Could this simple guitar strap solution fix “neck dive” once and for all?

(Image credit: Guitar Gummy)

Sick of guitar strap slips? Then feast your eyes on the Guitar Gummy, which promises to do away with “neck dive” forever.

The Guitar Gummy is essentially a peel-and-stick silicone strip that adheres to the underside of the guitar strap in order to make it stay in place on the player’s shoulder.

The silicone strip is seven inches long by 1.5 inches wide, and specially designed with a high coefficient-of-friction.

Interestingly, the Guitar Gummy’s inventor, a mother-of-three named Karen, first came up with the idea to prevent prevent handbag strap slips. Thus was born the Purse Gummy. 

Karen created Guitar Gummy “after receiving feedback from guitar players about the common ‘neck dive’ problem with guitar straps,” she says.

The Guitar Gummy is available in a four-pack for $14.95 from Amazon (opens in new tab).

For more information, head to Strap Gummy (opens in new tab).

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Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.