Artists use this
edited 4 months ago
Helpful, slightly frivolous
Fret wraps are designed to tame the audible harmonic overtones some guitars produce, caused by the strings reverberating above the nut. Guitarists have been solving this problem for decades with rags, bandannas, etc, and the Fret Wrap is essentially a luxury item that's not quite so obvious as a large piece of cloth hanging off your headstock. I chose the maple color because it's a similar shade to my Strat's headstock.
It's pretty nice for tapping, especially tapping without a lot of overdrive. If you look up guitarists who specialize in post rock, neo soul, math, and midwest styles, you'll start seeing these fret wraps all the time. You can also slide them up the neck to mute any strings you aren't fretting, which is useful as a way to avoid open strings ringing out during complex tapping runs.