Left Handed Gibson Guitars 2021 – The Famous Rock Classic

Left Handed Gibson Guitars - Body of a lefty Les Paul Goldtop
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Last Updated on September 9, 2021 by Chris

After reviewing the lefty Gibson Les Paul Studio, I thought I should have a look at the company that makes them and what left handed Gibson guitars are available.

Gibson guitars are one of the most iconic and famous guitar brands out there. Steeped in rock history, Gibson is a guitar brand that so many famous guitar players have been associated with.

Tony Iommi, Jimi Hendrix, Albert King, Otis Rush, Jimmy Page, Slash, and Angus Young are just a few of them, but the list of artists is ridiculously long!

Gibson also owns the Epiphone guitar brand.

Go straight to the guitars.

Who Are Gibson Guitars?

60th Anniversary 1961 Les Paul SG Standard (Left) and Custom (Right) With Sideways Vibrola

If you play guitar, it’s unlikely that you’ve never heard of Gibson guitars, but if you know nothing about them, here’s a brief history.

The Gibson Guitar Corporation was founded by Orville Gibson in 1902 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. At this time, his company was originally called the Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Mfg. Co. Ltd. producing Orville Gibson’s original designs.

Unfortunately, Orville Gibson spent several extended periods in hospital and died in 1918, aged 62, of chronic endocarditis.

The Gibson company went on to invent the Archtop guitar, and also began to produce flattop acoustic guitars and hollow-bodied electric guitars.

Gibson was then purchased by Chicago Musical Instruments in 1944, and four years later, the company hired Ted McCarty, who later became Gibson’s President in 1950.

McCarty also famously went on to become Paul Reed Smith‘s mentor, founder of PRS Guitars.

Chicago Musical Instruments was acquired by Norlin Corporation in 1969, so ownership shifted to them until 1986 when the company almost went out of business. Norlin Corporation were then acquired by Henry E. Juszkiewicz, David H. Berryman, and Gary A. Zebrowski.

Some saw this time as a decline in quality, blaming the company’s higher-ups for pursuing financial success over the quality of their products.

In 2013, the company was renamed Gibson Brands, Inc., after various partnerships with and acquisitions of audio technology companies. However, by 2018, the company filed for bankruptcy.

Later that year, Gibson formed a plan to reorganize and restructure to focus on its core business of selling guitars and closing down its Gibson Innovations division which sold audio equipment outside of the USA.

James “JC” Curleigh, President and CEO of Gibson Brands, Inc.

Henry Juszkiewicz also stepped down as CEO, and the following month James “JC” Curleigh was appointed new President and CEO of the company. Curleigh himself is a guitar player, and many believe that Gibson seems to be addressing the issues that contributed to Gibson’s decline under Juszkiewicz’s presidency.

What Do I Think of Gibson Guitars?

Gibson is one of those brands that I’d heard of very early on when learning to play guitar. You can’t help it really, if you’re into certain bands and you like certain guitarists, then you’re bound to find out what guitars they play, and back in the day, many of my fave players played Gibsons.

Back then, I liked guitarists like Jimi Page, Angus Young, Slash, Gary Moore, B.B.King, and Tony Iommi; all well known for playing Gibson guitars.

I also liked Jimi Hendrix and seeing him playing a Flying V, was an image that stuck in my mind, as he was better known for playing Fender Stratocasters.

Ever since those early days of learning to play guitar, I’ve been a fan of Gibson and the guitars they produce.

Different Types of Gibson Guitars

Electric Guitars

  • The Original Collection
  • The Modern Collection
  • The Custom Shop Collection
  • The Artist Collection
  • The Slash Collection
  • The Murphy Lab Collection

Acoustic Guitars

  • The Modern Collection
  • The Original Collection
  • The Custom Shop Collection
  • The Artist Collection

Bass Guitars

  • The Original Collection
  • The Modern Collection

Are All Gibson Guitars Made in the USA?

