Many left handed guitar players can have real trouble finding an instrument which is right for them, music stores do not usually carry extensive ranges of lefties so many musicians end up choosing guitars they didn’t really want. This can be surprising because many great guitar players were left handed, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain and Billy Armstrong are just a few of the names the come to mind.Fortunately, nowadays left handed guitars can be much easier to find and come in a wider variety of ranges; this is largely due to the internet. In this article I’m going to explain to you how you can find the perfect left handed guitars without even leaving your front door.
The first thing I would advise any guitarist looking for an instrument of any kind is to go on the internet, it doesn’t matter whether your looking for a left handed bass guitar or an acoustic one, the best deals can be had online. Apart from the competitive prices, online music stores offer a far larger range of left handed guitars than high street store.
Once you’re on the net you need to identify the type of guitar you want, generally you will know this already but if you want guidance, if your intent to play rock music your probably best off with a left handed electric guitar. If you do decide this is what you need then great, left handed electric guitars are a lot easier to find and come in a huge variety of different ranges. If you’re more of a singer song writer then an acoustic is probably better for you, generally speaking when looking for a left handed acoustic guitar you will have to shop around a bit, many stores don’t offer a great selection of acoustics designed for lefties.
After you’ve found around four instruments you like it is time to compare prices, I usually find cheap guitars by using the Google ‘Shopping’ tab but any price comparison site is fine. These should give you a list of sites that offer the particular products you want and their prices, please bear in mind these lists are not extensive and you will find other online music stores that sell the left handed guitar you want.
There you go guys, a few helpful tips to aid you in your quest for the right left handed guitar for you. If at all possible it is best to try out an instrument in a guitar store first, but I know many of you may have difficulty finding a left handed version of the exact model you want.