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Left-handed electric guitars are orientated specifically for lefties, with the strings, body shape and controls exactly where they need to be for a left-handed player.

Explore our extensive selection of left-handed electric guitars at GAK, meticulously crafted for left-handed guitarists like the legendary Tony Iommi, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Paul McCartney and Omar Rodriguez Lopez. We understand the importance of providing options for left-handed players and take pride in offering a diverse range of left-handed electric guitars to accommodate various playing styles and preferences.

Our comprehensive collection of left-handed guitars showcases top brands such as Fender, Squier, Gretsch, Gibson, Epiphone, Ibanez, Schecter and PRS SE, among many others. Regardless of your skill level, our range of left-handed electric guitars ensures that you’ll discover the ideal instrument to fulfil your needs.

At GAK, we firmly believe that musicians should have access to high-quality instruments, irrespective of their dominant hand. Our left-handed electric guitar range includes iconic models like Stratocasters, Telecasters, Les Pauls and a plethora of other left-handed designs, all engineered to deliver exceptional playability and unparalleled sound quality. We also offer a superb choice of left-handed bass guitars for the lefty bassist.

If you’re having trouble navigating our huge range of left-handed electric guitars, head down to our iconic Brighton store. Our friendly and knowledgeable team is ready to answer any questions you have. Alternatively, you can contact us online, over the phone and via email for advice on your next purchase.

Can a right-handed person play a left-handed guitar?

Although a right-handed person could attempt to play a left-handed guitar, it might feel uncomfortable and challenging due to the reversed string arrangement and control layout. For optimal comfort and ease of learning, it is generally recommended to use a guitar designed specifically for your dominant hand.

Can a left-handed person play electric guitar?

Definitely! Left-handed individuals can play electric guitars explicitly designed for left-handed players, featuring strings and controls arranged to accommodate their dominant hand.

What’s the difference between a right-handed electric guitar and a left-handed electric guitar?

The main difference between right-handed and left-handed electric guitars lies in the orientation of the strings and controls. Left-handed guitars are designed with the strings and controls arranged in the opposite direction to cater specifically to left-handed players.

Should a left-handed person use a left-handed guitar?

It is generally advisable for left-handed people to use a left-handed guitar, as it is tailored to suit their dominant hand, providing a more comfortable and efficient playing experience.

Can you restring an electric guitar to be left-handed?

While it is possible to restring a right-handed electric guitar for left-handed use, doing so might lead to issues with intonation, playability and the positioning of the guitar’s controls. For the best playing experience, it is recommended to choose a guitar designed for left-handed use from the start.

Who are famous left-handed guitarists?

Several renowned left-handed guitarists, such as Jimi Hendrix, Paul McCartney, Kurt Cobain, Tony Iommi and Omar Rodriguez Lopez, have inspired countless left-handed players to embrace their unique playing styles. Some left-handed guitarists such as Eric Gales and MonoNeon play a right-handed instrument upside down. These musicians have demonstrated that left-handed guitarists can achieve incredible success and recognition in the world of music.