Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Mandolin size strap button - source

  1. #1
    Registered User Rich Benson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Englewood, Colorado

    Default Mandolin size strap button - source

    Guitar sized strap buttons are plentiful but mandolin endpins are smaller in diameter than a guitar and so a strap button should be as well. Does anyone have a source for a smaller diameter screw in strap button?

  2. #2
    Moderator MikeEdgerton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    40.1646 N, 74.2083 W

    Default Re: Mandolin size strap button - source

    I use these. Plan on replacing the screw with a smaller, shorter screw. I always use oval head slot drive stainless with the nickel buttons.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	strad_tail.jpg 
Views:	28 
Size:	50.5 KB 
ID:	189519  
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

  3. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2020

    Default Re: Mandolin size strap button - source

    They are available but mostly in metal. I didn't like that, so I bought these. They are real ebony and will polish almost to a shine.

    They are delivered without screws, so I bought some brass screws, which I "patinised" as the buttons were for an old mandolin.

    On my ukuleles, I installed violin endbuttons, but they don't just screw in.

    Kentucky KM-805
    Hora Portuguese II M1086
    Hora M1088 Mandola
    Richmond RMA-110-VS
    Noname (German?) mandolin

  4. #4
    Registered User Bunnyf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015

    Default Re: Mandolin size strap button - source

    For non-metal choices, I like Iluak fine instrument fittings. Check their website. They have a nice variety and I love how you can get them without an exposed screw. Also, they have embellishments if you like, such as MOP. The tapping tool they give you is great for easy install.

  5. #5
    Registered User Mandobart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Washington State

    Default Re: Mandolin size strap button - source

    I've used plain ebony buttons from Maury's. I've put these Stew-Mac Waverly buttons on a few mandolins, a mandola, OM, mandocello and several guitars.

    Both of these work on guitars but are small enough to work well on mando's too.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts