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The Best Custom Left Handed Guitars for Lefties

Updated on October 22, 2014

Don't Settle for Anything Less than a Left Handed Custom Guitar

Check out some of the best Custom Left Handed Guitars for lefties because while many left handed custom guitars for sale are more expensive than their right handed counterparts I think we are better off feeding that creative right brain with some custom guitar caviar like a Left Handed Gibson Custom '59 Les Paul Standard rather than learning to play righty just to get a better price on a guitar. What do you think?

Besides, while it may be nice to save up for a left handed Gibson to really enjoy some fine custom sound, there are some excellent left handed custom made guitars for around $500-$600. Within this page devoted to some of my favorite left handed guitars you'll find the caviar as well as the reliable - and all my friend, will celebrate what it means to be left handed - creative, original and well, just more unique.

Custom Left Handed Electric Guitars

Left Handed Gibson Custom 1959 Les Paul - The king of left handed custom guitars

As long as we are basking in the beauty of custom guitars we may as well start off with a bang with the fore mentioned Left Handed Gibson Custom 1959 Les Paul Standard. With a list price of over $9000 this Exclusive Les Paul re-issue is the standard by which all other left handed guitars are based. Many would say (myself included) that you are paying too high a price for the left handed premium, but if price isn't an issue and what you really crave is the best of the best in design and sound than this '59 Les Paul from Gibson's custom shop should be first on your list.

From the AA flamed maple top to the re-created BurstBucker 1 and 2 pickups (which will give you faster action than a bullet train) you'll think you stepped back to 1959. For all the juicy details on this Left Handed Gibson Les Paul Standard for sale click the photo above. The Washed Cherry finish is currently on sale at Guitar Center for 33% off list, and this beauty qualifies for Free Shipping.

What's Your Favorite Flavor of Custom - The battle of the acoustic vs the electric

Left Handed Custom Electric or Acoustic?

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Left Handed Guitar Playing Legend Elliot Easton - Elliot Easton Talks About Growing Up A Left Handed Guitar Player

A video interview with The Cars left handed guitar legend Elliot Easton. He gets a bit off topic but briefly mentions what it was like growing up a left handed player in a right handed world. Take a peek at his beautiful blue left handed Gibson - yowza - where can I get my hands on one of those?

Rich sound, and lots of sustain for a price that gives you more bang for your buck
Rich sound, and lots of sustain for a price that gives you more bang for your buck

What are some great beginner left-hand guitars?

Try the Epiphone Left Handed Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar

If you are a beginner or you have a more realistic budget, but still demand high quality Epiphone makes a phenomenal Left-Handed Les Paul Custom Electric guitar, some even say they can't tell the difference in sound quality. Thanks to Epiphone's newest innovation, the Epiphone LockTone locking Tune-o-matic bridge and Stop-bar tailpiece you have even more rich tone and sustain. This black beauty really does sound amazing with those deep rich tones and sharp pure treble. The dual Alnico Classic humbuckers, block inlays, and gold hardware really add a touch of class and for only $564 this left handed custom is the best you can get for such an affordable price. Can you imagine what she'd sound like in your hands? Now on Sale at Amazon for 40% off Retail with Free Shipping.

However, Guitar Center offers a very similar Black Beauty - The Les Paul Standard for only $414 that's a 46% off the list price - Now in Stock.

Left Handed Gibson Gold Top VOS - Listen to the sound of a vintage Gibson re-issue guitar worth drooling over

This is a rare treat, check out the sound and eye candy good looks of the left handed Gibson 1957 Les Paul Custom Gold Top - This re-issue VOS left handed Gibson has me all a tingle how about you?

Gibson Learn & Master Guitar Application
Gibson Learn & Master Guitar Application | Source

Gibson Learn & Master Guitar Application

Pretty wicked tool for the iOS or Android!

If you're a tech geek as well as a tune-smith you'll dig the Free Gibson Guitar app for the iOS or Android. This slick little app is so cool - it looks like a million bucks and has a tone (oops I meant ton) of sweet features.

  • A professional quality Chromatic Tuner (you can tune any instrument with the iPhone's mic, or plug in a mic to the Touch)
  • A Standard Mode Tuner so if you don't have a mic on your iPod you can audibly match the sample tone
  • Alternate Tuning settings so you can tune your guitar to various alternate tunings, including Open G, Low C, Drop D, Eb or what ever your heart desires
  • A slick and accurate Metronome with multiple time signatures, visual and audio options, and a set-your-own tempo tap pad
  • Extensive Chord Library with samples of the most needed chords from beginner to advanced
  • Free Videos Lessons - This is awesome if you are just learning - Watch full length lessons from the Award Winning Learn & Master Guitar course

Custom Left Handed Acoustic Guitars

Fender Tim Armstrong Hellcat Left-Handed Acoustic-Electric Guitar for Sale - A beautiful mahogany top left handed acoustic-electric guitar

This unique edgy retro 60's left handed acoustic-electric guitar is custom designed to the look and feel of legendary guitarist Tim Armstrong's guitar from the band Rancid. With the addition of pearl acrylic "Hellcat" logos on the 3rd, 5th, and 7th frets and 2 skulls on the 12th. Features the Fender FTE3-TN preamp with built in tuner, strap button, scalloped bracing, and a gorgeous solid mahogany top.

