Epiphone : Left Handed Guitars 2012

Neal June 22, 2012 7

Epiphone was founded in 1873 by Anastasios Stathopoulos in Turkey, and started life making fiddles and lutes. The company moved to the United States in 1903 where the business expanded their range of instruments and made a name for itself.  Eventually in 1957 after a series of company strikes the brand was bought out by its main rival, Gibson Guitars.

Epiphone offers a fairly respectable range of 9 left handed electric guitars, which unfortunately doesn’t include any bass or acoustic guitars.  Gibson have been trying hard to appease the left handed market this year, and although they haven’t added as many new guitars as their bigger brother, Epiphone have still added a couple of interesting new additions for 2012 – namely the Les Paul Standard Plus Top Pro and the G-400 Pro.

Epiphone Left Handed Guitars

Epiphone Left Handed Guitars Lefty

From left to right : G-400 Pro, Les Paul Standard Plus Top Pro, Les Paul Custom, Les Paul 100, Les Paul Custom Pro, Les Paul Standard, Les Paul Standard Plus Top, Sheraton II, G-310

G-400 Pro
Body : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany with Rosewood  Fingerboard
Pickups : Alnico Classic PRO
Finishes : Cherry
Link : G-400 Pro

Les Paul Standard Plus Top Pro
Body : Mahogany with Flame Maple Top
Neck : Mahogany with Rosewood Fingerboard
Pickups : Probucker-2, Probucker-3
Finishes : Heritage Cherry Sunburst
Link : Les Paul Standard Plus Top Pro

Les Paul Custom
Body : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany Set Neck with Rosewood Fingerboard
Pickups : Alnico Classic
Finishes : Ebony
Link : Epiphone Les Paul Custom

Les Paul 100
Body : Mahogany with Maple Top
Neck : Mahogany with Rosewood Fingerboard
Pickups : 770T (B) NS 650r (N)
Finishes : Heritage Cherry Sunburst (HS)
Link : Epiphone Les Paul 100

Les Paul Custom Pro
Body : Mahogany with Maple Veneer
Neck : Mahogany with Rosewood Fingerboard
Pickups : ProBucker-3 (B) and ProBucker-2 (N) (coil tapped)
Finishes : Ebony
Link : Epiphone Les Paul Custom Pro

Les Paul Standard
Body : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany with Rosewood Fingerboard
Pickups : Alnico Classic Humbuckers
Finishes : Ebony
Link : Epiphone Les Paul Standard

Les Paul Standard Plus Top
Body : Mahogany with Flame Maple Top
Neck : Mahogany with Rosewood Fingerboard
Pickups : Alnico Classic Humbuckers
Finishes : Heritage Cherry Sunburst
Link : Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus Top

Sheraton II
Body : Laminated Maple with Mahogany Center Block
Neck : Hard Maple with Rosewood Fingerboard
Pickups : Alnico Classic Humbuckers
Finishes : Vintage Sunburst
Link : Epiphone Sheraton II

Epiphone G-310
Body : Mahogany
Neck : Mahogany with Rosewood Fingerboard
Pickups : 700T (B) and 650R (N)
Finishes : Ebony
Link : Epiphone G-310

Epiphone Website

The Epiphone website features a left handed section which includes excellent photos of the guitars in their lefty guises.  Although the guitars contained within this section do conflict with the lefty guitars listed on the Gibson website.  A little housekeeping is required here!

For more information:
Epiphone Website

7 Comments »

  1. anon May 25, 2012 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    GUITARGUITAR are listing lefty g-400 pros too.

    • Neal May 25, 2012 at 9:21 pm - Reply

      Yeah, these are brand new for 2012. They haven’t appeared on the Gibson or Epiphone sites yet, but I’ll update this article as soon as they do. Thanks for the heads up though :)

  2. mcarp555 May 25, 2012 at 11:06 pm - Reply

    I’m still amazed that Epi has dropped the Dot, which was always a well-liked budget version of the Gibson ES-335. And of course the Casino, often listed as ‘most-requested left-hand guitar’, which has been out of production for several years now. A 2005 Korean model went on Ebay just this week for over a thousand quid. Right-hand models rarely reach £500.

  3. Robby Herbert May 27, 2012 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    They still offer the Special II and G400 like anon said but other than that it looks like u guys did a good job with this list

    • Neal May 27, 2012 at 5:41 pm - Reply

      Anon was referring to the G-400 Pro, not the G-400. Both the G-400 and Les Paul Special II have been discontinued in left handed format. This guide only includes guitars which are currently in production.

  4. Robby Herbert July 3, 2012 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    Explorers or Wilshires would be great too! And maybe a few acoustics

  5. Nick August 9, 2012 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    Had an SG G-400 for a short time. Had to get rid of it because it had a severe neck dive which made it impossible to play standing up. It didn’t play bad sitting down though. I would buy another if they fixed the neck dive situation.

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