Left Handed B&G Guitars

Left Handed B&G Guitars 2022 – Unique High Quality Guitars

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September 15, 2022

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Last Updated on September 15, 2022 by Chris

Does B&G Make Left Handed Guitars?

Yes! There are four left handed B&G guitars from the Crossroads range that are available at the time of writing. And what beauties they are!!

Not only that; you can also have existing B&G guitars customized to your specification by choosing from several different options on the B&G Private Build guitar builder.

B&G guitars are known for producing guitars influenced by classic designs from the early 1920s to the mid-1950s and creating unique, perfectly-balanced, quality-sounding guitars.

Artists who’ve played B&G guitars include lefty blues guitarist Eric Gales and Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh.

Eric Gales playing a left handed B&G Step Sister
Eric Gales playing a left handed B&G Step Sister

Let’s take a look at which models are available to lefty guitarists.

Go straight to the left handed B&G guitars.

Or read on to find out a little more about the company.

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Who Are B&G Guitars?

Left handed B&G Guitars - Crossroads Little Sister Cutaway with Humbuckers (Midnight Ocean finish)
Left handed B&G Crossroads Little Sister Cutaway with Humbuckers

Based out of Tel Aviv, Israel, B&G Guitars began in 2007 when expert luthiers Eliran Barashi & Yotam “Kiki” Goldstein (the “B” and the “G” of the name) along with artist and entrepreneur Avi Goldfinger decided to create gimmick-free guitars of the highest quality, with an equally high-quality sound.

Barashi and Goldstein first met on a guitar-building course; they found they both shared a love of vintage instruments and thus began by experimenting with different instruments brought to them for restoration or setup, creating their own replicas using the very same woods, electronics, and finishes.

This extensive research of golden era guitar designs and traditional build techniques combines classic vintage guitars of the ’20s and ’30s with features of the ’50s electric guitars to create their own fantastically unique instruments.

Their aim was to craft the best possible sounding guitars they could, combining Barashi’s love of the electric guitar with Goldstein’s passion for acoustic.

They say:

“If it’s not perfect to our ears, it doesn’t leave the shop.”

What Do I Think of B&G Guitars?

I first became aware of B&G Guitars back in 2018, when I saw this advert for them on YouYube featuring a cover version of Ricky Nelson’s Lonesome Town.

I was transfixed! The sound emanating from the guitars on show in these videos sounded amazing to me; I wanted to keep watching and listening!

B&G do everything themselves, in-house, from winding their own pickups to casting their own brass hardware and mixing their own paint.

The attention to detail and the amount of research that’s gone into these guitars is very thorough, and the resulting guitars seem like works of art! I want one!

Pole pieces being pressed into B&G pickups

Different Types of B&G Guitars

B&G guitars are made across three different ranges:

  • Crossroads – Production line versions of B&G’s Private Build series, manufactured in China to stringent quality controls.
  • Private Build – Hand crafted in Tel Aviv, Israel by master luthiers, these are B&G’s most luxurious models built to the highest standards.
  • Custom Order – Custom B&G guitars. Using B&G’s Guitar Builder, you can choose from various options and materials to create your perfect guitar. And yes, they’ll build you a lefty version for you too!

Left Handed B&G Electric Guitars

You can get most Private Build guitars specially built in lefty configuration, but if B&G’s custom order guitars are a little expensive for you, you can see what they have off-the-rack.

Good news for lefties; some of the Crossroads series guitars are available off-the-rack.

