Some of the finest, most creative guitar players who ever lived played left handed. In years past, though, if you were a lefty you had to get yourself a right-handed instrument and flip it over. Some players would re-string the guitar for left-handed playing, and others just literally played it “as-is” — upside down. It wasn’t a bad idea, since you could then pick up any guitar and play it; left-handed guitars were relatively rare. But nowadays many more top-quality instruments are made in left-handed versions, with body features and controls in the correct spots. And why not? Being a southpaw shouldn’t mean you have to make do with a right-handed instrument. At Sweetwater, we stock a wide selection of left-handed electric guitars from all the top brands in the business.
These days nearly every electric guitar maker worth their salt offers a left-handed version of all of their popular models. This means you get the same awesome choices of body tonewoods, neck materials, and finishes as your right-handed counterparts. We carry a multitude of choices made with traditional tone woods such as maple, mahogany, and ash. You also have your choice of colors and finishes. Whether you prefer a thin polyurethane finish over a gorgeous natural wood grain, or the flash of a strong, ding-resistant high gloss lacquer with metallic sparkle, we have huge variety of appearances for you to choose from.
You need not compromise on body style, either, as we have left-handed versions of all of the most popular guitar styles. Whether you’re into the classic single and double cutaway styles — used by legends from the early days of rock and roll — or the new classics and modern shapes, you’re likely to find a left-handed model of whatever you’re after at Sweetwater. You also have many of the same choices in humbucking and single-coil pickups as your right handed counterparts, as well as advanced options like coil taps for switching between humbucker and single-coil modes on one guitar.
Other awesome options found on our left-handed electric guitars include Floyd Rose-style tremolo systems and guitars with seven and even eight strings, giving you incredible sonic and creative range. Whether your tastes tend toward traditional looks and tones from the time when electric guitars first entered the scene or the feel of a hyper-modern design in ominous flat black, we have a left-handed electric guitar to suit your unique style.
Are you looking for something specific in pickup configuration, body shape, finish, or other features? Pick up the phone and call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer. We can help you narrow down your search by pointing out great instruments that fit your specifications. We love to talk guitars and will be happy to help you find a left-handed electric guitar that is perfect for you. Learn More
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