Vintage Left Handed and Lefty Guitars

Lest anyone think left-handed guitarists are at a disadvantage compared to their right-handed contemporaries, consider this list of some of the best known lefties: Paul McCartney, Dick Dale, Jimi Hendrix, and Albert King are just a few of the world’s most esteemed left-handed guitar players.

In the 1950s and ’60s, though, left-handed guitars were often difficult to come by, especially for guitarists on a budget. This makes left-handed guitars from that era particularly collectible. In the last several decades, guitars companies such as Fender, Epiphone, and Gibson have been producing more guitars for left-handed musicians, which has made these instruments more available and affordable.

During those lefty dark ages, many guitarists—Hendrix most famously—turned their right-handed guitars upside-down and then strung their guitars in reverse. Others learned to play right-handed guitars upside-down but without restringing, which called for an entirely different set of chord fingerings. Finally, some lefties, like Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins, became switch hitters, if you will, by learning to play right-handed.

Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Vintage Guitars Info

Vintage Guitars Info

This great reference site features detailed sections on vintage guitar makers, including Gibson, Fender, Martin, Gr… [read review or visit site]

Vintage Guitar and Bass

Vintage Guitar and Bass

Want to see all the old brochures and ads for your favorite vintage axe? Check out this great site, which showcases… [read review or visit site]

Clubs & Associations

Other Great Reference Sites

Most watched eBay auctions    

Fender American Deluxe Ash Stratocaster Left Handed With Case! No Reserve2006 Gibson Les Paul Custom Left Handed**no Reserve**Epiphone Lp Standard Left Handed Electric Guitar Ebony2011 Fender 60th Anniversary Telecaster Electric Guitar - Mexico - LeftyFender Stratocaster Standard Series Midnight Wine / Rosewood Left Hand LeftyNeeds Work - Eds Style Left Handed 12/6 Double Neck Electric Guitar W/ Hard CaseSquier By Fender Telecaster Electric Guitar Left HandedGibson Epiphone Special Model Electric Sunburst Guitar Left HandedMjt Official Custom Vintage Aged Nitro Guitar Body By Mark Jenny Vtt Lefty Fender Cd-100ce L/h Left-handed Acoustic-electric Guitar - W/ Hc *no Reserve*Gio Ibanez Soundgear Electric Guitar Gsr 200l Model Left HandedLeft Handed Fender American Vintage 52 Ri Telecaster Schecter Guitar 1992 Left HandedSeagull Guitars S6 Original Left-handed Qi - Natural Acoustic-electric GuitarSquier By Fender Telecaster - Made In China 2013 - Left Handed - Wood FinishWarmoth Left Handed Showcase Stratocaster NeckFender Squier Lefty Stratocaster,strat,70s Hendrix Wide Style Guitar Neck,nitro Left Handed Fender Jazz BassSquier Affinity Left Handed Stratocaster Electric GuitarLeft Handed Johnson Stratocaster/ Strat Style Electric Guitar With Emg Pickups Left Handed American Fender Strat Tele Abs Hardshell Case Usa StratocasterLeft Handed Used Full Size Black Acoustic Electric Guitar Thinline Cutaway 2ndEsp Ltd Ec100qm Left Handed Electric Guitar Red - UsedLeft Handed Resonator GuitarSx Vintage Series Custom Handmade Left Hand Bass Guitar With Nice Padded Gig BagLeft Handed Used Full Size Black Acoustic Electric Guitar Thinline Cutaway 2ndNice Walden Acoustic Electric Guitar List $1799 Solid Rosewood Lefty ProjectAgile Ps 900 Prs Copy Left Handed Guitar LeftyLefty Epiphone GuitarLeft Handed Used Full Size Black Acoustic Electric Guitar Thinline Cutaway 2ndEpiphone Les Paul 100 Left HandedLeft Handed Black Full Size Electric Guitar With Humbucker Davison 2nd Used Galveston Left-handed Acoustic Guitar - Model #al-2340cei (never Used!) A & L Left Handed Folk GuitarIbanez Aeg10lii-bk Acoustic-electric Guitar Left Handed Fishman Pickup Black Gretsch Bigsby B6 Guitar Vibrato Left Handed Gold Tremolo Gretsch 0395-b6glhUnfinished 3 Piece Honduran Mahogany Flying V Body- Made In Usa - Left New Electric Guitar Neck Rosewood Mahogany 24 Fret 25.5'' Left Hand