i just got my new dean performance archtop and it only has one place to hook up a strap!? is this the way its suposed to be i just dont understand, did they forget to put one on?
put on end of the strap on the nearest tuning peg, the other on the bottom strap thingy
put a shoestring through the strap hole (whichever end you want in front) and tie it around the bottome of the headstock, between the nut and the first couple of tuning pegs, under the strings. And yes it is supposed to be that way, most acoustics are actually like that.