Gibson is famed for making all of its guitars in the USA across two different locations. Their solid-body guitars, such as the Les Paul and SG models are made at their Nashville, Tennessee factory, which opened in 1974.

From 2000, Gibson built their semi-hollow and hollow-body guitars in Memphis, Tennessee, but moved their production to the Nashville factory in 2018.

Gibson’s acoustic guitars are made at a separate factory in Bozeman, Montana.

Epiphone Guitars, owned by Gibson, are generally made in China.

Left Handed Gibson Electric Guitars

At the time of writing, there are twenty-one solid-body and three semi-acoustic left handed Gibson guitars. There’s also one left handed Gibson bass guitar available.

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Original

Les Paul Standard ’50s

Left Handed Gibson Guitars - Les Paul Standard '50s (Heritage Cherry Sunburst)

$2,499.00 MSRP, Made in USA

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24.75″ (628.65mm)
  • TOP: Maple
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • WEIGHT RELIEF: None
  • NECK: Mahogany
  • NECK PROFILE: Vintage 50s
  • FINGERBOARD: Rosewood
  • FRETBOARD RADIUS: 12″
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Graphtech
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.69″ (43.05mm)
  • BRIDGE: ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic with Aluminum Stop Bar
  • NECK PICKUP: Burstbucker 1
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Burstbucker 2
  • CONTROLS: 2 Volumes, 2 Tones & Toggle Switch (Hand-wired with Orange Drop Capacitors)
  • TUNERS: Vintage Deluxe w/ Keystone Buttons
  • HARDWARE COLOR: Nickel
  • FINISH: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer – Gold Top, Heritage Cherry Sunburst

Les Paul Standard ’60s

Left Handed Gibson Guitars - Les Paul Standard '60s (Iced Tea)
Left Handed Gibson Guitars - Les Paul Standard '60s (Bourbon Burst)

$2,499.00 MSRP, Made in USA

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24.75″ (628.65mm)
  • TOP: AA Figured Maple
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • NECK: Mahogany
  • NECK PROFILE: Slim Taper
  • FINGERBOARD: Rosewood
  • FRETBOARD RADIUS: 12″
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Graphtech
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.69″ (43.05mm)
  • BRIDGE: ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic
  • NECK PICKUP: Burstbucker 61R
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Burstbucker 61T
  • CONTROLS: 2 Volumes, 2 Tones & Toggle Switch (Hand-wired with Orange Drop Capacitors)
  • TUNERS: Grover Rotomatics w/ Kidney Buttons
  • HARDWARE COLOR: Nickel
  • FINISH: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer – Iced Tea, Bourbon Burst

Les Paul Special

Left Handed Gibson Guitars - Les Paul Special (TV Yellow)

$1,599.00 MSRP, Made in USA

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24.75″ (628.65mm)
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • NECK: Mahogany
  • NECK PROFILE: Vintage 50s
  • FINGERBOARD: Rosewood
  • FRETBOARD RADIUS: 12″
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Graphtech
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.69″ (43.05mm)
  • BRIDGE: Wraparound
  • NECK PICKUP: P-90
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: P-90
  • CONTROLS: 2 Volumes, 2 Tones & Toggle Switch (Hand-wired with Orange Drop Capacitors)
  • TUNERS: Vintage Deluxe w/ White Buttons
  • HARDWARE COLOR: Nickel
  • FINISH: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer – TV Yellow

Les Paul Junior

Left Handed Gibson Guitars - Les Paul Junior (Vintage Tobacco Burst)

$1,499.00 MSRP, Made in USA

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24.75″ (628.65mm)
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • NECK: Mahogany
  • NECK PROFILE: Vintage 50s
  • FINGERBOARD: Rosewood
  • FRETBOARD RADIUS: 12″
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Graphtech
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.7″ (43.053mm)
  • BRIDGE: Wraparound
  • NECK PICKUP: P-90 Dog Ear
  • CONTROLS: 1 Volume, 1 Tone (Hand-wired with Orange Drop Capacitors)
  • HARDWARE COLOR: Nickel
  • FINISH: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer – Vintage Tobacco Burst

