Left Handed Guitar Kits, Getting it Right for Lefties

If you’re a left-handed guitarist I already know your biggest complaint. There just aren’t as many options when it comes to guitars as there are if you play right handed. I’m a lefty, I know how frustrating it is when you can’t try out your best mates guitar or when you walk into a music store to browse new guitars and you’re lucky to find 1 to 2 guitars you could actually play, let alone like. Sure there’s a few positives, hardly anyone will ever pick up your guitar, and most of the time you will be the only lefty in the band meaning you can achieve great on stage symmetry. But all things considered, it’s not easy being a left-handed guitarist. But what about if you prefer to build you own, are left handed guitar kits even harder to find?


Lefty Guitar Kits

It’s also pretty much a case of slim pickings when it comes to left-handed guitar kits, with even fewer options available due to low demand. Many manufacturers don’t even offer left handed guitars and if they do they tend to run out pretty fast. The few left handed kits I have bought over the years used inferior timber or came with a right handed nut. Which in itself isn’t a huge problem, but removing the but and ordering in a left handed one is an extra complication most of us just don’t need.

The Benefit of Custom Orders

We’ve got your covered.

We don’t warehouse our products in bulk. We do stock a select amount of our best selling kits but for the most part, our guitar kits are made to order, meaning you can choose left or right handed for any of our kits at no extra cost and no extra delays because you’re left handed and awesome!

Check out our store for a full range of guitar kits available in a number of different timbers and of course orientation.

See the Full Range of Left Handed Guitar Kits

Will there be delays with ordering a left handed kit?
As your order will be custom made it makes no difference whatsoever if you are left or right handed. You will receive your guitar within 60 days.

Should I just play guitar right handed?
Hell no. Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain and Albert King didn’t give in to the right handed world and neither should you.

See the Full Range of Left Handed Guitar Kits

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6 Responses to Left Handed Guitar Kits, Getting it Right for Lefties

  1. Michael Østerby April 4, 2016 at 4:35 pm #

    Don’t seem to be able to find any left handed kits?

    • Marty April 4, 2016 at 10:29 pm #

      Hi Michael
      Thanks for getting in touch.
      All of our kits are available in LF or RH, it’s one of the first options provided under the main product listing.

      Hope that helps.

  2. Jim August 15, 2016 at 9:08 am #

    If i wanted a different pickup layout on a certain body is it possible to get the holes altered? For example a Full size humbucker layout on a Firebird kit. Also could a battery hole be added as well?

    • Marty August 16, 2016 at 12:45 am #

      Hi, Jim. Thanks for your inquiry. Yes, we can generally do this for some of the guitars we offer. Please contact me at info@guitarkitworld.com and let me know the guitar you are interested in and I’ll follow up with you and provide some information on price etc. In most cases there is no additional charge but the option isn’t available on all guitars.

  3. James Ricks August 31, 2016 at 2:56 am #

    Hey Marty! Cool site. I’ve been a lefty player for almost 40 years now, so always happy to find resources. I play righty strung, upside down (like Albert King – no, he did NOT play lefty!), so any purchases are down on the bench, swapping bridge saddles, filling & refilling nuts, and doing personal setup for righty strung…on lefty bodies. Why? Economics, mostly – when I wanted to learn to play the parents couldn’t afford another guitar, and my sister was already taking lessons, so…

    Anyway, great site, and thanks for a solid resource, and good info for us leftys…not nearly enough out there for us, so thanks!

    –James Ricks
    Murphysboro, IL

    • Marty September 2, 2016 at 1:02 am #

      Hey James, thanks for your comments.

      I can appreciate your story, being left handed myself I had a lot of trouble getting a decent guitar early on. I never took the Albert King route but only because I wasn’t aware of him at the time I’d guess. I only found him after discovering SRV as a kid and then diving into his influences.

      Thanks again for your comments. If you aren’t familiar with the site, one of my favourite left-handed guitar resources out there is lefty fretz: http://leftyfretz.com/. Definitely worth a look!

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