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 for 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    

Gibson Les Paul Traditional Mahogany Satin 2012 Ebony Left Handed GuitarLeft Handed Paul Reed Smith Custom 24 Electric Guitar (lefty Prs) (2014)Epiphone Lefty Dot Ch 6-string Electric Guitar W/ Case - LhRickenbacker 330 (jetglo) Left-handed With CaseLefty Epiphone Sheraton Ii Electric Guitar, Brown Sunburst With CaseNew 5 String Left Handed Electric Bass Guitar Natural FinishNew Left Handed Randy Rhoads 6 String Electric Guitar White FinishFender Stratocaster Made In The Usa Left Handed1987 Fender Stratocaster Lefty Made In JapanLeft Handed Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor Ii Electric GuitarEpiphone Sg G-400 Left-handed Electric GuitarLefty Cij Fender JaguarBarely Used 6 String Left Handed White Vintage Sg Style Solid Electric GuitarFender American Vintage Left Handed 56 Stratocaster LeftyLeft-handed Fender Precision Bass Guitar Squire Series1985 Left Handed Fender Stratocaster 62 Reissue Mij White 100% Original FujigenFender American Standard Precision Electric Bass Guitar Left Handed, Lefty BassStagg L320-cs Electric Guitar "les Paul" Set Neck! Left-handed Lh LeftyYamaha 1978 Lefthanded Fg-335 Acoustic Guitar NrTaylor Gs Mini Left Handed Acoustic GuitarIbanez Sr 300 Dxl /soundgear Left Handed 4 String Electric Bass Guitar BlackHarp Guitar - Left Handed, Sapele, Spruce, Macassar, Bone, More! All-solid #77Epiphone Left-handed Les Paul Custom Pro Ebony Electric GuitarLefty Fender Strat Tele Vintage Tolex Hardshell Case Stratocaster TelecasterFender Japan Jb62 Jazz Bass Reissue - Left Handed, Lefty, LhRare Vintage Seville Lp Guitar Lefty- Left Handed- Pre Lawsuit- Left Handed Austin GuitarLeft Handed Epiphone Les PaulOvation Celebrity Lcs247 Left Handed Acoustic-electric Guitar With HardcaseLeft Handed Fender Squire Pro Stratocaste Made In KoreaLefty Maple Fender Telecaster NeckLeft Handed Johnson DobroFender Squier Standard Stratocaster, Left-handed - Black W/ Gig Bag Squier Stratocaster Standard Left Hand Electric Guitar Strung Right-handed SweetDean Playmate Lh Electric Bass Guitar Neck Left Handed Lefty Neck W/ TunersLeft Handed "2013" Gibson Sg 60's Tribute Free Shipping!!Esp Ltd!? Loaded Body! Left Handed!!Takamine Left Handed GuitarLeft Handed Black Dbz Guitar.1980s Kustom Kasino Bass Guitar Left Hand P-bass Vintage Import Rare2000 Lefty Fender Squier Precision Bass / P & J Pickups / Narrow J Nut1 Pcs Electric Guitar Neck Solid Wood 22 Fret Left Hand Big HeadstockLeft Handed Takamine Egf531sscGibson Epiphone Electric Guitar Left Handed W/hard Case Ships Free!Schecter Left Handed Crimson Red Damien Solo Elite 6 String Solid Body GuitarLeft Handed Tele-style Sx Hot Rodded GuitarWashburn Left Handed Acoustic/electric 6 String GuitarDean Playmate Lh Electric Bass Guitar Loaded Body Left Handed Lefty BassLeft Handed Fender Cd-100ce Acoustic Electric Dreadnought Cutaway Guitar LeftyLefty Tele PickguardsIbanez Aef18le-nt Left Handed Acoustic-electric Guitar Flame Inlay FishmanLeft Handed "2013" Ibanez "gio" Bass Guitar With New Case, Free Shipping!!Oscar Schmidt Oghs Left-handed 1/2-size Acoustic Guitar 80411 Mo2005 Fender American Deluxe Hss Stratocaster Lefty ReversionJohnson By Axl Left-handed Electric Guitar Body Only, NrJohnson By Axl Electric Guitar Left-handed Fully Loaded Pickguard & Back, NrDragonfire Lefty Left Prewired-loaded Strat Pickguard Sss, 3 Ply Purple PearlBass Fretless 4 String Mahogany Stude Wishbass. Left Handed. J-pickup. Lefty 6 Pcs Golden Guitar String Tuning Peg Tuners Machine Heads For Fender Left Handed Tortoise Jazz Bass Pickguard Lefty New