How do I install the strap button that came
with my guitar?
(click on picture for larger view)
Note: If you do not have experience with an
installation of this kind we highly recommend that you have your strap
button installed by a qualified guitar technician. It is an
easy and inexpensive modification, but is complicated by the
The best place for the strap button is on the heel, on the treble side,
roughly halfway between the heel cap and where the neck meets the
bottom of the fretboard.
Strap Button on the heel of a Bourgeois Dreadnought. (click
on picture for larger view)
Strap Button on the heel of a Bourgeois OM. (click on
picture for larger view)
You have a large area in the middle of the heel where
the strap button screw will not hit the screws holding on the neck.
You can see these two neck bolts through the sound hole with a
mirror (and we suggest you look inside before performing this
Measure 1/2 of the distance between the bottom of the fretboard
(the edge that abuts the neck) and
the edge of the heel cap. You can go off center by about 3/8th's of
an inch in either direction and you'll be
IMPORTANT: Be sure to drill a pilot hole with an appropriate
sized drill bit.
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updated: June 8, 2009