fitting a strap post

Discussion in 'Mods and Tech Talk' started by paullori, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. paullori

    paullori New Member

    Hello, does anyone have any tips or info on fitting a neck strap post to a Gibson songwriter deluxe. Paul.
     
  2. Jeffytune

    Jeffytune New Member

    Strap post........this must be one of those English things.

    If you mean a strap button (The thing that your strap mounts on too) then yes you can put one on.
    You will need to drill a pilot hole first, then once you have that done, be sure to use wax (Bee's or candle) on the threads of the screw when screwing it in. The wax will lube it as it goes in and will prevent it from binding or splitting the wood.
     
  3. johnreardon

    johnreardon Active Member

    Nope I call them strap buttons
     
  4. Infant

    Infant Active Member

    Welcome to Gibson Talk

    I put my own strap button on my Martin D16 but not until I spent many evenings reading up on how to do it and then gathering up the courage to put a drill to the heel. So if you are sure you know what you are doing, then there is lots of info on the internet. I dont believe Gibsons have bolt on necks like Taylors, Seagulls and some lower end Martins. So you may be okay anywhere on the heel. Otherwise, check the last post in this thread. It puts it all in perspective.

    http://acousticguitarforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=230769

    Having a luthier do it for a few bucks, can save you from making a big mistake on a $2000+ guitar.
    Just FYI, I mounted mine on the treble side of the heel. The guitar sits fine and it doesn't impede playability of the upper frets. Do not mount it right on the heel cap (like an ES335) as the guitar will tip away from you when strapped on.

    Good luck!

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  5. SAguitar

    SAguitar Active Member

    Right on, I put mine on the treble side of the heel on my acoustic, and it has served well for over 20 years now.
     

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