If your Acoustic guitar doesn’t have a second strap button we can add one for you. On most guitars this can be added to the button on the bottom of the neck heal or on the side. We have strap buttons to match gold or nickel hardware.
This is something that many players will do for themselves. If you have a drill and use caution, it is a fairly safe job.
Things to watch out for: Obviously you need to drill the hole in the correct spot and avoid any wondering of the drill bit. If you have done much drilling, you know that when starting the hole, the drill bit can quickly slide over.
Finish chipping is also a concern anytime you drill an instrument, when the bit initially grabs it can pull the finish up rather than the drill bit going down into the wood. You should always tape the finish do help prevent this. Past that, it is all about feel.
It is usually safe to drill into the bottom of the neck heal on a guitar (not always). You should never drill into the back of the guitar body itself as there may not be adequate bracing to drill into. Another common spot to attach the strap button is on the treble side of the neck. The ideal spot will vary by guitar and depends on how the neck is joined to the body. For instance, a bolt on neck has, you guessed it, bolts! You pilot hole needs to avoid hitting these bolts. Some makers will give exact locations and depth for installing strap buttons in their guitars. It is always a good idea to check the manufacturers website to see if they list an ideal location.