Cheap Left Handed Guitars – Electric & Acoustic Round-up
This round-up of cheap left handed guitars includes some respectable, if not impressive, quality instruments.
We have covered both electric and acoustics. You'll find that all the popular guitar types are available as left handed electrics - we picked the best to represent each popular type. There aren't too many affordable options for lefty acoustics, but we did find the gems in the lower price range.
Left Handed Electric Guitars:
Epiphone Les Paul 100
This is the closest you can get to an iconic rock guitar at a very affordable price. The Epiphone Les Paul 100 features a beautiful carved maple top on a slim mahogany body. It has Open-Coil 700T and 650R Humbuckers, a tune-O-Matic bridge paired, and a stopbar tailpiece.
Squier Standard Stratocaster
The Squier Standard Stratocaster offers the classic Fender Strat look and shape in a left handed and very affordable package. This is highly recommended. It features traditional strat specs including a contoured alder body, 3 single-coil pickups, bolt-on maple neck, standard tremolo and a '60s style headstock.
Daisy Rock Debutante Rock Candy
Left handed ladies have a unique guitar in this price range. The Daisy Rock Debutante Rock Candy guitar that comes in atomic pink finish offers a unique look and feel that will appeal to girl rockers. It features light weight construction, 2 humbuckers and a bolt on maple neck.
Epiphone Les Paul Special II
This is a consistent top seller among online stores and for obvious reasons, it has the tried and tested Les Paul charisma and simplicity. The Epiphone Les Paul Special II features alder/maple body, mahogany and rosewood neck, two humbuckers, tune-o-matic bridge, stop tail piece, dot inlays and chrome hardware.
Schecter SGR C-1
Beginners can now enjoy edgy shaped left handed electric guitars with the Schecter's SGR C-1. It is ready to rip out those rock tunes with its built for shred specs including basswood body, rosewood fretboard, diamond plus humbuckers and TOM with through body bridge.
Left Handed Acoustic Guitars:
Although it is a bit above $300, this is our top pick among the affordable left handed acoustic guitars. This is not just a beginner guitar, but a well crafted workhorse guitar with solid sitka spruce top, nato back/sides and rosewood bridge/fretboard. I tried but could not find any better left handed acoustic deal than this.
Ibanez SGT120LNT Sage Series
This is one of the cheapest acoustic guitars for left handed players and yet it has respectable features combined with a nice retro look and feel inspired by vintage Ibanez acoustic guitars. The Ibanez SGT120LNT is a dreadnought that features a spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and a high gloss finish.
Fender CD100 LH
The Fender CD100 LH is an entry level acoustic guitar that will be ideal for left handed beginners. It employs a traditional dreadnought shape and familiar design. It comes with a natural finish laminated spruce top, mahogany back and sides, an x bracing for stability, and a rosewood fretboard.
Daisy Rock Wildwood
If you are looking for a first guitar for your daughter or granddaughter then you need not look further. The Daisy Rock Wildwood is designed specifically to be comfortable for girl rockers. It sports a short scale mahogany neck, slender neck profile and has a florentine cutaway for full access to the upper frets.
It may not be available in most retail stores, but certain stores that specialize on left handed guitars have these on stock. This little 23" scale Martin has giant specs which are normally found on expensive guitars - it has a solid sitka spruce top, mahogany HPL back and sides and solid east indian rosewood fretboard.
This is a good summary of standard left-handed acoustics, if you're interested in parlor sized guitars then check out this roundup of left-handed options.
If you have any suggestions for other great low-priced options, please post them in the comments below.
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