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    

1982 Charvel San Dimas Star Rare Left Handed Lefty Artist Owned2006 Fender Usa American Deluxe Jazz Bass Sunburst Left Handed Lefty No Reserve2006 Fender Usa American Deluxe Jazz Bass Black Left Handed Lefty No ReserveVintage 1960s Harmony Sovereign Acoustic Guitar Hard Case Left Handed Pick GuardFender Jaguar (lefty)Left Handed 1995 Fender Stratocaster UsaLeft Handed Epiphobe SheratonEpiphone Limited Edition Casino Electric Guitar (left-handed) With Free CaseLeft Handed Suhr Modern Satin Guitar With Hardshell Case, Tremel-no, Gotoh 510Fender American Standard Fsr Strat Surf Green Left Handed Lefty StratocasterRogue Vb100lh Left Handed Violin 4 String Bass Guitar Vintage Sunburst 16565#9Left Handed Gibson Explorer CopyBirdseye Lefty/right Reverse Strat Neck Jumbo Frets Free Floyd/schaller PrepYamaha Sbg500 Japan Made Electric Guitar Fender Gig/case Left Handed Set Neck!!!Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s Electric Guitar - Left Handed - LeftyRare Vintage Fender San Miguel Left Hand Acoustic GuitarLeft Handed Lefty 2005 Dillion "firebird" Six-string Electric Guitar & HscYamaha Fg-412l Acoustic Guitar Left HandedHammered 5aaaaa Lefty Birdseye Maple Tele Neck, Jumbo Frets, Free Schaller PrepYamaha Bbn5 Bass Lefty Left Handed 5 String! No Reserve! New Mike Lull Softcase!1980's Kramer Usa Pacer Imperial Left Handed Lefty Guitar Body Floyd Ready #3Left-handed G&l Sb-2 In Emerald Blue With Matching Headstock - Mint Condition!!!New Epiphone Dot Left Handed CherryLeft Hand Epiphone Dot Deluxe Electric Guitar In Red Inc Flight Case And Strap.New Fender Japan St72 Stratocaster Strat Left Handed Lefty (12812007 Fender Cd-100 Lh Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Lefty Natural W Case MintProject Guitar Left Handed Guitar Body Pick Ups Tuners Raven West Guitar Lefty Fender Left Handed Squire Jazz Bass2002 Lefty Left Handed Ibanez Rg470l Black Fujigen Japan Factory Guitar OriginalEpiphone Les Paul Special Ii Left-handed Electric GuitarTobias Toby Pro Left Handed 5 String Bass- Maple Body W/rosewood FretboardUsed Left-handed Epiphone Les Paul Standard In Ebony - Starting Price - $200Lefty Squier Affinity Telecaster Neck1994 Left Handed Korean Epiphone Les Paul - LeftyFender Acoustic Dg10lh Acoustic (left Handed) GuitarDemo Left Handed Blue Acoustic Electric Guitar Thinline Cutaway Jameson 2nd UsedSamick Artist Lp Electric Guitar Lefty (korea) U*fix Luthier Project *d1094Dean Bass Guitar 4-string Lefty Bass Black Mint Lefty Floyd Rose Original Locking Tremolo Bridge Black L2 Nut Left SchallerDemo Left Handed Blue Acoustic Electric Guitar Thinline Cutaway Jameson 2nd UsedTaylor 110 Left Handed Acoustic Guitar 2012 - Lh - With Hardshell Case!Demo Left Handed Black Full Size Electric Guitar By Davison 2nd Used SaleLeft Handed Guitar, Amp, Stand, Guitar Case, Cord And Tuner Package!Left Handed Hondo Strat Copy, Korea2006-2007 Fender Stratocaster Made In Mexico Left-handedLeft Hand Dipinto Hollow Body Belvedere Guitar, New Old Stock, Very Cool !!!Tone Emporium Te- 03 Big City '69 Custom Dipper Pickups /set Of 3, Left HandedLefty 6-in-line Chrome 6l Locking Guitar Tuning Pegs Machine Head Tuners Bt-17Yamaha Bbn5l Ii Bass Guitar Lefty 5-string! No Reserve! New Mike Lull Softcase!Scratchplate Telecaster Left Handed Hand Engraved Custom MadeDemo Left Handed Blue Acoustic Electric Guitar Thinline Cutaway Jameson 2nd Used