Left Handed Epiphone Guitars

Left Handed Epiphone Guitars 2022 – Marvellous Yet Affordable Guitars

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August 30, 2022

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Last Updated on September 29, 2022 by Chris

Left Handed Epiphone Guitars

After looking at left handed Squier guitars, known for being cheaper versions of Fender guitars, I thought I’d have a look at Epiphone‘s guitars, as they’re often thought of as making cheaper versions of Gibson guitars, though this isn’t necessarily always the case.

Does Epiphone make left handed guitars?

Yes they do! Let’s take a look at the company and how many left handed Epiphone guitars are available for us lefties to buy.

Go straight to the left handed Epiphone guitars.

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Who Are Epiphone Guitars?

Epiphone started out as a company founded in 1873 by a Greek man, Anastasios Stathopoulos. His company originally built violins and lutes, but after moving to the United States in 1903, they also started to build mandolins as well.

In 1915, after Anastasios’ death, his son Epaminondas took over the company and named the company The House of Stathopoulo. Epaminondas was also known as “Epi“, hence the name Epiphone, the “phone” part coming from the Greek word meaning “Voice”.

After World War I had ended, the company began producing banjos and later changed the name of the company to the Epiphone Banjo Company, and by 1928, they started to produce guitars.

After Epi passed away in 1943, his brothers took over the company, and later, they sold the company to Gibson in 1957.

What Do I Think of Epiphone Guitars?

Epiphone is often thought of as the company that builds budget versions of Gibson guitars. This is true to some extent, but unlike what Squier is to Fender, Epiphone differ in that they also make guitars that are not Gibson copies.

Before Gibson had acquired them in 1957, Epiphone was already known for making their own guitars, some of which had very high-quality workmanship.

In fact, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and George Harrison of The Beatles are all well known for playing Epiphone Casinos. Gary Clark Jr. also plays an Epiphone Casino, and Noel Gallagher of Oasis often played Epiphone Sheratons.

Until recently, I owned a 2004 Korean-made Epiphone Les Paul Standard, myself. It was the second electric guitar I ever bought, which I got secondhand from eBay and I loved it! It played really well and seemed to be very well made, and I still played from time to time, long after buying more expensive guitars.

At one point I was also looking into buying an Epiphone Sheraton II but never did in the end, as I then ended up going a different route, and buying an Ibanez guitar.

Different Types of Epiphone Guitars

For their electric guitars, Epiphone has a wide range of guitars available:

  • Original Les Paul Collection
  • Original ES Collection
  • Original SG Collection
  • Original Designer Collection
  • Original Bass Collection
  • Electric Travel Guitar Collection
  • Modern Les Paul Collection
  • Modern SG Collection
  • Modern Designer
  • Artist & Limited Run Collection
  • Slash Collection
  • Power Players
  • Made in USA
  • Archtop Collection
  • Designer Collection
  • Bass Collection

And for their acoustic guitars:

  • Made in USA Collection
  • Original Acoustic Collection
  • Masterbilt Collection
  • Acoustic Travel Guitar Collection
  • Bluegrass Collection
  • Ukulele Collection
  • Modern Acoustic
  • The Super Jumbo Collection

Left Handed Epiphone Electric Guitars

As you can see, Epiphone has a pretty sizable range of guitars, with plenty of electric models available to righties. So how many left handed Epiphone guitars are there?

At the time of writing, there are seven left handed Epiphone guitars in their electric range. Check them out below.

Epiphone, along with Kramer guitars, Steinberger, Mesa/Boogie, Maestro Electronics, and KRK Systems, is part of the Gibson Brands Family.

Please note: Where lefty guitar images haven’t been provided on the official website, I’ve flipped the right handed image to show what the left handed version might look like.

