If your current 2″ nylon guitar strap is a Chevy, the Revo straps are the Cadillac of guitar straps. Durable leather ends and highly attractive, comfortable exotic woods make up the strap.
Wood? A wooden strap? Yes, you read that right. How comfortable is wood going to be over my shoulder? Well very comfortable is what I found out. We’re going back to cars for a minute, if you’ve ever had one of those retro wooden bead seat covers, well it’s the same sort of feel. The comfort really shined today when I made it through a four hour band practice.
Since the strap is made out of small strips of wood strung together by heavy duty Teflon test cord, the strap breathes a bit not leaving the unwanted strap sweat stain that a thick leather strap leaves.
How tough is this? Wood strung together with thin cable, it’s gotta break the day I get it right? Nope. The website says 200 pounds. I wanted them to put their money where their mouth was. I hulked my amp rack picking it up by the guitar strap and dangled it over my morning coffee. If it broke and my coffee spilled, imagine how bad this review would be! 142 pounds of rack and the strap was asking for more:
Still not convinced? The Revo Nation will buy your strap back within 14 days if you are not convinced. Not good enough? How about their 10 year warranty against workmanship and materials flaws?
A few more things I found appealing: Revo offers custom made and personalized straps as well as artist endorsements. The straps are adjustable from 43-55 inches and the only maintenance needed is the occasional wipe with a clean, dry cloth.
How do they look? Here’s Mr. Carlos Santana sporting the Solano model:
Although I do not look as cool as Carlos, here’s a shot of my Solano hanging off my shoulder:
Price: The going rate looks to be $74.99, but head over to the website for their social networking links. They are filled with giveaways and promos!