like the highly acclaimed picks, the 100% hand-made straps are produced by a family based in Nashville. Vinni weighs in, "These straps are incredible! Made of the highest quality leather around. Buttery soft feel, just like your favorite t-shirt. They are designed with a very cool mystery weave. I don't know how they do it, but it is beautiful. Very durable and comfortable." Available in Chocolate Brown, Tan, and Black, they're cut from the highest quality leather available, reasonably priced at $24.99.

Purchase information: V-picks Braided Mandolin Strap



Polishing cloth special on JazzMando V-pick

Posted by Ted at October 1, 2011 7:00 AM

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