Amazing Left Handed Ibanez Guitars and Basses 2020

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Last Updated on October 17, 2020 by Chris

Left Handed Ibanez Guitars and Basses

After taking a look at ESP guitars, I thought I’d have a look at another highly regarded Japanese guitar company, and the guitars and basses that they have available to us lefties.

So if you’re looking to buy any new left handed Ibanez guitars, have a look at this page to see what’s available.

Although Ibanez caters to guitarists all over the globe, their biggest range of lefty guitars appears to be sold in the USA. It’s difficult to know which lefty guitars in the range are available in which regions though. So with that, after each list of guitar specs, I have shown the continents and countries in which that guitar is available, so you will know if you can buy one in your territory.

To go straight to the guitars, click here.

Who Are Ibanez Guitars?

Ibanez is a guitar company from Japan, and are owned by their parent company musical instruments manufacturer Hoshino Gakki. They were one of the first Japanese musical instrument companies to gain success in selling their guitars in the USA and Europe.

The actual Ibanez brand began in the late 1950s, and throughout the 1960s, their catalog was mainly made up of copies of American guitars. After a lawsuit was filed in 1978 alleging that Ibanez had copied Gibson’s headstock design, Ibanez stopped producing copies of American guitars and focused on designing their own.

They already had some of their own offerings, such as the Artist and the Iceman; the latter being closely associated with KISS guitarist Paul Stanley.

Paul Stanley of KISS with signature Ibanez Iceman guitar
Paul Stanley of KISS with signature Ibanez Iceman guitar. Image credit: Ibanez.com, Photo by Brian Lowe

Why Do I Like Ibanez Guitars?

I think my first introduction to Ibanez guitars was quite early on in my guitar playing journey when I first saw one of the Joe Satriani signature guitars; the Ibanez JS2 back in about 1990. I remember having a guitar magazine at the time, and in it was an advert for the JS2. I thought “Wow! That guitar looks so cool and futuristic!”

The thing that appealed to me the most was that it had a chrome/mirror finish. It looked so space-aged and like no other guitar I’d ever seen! In my admittedly limited experience of electric guitars back then, I was used to seeing guitars that were designed in the 1950s, like the Fender Telecaster or the Gibson Les Paul. Now don’t get me wrong; those guitars look pretty fantastic, but this thing looked like it had traveled back in time from 2015!!

Anyway, after that, many of the Ibanez guitars went on my wishlist, although I wouldn’t own one until much later. I later found out that one of my favorite guitarists played Ibanez guitars and had several signature models; Paul Gilbert.

Paul Gilbert with Signature Ibanez PGM333 guitar
Paul Gilbert with Signature Ibanez PGM333 guitar. Image credit: Ibanez.com, Photo by Jason Quigley

To me, Ibanez guitars always seemed to have a futuristic look about them, and hearing what some of those famous guitarists like Paul Gilbert and Steve Vai could play, I was hooked, and really wanted one! To this day, I’ve always been impressed by their guitars.

I later bought a second hand Ibanez RG370DXL, which is a mid-range model. Immediately I found it to be really easy to play; it had a very comfortable and fast neck, it had a nice weight to it, and its contoured body made it quite comfortable to hold as well. I had to learn how to tune it though, as I’d never used a double-locking tremolo before! Probably not one for beginners…

The Different Types of Ibanez Guitars

Ibanez produce several lines of guitars; each tier is of varying quality. Unfortunately, not all lines have guitars available in left handed options, however, here are the main electric guitar lines:

