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Thread #158850   Message #3760165
Posted By: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
22-Dec-15 - 04:12 AM
Thread Name: Why Musicians Put Their Name on Instrument?
Subject: RE: Why Musicians Put Their Name on Instrmt?
Yup, always thought Nokie Edward's (The Ventures) name strap looked a bit out of place in a surf band, until I learned he's an Okie.

I think the word was "personalize." Sort of like today's "vanity" license plates for autos. For the American south and southwest it once applied to most any strip of leather - gun carry straps; cowboy belts; you name it (:::rim shot:::)

The Tandy Leather mail-order catalog with all the tooling used to be as popular as the Sears & Roebuck one we bought our jeans out of. Used to could pay just a little extra for monograms on hankies and shirts too. Gentler times.