The Top 10 Ten Things Every Lefty Guitarist Needs to Know: A blog about left handed guitars and products for left handed guitar players.
1. You have a choice! You don’t have to settle for a right handed guitar just because you are left handed. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. (We have heard of it happening and it is very sad!)
2. Left handed guitars can be strung with the standard tuning or the strings can be restrung or reversed so that the strings are in the opposite order. This means that lefties can play either way, unless they want to do some fancy stuff with their fingers behind the fret board!
3. If you want to learn to play a right handed guitar, make sure you get one that has been properly converted from a right hander to a left hander by reversing the strings. Even though this means playing ‘upside down’, it will allow you to play most songs without having to learn them all over again. And when you go to a jam session, everyone else will be playing upside down too!
4. To convert a right handed guitar into a lefty guitar, the nut must be
This is a blog about left handed guitar players and products for left handed guitar players. I’m a musician and a registered nurse, so I hope to be able to offer some useful tips for musicians and readers in the medical field.
I’m going to keep the first post short, and in the future I’ll share more links to articles and resources. Feel free to comment on articles or contact me if you have questions. You can also follow us on twitter at @lefty_guitar
So what’s the first thing every left-handed guitarist needs to know?
Here are the Top 10 Ten Things Every Lefty Guitarist Needs to Know:
10. There’s nothing wrong with being left-handed.
9. Most things are easier for right-handed people than for left-handed people, but that’s no big deal.
8. It’s easier to play a right-handed guitar upside down than it is to play a left handed guitar right side up. That’s because of the way the frets are placed in relation to the strings on a right handed guitar neck. If you play it upside down, your hand is in the same position as it would be when playing a guitar designed for the
If you are left handed, you have probably experienced a few of these problems. Maybe all of them! The Top 10 Ten Things Every Lefty Guitarist Needs to Know will have you playing again, and maybe even save your life.
1. Your guitar is not made for you. And that’s why it’s so hard to play.
2. Playing your guitar upside-down is not the solution. It just makes things harder and gives you blisters on your fingers.
3. Restringing your guitar is not the solution either, because it still won’t be made for you.
4. You need a guitar that is made for left handed people, like all of the ones on this site!
5. You also need a strap that is made for left handed people, so that it works when your guitar is in its case or hanging on a wall (with the neck pointing down).
6. You need a tuner too, and it must be a pedal tuner that attaches to your strap, so you can quickly tune up anytime before you play in front of an audience (or just before jamming with friends). Pedal tuners that sit on top of the floor are just too far away when you
I’ve been playing a left handed guitar for about 25 years and I have been asked many questions about the differences between lefty guitars and righty guitars. The main question, of course, is “Is there really a difference?” and “What should I look for when buying a left handed guitar?”
The answer to both of these questions is yes, absolutely. The reason for this is that apart from strings, the only difference between a left handed guitar and a right handed guitar is the way it is made to feel. This means that you need to know exactly what it will feel like when you play it.
I want to take a look at the top ten things that every left handed guitarist needs to know before they buy their next guitar. By taking a look at these things, you will be able to decide whether or not you can actually play your new guitar after buying it.”
I belong to a few guitar forums and I am always surprised how many people ask the same questions over and over again.
So, in an effort to save time for both myself and others, I thought I would put together a list of the top ten things every left handed guitarist should know. Here it goes:
1) Lefties are not that rare! It may seem like there is only one other lefty in your entire town. But the fact is there are around 10% of us out there! You just don’t see us much because many of us learned to play right handed.
2) You do not have to play right handed! Yes, you really can play left handed! In fact, it is much easier than you think. It’s just like riding a bike or playing catch with your other hand. Once you get used to it, you will never go back.
3) There are plenty of lefty guitars out there! There is no reason why you can’t own the same exact model as your right handed friends. You just have to look a little harder sometimes.
4) Just because you play left handed does not make you better than right handers! Sure, some famous players like Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain were
A left handed guitar is, in some cases, nothing more than a right-handed guitar flipped around. However, this will leave the strings the wrong way around and many of the controls are backwards. A true left handed guitar will have all of the controls in the correct place for a left handed guitarist. What is the difference between a true left handed guitar and a right hand guitar flipped around? There are two main differences: 1) The strings on a true left handed guitar will go from thick to thin like a rightie’s guitar and 2) The headstock on a true left handed guitar will be facing the opposite way so it’s not upside down when you play.
There are many popular models of guitars that are available as true left handed guitars and you shouldn’t have much trouble finding one of your favorite models in a lefty version. Most major manufacturers of electric guitars make at least some of their standard models into lefties and most major acoustic manufacturers do as well. You can also find custom made, high end, and vintage instruments in left hand versions too.
In addition to having all of the controls in the correct place, which is different from simply flipping a rightie over, there are other differences between lefties and righties that make playing easier for some
1. What is a left handed guitar, anyway?
A left handed guitar is strung with the low E on the left side and the high E on the right side of the fingerboard when held to play. Obvious right?
2. Why are left handed guitars hard to find?
Well, they’re not really hard to find anymore but they used to be. Since most people are right handed they make more right handed guitars than left handed guitars so there’s only a limited number of left handed guitars made.
3. Can’t you just turn a righty guitar around and play it?
You could but that would put the strings in reverse order (see