  • Signature Models – The Signature Series are produced in cooperation with or to the specifications of an Ibanez affiliated artist.
  • GIO – The Chinese or Indonesian made Gio series guitars are aimed at beginner and budget-conscious guitarists and as such, they are the most affordable Ibanez guitars available. They are made with cost-effectiveness in mind, without compromising on playability. At the time of writing, there are three left handed Ibanez GIO guitars available; one available only in the USA, one in the rest of the world, and one in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.
  • Standard – These guitars are exactly what you’d expect; Ibanez’s standard quality guitars, aimed at intermediate to advanced level guitarists. This series of guitars are made in Indonesia.
  • Iron Label – This series, introduced in 3013, is aimed squarely at modern Metal guitarists, and uses the tagline “Metal to the Core”! These guitars seem a bit more stripped-down, like having no tone controls or no fingerboard inlays. Currently, there are no left handed Ibanez Iron Label guitars in production.
  • Axion Label – This series is also aimed at Metal guitarists and was first introduced in 2019. According to the Ibanez website, they “feature forward-looking developments in sound, playability and looks that take performances higher, deeper and heavier”. Features such as luminescent side dot inlays and headstock logos, coil tap switching, super-thin 5-piece necks, Schaller S-Lock strap lock pins, sub zero treated frets and locking tuners are all available with these models. Unfortunately, none of the Ibanez Axion Label guitars are available to us lefties!
  • Premium – Introduced in 2011, these Indonesian made guitars represent a higher level of quality to Ibanez’s Standard models. The premium range includes deluxe features and greater attention to detail when it comes to fit and finish. This includes their “Premium fret edge treatment” which produces semi-hemispherical fret ends, to eliminate any sharp fret ends, allowing for super-smooth playability. Unfortunately, none of the Ibanez Premium guitars are available to us lefties!
  • Genesis Collection – The Genesis Collection was introduced as a throwback series when the Ibanez RG550 models were reissued in 2017. There is currently one Ibanez Genesis Collection guitar available for lefties (available in USA only).
  • Prestige – The Ibanez Prestige line was first introduced in 1996, and is a series that offers guitars built to a higher quality standard than Ibanez’s Standard range. The Prestige line of guitars are made in Japan by FujiGen, although for a short while, from 2005 to 2008, Ibanez’s S, SA, and SZ Series guitars were made in South Korea. At the time of writing, there is only one left handed Ibanez Prestige guitar available.
  • J.Custom – The J.Custom line was first introduced in 1996 and are built to be the very highest quality instruments sold by Ibanez, using the best quality components and having the highest standard of workmanship. The “J” in the name tells us that these models are made in Japan, and include upscale features including a variety of exotic wood tops and can include some very intricate fretboard inlay designs. They’re usually produced in very small production quantities and are often the work of a single luthier. There is currently only one left handed Ibanez J.Custom guitar available.

Ibanez have some really cool looking guitars, but their naming convention makes their guitars a little difficult to identify sometimes. Fender has models with memorable names, such as the Stratocaster, the Jazzmaster or the Telecaster; Gibson has the Les Paul, the Explorer, and the Flying V, among others. You know exactly which guitar shape they refer to.

Ibanez have guitars like the AZ2402L, the RGA42FML, and the AW54LCE! Yessss!!

Naming all their guitars with various letters and numbers can make it quite hard to remember which guitar is which! One way to help to remember is that certain shapes of Ibanez guitar types have their own letters, such as the RG Series or the S Series. Remembering the numbers is all you have to do then.

As well as their range of solid body guitars, Ibanez are also known for their semi-acoustic guitars. Again, there are quite a number of guitars available, but not so many are offered in left handed configuration.

Here are the main semi-acoustic guitar lines:

  • Artstar – This series of guitars represent Ibanez’s high-end semi-acoustic guitar line and have been around since 2013. Unfortunately, there are currently no left handed Ibanez Artstar guitars available.
  • Artcore Expressionist – This is Ibanez’s mid-tier semi-acoustic guitar line and was introduced in 2013. At present, there is one left handed Ibanez Artcore Expressionist guitar available.
  • Artcore Vintage – These guitars are aged/distressed versions of guitars from the Artcore series and were introduced in 2016. Currently, there aren’t any left handed Ibanez Artcore Vintage guitars available.
  • Artcore – This series is Ibanez’s more affordable line, suited to beginners and budget-conscious guitarists. These guitars were first introduced in 2002. There is just one left handed Ibanez Artcore guitar available.

Are Ibanez Guitars For Playing Metal?

It’s easy to think that Ibanez guitars are all about Metal, partly because of the way a lot of the guitars look, but also some of the high-profile guitarists who use Ibanez guitars. Artists such as Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth), Jake Bowen (Periphery), Mårten Hagström and Fredrik Thordendal (MESHUGGAH), as well as virtuoso guitarists such as Paul Gilbert, Joe Satriani, and Steve Vai.

