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    

Lefty Left Handed Lh Taylor 914ce Guitar W/ Martin StringsVintage Usa 1985 Lefty Gibson Sg Custom Electric Guitar Left Handed W/ Gig Bag1973 Fender Telecaster Left Handed Pink2013 Fender American Standatd Telecaster Lefty Left Handed No Reserve Taylor 314ce Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic-electric Guitar Lefty LhFender Jaguar Kurt Cobain 2011 Relic Lefty Left Handed Lh W/tuner Upgrade!Hagstrom Viking Semi Hollowbody Electric Guitar Black Left HandedLefty Carvin V220t, Nice Vintage Electric Guitar, Left Handed1979 Rickenbacker 4001fl Left Handed Fretless Bass Black Body Case 4001Left Handed Fender Stratocaster - Midnight Wine - Lefty Hand Strat - MimSteinberger Spirit Xt-25 Standard Left-handed 5-string Bass Guitar Black1960's Fender Concert 'broomstick' Acoustic - Left Handed! - W/ Hardshell CaseFender Musicmaster Bass Dakota Red Lolipop Tuners 1971 Left Handed Lefty Lh RareLeft Handed Guitar GibsonEpiphone Exan Left Handed Hollowbody Acoustic-electric Guitar Antique Natural1983 Lefty Gibson Les Paul Custom Left Handed Guitar In Wine Red Finish1985/86 Fender Telecaster Esquire Custom '62 Reissue Mij Japan Lefty Left HandBeautiful New Left Handed Tele Style Electric Guitar Kit-top Quality WoodsWashburn N4 Lefty PadaukLeft Handed Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor Ii GuitarLeft Handed Lefty Gibson Sg 70's Tribute W/gigbag1997 Fender American Standard Stratocaster Left Handed Lefty Sunburst Usa GuitarLeft Handed JacksonLeft Handed Sx Lap Steel Guitar With Bronzo-matic Hawaiian SlideLeft-handed Taylor Big Baby Bbt Acoustic Guitar 15/16 Dreadnought, Gig Bag StandKinman Avn Woodstock Plus Noiseless Pickup Set Left Handed LeftyLeft Handed Fender Stratocaster - Midnight Wine - Mim - Pro Setup - New StringsDemo Left Handed Green Acoustic Electric Guitar Thinline Cutaway Jameson Used Sawtooth Steslhcarp Left Handed Electric Guitar Musical Intrument Red 183307 BqeLefty Left Handed Electric Guitar Custom Eaglebones Falconhawk The Aquabats! B.c. Rich Platinum Series Warlock Electric Bass Guitar - Left Handed Genuine Sperzel Trimlok Locking 6 In-line Chrome Tuners Left Hand -read!!Martin D28 Lefty WowDean Lh Exotica Fm Blue Teal Left Handed Acoustic/electric Guitar Exc Look LeftyStrat Stratocaster Scalloped Left Handed Maple NeckSperzel Trimlok 6 Inline Left Hand Locking Satin Chrome Tuners Left Handed Gibson Epiphone S-300 Strat Style Guitar Lefty Left Handed Fender Jazzmaster BridgeDemo Left Handed Natural Acoustic Electric Guitar Thinline Cutaway Jameson UsedDemo Left Handed Blue Acoustic Electric Guitar Thinline Cutaway Jameson 2nd UsedBeautiful New Left Handed Tele Style Electric Guitar Kit-top Quality Woods Left Handed Guitar Chords Poster 13x19 & Note Locator & 5 Position Logo - LeftyScratchplate Telecaster Left Handed Hand Engraved Custom MadeLeft Handed Agile Al-2000Left Hand Tobias Bass GuitarStagg Left-handed Cutaway Acoustic-electric Guitar - BlackFender (dg10celh Ns) Left-handed Dreadnought Acoustic-electric GuitarDemo Left Handed Black Full Size Electric Guitar By Davison 2nd Used SaleLefty Spector Legend BassFender Standard Stratocaster Left-handed Electric Guitar W/hardshell Fender CaseHondo Deluxe Series 760 Left Handed Electric Guitar Vintage 1970'sDemo Left Handed Blue Acoustic Electric Guitar Thinline Cutaway Jameson 2nd UsedLeft Handed Electric Guitar Keith Urban "light The Fuse" Limited EditionDean Performer E Left Handed- Acoustic Electric Guitar/floor ModelEpiphone Les Paul 100 Left Handed Lh Electric GuitarDemo Left Handed Red Acoustic Electric Guitar Thinline Cutaway Jameson UsedDemo Left Handed Black Full Size Electric Guitar By Davison 2nd Used SaleLefty Tortoise Telecaster Pickguard Tele - Left Handed NewPickguards For Precision Style Bass 4 Misc. White Lefty Left Handed Lefty Precision Bass Mirror Pickgaurd