Epiphone Tony Iommi SG SpecialNEW

Left Handed Epiphone Guitars - Tony Iommi SG Special

$999.00 MSRP

  • STRINGS: 6
  • BODY: 2 Piece Solid Mahogany
  • BODY FINISH: Gloss – Vintage Cherry
  • SCALE: 24.75″ (628.65 mm)
  • NECK: Set-Neck; Glued-in
  • NECK PROFILE: Rounded Iommi C
  • FINGERBOARD: Indian Laurel with Dot inlays
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12″ (304.8 mm)
  • NUT TYPE: Graph Tech
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.69″ (43 mm)
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • HARDWARE COLOR: Nickel
  • TUNERS: Grover Rotomatic with Contemporary Style Buttons
  • BRIDGE: Adjustable Wraparound
  • NECK PICKUP: Epiphone PRO P-90
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Epiphone PRO P-90
  • CONTROLS: 2x Volume, 2x Tone, CTS Potentiometers, Orange Drop Capacitors, 3-way Switchcraft Toggle

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Epiphone Noel Gallagher RivieraNEW

Left Handed Epiphone Guitars - Noel Gallagher Riviera (Dark Wine Red Finish)

$899.00 MSRP

  • STRINGS: 6
  • BODY: 5-ply Layered Maple
  • TOP: 5-ply Layered Maple
  • BODY FINISH: Gloss – Dark Wine Red
  • SCALE: 24.75″ (628.65 mm)
  • NECK: Set-Neck; Glued-in
  • NECK PROFILE: SlimTaper C
  • FINGERBOARD: Indian Laurel with Pearloid Trapezoid inlays
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12″ (304.8 mm)
  • NUT TYPE: Graph Tech
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.69″ (43 mm)
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • HARDWARE COLOR: Nickel
  • TUNERS: Epiphone Premium Die Cast with Oval Metal Buttons
  • BRIDGE: Epiphone LockTone Tune-O-Matic and Stop Bar
  • NECK PICKUP: Alnico Classic PRO
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Alnico Classic PRO
  • CONTROLS: 2x Volume, 2x Tone, CTS Potentiometers, .02 uF Capacitors, 3-way Epiphone Toggle

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Epiphone Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom Origins 7-StringNEW

Left Handed Epiphone Guitars - Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom Origins 7-String (Ebony Finish)
Left Handed Epiphone Guitars - Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom Origins 7-String (Bone White Finish)

$1,199.00 MSRP

  • STRINGS: 7
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • TOP: Maple
  • WEIGHT RELIEF: Modern
  • BODY FINISH: Gloss – Ebony, Bone White
  • SCALE: 25.5″ (648.0 mm)
  • NECK: Set-Neck; Glued-in Mahogany with Modern Contoured Heel
  • NECK PROFILE: SpeedTaper D
  • FINGERBOARD: Ebony with Custom Block inlays
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12″ (304.8 mm)
  • NUT TYPE: Graph Tech
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.89″ (48mm)
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • HARDWARE COLOR: Gold
  • TUNERS: Grover Locking Mini Rotomatic with Tulip Buttons
  • BRIDGE: Epiphone LockTone Tune-O-Matic and Stop Bar
  • NECK PICKUP: Fishman MKH Fluence Alnico
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Fishman MKH Fluence Ceramic
  • CONTROLS: 2x Volume (push/pull coil splits), 2x Tone (push/pull Humbucker Pickup Voicing), 3-way Epiphone Toggle

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Epiphone Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom OriginsNEW

Left Handed Epiphone Guitars - Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom Origins (Bone White Finish)
Left Handed Epiphone Guitars - Matt Heafy Les Paul Custom Origins (Ebony Finish)

$1,099.00 MSRP

  • STRINGS: 6
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • TOP: Maple
  • WEIGHT RELIEF: Modern
  • BODY FINISH: Gloss – Bone White, Ebony
  • SCALE: 24.75″ (628.65mm)
  • NECK: Set-Neck; Glued-in Mahogany with Modern Contoured Heel
  • NECK PROFILE: Slim
  • FINGERBOARD: Ebony with Custom Block inlays
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12″ (304.8 mm)
  • NUT TYPE: Graph Tech
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.69″ (43mm)
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • HARDWARE COLOR: Gold
  • TUNERS: Grover Locking Rotomatic with Tulip Buttons
  • BRIDGE: Epiphone LockTone Tune-O-Matic and Stop Bar
  • NECK PICKUP: Fishman MKH Fluence Alnico
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Fishman MKH Fluence Ceramic
  • CONTROLS: 2x Volume (push/pull coil splits), 2x Tone (push/pull Humbucker Pickup Voicing), 3-way Epiphone Toggle