Jake Bowen of Periphery with signature Ibanez JBM100 guitar
Jake Bowen of Periphery with signature Ibanez JBM100 guitar. Image credit: Ibanez.com, Photo by David J.Reigada

It’s true that many of these guitars are very well suited to playing Metal, due to their high playability. However, Ibanez produces some very versatile guitars that are well suited for playing many types of music.

Shredders and Metalheads may want to check out the RG Series, the S Series, the FR Series, or possibly the AZ Series. S and FR Series guitars are unfortunately unavailable to us lefties!

The Ibanez AR Series is aimed at the more traditional guitar player, and these guitars bear many similarities to Gibson guitars. However, again, there are unfortunately no AR models available to lefties.

Ibanez’s Artcore Series consists of semi-hollow and hollow-body guitars and were first introduced in 2002. Jazz, Country, Blues, or Blues Rock players may like these guitars. There are two Artcore Series guitars available to us lefties, one of which is only available in the USA.

Anyway, let’s get to the guitars!

Left Handed Ibanez Electric Guitars

AZ2402L

Left handed Ibanez AZ2402 electric guitar

Prestige Model; Made in Japan

  • NECK: Oval C / S-TECH WOOD Roasted Maple
  • BODY: Alder
  • FINGERBOARD: S-TECH WOOD Roasted Maple fretboard with Black dot inlays
  • FINISH: Tri-fade Burst Flat
  • FRETS: 24 Jumbo Stainless Steel with Prestige fret edge treatment
  • BRIDGE: Gotoh® T1802 tremolo
  • NECK PICKUP: Seymour Duncan® Hyperion™ Humbucker (Passive/Alnico)
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Seymour Duncan® Hyperion™ Humbucker (Passive/Alnico)

Availability: NORTH AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, EUROPE, ASIA, AFRICA, MIDDLE EAST, OCEANA, and Antarctica.

RG8570ZL

Left handed Ibanez RG8570ZL electric guitar

J-Custom Model; Made in Japan

  • NECK: Super Wizard 5pc Maple/Wenge neck
  • TOP: AAA Flamed Maple (4mm)
  • BODY: African Mahogany
  • FINGERBOARD: Bound Macassar Ebony with “Tree of Life” inlay
  • FINISH: Brownish Sphalerite
  • FRETS: 24 Jumbo with J.Custom fret edge treatment
  • BRIDGE: Edge-Zero tremolo bridge w/ZPS3
  • NECK PICKUP: DiMarzio® Air Norton™ Humbucker (Passive/Alnico)
  • MIDDLE PICKUP: DiMarzio® True Velvet™ Single Coil (Passive/Alnico)
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: DiMarzio® The Tone Zone® Humbucker (Passive/Alnico)

Availability: NORTH AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, EUROPE, ASIA (not including Japan), AFRICA, MIDDLE EAST, OCEANA, and Antarctica.

PS120L

Left handed Ibanez PS120L electric guitar

Paul Stanley Signature Model; Made in China

  • NECK: 3pc Okoume neck / Set-in neck (smooth heel)
  • TOP: Maple
  • BODY: Okoume
  • FINGERBOARD: Bound Ebony with Acrylic & Abalone block inlays
  • FINISH: Black
  • FRETS: 22 Medium
  • BRIDGE: Gibraltar Performer bridge
  • NECK PICKUP: Seymour Duncan® ’59 model Humbucker (Passive/Alnico)
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Seymour Duncan® Custom 5™ Humbucker (Passive/Alnico)

Availability: NORTH AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, EUROPE, ASIA (not including Japan), AFRICA, MIDDLE EAST, OCEANA, and Antarctica.

JEMJRL

Left handed Ibanez JEMJRL electric guitar

Steve Vai Signature Model; Made in Indonesia

  • NECK: Wizard III / Maple
  • BODY: Meranti
  • FINGERBOARD: Jatoba with “Tree of Life” inlay
  • FINISH: White
  • FRETS: 24 Jumbo
  • BRIDGE: Double Locking tremolo
  • NECK PICKUP: Quantum Humbucker (Passive/Ceramic)
  • MIDDLE PICKUP: Quantum Single Coil (Passive/Alnico)
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Quantum Humbucker (Passive/Ceramic)

Availability: NORTH AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, EUROPE, ASIA (not including Japan), AFRICA, MIDDLE EAST, OCEANA, and Antarctica.

