Playing the guitar is quite awkward when not using any straps. You can't play any better if you don't have it unless of course you are just sitting down. Just in case you are looking for one, there is a fender vintage guitar strap I found online that is currently on sale. It looks very comfortable to use and has leather ends. You can order online and avail their 5% special promo rate! So, hurry up and enjoy great savings!