Guitar straps are a practical and, in many cases, essential piece of musical equipment. Guitar straps are also made in an array of styles and in a variety of materials to accommodate a player’s personal taste. The most popular materials include leather and fabric. Leather guitar straps come in a variety of leather qualities, widths, colors and designs. Leather straps are also a favorite for many players because of their comfort. Fabric straps are a popular option for their versatility of design and low cost. Both types of guitar straps typically use slotted leather end-tabs to affix the strap to the guitar and use a simple sliding adjustment method. Modern guitar straps may also include guitar strap accessories. Guitar straps with quick release systems, which release guitars easily with a simple buckle attachment, are increasingly popular with acoustic guitar players, and straps with pick holders are popular with performers. The most important characteristics, however, of a guitar strap are always its comfort when playing your instrument and its ability to easily adjust to your size.