RG550L

Left handed Ibanez RG550L electric guitar

Genesis Collection Model; Made in Japan

  • NECK: Super Wizard 5pc Maple/Walnut
  • BODY: Basswood
  • FINGERBOARD: Maple with Black dot inlays
  • FINISH: Desert Sun Yellow or Road Flare Red
  • FRETS: 24 Jumbo
  • BRIDGE: Edge tremolo
  • NECK PICKUP: V7 Humbucker (Passive/Ceramic)
  • MIDDLE PICKUP: S1 Single Coil (Passive/Alnico)
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: V8 Humbucker (Passive/Alnico)

Availability: USA, US Minor Outlining Islands, Virgin Islands US, Antarctica, Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and Guam

GRG170DXL

This guitar features in the Left Handed Guitars For Beginners list, here at LeftyGuitarist.com.

Left handed Ibanez GRG170DXL electric guitar

GIO Series Model; Made in China

  • NECK: Maple
  • BODY: Poplar
  • FINGERBOARD: Bound Purpleheart with White Sharktooth inlays
  • FINISH: Black Night
  • FRETS: 24 Jumbo
  • BRIDGE: T102 tremolo
  • NECK PICKUP: Infinity R Humbucker (Passive/Ceramic)
  • MIDDLE PICKUP: Infinity RS Single Coil (Passive/Ceramic)
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Infinity R Humbucker (Passive/Ceramic)

Availability: EUROPE, ASIA (not including Japan, China, American Samoa, Guam), AFRICA, NORTH AMERICA (not including the USA, US Virgin Islands), SOUTH AMERICA (not including Antarctica), MIDDLE EAST, OCEANA (not including Northern Mariana Islands)

GRX70QAL

Left handed Ibanez GRX70QAL electric guitar

GIO Series Model; Made in China

  • NECK: Maple
  • TOP: Quilted Maple Art Grain
  • BODY: Poplar
  • FINGERBOARD: Bound Purpleheart with White dot inlays
  • FINISH: Transparent Blue Burst
  • FRETS: 22 Medium
  • BRIDGE: T106 tremolo
  • NECK PICKUP: Infinity R Humbucker (Passive/Ceramic)
  • MIDDLE PICKUP: Infinity RS Single Coil (Passive/Ceramic)
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Infinity R Humbucker (Passive/Ceramic)

Availability: USA, US Minor Outlining Islands, Virgin Islands US, Antarctica, Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and Guam

GRX22EXL

Left handed Ibanez GRX22EXL electric guitar

GIO Series Model; Made in China

  • NECK: Maple
  • BODY: Poplar
  • FINGERBOARD: Jatoba with White dot inlays
  • FINISH: Black Night
  • FRETS: 22 Medium
  • BRIDGE: FAT6 tremolo
  • NECK PICKUP: Infinity R Humbucker (Passive/Ceramic)
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Infinity R Humbucker (Passive/Ceramic)

Availability: ASIA (not including Japan, China, British Indian Ocean Territory, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Guam, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Federated States of Micronesia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan), AFRICA (not including Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Mayotte, Republic of Moldova, and Réunion), MIDDLE EAST (not including Turkey), French Southern Territories, Guernsey, Kiribati, Palau, and Solomon Islands

RGA42FML

Left handed Ibanez RGA42FML electric guitar

Standard Model; Made in Indonesia

  • NECK: Wizard III / Maple
  • TOP: Flamed Maple
  • BODY: Meranti
  • FINGERBOARD: Jatoba with Off-set white dot inlays
  • FINISH: Blue Lagoon Burst Flat
  • FRETS: 24 Jumbo
  • BRIDGE: F106 bridge
  • NECK PICKUP: Quantum Humbucker (Passive/Ceramic)
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Quantum Humbucker (Passive/Ceramic)

Availability: USA, China, US Minor Outlining Islands, Virgin Islands US, Antarctica, Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and Guam

