A cautionary post I try to drop in every time this question arises: Just before straplocks were available, my carelessness resulted an injury some 42 years ago. Not once, but twice (on separate occasions) the strap came undone, resulting in the headstock hitting a hard floor. I was a dopey 16 year old ... The second time left a mark. Much like an earthquake fault, the wood grain shifted causing a strip of finish to shed, just like a can opener was dragged down the middle. Tectonic plate separation on a micro scale. How the Lester survived that is beyond me. The volute maybe? It plays great and stays in tune quite well.