SG Standard ’61

Left Handed Gibson Guitars - SG Standard '61 (Vintage Cherry)

$1,799.00 MSRP, Made in USA

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24.75″ (628.65mm)
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • NECK: Mahogany
  • NECK PROFILE: Slim Taper
  • FINGERBOARD: Rosewood
  • FRETBOARD RADIUS: 12″
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Graphtech
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.69″ (43.05mm)
  • BRIDGE: ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic with Aluminum Stop Bar
  • NECK PICKUP: Burstbucker 61R
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Burstbucker 61T
  • CONTROLS: 2 Volumes, 2 Tones & Toggle Switch (Hand-wired with Orange Drop Capacitors)
  • TUNERS: Vintage Deluxe w/ Keystone Buttons
  • HARDWARE COLOR: Nickel
  • FINISH: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer – Vintage Cherry

SG Special

Left Handed Gibson Guitars - SG Special (Faded Pelham Blue)

$1,499.00 MSRP, Made in USA

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24.75″ (628.65mm)
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • NECK: Mahogany
  • NECK PROFILE: Slim Taper
  • FINGERBOARD: Rosewood
  • FRETBOARD RADIUS: 12″
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Graphtech
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.69″ (43.05mm)
  • BRIDGE: Compensated Wraparound
  • NECK PICKUP: P-90
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: P-90
  • CONTROLS: 2 Volumes, 2 Tones & Toggle Switch (Hand-wired with Orange Drop Capacitors)
  • TUNERS: Vintage Deluxe w/ White Buttons
  • HARDWARE COLOR: Chrome
  • FINISH: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer – Faded Pelham Blue

Explorer

Left Handed Gibson Guitars - Explorer (Antique Natural)

$1,699.00 MSRP, Made in USA

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24.75″ (628.65mm)
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • NECK: Mahogany
  • NECK PROFILE: Slim Taper
  • FINGERBOARD: Rosewood
  • FRETBOARD RADIUS: 12″
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Graphtech
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.69″ (43.05mm)
  • BRIDGE: Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic with Aluminum Stop Bar
  • NECK PICKUP: BurstBucker 2
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: BurstBucker 3
  • CONTROLS: 2 Volumes, 1 Tone & Toggle Switch
  • TUNERS: Grover Mini Rotomatics
  • HARDWARE COLOR: Chrome
  • FINISH: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer – Antique Natural

70s Explorer

Left Handed Gibson Guitars - 70s Explorer (Classic White)

$1,999.00 MSRP, Made in USA

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24.75″ (628.65mm)
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • NECK: Mahogany
  • NECK PROFILE: Slim Taper
  • FINGERBOARD: Rosewood
  • FRETBOARD RADIUS: 12″
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Graphtech
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.69″ (43.05mm)
  • BRIDGE: Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic with Aluminum Stop Bar
  • NECK PICKUP: 70s Tribute
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: 70s Tribute
  • PICKUP SWITCH: Toggle Switch (Hand-wired with Orange Drop Capacitors)
  • HARDWARE COLOR: Chrome
  • FINISH: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer – Classic White

Modern

Les Paul Modern

Left Handed Gibson Guitars - Les Paul Modern (Faded Pelham Blue Top)
Left Handed Gibson Guitars - Les Paul Modern (Sparkling Burgundy Top)
Left Handed Gibson Guitars - Les Paul Modern (Graphite Top)

