Johann Cebulla, a music producer, saxophonist, and Yoga teacher created
the Cebulla strap after much research regarding the spinal column,
nerves and muscle reactions in the back and neck area. Through his
research Johann Cebulla found that traditional saxophone neck straps can
constrict the flow of blood in the aorta carctis in the neck, causing
more fatigue as well as strain in the neck area. The Cebulla was created
to relieve fatigue in the neck and upper body and allow the natural flow
of blood through the neck.
The Cebulla strap has two ergonomic pads that hug the back and sides of
the neck. There is a space in between the two pads which relieves any
pressure on the neck vertebrae. This design allows more blood flow in
the superficial capillaries and prevents headaches and strain associated
with a conventional neck strap.
The Cebulla Saxophone Neck strap comes in four sizes suited for the
instruments being played. The Small and Medium straps work well for
soprano, alto and tenor saxophones as well as clarinet. The Medium, and
Large work well for Tenor through Bass saxophones. The Bari Sax strap
has thicker brown leather on the back of the strap for extra support and
is best suited for Baritone and Bass playing.
The portion of the strap that touches your neck is made from calf
leather and is soft and luxurious. Each strap is hand made and
individually checked for the highest quality in Sickenhausen, Germany.
The extra wide V-shaped length adjuster improves the feeling in front of
the neck for extra comfort. It does not affect the carotid artery
whether the adjuster is fully up or down. Made from the same strong
industrial plastic as the plastic hook, it is polished and chamfered for
durability and a smoother adjusting action.
"The Cebulla strap arrived and it is fantastic! Without question, it's
the most comfortable strap I've used. It hit the ball over the fence."
- R. Aldridge