WE TAKE A LOOK AT THE 13 BEST LEFT HANDED ELECTRIC GUITARS THAT THE LEFTIES OUT THERE WILL LOVE PLAYING
Deciding which guitar is the right one for you can be a pretty big deal for some of us, especially if it is your first time buying, and it's even harder if you’re looking for left-handed electric guitars as they’re sometimes hard to come by. Our top 13 best Left-Handed Electric Guitar guide is here to make that decision a little easier for the lefties of the world. Bringing forward our best left-handed electric guitars and outlining the main features should hopefully ease the stress of finding your perfect new guitar. Whether you're first time buyer or you're in the market for your 10th guitar, here’s 13 of our favourites to give you serious G.A.S!
1. EASTCOAST GV320-CSLH LEFT-HANDED ELECTRIC GUITAR CHERRY SUNBURST
If you’re a heavy metal lover, and you’re a left-handed player you’re in luck. The new Eastcoast Electric guitar series comprises of some really killer options that have been designed for pro-level guitarists whilst remaining at beginner prices.
The Eastcoast GV320-CSLH Left-Handed Electric Guitar Cherry Sunburst is a highlight from the range and one of the best left-handed electric guitars you could hope to come by thanks to the fact it’s packed with a set of dual humbucker pickups to provide a range of tones.
These pickups combined with with a string through body makes it a particularly resonant guitar ideal for chords and those big lead lines!
2. Epiphone Les Paul Standard Ebony Left Handed
If you can’t quite stretch your budget to the heights of a Gibson Les Paul guitar yet, or you simply need a hard working Les Paul style guitar that won’t break the bank, then the Epiphone Les Paul Standard Ebony Left Handed is a great option.
You have a pair of Alnico Classic humbucker pickups that can provide smooth cleans to all out hard rock tones packed into a Mahogany body with Maple top which ensures you have that delicate balance of rich low end and tight, chiming top end detail.
A beautifully designed and crafted left handed electric guitar that pro level players rely on.
3. GRETSCH G5420LH 2016 ELECTROMATIC LEFT-HANDED, ORANGE STAIN
If you’re a lover of the wide-open sound of a Gretsch hollowbody guitar (who isn’t?!) and you’re a leftie, the Gretsch G5420LH 2016 Electromatic Left-Handed pictured here in Orange Stain is one of our favourites.
Whether you’re a Rockabilly fan or hardcore Punk player, Blues or Country artist you’ll love the sound that emanates from the hollowbody construction and Filter’Tron™ humbucker pickups. One of the best left handed electric guitars in terms of price, playability and construction – this’ll last a lifetime.
4. PRS SE CUSTOM 24 LEFT HANDED MODEL IN FIRE RED BURST
If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a PRS guitar, but you can’t quite stretch to the heights of the upper tier models, then the entirely affordable PRS SE Custom 24 Left Handed Model in Fire Red Burst is a great option – especially if you’re a left-handed player who loves the heavier side of music.
This is a beautifully designed Fire Red Burst model featuring a Maple top over a mahogany back with a cool veneer design underneath the paint. The two 85/15 “S” humbucking pickups provide all the fat tones you need, whether you’re playing blues or Thrash Metal!
5. FENDER PLAYER STRATOCASTER LH MN POLAR WHITE
The Fender Player Stratocaster LH MN Polar White replaces the Made In Mexico range, boasting a selection of improved specs like all new Player Series Single-Coil pickups and a Modern “C” Shape Maple neck for added comfort – especially useful whilst you’re learning to play guitar or when you’re 1 hour intro your headlines slot at Glastonbury!
A 5-way pickup switch allows you to enjoy a range of tones by isolating or blending your pickups, ideal for a wide range of genres.
6. FENDER PLAYER TELECASTER LH MN BUTTERSCOTCH BLONDE
Whilst we’re on the subject of classic guitars, we have to have the Fender Player Telecaster LH MN Butterscotch Blonde. This is the quintessential Telecaster featuring a classic 'Butterscotch Blonde' finish, Maple fretboard and black scratchplate.
The brand new Player Series single-coil pickups produce a far more powerful tone than you’d normally find in a Tele, whilst retaining the classic Telecaster sound we’ve come to know and love. The Modern “C” is very comfortable to play too!
A must have guitar for the discerning performers and easily one of the best left-handed guitars. More affordable LH Squier Telecasters are also available.
7. G&L TRIBUTE LEGACY 3-TONE SUNBURST RW LEFT HANDED ELECTRIC GUITAR
Next up in our best left-handed electric guitars list is one of Leo Fender’s greatest creations, the G&L Tribute Legacy 3-Tone RW Left Handed Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard.
