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  • Lefty Friendly Guitar Manufacturers

    Hey Peeps:

    Since I have been doing a lot of research on my next guitar. I thought I would post this for companies that will build a Left hand Guitar. I am sure that I am not the only Lefty in this Forum. Thought it would be helpful.

    I will have this in 4 Categories

    The "A" Category = Anything Goes
    The "B" Category = Pretty Much Everything with some limitations
    The "C" Category = Limited
    The "D" Category = Forget it

    Category "A"
    1) Wayne Guitars url = http://www.wayneguitars.com
    2) ESP Custom Shop = http://www.espguitars.com
    3) KXK Guitars = http://www.kxkguitars.com, No Response from this dealer yet, perhaps he is ignoring Canadian Customers, someone may have more luck.
    4) Jackson USA Custom Shop = http://www.jacksonguitars.com
    5) Hamer USA Custom Guitars = http://www.hamerguitars.com/
    6) Warmoth Guitars = http://www.warmoth.com/ Build your Own right here
    7) Custom Charvels = http://www.charvel.com Locate your Charvel Dealer and fill out the form Left hands only available in Custom Shop
    8 ) Breedlove guitars = www.breedloveguitars.com Will make Lefty's , Very Pricey
    9) GMW Guitar Works http://www.gmwguitars.com/ Order it and it will be made
    10) BC Rich Handcrafted http://www.bcrich.com/handcrafted/hand.php They will make it. you will pay
    11) Halo
    12) RAN
    13) Rondo/Agile
    14) US Masters

    Category "B"
    1) Carvin Guitar Shop = http://www.carvin.com (This company has only 2 models not avail in Left hand, and also Floyd Rose Bridges are not avail for any left hand guitar
    2) ESP / LTD = www.espguitars.com Anything in the ESP Standard and up is avail left hand from sources, LTD Line only a few models avail.
    3) Schecter Guitars = http://www.schecterguitars.com/ A few models are available at an affordable price
    4) Dean USA Very pricey instruments however only three Dean models are avail the Cadillac, Dean Time Capsule and the Hard Tail Price list is on the Dean Website http://www.deanguitars.com

    Category "C"

    1) Fender Guitars = http://www.fender.com (Thank god the Stratocaster and telecaster are available)
    2) Peavey = http://www.peavey.com (Only one is avail and that is it and it is an entry level)
    3) Gibson = www.gibson.com (A Select model of guitars are available Les Paul Standard, Studio, SG Standard) I believe that is it
    4) ibanez there are only 1 or 2 models avail, 7 string models not avail, just entry level guitars RG Series
    5) Epiphone = www.epiphone.com (i know the Tony Iommi Sig is now avail left hand)
    6) Jackson Guitars Select and Dinky Line, pro Line in Dinky and Select is the Soloist SL2H and SL1H, Randy Rhoads Version 2
    7) Dean Guitars www.deanguitars.com (A Few models Available, mainly Entry Level Guitars, the only Higher end Model is a Dean Far Beyond Driven Dimebag Tribute, Anything else is not available)
    Cool Gretsch Guitars http://www.gretsch.com/ Limited Availability
    9) BC Rich Guitars http://www.bcrich.com/ only two models available left hand

    Category "D"
    1) Paul Reed Smith (Nope Sorry not available)
    2) Parker Guitars ( Not Available)
    3) Washburne Guiitars (Not available)
    4) Savage Guitars (Not Available)
    5) Charvel
    Last edited by Jesse; 02-07-2009, 07:24 AM.

  • #2
    another for category "D" - Caparison

    Bastards charge an arm and a leg, but won't make a lefty. Back in the day Kramer made just about every model left-handed, it was paradise.

    One thing I hope to get out of this forum is purchasing power. If we have enough guys who want something we might actually be able to contact a manufacturer and get them to make a limited run of a previously unavailable guitar.

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    • #3
      I think there is a Parker Fly out there now for just about $800. I hear it's not the greatest quality and such but, if your NEED a Parker....

      joe...

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      • #4
        Charvel should be under "D" too.
        -- Oh, also .. Any Dean USA can be custom ordered to be left-handed with a small upcharge. From what I've been told, at least.

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        • #5
          Halo guitars! They offer everything they make in a left hand.
          http://www.haloguitars.com/home.html

          RAN guitars. They will make ANYTHING...If you have money.
          http://www.ranguitars.com/

          Rondo. Offers part of their line in lefty.
          http://www.rondomusic.com/electricguitarleft.html

          US Masters. Makes quite a few in lefty, though some limitations if you want a Floyd Rose.
          http://www.usmasters.com/

          Originally posted by Joe View Post
          Charvel should be under "D" too.
          -- Oh, also .. Any Dean USA can be custom ordered to be left-handed with a small upcharge. From what I've been told, at least.
          This is true.

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          • #6
            Will update the list

            thanks for the info. Will update the list

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            • #7
              I would sort of Consider Fender a B- since they do make everything lefty for the most part ( Fender Japan)
              Gibson SG Standard Lefty
              Fender 52 RI telecaster Lefty MIA
              Fender Jazzmaster Lefty CIJ X2 both white
              Agile ST1600 Ash Lefty

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              • #8
                ehhhhhh...

                Fender America = C (almost D -- standards only, and barebones at best!)
                Fender Japan = A or B

                --dee!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by GodWentPunk View Post
                  I think there is a Parker Fly out there now for just about $800. I hear it's not the greatest quality and such but, if your NEED a Parker....

                  joe...

                  This is off there Custom Shop FAQ and I also am not seeing left hand option on their others as well.

                  http://www.parkerguitars.com/code/ab...ustomfaq.asp#3

                  Do your Custom models include left-hand models or 7 string guitars?

                  OK, you got us on this one. Left-hand models and 7 string guitars are not yet available.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Madvette View Post
                    I would sort of Consider Fender a B- since they do make everything lefty for the most part ( Fender Japan)

                    IO was thinking Fender In general. I cannot find any information on Lefty Strats and whatnot in their Custom Shop that is why I rated it as such

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                    • #11
                      Perhaps a Mod can add to the Original Thread these additions?


                      Wow 48 views already. Perhaps a First Sticky?

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                      • #12
                        EBMM.. They have a lot of left handed models.. Check out the threads on this forum --http://www.ernieball.com/forums/music-man-guitars/

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                        • #13
                          Some other brands that make some lefties are:

                          Hagstrom
                          Blade
                          Cort
                          Aria
                          LAG
                          Vintage

                          Cant think of anymore on the top of my head but im sure i missed a few.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Zawan View Post
                            Some other brands that make some lefties are:

                            Hagstrom
                            Blade
                            Cort
                            Aria
                            LAG
                            Vintage

                            Cant think of anymore on the top of my head but im sure i missed a few.

                            What Category would you put them in? ABCD?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Zawan View Post
                              Some other brands that make some lefties are:

                              Hagstrom - B (im pretty sure they have many of there models in lefty.)
                              Blade - C (a few strat copies and one tele model, great guitars)
                              Cort - C ( they make a few of there middle price guitars for us)
                              Aria - C ( cheapies but ive always been impressed on how they've played. The £79 Aria Stg i played was as easily as good as any MIM. Want to get my hand on a Aria pe eilite)
                              LAG -C
                              Vintage - C (terrible compared to the amount of models they make.)
                              Edwards - C (just 2 les pauls)
                              Tokai - C ( they have a few models from there Korean and Japan made line)

                              Cant think of anymore on the top of my head but im sure i missed a few.
                              Revised
                              Last edited by Zawan; 02-07-2009, 05:16 PM.

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