Even if you aren't into the whole band worship gotta have a celebrity guitar don't you love the way this sweet guitar looks? (not to mention for a left handed guitar this is an outrageous price) If you want to get your hands on this Left Handed Fender Hellcat for sale click the photo above. It is currently on sale on Amazon for 25% off list (which is a very reasonable $399.99 at the time of this writing). And best of all this beauty qualifies for Free Shipping.

Who Wins the Battle of the Acoustics? - vote for your favorite custom acoustic guitar

Which is the better acoustic guitar?

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Martin D-28 Left-Handed Dreadnought for Sale - Plays like an angel and smells good too!

guitarman says it best with his review of the Martin D-28 Dreadnaught over at Guitar Center: "The first word out of my mouth when plucking the low E to tune the guitar was "whoa!" I was immediately highly impressed with the vibrant, resonating sound of the Martin D-28. It just about knocked me over. I've been playing it for just about a year, and my opinion has not changed. This is a beautiful, flawlessly made guitar with a kick-ass sound. Right out of the box, the action was perfect, and I have not messed with it. This is a superior guitar in every sense. I even like the way it smells!"

Smell your own Martin D-28 and you'll be nodding your head in agreement - it truly is a stunning guitar in both sound quality and craftsmanship wouldn't you agree?

Jay Turser jta-424-qcet-lh-tsb  Acoustic-electric Guitar, Left Handed , Tobacco Sunburst
Jay Turser jta-424-qcet-lh-tsb Acoustic-electric Guitar, Left Handed , Tobacco Sunburst

If you are looking for a great looking left handed acoustic electric guitar I really like the tobacco sunburst look of this Jay Turser Guitar. Plus the sound of this guitar is far better then anything else you're going to find for the price for a cutaway acoustic-electric.


Affordable Left Handed Acoustic Guitars for Sale - Popular Left-Handed guitars under $250

If paying several thousand dollars (or even over $500) for a custom left handed guitar isn't your idea of fun or you are just starting out and want something affordable to bang around with while you learn take a look at these popular beginner left handed acoustic guitars for sale on Amazon.

These reasonably priced acoustic guitars are a good investment to get you started before you save up for that cool custom.

Takamine G Series G340LH Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar, Natural, Left Handed
Takamine G Series G340LH Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar, Natural, Left Handed

The guitar I purchased for my daughter when she was first learning was a G Series Takamine and for the price the sound is amazing. Takamine may be a bit overlooked in the guitar world but time and time again the reviews are overwhelmingly positive. If you have your eye on a dreadnought style acoustic guitar take a peek at the Takamine.


What's Your Favorite Left Handed Custom Guitar? - or just leave me a message, or your favorite color pick

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      3 years ago

      A used Taylor would give you a lot of bang for the buck, I think, and should be obnlatibae within that price range, although you'll probably have to hunt around.

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      E L Seaton 

      6 years ago from Virginia

      Nicely done lens on axs for the South Paw. COUNTRYLUTHIER Blessed this Turkey Day.

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      6 years ago


      The great thing about these cheap electric guitars is they are excellent quality and extremely cheap when compared to what you would pay for the same quality guitar with a known brand name on it. Especially their Agile guitars.

      electric guitars for sale

      guitars for sale cheap

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      6 years ago

      electrical guitar is always good

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      7 years ago

      Built to order custom left handed guitars (and right handed) by NC luthier Jay Lichty of Lichty Guitars. Check out the latest:

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      Rusty Quill 

      7 years ago

      @imagen247: Hey that's a great idea, I'll have to take a look around and see what I can find. Thanks for stopping by.

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      7 years ago

      This is awesome! My youngest two are lefties and both are musically inclined! Now ou justa section on kids' guitars!

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      8 years ago

      I think that burstbucker 1 and 2 are one of the best non boutique pickups out there. I only wish the burstbucker 1 was easier to get.

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      Warner Carter 

      8 years ago

      Nice Job on your Lens.

      What do you think about Gibson releasing 3 acoustic guitars to commerate John Lennon's Birthday?

      Visit My Vintage Gibson Guitars Squidoo Lens

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      HealthNuts LM 

      8 years ago

      This is the best site I've seen on left handed guitars! Very informative, Good job putting this all together!!

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      8 years ago

      I must say I love the custom epi you have featured, I've been saving up to buy that black beauty for awhile now, I just love the shiny black finish with the gold hardware - really stunning.


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