Left Handed Ibanez Hollow Bodied Electric Guitars

AS93FML

Left handed Ibanez AS93FML electric guitar

Artcore Expressionist Model; Made in Indonesia

  • NECK: 3pc Nyatoh/Maple set-in neck
  • TOP: Flamed Maple
  • BACK: Flamed Maple
  • SIDES: Flamed Maple
  • FINGERBOARD: Bound Ebony with Acrylic block inlays
  • FINISH: Violin Sunburst
  • FRETS: 22 Medium
  • BRIDGE: Gibraltar Performer bridge with Quik Change III tailpiece
  • NECK PICKUP: Super 58 Humbucker (Passive/Alnico)
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Super 58 Humbucker (Passive/Alnico)

Availability: AFRICA, ASIA, EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST, OCEANA, NORTH AMERICA, AND SOUTH AMERICA

AF55L

Left handed Ibanez AF55L electric guitar

Artcore Model; Made in Indonesia

  • NECK: Nyatoh set-in neck
  • TOP: Linden
  • BACK: Linden
  • SIDES: Linden
  • FINGERBOARD: Bound Walnut with White dot inlays
  • FINISH: Tobacco Flat
  • FRETS: 20 Medium
  • BRIDGE: Gibraltar Performer bridge with VT06 tailpiece
  • NECK PICKUP: Infinity R Humbucker (Passive/Ceramic)
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Infinity R Humbucker (Passive/Ceramic)

Availability: USA, US Minor Outlining Islands, Virgin Islands US, Antarctica, Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and Guam

Left Handed Ibanez Acoustic Guitars

The USA has by far the largest range of left handed Ibanez acoustic guitars, compared to other territories. A relatively large eight lefty guitars are available here, as opposed to only one or two in other territories. Below are all the lefty Ibanez acoustic guitars currently available.

AEG50L

Left handed Ibanez AEG50L acoustic guitar

AEG Series Model; Made in China

  • NECK: Nyatoh
  • TOP: Spruce
  • BACK: Sapele
  • SIDES: Sapele
  • FINGERBOARD: Walnut with White dot inlays
  • SOUNDHOLE ROSETTE: Acrylic
  • FINISH: Black High Gloss
  • FRETS: 20
  • BRIDGE: Walnut
  • PICKUP: Ibanez T-bar II Undersaddle
  • PREAMP: Ibanez AEQ-TTS with Onboard tuner

Availability: AFRICA, ASIA (not including China), EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST, OCEANA, NORTH AMERICA, and SOUTH AMERICA

AE295L

Left handed Ibanez AE295L acoustic guitar

AE Series Model; Made in China

  • NECK: Comfort Grip Nyatoh with Rounded Fretboard Edge
  • BRACING: Standard X-M Bracing
  • TOP: Solid Okoume
  • BACK: Okoume
  • SIDES: Okoume
  • FINGERBOARD: Katalox with Specially designed Wooden Vine inlay
  • SOUNDHOLE ROSETTE: Abalone and Wooden
  • FINISH: Natural Low Gloss
  • FRETS: 20
  • BRIDGE: Katalox Scalloped Bridge
  • PICKUP: Ibanez AP11 Magnetic
  • PREAMP: Ibanez Custom Electronics with Volume and Tone Control

Availability: USA, Japan, China, US Minor Outlining Islands, Virgin Islands US, Antarctica, Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and Guam

AEG70L

Left handed Ibanez AEG70L acoustic guitar

AEG Series Model; Made in China

  • NECK: Nyatoh
  • TOP: Flamed Maple
  • BACK: Sapele
  • SIDES: Sapele
  • FINGERBOARD: Walnut with White dot inlays
  • SOUNDHOLE ROSETTE: Acrylic
  • FINISH: Tiger Burst High Gloss
  • FRETS: 20
  • BRIDGE: Walnut
  • PICKUP: Ibanez T-bar II Undersaddle
  • PREAMP: Ibanez AEQ-TTS with Onboard tuner

Availability: USA, US Minor Outlining Islands, Virgin Islands US, Antarctica, Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and Guam

