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To keep your strap on, to keep your neck on. . .
© Frank Ford, 9/11/98 Photos by FF

Tuners have buttons. They're the parts you grab:

Some are decorative, too:

This is a "strap button" for attaching the strap to the neck of an instrument:

Here's a violin button:

It's the part of the back that extends out and covers the end of the neck heel. The button is critical to the structural integrity a violin's neck joint.

Some fretted instruments have this kind of button, too:

This mandolin neck joint is substantially strengthened by the portion of the back glued to the base of the neck heel.

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