Crossroads Little Sister Non-Cutaway – P90s

Left Handed B&G Guitars - Crossroads Little Sister Non-Cutaway - P90s (Tobacco Burst Finish)

$1499.00 MSRP, Made in China

  • STRINGS: 6
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • TOP: Solid Figured Maple
  • CONSTRUCTION: Chambered
  • SCALE: 24.75″ (628.65 mm)
  • NECK: One-piece Mahogany
  • NECK PROFILE: Soft V
  • FINGERBOARD: Mexican Royal Ebony (Katalox) with Pearloid Dot inlays
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12″ (304.8 mm)
  • NUT TYPE: Tusq
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.68″ (42.8 mm)
  • FRETS: 20
  • HARDWARE: Gold Plated Brass
  • TUNERS: B&G Delta Tuners
  • BRIDGE: ABR Gold Plated with Gold Plated Zinc Alloy Tailpiece
  • NECK PICKUP: B&G Designed P90
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: B&G Designed P90
  • CONTROLS: Volume, Tone, Linear 500k Potentiometers, 3-way Toggle
  • BODY FINISH: UV-Cured Poly – Tobacco Burst

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Crossroads Little Sister Cutaway – P90s

Left Handed B&G Guitars - Crossroads Little Sister Cutaway - P90s (Tobacco Burst Finish)
Left Handed B&G Guitars - Crossroads Little Sister Cutaway - P90s (Honey Burst Finish)

$1499.00 MSRP, Made in China

  • STRINGS: 6
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • TOP: Solid Figured Maple
  • CONSTRUCTION: Chambered
  • SCALE: 24.75″ (628.65 mm)
  • NECK: One-piece Mahogany
  • NECK PROFILE: Soft V
  • FINGERBOARD: Mexican Royal Ebony (Katalox) with Pearloid Dot inlays
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12″ (304.8 mm)
  • NUT TYPE: Tusq
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.68″ (42.8 mm)
  • FRETS: 20
  • HARDWARE: Gold Plated Brass
  • TUNERS: B&G Delta Tuners
  • BRIDGE: ABR Gold Plated with Gold Plated Zinc Alloy Tailpiece
  • NECK PICKUP: B&G Designed P90
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: B&G Designed P90
  • CONTROLS: Volume, Tone, Linear 500k Potentiometers, 3-way Toggle
  • BODY FINISH: UV-Cured Poly – Tobacco Burst, Honey Burst

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Crossroads Little Sister Cutaway – Humbuckers

Left Handed B&G Guitars - Crossroads Little Sister Cutaway - Humbuckers (Midnight Ocean Finish)

$1499.00 MSRP, Made in China

  • STRINGS: 6
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • TOP: Solid Figured Maple
  • CONSTRUCTION: Chambered
  • SCALE: 24.75″ (628.65 mm)
  • NECK: One-piece Mahogany
  • NECK PROFILE: Soft V
  • FINGERBOARD: Mexican Royal Ebony (Katalox) with Pearloid Dot inlays
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12″ (304.8 mm)
  • NUT TYPE: Tusq
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.68″ (42.8 mm)
  • FRETS: 20
  • HARDWARE: Gold Plated Brass
  • TUNERS: B&G Delta Tuners
  • BRIDGE: ABR Gold Plated with Gold Plated Zinc Alloy Tailpiece
  • NECK PICKUP: B&G Designed P90
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: B&G Designed P90
  • CONTROLS: Volume, Tone, Linear 500k Potentiometers, 3-way Toggle
  • BODY FINISH: UV-Cured Poly – Midnight Ocean, Honey Burst

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Left Handed B&G Acoustic Guitars

Although B&G make acoustic guitars, none of them are available in left handed orientation at the time of writing.

Left Handed B&G Basses

B&G makes one bass guitar. Unfortunately, it’s not available in left handed orientation at the time of writing.

Final Thoughts

So there you have it; three different models at the time of writing. Not bad at all.

You can of course have a left handed private build model made especially. As with any guitar company that offer hand-crafted guitars, there is an added premium to be paid!

Check out B&G’s Private Build guitar builder to see your left handed options. Left handed Private Build guitars are built at no extra cost to their right handed counterparts.

It’s great to have at least some lefty B&G models available to us left handed folk.

What are your thoughts on B&G Guitars? Let us know in the comments below.

Photo credits: bngguitars.com

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