A guitar strap helps you balance your instrument and frees your hands for playing. Attach a guitar strap correctly with the help of a professional guitar instructor in this free video.
Hi, I'm Dave Isaacs from Dave Isaacs Guitar Studio on music row in Nashville. And I'm here to demonstrate how to attach a guitar strap to a guitar. Almost every acoustic guitar will have a strap pin back on this end. Not every acoustic guitar will have a strap pin on this end. I had to add this one on. The pin itself is available really at any guitar shop that does repairs. And all you need to do is either do this yourself or have it done for you at the shop. They'll drill a small hole. You can see there's a screw in the middle of that so they drilled a hole and just screw it in. It's that simple. The pin can be attached here on this side depending on how much space you have. It could be attached here. Partly depends on the size of your guitar, depends on your playing style and how much weight you are putting on it. The other solution if you don't have a pin on here is to actually tie a piece of string around the head stock. What you would do is slip it under the strings over here. And then put it through on this end it would be this. Put it through here so you have essentially tied this to that using a string. I don't recommend that method because it's not very complicated to put this piece on here. And it's a lot more stable because that method holds the guitar against your body. Where as having a string tied up here leaves a whole lot more play and more stability is better for better playing. I'm Dave Isaacs from Dave Isaacs Guitar Studio on music row in Nashville. And that's how to attach a strap to a guitar.