Last Updated on October 19, 2023 by Chris
Hi all! I’m Chris; I live in England, and welcome to LeftyGuitarist.com, the go-to hub for left-handed guitar and bass enthusiasts!
Ever struggled to find that perfect lefty guitar or been curious about which brands offer left-handed versions? Look no further. I’m dedicated to showing a diverse range of guitars and basses available in left-handed orientation, making your search a breeze.
I’ll also have reviews on guitars and must-have accessories, as well as features on various lefty guitar subjects, ensuring you’re always in the know. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting your musical journey, LeftyGuitarist.com is your trusted companion. Rock on, lefties!
Of course, righties are welcome too!
My Guitar Journey
I have been playing guitar since I was thirteen years old, and I’ve been left-handed for as long as I can remember!
Actually, I first picked up a guitar when I was a few years younger when I found my dad’s old classical guitar in a cupboard. It was, of course, strung for a right-handed person, but I just enjoyed making a noise, so it didn’t really matter that the strings were upside-down.
A few years later, around 1990, I discovered music and bands that inspired me to want to learn how to play and even make up my own music. It was then, at thirteen years old that I decided that the guitar was for me.
I’m very lucky to have very supportive parents, so not too much later, I was the proud owner of a left-handed Hohner Professional ST59 electric guitar, which I still own to this day (though its condition is not the best these days).
I haven’t really been the most dedicated student of the guitar, so I’m still learning, even after more than thirty years! I hope I can learn loads of new stuff as I write this blog, and maybe share it here too.
Over the years since then, I’ve noticed a distinct lack of choice of guitar designs for the left-handed player, as I’m sure all of you have.
I remember looking through an old Fender catalog or perusing the local music stores, and only being able to find one or two guitars aimed at us poor southpaws, whereas there were dozens of designs in so many wonderful colors on offer in a right-handed configuration. “Where’s mine?!”, I used to think to myself.
Nowadays, a lefty’s choice is so much better, though our right-handed counterparts still get a much wider variety to choose from. Now I’m glad to have a little place where I can share my thoughts and experiences about gear, info, and other guitar-related stuff with like-minded Lefty Guitarists!
So anything I write about on this website will apply to any left-handed folks out there. Obviously, there’ll also be stuff for all guitarists; after all, I don’t think there’s such a thing as a left-handed amplifier or a left-handed effects pedal!
If you have any questions or would like to share anything, please feel free to comment or send a message, and I’ll do my best to help out.
Keep on rockin’!