$2,799.00 MSRP, Made in USA

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24.75″ (628.65mm)
  • TOP: Maple
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • WEIGHT RELIEF: Ultra-Modern
  • NECK: Mahogany
  • NECK PROFILE: Asymmetrical Slim Taper w/ Modern Contoured Heel
  • FINGERBOARD: Ebony
  • FRETBOARD RADIUS: Compound
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Graphtech
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.69″ (43.05mm)
  • BRIDGE: Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic with Aluminum Stop Bar
  • NECK PICKUP: Burstbucker Pro Rhythm
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Burstbucker Pro + Lead
  • CONTROLS: 2 Push/Pull Volumes (Coil-Tap), 2 Push/Pull Tones (Pure Bypass/Phase) & Toggle Switch
  • TUNERS: Grover Locking Rotomatics w/Keystone buttons
  • HARDWARE COLOR: Chrome
  • FINISH: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer – Faded Pelham Blue Top, Sparkling Burgundy Top, Graphite Top

Les Paul Classic

Left Handed Gibson Guitars - Les Paul Classic (Translucent Cherry)
Left Handed Gibson Guitars - Les Paul Classic (Ebony)

$1,999.00 MSRP, Made in USA

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24.75″ (628.65mm)
  • TOP: Maple
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • WEIGHT RELIEF: 9-Hole
  • NECK: Mahogany
  • NECK PROFILE: Slim Taper
  • FINGERBOARD: Rosewood
  • FRETBOARD RADIUS: 12″
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Graphtech
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.69″ (43.05mm)
  • BRIDGE: ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic with Aluminum Stop Bar
  • NECK PICKUP: Burstbucker 61R (Zebra)
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Burstbucker 61T (Zebra)
  • CONTROLS: 2 Push/Pull Volumes (Coil-Tap), 2 Push/Pull Tones (Pure Bypass/Phase) & Toggle Switch
  • TUNERS: Grover Rotomatics w/ Kidney Buttons
  • HARDWARE COLOR: Chrome
  • FINISH: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer – Translucent Cherry, Ebony

Les Paul Studio

Left Handed Gibson Guitars - Les Paul Studio (Wine Red)
Left Handed Gibson Guitars - Les Paul Studio (Ebony)

$1,499.00 MSRP, Made in USA

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24.75″ (628.65mm)
  • TOP: Maple
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • WEIGHT RELIEF: Ultra-Modern
  • NECK: Mahogany
  • NECK PROFILE: Slim Taper
  • FINGERBOARD: Rosewood
  • FRETBOARD RADIUS: 12″
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Graphtech
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.69″ (43.05mm)
  • BRIDGE: Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic with Aluminum Stop Bar
  • NECK PICKUP: 490R
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: 498T
  • CONTROLS: 2 Push/Pull Volumes (Coil-Tap), 2 Tones & Toggle Switch
  • HARDWARE COLOR: Chrome
  • FINISH: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer – Wine Red, Ebony

Les Paul Tribute

Left Handed Gibson Guitars - Les Paul Tribute (Satin Honeyburst)
Left Handed Gibson Guitars - Les Paul Tribute (Satin Tobacco Burst)
Left Handed Gibson Guitars - Les Paul Tribute (Satin Cherry Sunburst)

$1,199.00 MSRP, Made in USA

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24.75″ (628.65mm)
  • TOP: Maple
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • WEIGHT RELIEF: Ultra-Modern
  • NECK: Mahogany
  • NECK PROFILE: Rounded
  • FINGERBOARD: Rosewood
  • FRETBOARD RADIUS: 12″
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Graphtech
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.69″ (43.05mm)
  • BRIDGE: Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic with Aluminum Stop Bar
  • NECK PICKUP: 490R
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: 490T
  • CONTROLS: 2 Push/Pull Volumes (Coil-Tap), 2 Tones & Toggle Switch
  • TUNERS: Vintage Deluxe w/ Keystone Buttons
  • HARDWARE COLOR: Nickel
  • FINISH: Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer – Satin Honeyburst, Satin Tobacco Burst, Satin Cherry Sunburst

