El Dorado custom-order “Bakersfield” model strap, a tribute to Merle Haggard

One of our custom-order strap projects is our hand-tooled “Bakersfield” model, fashioned as a tribute to
iconic Country Artist Merle Haggard.

Our first Bakersfield strap was a initially requested in 2004 by a customer from Norway, who is a member of a Country Music band called “Bakersfield” (you can see a video of the band and our first Bakersfield strap here).  Since then, we have crafted a number of straps with either hand-painted or engraved sterling-plated lettering.

Our Bakersfield strap features hand-tooling along the strap length, a hand-painted tooled background panel, and hand-laced buckstitch edging.  Adjustment can be provided either with a rear buckle or, like Merle’s, an extended “tail” section with several strap-buttonholes (we refer to our Bakersfield strap as a “tribute” model, not necessarily a dead-on exact replica)

El Dorado’s Bakersfield strap is a great way to add classic Western craftsmanship to your favorite guitar, and to celebrate a giant in American music who was a prime mover in creating the “Bakersfield Sound”.

(as this is a custom-order strap model, please contact us directly for more information on prices and options)

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11 thoughts on “El Dorado custom-order “Bakersfield” model strap, a tribute to Merle Haggard

  1. Tim Pulley

    I have 1 of your straps. I bought it guitarlington a few years back.I was wondering how much the tribute to Merle strap is? Extended tail & painted lettering. I would want Merle on it as I would like to pay homage to his life & music. I would also like to see if there is a padded version of this strap.
    Thanks in advance, and I hope we can do some business.

  2. Angelyn Pentz

    I have spoken to you about this Merle strap before and I want to buy one. Can it have Merle’s name on it? Please send instructions on how to order.

  3. Paul Averette

    I am interested in a guitar strap replica of Merle haggards with the name David in place of Merle . Can you send me a a price ? Thank you

  4. JIm B. Brown

    I recently placed an order for the “Merle” Guitar strap so that it cold be
    presented to my Son-in-Law, Ben McPeak, upon the release of his new CD,
    “Better Off.” I recently received the guitar strap, as promised, and it is simply amazing. Ben loves it and has received many favorable comments about the strap. Thanks Bill for a fine job !!.


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