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Adding a neckstrap button

Post by Guest on Sat Aug 27, 2011 6:57 pm

Anyone ever add a strap button to a hollowbody electric? The Session II only has one on the bottom of the guitar. Think it is better to add on the the heel of the neck, or on the body itself (where it would normally be for a LP style)?

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Post by Warrn on Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:23 pm

Yours doesn't have a strap button on the back where the neck meets the body? Or a hole where one was? There should be one there.

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Post by Guest on Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:56 pm

There isn't one there, and doesn;t appear to have ever had one. I've owen acoustics like that, but don;t want to get the strap that ties to the headstock like some do with acoustics.

Any other Session owners have one there?

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Post by Warrn on Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:42 pm

Both of the Sessions shown on the westoneguitars.net page have strap buttons on the back; one on the neck heel and the other on the body right next to the neck.


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Re: Adding a neckstrap button

Post by Guest on Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:31 pm

weird cause mine definately didn't have one

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Post by Westbone on Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:20 am

This one is in the block that the neck is attached to.



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Post by fish on Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:33 am

My Session II button is right were you'd expect it to be Very Happy

Do like your antique brown burst Session, gorgeous cheers


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Post by Guest on Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:28 pm

I do love the burst - thanks.


So Westbone & Fish's are not in the same exact spot - which is better? Does it really matter? Just not sure which is better for strengh - right into the neck?

Here is a pic of mine - as you cand see there was never one there (unless an amazing repair was done)



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Post by grogg on Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:12 pm

Just to add to the confusion heres mine, have to say this arrangement looks better to me.


And the other end.

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Post by PaulS on Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:19 pm

This last one would sit better, I think. I had an Ibanez hollow body guitar that had the button on the back of the neck and it held the whole thing tilted forward slightly, making it difficult to see the neck when playing (I have to look, sadly)

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Post by Guest on Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:24 pm

grogg - do you think that is original...or added later? That is the spot I was thinking of putting mine.

I do hate the thought of predrilling a small hole in this guitar though - it is in such nice shape, but I don;t see me bring a chair everwhere I'll play it.

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Post by Westbone on Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:03 pm

Screwing it into the neck as per groggs. The flange is not on a flat surface. It will eventually 'rock' itself loose.

They're such a fat bodied guitar that the fingerboard is away from you anyway when standing.
Depends on the size of your gut as well.. Laughing I know

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Post by Guest on Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:13 pm

the gut is getting smaller daily - it fits the 350MA perfect at the moment:)

Looks like I have a decision to make...hmmm

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Post by Westbone on Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:17 pm

Gibson ES 175's come without a button. I've seen them placed in all 3 positions.
The choice is yours???

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Post by grogg on Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:00 pm

sarcaster wrote:grogg - do you think that is original...or added later?

Dont know, the guy I bought it off was superb at restoring/finishing these guitars particularly the metals. Unfortunately he doesnt post on here anymore.


westbone wrote:Screwing it into the neck as per groggs. The flange is not on a flat surface. It will eventually 'rock' itself loose.
Mine hasnt but then again Ive only used it sitting down. I dont think its much more of a problem in this place than anywhere else, if worried put a rubbery washer underneath.

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Post by Barry on Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:19 am

Theoretically I think the top of the neck position is stronger since you going cross grain, but the geometry doesn't easily lend itself to stability. It is a bit odd looking although it should provide slightly better balance.

The more common spot for these types of guitars is on the heel but then you are going into the end grain so it not holding as tightly (again in theory). If this was solid body you'd have the issue of weight to factor in, but on these? Don't think it matters much where you place it. Neutral

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Post by Westbone on Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:42 pm

Don't know if you've DRILLED your Session II as yet but I've noticed that most Rainbow I or II's and 335's are attached just below the neck/body join. The Session has binding, so just below, a couple or 3 mm, straight into the body/neck block, seems a solid place. There again who knows!

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