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Lefties Unite!!!

A group for the left handed players out there

Members: 36
Latest Activity: Jun 20

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Sampling a store's in-stock righties before ordering your lefty 6 Replies

Started by Scott Hessel. Last reply by Gord Mitchell Dec 27, 2011.

Left hand vs. right handed playing 5 Replies

Started by Maeve Manion-Fischer. Last reply by Gord Mitchell Dec 27, 2011.

rare sight in limestone city

Started by ian hopkins Sep 5, 2011.

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Comment by darrell frey on June 20, 2014 at 12:25pm

i saw a seagull lefty with case for sale on ehre  where do i find it please

Comment by FloridaGull on August 8, 2012 at 11:25am

Just joined to post a lefty guitar I saw on Goodwill - currently $49.95 - no bidders yet - ends in 6 days...

http://www.shopgoodwill.com/viewItem.asp?itemid=11180473

Here's a pic:

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Doesn't look bad... ;-)

Comment by Kevin La Due on April 21, 2012 at 8:43am

Greetings all left handed players. I am posting a second offer of my guitar collection. I must sell 8 guitars as I am moving the the western U.S. and cannot take all of these with me. I am offering anyone interested in an opportunity to buy any one the pieces up for sale at $600.00 each, your choice. The collection includes a bass, small bodies, jumbos, grand concerts, all hand made from northeastern hardwoods. They will be sold without cases, as is where is. 607-692-4338

Comment by Kevin La Due on April 11, 2012 at 8:18am

Greetings left-handed players.  I am selling several of my left handed acoustic guitars made by Kevin La Due of Whitney Point, New York.  Those for sale include two jumbos, a jumbo 12-string,  small body similar to a 000, and one or two grand concert bodies.  These guitars are unique, made form northeastern hardwoods with Spruce, Cedar or Douglas Fir tops.  I am contemplating a move to another state and must part with some of my collection. These guitars are price very reasonably, at $700.00 to $1000.00 depending on the instrument.  Interested parties can email me at 4ladue@frontiernet.net.  You can also learn more about La Due guitars at www.ladueguitars.com.  I look forward to your response.

Comment by Michael J Klaers on January 3, 2012 at 11:38am

Regarding the upcharge for lefties:  Not to long ago I was shopping an Alverez Yari and I was told the company had an automatic 20% add charge to get a lefty version!  Too bad as I've heard only good things about that line from my "righty" friends.

Comment by Gord Mitchell on January 1, 2012 at 11:10am

Yes.  When I bought my Stratocaster about 7 years ago, my LH model was $300 more for the LH than the RH model.  Now they charge the same amount.   So it continues to improve.   I noticed the upcharge has reduced or been eliminated.

Comment by Richard Bengston on January 1, 2012 at 10:59am

I've noticed that over the past three or four years, a number of manufacturers have eliminated their upcharge for left-handed guitars.  As far as my memory serves me, Martin has never added an upcharge for their leftys.

However, it's been my experience that many of the smaller shops such as the one Gord visited yesterday doesn't discount the leftys as much as they would with a right-handed guitar.

Comment by Marty R. Hopkins on January 1, 2012 at 10:37am

I am a lefty that plays a right handed guitar upside down. It's the way I learned and have been playing that way for 35 years. I play a Martin D 35. There are not many chords that I have much of a problem with. I learned to finger pick also. I do songs like Neil Young's Needle and the Damage Done with no problem. All it takes is practice! 

Comment by Gord Mitchell on January 1, 2012 at 10:11am

It's interesting Jerry of Jerrysleftyguitars.com is RH.  He found out how frustrating it was to get a LH guitar so he opened his own shop.   Hats off to him.

I went to a local shop yesterday.   They are the largest music shop in my city.  over 200 guitars.   2 electric and 2 acoustic.   The 2 electric guitars were high on the wall above the cash registers.   To look at them, they would have to take them down with a step ladder as they were at least 10 feet off the ground and about 10 feet back of the sales area.   Made me all warm and fuzzy having to make it a spectacle just to look/ try the 2 guitars.  1 Martin DX1E

Comment by Gord Mitchell on January 1, 2012 at 10:05am

Doyle Bramhall ll  does the same thing.  Watch him on Roger Waters The Wall video with Being LH, it still throws me off.   Most of the LH people I know, restrung the RH guitar for a LH which has it's problems as it is.   The bridge etc. is made for the opposite string size etc.

here is his site     

http://www.doylebramhall2nd.com/

Simple bar chords are fine, but a lot of the chords are extremely difficult upside down.

 

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