Features: Already one of the go-to companies for guitar straps everywhere, Planet Waves has followed-up on their already popular Beatles guitar straps with 8 all new designs for their woven guitar strap collection.
These tough, durable straps are made of woven fabric with tough, fake-leather ends and standard size holes to fit around the guitar pin. The fabric is soft and comfortable, and the strap is very lightweight.
What's unique about these is the fun, eye-catching Beatles designs found on each strap. The straps used for this review include a Sea of Holes cow-print design with caricatures of each Beatles member popping out of the black bubbles, or a bright Yellow Submarine design with cartoonish takes on the Beatles members while manning a periscope. There are also more serious and straightforward designs, such as a black Beatlemania strap with just the words The Beatles in various typefaces. Clearly, these are meant to be whimsical and fun for all musicians.
An added bonus is that the materials that Planet Waves has chosen have allowed them to market these straps as vegan friendly, which is important for those musicians who try to avoid leather straps entirely. // 8
Sound: We at Ultimate-Guitar.com have yet to hear a strap that sounds bad, and we dare you to prove us wrong! // 9
Overall Impression: The Planet Waves woven guitar straps are very comfortable, with soft sides that don't cut into your neck while playing, unlike some lower-grade guitar straps. Further, the materials feel very strong and durable, and the buckle and ends all feel strong and resistant to any type of tugging or force. The Beatles Collection designs add a fun, recognizable touch to these already great guitar straps, for a hardcore Beatles fan or really any musician at all. // 9
- Shekhar Dhupelia (c) 2011