SG Modern

Left Handed Gibson Guitars - SG Modern (Blueberry Fade)
Left Handed Gibson Guitars - SG Modern (Trans Black Fade)

$1,999.00 MSRP, Made in USA

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24.75″ (628.65mm)
  • TOP: AA Figured Maple
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • NECK: Mahogany
  • NECK PROFILE: Asymmetrical Slim Taper
  • FINGERBOARD: Ebony
  • FRETBOARD RADIUS: Compound
  • FRETS: 24 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Graphtech
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.69″ (43.05mm)
  • BRIDGE: Nashville Tune-O-Matic with Stop Bar
  • NECK PICKUP: Burstbucker Pro Rhythm
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Burstbucker Pro Lead +
  • CONTROLS: 2 Push/Pull Volumes (Coil-Tap), 2 Tones & Toggle Switch
  • TUNERS: Grover Mini Rotomatics
  • HARDWARE COLOR: Chrome
  • FINISH: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer – Blueberry Fade, Trans Black Fade

SG Standard

Left Handed Gibson Guitars - SG Standard (Heritage Cherry)
Left Handed Gibson Guitars - SG Standard (Ebony)

$1,499.00 MSRP, Made in USA

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24.75″ (628.65mm)
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • NECK: Mahogany
  • NECK PROFILE: Rounded
  • FINGERBOARD: Rosewood
  • FRETBOARD RADIUS: 12″
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Graphtech
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.69″ (43.05mm)
  • BRIDGE: Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic with Aluminum Stop Bar
  • NECK PICKUP: 490R
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: 490T
  • CONTROLS: 2 Volumes, 2 Tones & Toggle Switch
  • TUNERS: Grover Rotomatics w/ Kidney Buttons
  • HARDWARE COLOR: Chrome
  • FINISH: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer – Heritage Cherry, Ebony

SG Tribute

Left Handed Gibson Guitars - SG Tribute (Vintage Cherry Satin)
Left Handed Gibson Guitars - SG Tribute (Natural Walnut)

$1,099.00 MSRP, Made in USA

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24.75″ (628.65mm)
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • NECK: Maple
  • NECK PROFILE: Rounded
  • FINGERBOARD: Rosewood
  • FRETBOARD RADIUS: 12″
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Graphtech
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.69″ (43.05mm)
  • BRIDGE: Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic with Aluminum Stop Bar
  • NECK PICKUP: 490R
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: 490T
  • CONTROLS: 2 Volumes, 2 Tones & Toggle Switch
  • TUNERS: Vintage Deluxe tuners w/ Keystone buttons
  • HARDWARE COLOR: Chrome
  • FINISH: Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer – Vintage Cherry Satin, Natural Walnut

Custom Shop

1958 Les Paul Junior Double Cut Reissue

Left Handed Gibson Guitars - 1958 Les Paul Junior Double Cut Reissue (Cherry Red)
Left Handed Gibson Guitars - 1958 Les Paul Junior Double Cut Reissue (TV Yellow)

$3,799.00 MSRP, Made in USA

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24.75″ (628.65mm)
  • BODY: 1-Piece Solid Mahogany
  • WEIGHT RELIEF: None
  • NECK: Solid Mahogany
  • NECK PROFILE: Chunky C-Shape
  • FINGERBOARD: Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
  • FRETBOARD RADIUS: 12″
  • FRETS: 22 Authentic Medium-Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Nylon
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.69″ (42.85mm)
  • BRIDGE: Wraparound
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Custom Dog-Ear P90
  • CONTROLS: CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitors
  • HARDWARE COLOR: Nickel
  • FINISH: Nitrocellulose VOS (Vintage Patina) – Cherry Red, TV Yellow

1954 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue

Left Handed Gibson Guitars - 1954 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue (Double Gold)

