Lakota Leather 2 inch or 3 inch Non Cradle Strap

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Lakota Leather Banjo Straps - Non Cradle

Lakota Leather Banjo Straps - Made in the USA of soft comfortable American raised Bison leather.

Our 'non-cradle' banjo straps were designed for the player who doesn't like a 'cradle' strap. The non cradle straps attach to your banjo by utilizing two 'tail -sections' of bison leather. These two 'tail sections' are 3/4" wide and are at both ends of the main body of the strap.
These individually loop around a single tension hook of your choosing and are secured back to themselves by a Chicago screw (or a piece of leather lace at your request). A lot of folks ask us why they are more expensive than our standard "cradle" strap. The answer is because two 'tail sections' are used when making these straps instead of one.

These straps are made of the same soft luxurious Bison hide as our standard cradle straps and will provide a lifetime of use!

Wider Shoulder Pad Straps for Banjo

Also available in 3 inch Non-Cradle
Lakota Banjo Strap Attachment
On the Lakota straps, the width of the leather that attaches around the head tightening bracket is 3/4ths of an inch.

Link to spare screws used for attaching banjo straps

Type of banjo this strap fits
This CRADLE leather Lakota banjo stra
p works for heavier bluegrass banjos with a flathead tone ring and one piece flange and resonator. It does not fit most open back banjos or lighter weight banjos with resonators that do not have  a one piece flange and have a smaller space between the head brackets for the strap to fit into.
For banjos with the smaller space to attach a strap to use
this leather banjo strap for open back banjos

Instructions on where to attach the Lakota NON Cradle strap on your banjo

  • Wrap the strap around the second bracket BELOW the heel of the neck, and attach it there.
  • Next Slip it behind the tailpiece and wrap it around the second bracket BELOW the tailpiece. This is the side you adjust the length on.

Adjusting the Length

  • To adjust the length you choose one of the holes to attach the two sided "Chicago" screw through, depending on how long or short you want it.
  • Remember to adjust the length of the strap on the side of the strap near the tailpiece.
  • The other side, by the heel of the neck, just attach it in the first adjustment hole.

Choose between
Standard 2 inch wide shoulder Pad
Wider 3 inch Shoulder Pad -


  • 2 inch Non Cradle Chocolate
  • 2 inch Non Cradle Tobacco
  • 3 inch Non Cradle Chocolate
  • 3 inch Non Cradle Tobacco

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May 22, 2022
first class product and service
Strap arrived today impressed with the quality and workmanship in the making of this strap really soft and comfortable to wear would thoroughly recommend this to others. Best Regards - Dave

Aug 4, 2020
Lakota Leather 3 inch wide NON CRADLE strap is my choice
I chose a Lakota Leathers 3 inch wide non cradle strap with my banjo order. I have one of their mandolin straps and love it so onto a Lakota Leathers strap for my banjo. This is a great strap and it is AMERICAN made. Bison is some serious leather and strong and soft at the same time. Comfortable as all get out with a heavy banjo. For me, this is the best choice in a high quality American Made strap. Order a strap for your instrument. Lakota Leathers is the way to go. Do it right the first time. Lakota Leathers all the way. Once you try one you wont want any other strap. Order yours from That's what I did.

Sep 6, 2015
Lakota non cradle
Top Notch Strap Very nice , soft leather

Aug 8, 2015
quality is excellent
Hi Kathy ! Received your package today, all in good stead! Just love both items and the quality is excellent as well. Thank you for the caring customer service. Good day to you!

Aug 8, 2015
Lakota Luxury!!
This banjo strap is luxurious to feel. It is so incredibly soft, I love just touching it! It fits around my banjo perfectly and has many adjustment options to get the perfect fit for any size person. You won't be disappointed with this quality piece of bison leather!!

Aug 8, 2015
Fantastic service
Hello at, Thanks for the fast delivery to the UK. My recent order arrived within about 5 days. Fantastic service for an international order. Great straps too. Thanks again

Aug 8, 2015
I'm amazed at how soft it is
Hi, Just to let you know package arrived today. V.happy, I expected the Lakota strap to be good, it's not, it's GREAT! Everything you say on your site and more, I'm amazed at how soft it is, and it looks great ... i'm very happy I found you folks on the net. thanks ...

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