G & Co. - The Derek Leather Strap
Handmade in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Description from G & Co.
Derek Trucks was born in 1979 in Jacksonville, Florida.
Literally raised in the Allman Brothers family, Derek - nephew of Allman drummer Butch Trucks - started playing slide guitar at the age of 9 and touring at 12. The precociousness of Trucks was driven by an explorer fever. When he replaced the great Duane Allman at The Allman Brothers - at age 20 - his solo exploded in exciting directions, incorporating delta blues, hard-bob jazz, gospel and indian-raga.
One of the guitars he carries is a Gibson 1961 SG - Artist Proof number four - which once belonged to Dickey Betts and, at some point, was played by Duane Allman. It was given by Duane's daughter, Galadrielle.
He has shared the stage with Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy (when he was only 13), Bob Dylan, BB King, John Mayer, among others.
With serious influences from Duane Allman and Elmore James, two of the greatest slide guitarists in history, Trucks is playing his story expressively and creating new sounds with his slide.
He currently leads the Tedeschi Trucks Band, a giant 11-member assembly, in the Delaney and Bonnie style, with his wife, singer and guitarist, Susan Tedeschi.
Sidenote: they say he took the slide because it made it easier to play the guitar because of his small hands when he was young.
Teh Derek strap is handcrafted by our amazing craftsmen, 100% in high quality cowhide leather with brass buckle adjustment.
- Handmade in Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Original design 100% cowhide leather
- 134cm long and 5cm wide
- Adjustable from 119cm to 134cm, with a brass buckle for the safety of your instrument
- Belt colors: Black, light brown & dark brown - colors may change in shade due to the handmade production process
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