AEG18LII

Left handed Ibanez AEG18LII acoustic guitar

AEG Series Model; Made in China

  • NECK: Okoume
  • TOP: Spruce
  • BACK: Sapele
  • SIDES: Sapele
  • FINGERBOARD: Purpleheart with White dot inlays
  • SOUNDHOLE ROSETTE: Abalone
  • FINISH: Vintage Violin High Gloss
  • FRETS: 21
  • BRIDGE: Purpleheart
  • PICKUP: Fishman® Sonicore
  • PREAMP: Ibanez AEQ-SP2 preamp with Onboard tuner

Availability: USA, US Minor Outlining Islands, Virgin Islands US, Antarctica, Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and Guam

AW54L

Left handed Ibanez AW54L acoustic guitar

ARTWOOD Traditional Acoustic Model; Made in China

  • NECK: Nyatoh
  • TOP: Solid Okoume
  • BACK: Okoume
  • SIDES: Okoume
  • FINGERBOARD: Ovangkol with White dot inlays
  • SOUNDHOLE ROSETTE: Black & White multi
  • FINISH: Open Pore Natural
  • FRETS: 20
  • BRIDGE: Ovangkol

Availability: USA, US Minor Outlining Islands, Virgin Islands US, Antarctica, Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and Guam

AC340L

Left handed Ibanez AC340L acoustic guitar

ARTWOOD Traditional Acoustic Model; Made in China

  • NECK: Nyatoh
  • TOP: Solid Okoume
  • BACK: Okoume
  • SIDES: Okoume
  • FINGERBOARD: Ovangkol with White dot inlays
  • SOUNDHOLE ROSETTE: Black & Ivory multi
  • FINISH: Open Pore Natural
  • FRETS: 20
  • BRIDGE: Thermo Aged™ Ovangkol

Availability: USA, US Minor Outlining Islands, Virgin Islands US, Antarctica, Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and Guam

AW54LCE

Left handed Ibanez AW54LCE acoustic guitar

ARTWOOD Traditional Acoustic Model; Made in China

  • NECK: Nyatoh
  • TOP: Solid Okoume
  • BACK: Okoume
  • SIDES: Okoume
  • FINGERBOARD: Ovangkol with White dot inlays
  • SOUNDHOLE ROSETTE: Black & White multi
  • FINISH: Open Pore Natural
  • FRETS: 20
  • BRIDGE: Ovangkol
  • PICKUP: Ibanez T-bar Undersaddle
  • PREAMP: Ibanez AEQ-TP2 with Onboard tuner

Availability: USA, US Minor Outlining Islands, Virgin Islands US, Antarctica, Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and Guam

PF15L

Left handed Ibanez PF15L acoustic guitar

Performance Series Model; Made in China and Indonesia

  • NECK: Nyatoh
  • TOP: Spruce
  • BACK: Nyatoh
  • SIDES: Nyatoh
  • FINGERBOARD: Nandu Wood with White dot inlays
  • SOUNDHOLE ROSETTE: Black & White multi
  • FINISH: Natural High Gloss
  • FRETS: 20
  • BRIDGE: Nandu Wood

Availability: USA, US Minor Outlining Islands, Virgin Islands US, Antarctica, Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and Guam

Left Handed Ibanez Bass Guitars

Again, there are more left handed Ibanez bass guitars available in US territories than any other region, with five basses available, as opposed to just one or two available in other regions.

Below are all available left handed models of Ibanez bass guitar.

SR505EL

Left handed Ibanez SR505EL bass guitar

Soundgear Series Model; Made in Indonesia

5 String Bass Guitar

  • NECK: 5pc Jatoba/Walnut
  • BODY: Okoume
  • FINGERBOARD: Jatoba with Abalone oval inlay
  • FINISH: Brown Mahogany
  • FRETS: 24 Medium
  • BRIDGE: Accu-cast B505
  • NECK PICKUP: Bartolini® BH2 (Passive)
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Bartolini® BH2 (Passive)
  • EQUALISER: Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/ EQ bypass switch (passive tone control on treble pot) & 3-way Mid frequency switch

Availability: AFRICA, ASIA (not including China), EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST, OCEANA, NORTH AMERICA, and SOUTH AMERICA