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Epiphone Les Paul Custom LH

Left Handed Epiphone Guitars - Epiphone Les Paul Custom (Ebony Finish)

$729.00 MSRP

  • STRINGS: 6
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • BODY FINISH: Gloss – Ebony
  • SCALE: 24.75″ (628.65mm)
  • NECK: Set Neck; Glued-in Mahogany
  • NECK PROFILE: 60s SlimTaper
  • FINGERBOARD: Ebony with Pearloid Block inlays
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12″
  • NUT TYPE: Graph Tech NuBone
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.69″ (43mm)
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • HARDWARE COLOR: Gold
  • TUNERS: Grover Rotomatic 18:1
  • BRIDGE: Epiphone LockTone Tune-O-Matic and Stop Bar
  • NECK PICKUP: Epiphone ProBucker 2
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Epiphone ProBucker 3
  • CONTROLS: 2 Volume, 2 Tone – CTS potentiometers, 3-way Epiphone toggle

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Epiphone Les Paul Standard 50s LH

Left Handed Epiphone Guitars - Three Epiphone Les Paul Standard 50s; one Metallic Gold, one Heritage Cherry Sunburst, and one Vintage Sunburst

$649.00 MSRP

  • STRINGS: 6
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • BODY FINISH: Gloss – Metallic Gold, Heritage Cherry Sunburst, Vintage Sunburst
  • TOP: Carved Hard Maple Cap with AAA Flame Maple Veneer
  • SCALE: 24.75″ (628.65mm)
  • NECK: Set Neck; Glued-in Mahogany
  • NECK PROFILE: 50s Rounded Medium C
  • FINGERBOARD: Indian Laurel with Trapezoid inlays
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12″
  • NUT TYPE: Graph Tech NuBone
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.69″ (43mm)
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • HARDWARE COLOR: Nickel
  • TUNERS: Epiphone Vintage Deluxe 18:1 ratio machine heads
  • BRIDGE: Epiphone LockTone Tune-O-Matic and Stop Bar
  • NECK PICKUP: Epiphone ProBucker 1
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Epiphone ProBucker 2
  • CONTROLS: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, CTS pots, 50s style wiring, 3-way Epiphone toggle

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Epiphone Les Paul Standard 60s LH

Left Handed Epiphone Guitars - Three Epiphone Les Paul Standard 60s; one Ebony, one Bourbon Burst, and one Iced Tea

$649.00 MSRP

  • STRINGS: 6
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • BODY FINISH: Gloss – Ebony, Bourbon Burst, Iced Tea
  • TOP: AA Flame Maple
  • SCALE: 24.75″ (628.65mm)
  • NECK: Glued-in Mahogany
  • NECK PROFILE: SlimTaper 60s C
  • FINGERBOARD: Indian Laurel with Pearloid Trapezoid inlays
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12″
  • NUT TYPE: Graph Tech
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.69″ (43mm)
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • HARDWARE COLOR: Nickel
  • TUNERS: Grover Rotomatic 18:1
  • BRIDGE: LockTone ABR Tune-o-matic with stop bar
  • NECK PICKUP: Epiphone ProBucker 2
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Epiphone ProBucker 3
  • CONTROLS: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, CTS pots, 50s style wiring, 3-way Epiphone toggle

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Epiphone SG Standard LH

Left Handed Epiphone Guitars - Three Epiphone SG Standards; one Alpine White, one Ebony, and one Heritage Cherry

$499.00 MSRP

  • STRINGS: 6
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • BODY FINISH: Gloss – Alpine White, Ebony, and Heritage Cherry
  • SCALE: 24.75″ (628.65mm)
  • NECK: Set-Neck; Glued-in Mahogany
  • NECK PROFILE: 60s SlimTaper
  • FINGERBOARD: Indian Laurel with Trapezoid inlays
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12″
  • NUT TYPE: Graph Tech NuBone
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.69″ (43mm)
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • HARDWARE COLOR: Nickel
  • TUNERS: Epiphone Deluxe Tuners 18:1 ratio
  • BRIDGE: Epiphone LockTone™ Tune-O-Matic and stop bar
  • NECK PICKUP: Epiphone Alnico Classic PRO
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Epiphone Alnico Classic PRO
  • CONTROLS: 2- Volume, 2- Tone CTS pots, 3-way Epiphone toggle

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Left Handed Epiphone Acoustic Guitars

Epiphone have quite a large number of acoustic guitars available, as well as one mandolin and two ukuleles.

