Are you concerned about guitar straps that are good for your back? So am I. If you play guitar (like me) and have a bad back (like me), you’re pretty sensitive about the kind of strap you can use. Most inexpensive guitar straps are pretty narrow and are made out of nylon that, while inexpensive, can wreck havoc on your shoulders and lower back.
So, the bad news is that if you’re concerned about your back health, you really can’t afford to buy those cheap guitar straps that you find on the tie racks at music stores. You’re just asking for trouble and even worse back pain.
What’s the good news, then?
Personally, I think padded Levy’s guitar straps are some of the best straps available for guitarists and bassists who want a nice fashionable strap that also will be good for their back (or at least not as bad). The thickness definitely helps, since it’s not cutting into the shoulder as much. Plus, the width will help distribute the weight a bit more evenly, resulting in less back stress.