SR300EL

Left handed Ibanez SR300EL bass guitar

Standard Series Model; Made in Indonesia

4 String Bass Guitar

  • NECK: 5pc Maple/Walnut
  • BODY: Nyatoh
  • FINGERBOARD: Jatoba with White dot inlays
  • FINISH: Iron Pewter
  • FRETS: 24 Medium
  • BRIDGE: Accu-cast B120
  • NECK PICKUP: PowerSpan Dual Coil (Passive)
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: PowerSpan Dual Coil (Passive)
  • EQUALISER: Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/ 3-way Power Tap switch

Availability: AFRICA, ASIA, EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST, OCEANA, NORTH AMERICA, and SOUTH AMERICA

GSR200BL

Left handed Ibanez GSR200BL bass guitar

Soundgear Series Model; Made in Indonesia

4 String Bass Guitar

  • NECK: Maple
  • BODY: Nyatoh
  • FINGERBOARD: Jatoba with White dot inlays
  • FINISH: Walnut Flat
  • FRETS: 22 Medium
  • BRIDGE: B10 bridge
  • NECK PICKUP: Dynamix P (Passive)
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Dynamix J (Passive)
  • EQUALISER: Phat II EQ

Availability: USA, US Minor Outlining Islands, Virgin Islands US, Antarctica, Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and Guam

TMB100L

Left handed Ibanez TMB100L bass guitar

Talman Bass Series; Made in Indonesia

4 String Bass Guitar

  • NECK: Maple
  • BODY: Poplar
  • FINGERBOARD: Jatoba with White dot inlays
  • FINISH: Black
  • FRETS: 20 Medium
  • BRIDGE: B10 bridge
  • NECK PICKUP: Dynamix P (Passive)
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Dynamix J (Passive)
  • EQUALISER: Ibanez Custom Electronics 2-band EQ

Availability: USA, US Minor Outlining Islands, Virgin Islands US, Antarctica, Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and Guam

GSRM20L

Left handed Ibanez GSRM20L bass guitar

miKro Series Model; Made in China and Indonesia

4 String Bass Guitar

  • NECK: Maple
  • BODY: Poplar
  • FINGERBOARD: Jatoba with White dot inlays
  • FINISH: Black
  • FRETS: 22 Medium
  • BRIDGE: B10 bridge
  • NECK PICKUP: Std. P (Passive)
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Std. J (Passive)

Availability: USA, US Minor Outlining Islands, Virgin Islands US, Antarctica, Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and Guam

Final Thoughts

If you’ve checked out the right handed Ibanez guitar range, you’ll realize that Ibanez are one of the biggest guitar manufacturers, with so many different models available. It’s testament to them that there are quite a few models available to left handed guitarists, however, I do think that it’s a tiny percentage of what models could be available to us.

There are too many models only available to righties that I’d love to have left handed, but unfortunately, I guess it’s not economically viable for Ibanez to produce a larger range for us.

Still, after seeing how many more models are only available in US territories, I’d really love it if they were available to lefties all over the world! Personally, I’d love to get a Desert Sun Yellow RG550L! Unfortunately, they’re not available here in the UK. I know they were available here a couple of years ago, but the 2020 models are not.

Although we can’t all have the guitars we want, there is still a decent range of lefty Ibanez guitars available, and who knows what fantastic models will be coming in the future? I can’t wait to see!

For more information, check out the Ibanez website.

Do you own any Ibanez guitars? If so, which models, and what do you think of them? Please leave a comment below!

Image credits: ibanez.com

Amazing Left Handed Ibanez Guitars and Basses 2020

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  1. Hi I have a question, I now own an Ibanez Gio GRX70QAL can you tell me when the left handed model came out and the exact date of production??
    Thank You!!

    1. Hey Michael,
      Thanks for the question!
      The Ibanez Gio GRX70QA (right handed version) was introduced in 2011, with the GRX70QAL (lefty) coming out in 2012.
      Unfortunately, I don’t know the exact date of production of the very first run of these guitars.

      If you’d like to know the production date of your own guitar, you can try entering its serial number at the following website:
      https://www.guitarinsite.nl/serienummers-ibanez_eng.php

      There’s also a handy explanation of the dating system that Ibanez use for their guitars.

      I’ve just input my own RG370DXL into the serial number webpage and found out it was made in December 2005 serial: 30932 in the Cort Guitars factory (a.k.a. Cor-Tek), Indonesia.
      There’s no precise date however.

      I hope that helps!

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