The basics

We use a carve-burning and torching technique to achieve a unique style of pyrography akin to the art of tattoo on wood or leather. We can take imagery provided by you and translate them into a personalized piece or come up with a completely new design with your input.

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If you have an idea in mind, please include in your message:
your deadline, design style, names / inscriptions, images (with references)

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FAQ: Personalized guitar strap orders

First, check out our portfolio of custom guitar straps


There's no need to stick with the usual tooled leather motifs & patterns you see everywhere else. Our work is done entirely by hand without stamps, so virtually anything can be engraved on your strap, in any style and configuration.

  • What's your style?
  • Do you want to engrave your name or initials? Your band's name? A custom phrase? -OR- stick with only imagery?
  • There is no limit to your design options!


Looking for a gift? Would you like to include a personalized inscription on the face or inside of the strap?

We can sometimes handle rush orders, so please ask!


Price guidelines

Strap such as the deer skull theme start at $150; nature scenes run around $225.

Variations of the country western outlaw styles and more complex pattern fills are $350 and up.

Please ask about your idea, as any design can be adjusted to meet your budget!
FREE Shipping to USA!
Everywhere else, see Shipping details | .


About the strap leather

We are currently not cutting our own straps. We use Franklin 3" wide, adjustable up to 56" in length, glove leather straps: comfortable, soft, durable, & work great with pyro-engraving. These are our favorite & the only straps we use ourselves, but we can work on almost any leather strap of YOUR CHOICE!

Brown with gold stitching: you will find most straps in the gallery are this color, as engraving looks best on this shade of brown!

Black with red stitching: great for adding color

Shop Policies


Thank you for choosing BurnMethod for your custom purchase!

You can have as much involvement in the design process as you like, or let us create the artwork for you. We will work with you until you're completely satisfied with your custom piece, so don't worry about revisions or unwelcome surprises!

A quote from one of our customers:
"Thank you for making our online collaboration a positive experience. It is a little scary to purchase a custom piece without having the opportunity for a face to face meeting." - Sarah

In the end, you'll be the owner of an instrument or accessory completely tailored to you - sure to be a source of inspiration for your music making (and perhaps, for generations to come!)


We accept payments through PayPal (credit & debit) and check (takes longer to clear).

Guitar straps and accessories: Full payment required before design work can begin. Price adjustments can be made during design process if customer requests changes or extra services.

Instruments: Payment can be made in installments. Full payment must be completed before item is shipped to customer.


Guitar straps and accessories: All USA custom guitar strap orders are shipped FREE via USPS Priority with tracking. Packages are not insured at recipient's risk (extra insurance can be purchased for $5). Express shipping with insurance available - $25 by USPS Express.

Shipping to Canada - $30 by USPS Priority, $45 by USPS Express WITH insurance

Everywhere else - $37 by USPS Priority, $65 by USPS Express WITH insurance

Instruments: All USA orders are shipped via USPS with tracking. International shipping available. Customer pays exact shipping. Packages are not insured at recipient's risk (extra insurance can be purchased in any price increment).

Please consider optional shipping insurance: Although our items are always safely packed and shipped with tracking, we did have one incident with a lost package last year. We can't be held responsible for lost or misdelivered mail once it's in the hands of the USPS, so please consider purchasing insurance ($5 for guitar straps within USA, varies for instruments).


For custom orders

We will work with you until you are completely satisfied with your design! If you must cancel an order during the design process, a refund will be given minus a design / deposit fee as follows:

Guitar straps & accessories: $50 for orders of $100-150, $100 for orders of $150+

Instruments: $50 design fee plus cost of any ordered parts. Customer pays return shipping & handling if you have sent us your instrument.

After the design process is complete to your specifications and you give the OK for us to get rolling, we will begin the engraving process. At this point, no refunds can be given.

For our ready-made pieces

TBA as we stock our store

Consignment inquiries

Please contact us via e-mail for consignment opportunities.

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