DSL Straps began producing in 2005, while Mako House started operation in 1998.
We had been exclusively manufacturing leather handbag as well as leather accessories through out Australia and Japan. All of our products are manufactured by hand in Sydney, Australia by professional leather craftsmen with many years of leather working technique and experience.
DSL Straps combine tried and tested traditional strap making materials with an acute focus on strength, durability and aesthetics.
Every DSL Strap series is designed with a specific purpose in mind.
Each model takes into account the unique behaviour and balance of the instrument, the requirements of strength and durability, and the preference of the player.
Features such as rolled edges for comfort, padding for support and lamination for suspension are tested for tested for practicality, size and placement before becoming a standard part of manufacturing.
Every leather piece is precisely press-cut from hand picked hides.
Surgically sharp templates slice the leather and leave no stray threads or uneven edges. This leaves each strap free uncomfortable burrs and ensures the correct amount of room for stitching. Stitching is performed by hand using highly accurate leather sewing machines and needles. Patterned designs in leather are pressure-laminated to the strap upper using strong leather-specific adhesive for a lifelong bond. The strap pin hole-and-slot is punched and cut so as to allow for a degree of stiffness and grip without being difficult to attach or remove.