$4,499.00 MSRP, Made in USA

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24.75″ (628.65mm)
  • TOP: 2-Piece Plain Maple, Hide Glue Fit
  • BODY: 1-Piece Lightweight Mahogany
  • WEIGHT RELIEF: None
  • NECK: Solid Mahogany
  • NECK PROFILE: Chunky C-Shape
  • FINGERBOARD: Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
  • FRETBOARD RADIUS: 12″
  • FRETS: 22 Historic Gibson Narrow/Tall
  • NUT TYPE: Nylon
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.69″ (42.85mm)
  • BRIDGE: Wraparound
  • NECK PICKUP: Custom Soapbar P90
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Custom Soapbar P90
  • CONTROLS: CTS 500K Audio Taper Potentiometers, Paper-in-Oil Capacitors
  • TUNERS: Kluson Single Line, Single Ring
  • HARDWARE COLOR: Nickel
  • FINISH: Nitrocellulose VOS (Vintage Patina) – Double Gold

1968 Les Paul Custom Reissue

Left Handed Gibson Guitars - 1968 Les Paul Custom Reissue (Ebony)

$5,799.00 MSRP, Made in USA

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24.75″ (628.65mm)
  • TOP: 2-Piece Plain Maple
  • BODY: 1-Piece Mahogany
  • WEIGHT RELIEF: None
  • NECK: Solid Mahogany
  • NECK PROFILE: Authentic ’68 Medium C-Shape
  • FINGERBOARD: Solid Ebony
  • FRETBOARD RADIUS: 12″
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Nylon
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.69″ (42.85mm)
  • BRIDGE: ABR-1 (Wired) with Stop Bar
  • NECK PICKUP: 68 Custom Humbucker
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: 68 Custom Humbucker
  • CONTROLS: 2 500K CTS Volume Pots, 2 500K CTS Tone Pots, Hand-Wired Harness with Black Beauty Capacitors
  • TUNERS: Kluson Waffleback
  • HARDWARE COLOR: Gold
  • FINISH: Nitrocellulose Gloss – Ebony

1968 Les Paul Standard Goldtop Reissue

Left Handed Gibson Guitars - 1968 Les Paul Standard Goldtop Reissue (60s Gold)

$4,699.00 MSRP, Made in USA

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24.75″ (628.65mm)
  • TOP: 2-Piece Plain Maple
  • BODY: 1-Piece Mahogany
  • WEIGHT RELIEF: None
  • NECK: Solid Mahogany
  • NECK PROFILE: Authentic ’68 Medium C-Shape
  • FINGERBOARD: Indian Rosewood, Hide Glue Fit
  • FRETBOARD RADIUS: 12″
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Nylon
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.69″ (42.85mm)
  • BRIDGE: ABR-1 with Stop Bar
  • NECK PICKUP: Custom Soapbar P90
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Custom Soapbar P90
  • CONTROLS: 2 500K CTS Volume Pots, 2 500K CTS Tone Pots, Hand-Wired Harness with Black Beauty Capacitors
  • TUNERS: Gibson Deluxe Double Line, Double Ring
  • HARDWARE COLOR: Chrome
  • FINISH: Nitrocellulose Gloss – 60s Gold

Artist

Tony Iommi SG Special

Left Handed Gibson Guitars - Tony Iommi SG Special (Vintage Cherry)

$2,399.00 MSRP, Made in USA

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24.75″ (628.65mm)
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • WEIGHT RELIEF: None
  • NECK: Glued in Mahogany
  • NECK PROFILE: Rounded
  • FINGERBOARD: Indian Rosewood with Acrylic Dot Inlays
  • RADIUS: 12″
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: White Graph Tech
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.7″ (43.053mm)
  • BRIDGE: Adjustable Wraparound
  • NECK PICKUP: P-90
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: P-90
  • CONTROLS: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, hand-wired with Orange Drop capacitors, 3-way Toggle Switch
  • TUNERS: Grover Rotomatic with Contemporary Style Buttons
  • STRAP BUTTONS: 2 – bottom and behind heel
  • HARDWARE COLOR: Chrome
  • FINISH: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer – Vintage Cherry

