Customer Feedback

I've created this page for current or past customers to leave
comments regarding my straps and their experiences.
I hope you all will take a moment of your time to let me and others know how I'm doing.

Email Jun. 20, 2015


I have just taken delivery of my mandolin strap. Alan has made me a bespoke strap for my Weber F5. The design was an interactive process with Alan requesting a photograph on the mandolin so that he could colour match the leather. It was then packaged and
posted to the United Kingdom without fuss. The strap is a thing of beauty that will last a lifetime and beyond as the instrument passes on to new generations. I am very grateful - so my thanks to you Alan.

Email May. 8, 2015


I just received my strap today. The wait time for this strap was very short considering it is a made to order item. The pattern and color were very well represented in the website photo's. The quality of workmanship is first rate and exceeded my expectations.
The price is very reasonable for this kind of quality. The length has a good range of adjustment and in time I will find that perfect length. Alan is a stand up guy and you won't find anyone easier to deal with. Thank you Alan.

Email Apr. 4, 2015


I recently took delivery on a beautiful custom A-5, and knew I wanted a very special strap to go with it. I picked out a design from Alan Gelman's offerings and placed my order. Alan made and delivered the strap very promptly. Initially I had some trouble
adjusting the strap to a length that was comfortable for me, but Alan helped get that squared away. The strap is, to say the least, beautiful and very well made. The craftsmanship is superb. The strap is also very comfortable, and looks great on my new mandolin.
If you're looking for something special, you'll find it with one of Alan's straps!

Email Mar. 6, 2015


I bought one of these straps for my husband and he loved it so much he ordered a second one. These straps are so well made that the price is a bargain. Thank you Alan.

Email Feb. 11, 2015


Alan has a unique design that makes the strap versatile and very functional. They are made to order, so each strap is a one of kind. When I received my strap the quality of the workman ship exceeded my expectations. Having one of Alan's straps on my mandolin
makes me want to play more. :)

Email Nov. 7, 2014

Colton Stokley

Just wanna say, best mandolin straps in the world by far! A savior for us A style mando pickers

Email Nov. 6, 2014

Larry Gault

While I doubt the tiny strap would work for my P-bass, Alan's work (and this web page) are outstanding!

Email Sep. 4, 2014


Easily the best strap I've ever had in 43 years of playing mandolin. Great quality,great service. You're a winner! M. R.- USA & UK

Email Sep. 4, 2014

Christopher J.

Every mandolin strap that I've ever gotten tooled has always been disappointing when I have finally received it. These straps are so well done. And look so much better than in photos. And there is such a professional quality to these that is lacking in
so many straps out there today. Plus these have such a great range for adjusting that is super nice. I am very grateful for your hard work. Really is a great deal and value.

Latest comments

11.12 | 01:09

I will take photo 15 #2.

11.12 | 00:14

I would like to purchase a 3/4" strap for an F style mandolin. Photo 14 strap #2. Do you take venmo or should I just mail you a check?

27.04 | 04:18

I received my mandolin strap today and it is a beauty. Better than I expected! The quality of the workmanship is the best. The leather and tooling are superb. The strap exceeded my expectations.

24.03 | 00:23

Would you be able to make a strap for a mandola? Thanks, Kristen