In a previous blog, I introduced MOODY STRAPS, an American handmade strap brand. → [The high-end straps] For handmade leather straps, I think it’s MOODY STRAPS, and for handmade fabric straps, I think it’s Epivo.
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This time, I would like to introduce Epivo straps, which can be seen in the image above. Epivo straps are fully-handmade. The leather strap ends are hand-dyed, and the logo is embossed one by hand with a hammer and stamp. I think Epivo straps are like art, and they’ve been grabbing my attention, and…
"I finally got one !!!"
I chose this one. The blue and brown cross ribbon pattern is attractive. It is made of high quality stitching. The width is about 5 cm. The length can be adjusted up to about 140 cm.
It arrived in a pouch with the Epivo logo printed on it. When I took it out of the pouch with excitement and picked it up, my first impression was that it felt rather more durable than I had expected. It's thick enough and feels that it can be used for a long time. My personal favorite is the leather end with the Epivo logo. Just by touching it, you can feel the durability and the quality of the leather is quite good. It also has a very vintage look.
A sliding adjuster allows you to adjust the length step-lessly. It has an intetional worn-out finish, giving it an antique feel. The antique brass hardware is one of the features of Epivo straps.
Let’s see how it looks on my guitar! After trying to decide which guitar to put on, I chose the black Stratocaster, and it looks very cool! It was fun taking pictures lol. Unfortunately, I think that Epivo is still not an established brand in Japan....... It is a little expensive, but it can be used for a long time to come, and I think it's worth it in terms of material, quality, and design. I also think it's good to enjoy it as fashion piece or use it as a gift for a guitarist/bassist friend. At least, I would be very glad if I were given an Epivo strap…. I want more people to know and use the Epivo strap!
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