Slash Les Paul Standard

Left Handed Gibson Guitars - Slash Les Paul Standard (November Burst)
Left Handed Gibson Guitars - Slash Les Paul Standard (Appetite Burst)

Made in USA

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24.75″ (628.65mm)
  • TOP: AAA Flamed Maple
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • WEIGHT RELIEF: None
  • NECK: Mahogany
  • NECK PROFILE: 50s Vintage
  • FINGERBOARD: Rosewood
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Graphtech
  • BRIDGE: ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic with Aluminum Stop Bar
  • NECK PICKUP: Custom Burstbucker Alnico II (Zebra-AP) & (Dbl Black-NV)
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Custom Burstbucker Alnico II (Reverse Zebra-AP) & (Dbl Black-NV)
  • CONTROLS: 2 Volumes, 2 Tones & Toggle Switch (Hand-wired with Orange Drop Capacitors)
  • TUNERS: Vintage Keystone
  • STRAP BUTTONS: Grover/Schaller Strap Locks
  • HARDWARE COLOR: Nickel
  • FINISH: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer – November Burst, Appetite Burst

Jimi Hendrix 1969 Flying V

Left Handed Gibson Guitars - Jimi Hendrix 1969 Flying V (Aged Ebony)

$9,999.00 MSRP, Made in USA

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24.75″ (628.65mm)
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • NECK: Mahogany
  • NECK PROFILE: Authentic ’67 Flying V; .85″ at Nut
  • FINGERBOARD: Ebony, with 1-ply White Binding
  • FRETBOARD RADIUS: 12″
  • FRETS: 22 Reissue
  • NUT TYPE: Corian
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.6″ (40.64mm)
  • BRIDGE: ABR-1 with Maestro Short Vibrola
  • NECK PICKUP: Custombucker
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Custombucker
  • CONTROLS: 2 500K CTS Volume, 1 500K CTS Tone, 3-Way Switchcraft
  • TUNERS: Kluson Single Line, Single Ring Tulip
  • STRAP BUTTONS: 2 – Brass; Inside Wing and Back of Heel
  • HARDWARE COLOR: Aged Gold
  • FINISH: Murphy Lab Aged – Aged Ebony

Left Handed Gibson Semi-Acoustic Guitars

Original

ES-335 DOT

Left Handed Gibson Guitars - ES-335 DOT (Sixties Cherry)
Left Handed Gibson Guitars - ES-335 DOT (Vintage Ebony)
Left Handed Gibson Guitars - ES-335 DOT (Vintage Burst)

$2,999.00 MSRP, Made in USA

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24.75″ (628.65mm)
  • NECK: Mahogany
  • NECK PROFILE: Rounded “C”
  • TOP: 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
  • BACK: 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
  • BRACING: Spruce
  • CENTERBLOCK: Maple
  • FINGERBOARD: Rosewood
  • FRETBOARD RADIUS: 12″
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Graphtech
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.7″ (43.053mm)
  • BRIDGE: ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic with Aluminum Stop Bar
  • NECK PICKUP: Calibrated T-Type, Rhythm
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Calibrated T-Type, Lead
  • CONTROLS: 2 volumes, 2 tones, 1 toggle switch, hand-wired with 500K potentiometers and orange drop capacitors
  • TUNERS: Vintage Deluxe w/ Keystone Buttons
  • HARDWARE COLOR: Nickel
  • FINISH: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer – Sixties Cherry, Vintage Ebony, Vintage Burst

ES-335 Figured

Left Handed Gibson Guitars - ES-335 Figured (Sixties Cherry)
Left Handed Gibson Guitars - ES-335 Figured (Antique Natural)

