Franklin's padded southwest series captures the visual heritage of the American southwest. The hitch weave pattern combines a traditional rugged simplicity with the subtle sparkle of a tooled concho ringed in gold braid for great presence on stage.
By using the same artful technique in crafting Franklin's padded glove leather straps, they start with a core of soft top quality suede and place a wafer of foam on top; then they wrap it with their plush glove leather for a rolled “upholstered” look. Another layer of foam is added on the back side and covered with glove leather. Really soft!