How To Install Guitar Strap Buttons

If you want to attach straps to your guitar, it is important to learn how to install guitar strap buttons.  Attaching guitar strap buttons is not difficult, but it's very important that you be careful and know what you are doing before attempting to install the buttons.  Incorrectly installing guitar strap buttons could result in damage to your guitar.  The following guide will help you properly install guitar strap buttons.

To install guitar strap buttons, you will need:

  • The guitar strap buttons
  • An awl or marker
  • Wax
  • A drill
  1. The first step when installing a guitar strap button is choosing the correct location.  It is important that the button will not hit a neck bolt or interfere with the way that you hold the guitar.  The position should be able to hold the strap securely.
  2. Next, you need to mark the position where you wish to install the guitar strap buttons and mark it with an awl or a marker.
  3. In order to install the guitar strap buttons, you need to choose a drill bit that matches the size of the screws that accompanied your guitar strap buttons.  Use the drill to create a small hole for the buttons.
  4. For the safety of your guitar, rub a bit of wax on the screws.  This will ensure that the installation of the guitar strap buttons does not damage the guitar. 
  5. Finally, you should gently insert the screws and attach the guitar strap buttons.
  6. Attach the strap to your new guitar strap buttons and start rocking out!
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