$3,699.00 MSRP, Made in USA

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24.75″ (628.65mm)
  • NECK: Mahogany
  • NECK PROFILE: Rounded “C”
  • TOP: 3-ply AAA Figured Maple/Poplar/Maple
  • BACK: 3-ply AAA Figured Maple/Poplar/Maple
  • BRACING: Quarter-Sawn Adirondack Spruce
  • CENTERBLOCK: Maple
  • FINGERBOARD: Rosewood
  • FRETBOARD RADIUS: 12″
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Graphtech
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.7″ (43.053mm)
  • BRIDGE: ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic with Aluminum Stop Bar
  • NECK PICKUP: Calibrated T-Type, Rhythm
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Calibrated T-Type, Lead
  • PICKUP SWITCH: Toggle Switch (Hand-wired with Orange Drop Capacitors)
  • TUNERS: Vintage Deluxe w/ Keystone Buttons
  • HARDWARE COLOR: Nickel
  • FINISH: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer – Sixties Cherry, Antique Natural

ES-345

Left Handed Gibson Guitars - ES-345 (Vintage Burst)

$3,299.00 MSRP, Made in USA

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24.75″ (628.65mm)
  • NECK: Mahogany
  • NECK PROFILE: Rounded “C”
  • TOP: 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
  • BACK: 3-ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
  • BRACING: Quarter-Sawn Adirondack Spruce
  • CENTERBLOCK: Maple
  • FINGERBOARD: Rosewood
  • FRETBOARD RADIUS: 12″
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Graphtech
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.7″ (43.053mm)
  • BRIDGE: ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic with Aluminum Stop Bar
  • NECK PICKUP: Calibrated T-Type, Rhythm
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Calibrated T-Type, Lead
  • CONTROLS: 2 Volumes, 2 Tone, hand-wired with Orange Drop capacitors
  • TUNERS: Vintage Deluxe w/ Keystone Buttons
  • HARDWARE COLOR: Nickel
  • FINISH: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer – Vintage Burst

Left Handed Gibson Acoustic Guitars

At the time of writing, there is a huge 42 different left handed Gibson acoustic guitars available. You can see the range of left handed Gibson acoustic guitars here at LeftyGuitarist.

Left Handed Gibson Bass Guitars

Gibson has made various lefty basses in the past, and at the time of writing, there’s one left handed Gibson Bass guitar in the current range.

Les Paul Junior Tribute DC Bass

Left Handed Gibson Guitars - Les Paul Junior Tribute DC Bass (Worn Cherry)

$999.00 MSRP, Made in USA

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 4
  • SCALE: 24.75″ (628.65mm)
  • TOP: Maple
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • WEIGHT RELIEF: None
  • NECK: Mahogany
  • NECK PROFILE: Rounded
  • FINGERBOARD: Rosewood
  • FRETBOARD RADIUS: 12″
  • FRETS: 20 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Graphtech
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.6″ (40.64mm)
  • BRIDGE: 3-Point Adjustable
  • NECK PICKUP: BassBucker
  • CONTROLS: 1 Push/Pull Volume (Coil-Tap) & 1 Tone
  • TUNERS: Hipshot Ultra-Light Mini-Clovers
  • HARDWARE COLOR: Chrome
  • FINISH: Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer – Worn Cherry

Final Thoughts

At the time of writing, there are a massive 24 left handed Gibson guitars!

That’s a pretty generous offering from one of the most iconic guitar brands in the history of guitars. I think it’s great that we lefties are able to have a good choice of left handed Gibson guitars and a decent number of finishes and colors.

Of course, plenty of gorgeous guitars are unavailable in lefty configuration, but Gibson has treated left handed guitarists with a fantastic range of guitars.

With so many lefty Gibson guitars available, it’s a shame that there aren’t many bass guitars available; just the one.

However, there are only three Gibson bass guitars available to our right handed friends, so I guess we haven’t done too badly.

What do you think about Gibson guitars? Have they improved in quality in recent years? Let us know in the comments below.

Image credit: gibson.com

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