Left-Handed Guitars

Left-handed guitars are few and far between and finding a good one can be extremely difficult, not to mention frustrating.

When you do find stores who stock them, there is often very little choice available. Left-handers have long been neglected by the guitar industry. An example is Europe’s longest guitar wall, in a retail store in Birmingham, which has only a small corner for left-handed guitars.  

As a left-hander myself, I will always ensure that we offer all our guitars, custom shop and bespoke guitars in both left hand and wrong handed configurations.

So, to start to make up for the industry favouring right handed players, we are offering a 5% discount on any left handed Munson guitar purchased from us.

Munson Avenger Left-handed Guitar
Munson Avenger – English Ash, British Racing Green

Left-Handed Guitar Players

Sir Paul McCartney started playing right handed, but switched to left-handed when he realised that playing left-handed was more comfortable. The rest, as they say, is history.

According to wikipedia, Left-handers’ brains are structured differently from right handers’ in ways that can allow them to process language, spatial relations and emotions in more diverse and potentially creative ways. There are a slightly larger number of left-handers than right handers especially gifted in music.

There are a surprising number of famous left-handed guitarists, including:

  • Jimi Hendrix (of course)
  • Gregor Mackintosh (Paradise Lost)
  • Ian Fowles (The Aquabats, Death By Stereo)
  • Iggy Pop
  • Jo Callis (The Rezillos/The Human League)
  • Jonathan Butler
  • Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)
  • Paul Gray (Slipknot)
  • Paul McCartney (The Beatles)
  • Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)
  • Mikey Demus (Skindred)
  • Will Glover (The Pyramids)
  • Andrew “Whitey” White (Kaiser Chiefs)

To name but a few.

antique pine left handed guitar
Tempest H P90, left handed made from 160 year old reclaimed pine

If you’re a left-hander then you’re in good company. Don’t despair and struggle with a right handed guitar. Treat yourself with a left-handed Munson Guitar with our gift of a 5% discount just for you. You don’t even have to do anything as the discount will automatically be added when you order.

Schedule a free consultation to discuss your next guitar below. I look forward to speaking with you.