Souldier is an independent design manufacturer, fusing aesthetic textile creation with functionality to create a range of custom guitar straps.
All Souldier products are handmade in Chicago and all straps and hand cut leather ends carry a lifetime warranty.
The company’s unique merchandise is inspired by musicians and created for the connoisseur looking to express their inner spirit.
Souldier’s first guitar straps were created as ambitious presents for guitarists in local Chicago band, The Lesser Scene, who performed initial quality control tests. Violin and viola case straps were then customized for chamber group, Quartet Parapluie, who command a crowd at Danny’s bar in Wicker Park on lucky Friday nights.
The first ‘official’ showing at Intonation Fest, 2006 featured guitar straps with an added line of belts, handbags, messenger bags, and apparel. Since the first shows, the product line has expanded to include bass guitar straps, banjo straps, camera straps, sax straps, additional apparel items.
Commercial for Souldier custom guitar straps.
Interview with Jen Tabor - owner of Souldier guitar straps - by CBS Chicago.
Owner of Souldier guitar straps Jen Tabor at NAMM 2010.