Installing a strap button

I’ve been using a shoestring strap on my Seagull S6+CW acoustic guitar for a while and it just isn’t working for me.   As the shoestring is tied around the headstock of the guitar, it changes the tuning of all the strings as the neck is pulled back and forth when I’m playing.  Not good when playing with fixed pitch instruments like a piano!

I decided that I need to change the type of strap.   But one problem – the Seagull doesn’t come with a strap button on the neck.  Why?!??!  At least Seagull have published some instructions on their site on where to install a strap button.   If you’re thinking of doing this yourself – you MUST read their notes or else you might end up drilling into a bolt.

http://www.seagullguitars.com/strap%20pin%20installation.pdf

And a quick Google shows a few walkthroughs on how to install a strap button onto a Seagull guitar.

http://www.ehow.com/how_4810761_put-strap-seagull-guitar.html

http://www.ehow.com/how_4550192_install-strap-button-seagull-guitar.html

I was definitely NOT looking forward to drilling a hole into the beautiful wooden body, but in the end, it worked out fine.   Here’s my adventure in pictures!

Marked the spot
Marked the spot
About to drill
About to drill
Just drilled the hole
Just drilled the hole
Screwing in the strap button
Screwing in the strap button
All done
All done
Advertisements

One thought on “Installing a strap button”

  1. Thanks for the Advice , im playing on a seagul s6 original and it’s freaking me out when thinking about drilling a hole in this wonderful Mahogany Wood , but think Im gonna do it finally ..
    Thx for the advice again . Sami from Syria

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s