For us lefties, there are just two left handed Epiphone acoustic guitars, including one of the most expensive Epiphones out there with, at the time of writing, an MSRP of $2849! A lovely guitar to be sure! The other is quite possibly the cheapest at $169!

Check them out below:

Epiphone Texan (USA) LH

Left Handed Epiphone Guitars - Two Epiphone Texan USA's; one Antique Natural, and one Vintage Sunburst

$2,849.00 MSRP

  • STRINGS: 6
  • TOP: Solid Spruce
  • BACK AND SIDE: Solid Mahogany
  • BODY FINISH: Gloss Nitrocellulose – Antique Natural, Vintage Sunburst
  • SCALE: 25.5″ (647.7mm)
  • NECK: Mahogany; with Compound dovetail neck joint
  • NECK PROFILE: Round D
  • FINGERBOARD: Indian Rosewood with Mother-of-pearl single Parallelogram inlays
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12″ (304.8 mm)
  • NUT TYPE: Bone
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.73″ (43.815mm)
  • FRETS: 20 Legend
  • HARDWARE COLOR: Nickel
  • TUNERS: Grover Cream Button
  • BRIDGE: Indian Rosewood
  • UNDER SADDLE PICKUP: LR Baggs VTC
  • CONTROLS: Volume and Tone

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Epiphone Songmaker DR-100 LH

$169.00 MSRP

  • STRINGS: 6
  • TOP: Select Spruce
  • BACK AND SIDE: Mahogany
  • BODY FINISH: Gloss – Natural
  • SCALE: 25.5″ (647.7mm)
  • NECK: Mahogany with Dovetail Glued-in neck joint
  • NECK PROFILE: SlimTaper C
  • FINGERBOARD: Rosewood with Dot inlays
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.69″ (43mm)
  • FRETS: 20 Medium Jumbo
  • TUNERS: Premium Die Cast
  • BRIDGE: Rosewood
  • UNDER SADDLE PICKUP: None
  • CONTROLS: None

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Left Handed Epiphone Basses

Unfortunately for left handed bass players, there are no left handed Epiphone bass guitars available at the time of writing.

Final Thoughts

As with most other guitar companies, there’s a distinct lack of variety when it comes to left handed Epiphone guitars. We get the most common/popular Epiphone electric models; Les Paul Standard, Les Paul Custom, and SG Standard.

It would’ve been fantastic if some of the other classic shapes were available to left handers; a Flying V or Explorer perhaps. Or even some Epiphone original models such as the Casino, as used by lefty Beatle, Paul McCartney.

I remember a few years ago, the Casino and Sheraton II were available left handed, but at the moment, none of the Epiphone archtops are made in lefty form.

It is, however, fantastic to see that the Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) SG Special, Noel Gallagher (Oasis, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds) Riviera, and Matt Heafy (Trivium) Les Paul Custom models are available in left handed versions.

We rarely get artist models, so these are a welcome addition to the range of left handed Epiphone guitars.

What are your thoughts on left handed Epiphone guitars? Do you own any? If so, what do you have and what do you think? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.

Image credits: epiphone.com

  • Hey lefties,
    I have a lefty Epi LP Special in ruby red and with all black hardware.
    It has great sustain and is pretty heavy.
    Sounds great, my only issues are crappy tuners, plastic nut, plastic tone selection switch broke and it’s hard to get matching hardware to upgrade it in black! I added a secondhand Gibson, black 3 ply pickguard that took a little modification. I still like the ? more than the newer Epi SG Special in Cherry Red. Feels cheap and it is.SG Standard is worth the extra bucks imo.

  • Epiphone Explorer….cant find

    Inspired by the rare 1958 classic and powered by Epiphone ProBucker™ with CTS electronics
    The Epiphone Explorer from the Inspired by Gibson Collection recreates the ultra-rare classic from 1958. Featuring a Mahogany body in a gloss Ebony finish, Epiphone ProBucker™ humbuckers with CTS electronics, and Grover® tuners.
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    Ebony
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