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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
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