The G&L range were the last musical instruments the legendary Leo Fender worked on and were the guitars he famously stated were the best guitars he had ever designed – so you know you’re in good company when you pick up one of these.
You have 3 x G&L MFD single coil pickups with the ability to activate all three pickups at the same time. You get all the crispy, jangly and quacky tones that you’d expect from the father of the Stratocaster.
8. Fender Custom Shop 51 Nocaster Relic Left Handed Blonde
When you want to own a piece of Fender history, the Fender Custom Shop 51 Nocaster Relic Left Handed Blonde is an ideal option.
This is one of the best left handed guitars that we've ever seen, direct from the Fender Custom Shop factory.
This beautiful left handed guitar is an authentic recreation of the Nocaster guitars from the 50s, with a few play-enhancing features for the modern musician. You have a set of incredibly powerful and versatile Twisted Tele pickups that provide all that lush Tele twang you know you love. The '60s style oval "C" shape neck profile is comfortable to play and the relic aging for an authentic played-in feel and appearance finishes the guitar off nicely.
This is a high-end expensive guitar for the discerning left handed musician out there.
9. Ibanez JEMJRL Left Handed Electric Guitar
Steve Vai has made sure the lefties out there have been looked after with the Ibanez JEMJRL Left Handed Electric Guitar.
This is a shredders guitar made for speed, shredding and tonal versatility.
The Quantum HSH pickup configuration means you have a world of tone at your fingertips as you can enjoy the hard hitting dynamics of humbucker pickups and switch over to a single coil when you need to.
The Wizard III Maple neck with jumbo frets is a dream to play whilst the classic Steve Vai design features such as the Tree of Life inlay and Monkey Grip cutout ensure your guitar looks as good as it sounds.
This is an ideal guitar for the left handed shred guitarists out there.
10. Fender Japan Traditional 70s Telecaster Thinline, LH, Natural
The Fender Japan Traditional 70s Telecaster Thinline, LH, Natural is a beautiful left handed guitar with a lot of tone to give.
The semi-hollow Ash body is clear and resonant, adding that unmistakable semi-hollow warmth to your sound whilst the wide range humbuckers add a depth and fullness that you just can't beat.
A maple "U" shaped neck with 7.25" radius fingerboard is a dream to play and the 6-string through body hardtail bridge encourages a resonance that will ensure your single notes and chords ring loud and true.
This left handed guitar hails from the Fender Japan factory and is strictly limited edition, so be quick!
One of the best left handed electric guitars for Blues, Country and Jazz players out there.
11. RICKENBACKER 330 LEFT HANDED ELECTRIC GUITAR FIREGLO
The Rickenbacker 330 Left Handed Electric Guitar in Fireglo is not only one of the best left-handed electric guitars but one of the most iconic electric guitars you’ll find on stage and in the studio. Used by the likes of the late Tom Petty, The Beatles and Oasis, you’re joining the ranks of some very important guitar players when you pick one of these up.
The Maple body and neck combined with high-output Single Coil pickups provide that instantly recognisable Rickenbacker sound, but with a higher output to suit the needs of the modern musician. The cool thing about the Rickenbacker 330 is the Blend Control Knob.
This acts as a tone blender between the pickups whilst acting as a volume equaliser for the bass pickup so you can boost it to the heights of the treble pickup – a great idea!
12. Fender Japan Traditional 60s Mustang Left Hand, Sonic Blue
The Fender Japan Traditional 60s Mustang Left Hand, Sonic Blue is ideal for the left handed Grunge, Surf and Indie guitarists out there. If you want a limited edition, hard working and great sounding electric guitar, then we seriously recommend this incredible left handed guitar.
Crafted in Japan by the expert luthiers at the Fender Japan factory, this incredible Mustang has been designed with 60's styling for that cool vintage look.
A set of Fender made low-output single coil pickups offer that chimy, yet biting Mustang voice which really comes to life with a little distortion through your amp.
A Mustang bridge with dynamic vibrato tailpiece gives you the classic tremolo playability whilst the matching Sonic Blue headstock finishes off the guitar beautifully.
13. Gretsch G2622LH Streamliner Centerblock LH Single Barrel Stain
The Gretsch G2622LH Streamliner Centerblock LH Single Barrel Stain is another extremely affordable electric guitar that still offers players world class quality in terms of sound and construction.
The Streamliner series feature Broad’Tron BT-s2 humbuckers which provide a higher output to cope with the demands of modern amplifiers – this really sings. A thin “U” shaped profile neck gives you an entirely comfortable playing experience and feels great whether you’re ringing out the big chords or playing huge leads!
Shop a full range of electric guitars over at PMT Online today or call in to your local PMT store to try one out for yourself. Have you seen a guitar you want, but it’s not a lefty? Speak to us on 0151 448 2089 or a member of our team in store and we can order it for you!