Gaskell Guitars : Left Handed Guitars 2011

Gaskell Guitars is an Australian manufacturer that makes production and custom left handed guitars and basses that are not readily available left handed from other companies.  They are in the rather unique position of being one of a very select few companies in the world who build ONLY lefty guitars.

The range of guitars from Gaskell has changed quite a bit since last year, with some brand new models being introduced and some less popular models being discontinued.  Don’t fret if you had your eye on a now discontinued model however, as many are still available to order through the custom shop.

This will be a fairly sizable article, so let’s dive in right away.  Be sure to check out the Gaskell website for more detailed photos and information about finishes and other options.

Gaskell Rockitt

Gaskell Rockitt Left Handed Guitar Lefty

Pickups: 2 x Wilkinson covered humbuckers Optional:  EMG 81 + EMG 85
Bridge: Tun-O-Matic + Stoptail
Controls: 2 x volume, 2 x Tone
Hardware: Chrome or Black
Scale 24.75″
Frets: 22
Body wood: Genuine Mahogany + carved maple top
Neck wood: Genuine Mahogany
Neck join: Set-in
Finger board: Rosewood, Custom inlays
Accessories: XTREME Bags Australia® padded gig bag

Gaskell Hybrid Deluxe

Gaskell Hybrid Deluxe Left Handed Guitar Lefty

Pickups: Wilkinson® with coil tap
Controls: Volume + Tone with coil split, 3 way selector
Bridge: Tun-o-Matic + Stop tail
Hardware: Gold
Scale length: 25″
Frets: 22
Body wood: Mahogany + 16mm flamed maple cap
Neck wood: East European Maple
Neck join: Set in
Fingerboard: Ebony
Accessories: XTREME Bags Australia®  padded gig bag

Gaskell Hybrid

Gaskell Hybrid Left Handed Guitar Lefty

Pickups: 2 x Wilkinson® humbuckers + coil split
Controls: Volume – Tone – 3-way selector, Push-Pull on Tone knob
Bridge: Tun-O-Matic bridge + stop tail
Hardware: Chrome
Number of Frets: 22
Scale length: 25″
Body wood: Gen. Mahogany + 16mm  Maple top
Neck: East European Maple
Neck Join: Set in
Fingerboard: Ebony
Inlays:  Dot
Accessories: XTREME Bags Australia® gig bag

Gaskell Classic

Gaskell Classic Left Handed Guitar Lefty

Pickups: 2 x Wilkinson® open humbuckers
Controls: Volume – Tone – Tone
Bridge: Tun-O-Matic with stoptail
Hardware: Chrome + chrome Barrel knobs
Pick guard: Yes
Scale: 24.75″
Frets: 22
Body wood: Mahogany (Genuine)
Neck wood: Maple
Neck join: Replaceable bolt on
Fretboard: Rosewood – dot inlays
Accessories: Hard Shell Case (included in price)

Gaskell Classic II

Gaskell Classic II Left Handed Guitar Lefty

Pickups: 2 x Wilkinson® open humbuckers
Controls:  Volume – Tone – Tone
Bridge: Tun-O-Matic with stoptail
Hardware: Chrome + chrome Barrel knobs
Pick guard: Yes
Scale: 24.75″
Frets: 22
Body wood: Mahogany (Genuine)
Neck wood: Maple
Neck join: Replaceable bolt on
Fretboard: Rosewood – dot inlays
Accessories: Hard Shell Case (included in price)

Gaskell Huntsman

Gaskell Huntsman Left Handed Guitar Lefty

PickupsOption A.  EMG USA Option B.  Seymour Duncan  Option C.  DiMarzio USA
Controls: V-V-T or V-T-T
Bridge: Tun-o-matic & stop tail
Hardware: Black
Scale: 24.75
Body wood: Basswood
Neck wood: Maple
Neck join: Set in
Finger board: Indian Rosewood
Accessories: Hard shell case (included in price)

Gaskell Classic Pro

Gaskell Classic Pro Left Handed Guitar Lefty

Pickups: 1. EMG  2. DiMarzio  3. Seymour Duncan  4. Other, as specified by customer
Controls: V-T-T, or V-V-T
Bridge: TonePros / Schaller / Gotoh Tun-o-matic + Stop tail
Tuners: Schaller / Sperzel / Gotoh / Grover
Body Wood: Master Grade quality (please specify)
Neck Wood: Master Grade quality (please specify)
Neck Join: Set-in, or bolt on
Fingerboard: Rosewood, Ebony, other
Inlays: Any
Pick Guard: With or without

Gaskell Brumby

Gaskell Brumby Left Handed Guitar Lefty

Pickups: 2 x Wilkinson® open coil humbuckers
Controls: Volume + 3-way selector
Bridge: Recessed, double-locking floating tremolo “Licensed Under Floyd Rose Patents”
Hardware: Chrome or Black
Scale Length: 25.5″ (648mm)
No. Frets 24
Body Wood: Basswood
Neck wood: Maple
Neck join: Bolt on
Finger board: Rosewood – shark fin inlays
Accessories: Hard shell case (included in the price)

Gaskell Firestarter

Gaskell Firestarter Left Handed Guitar Lefty

Pickups: 2 x Wilkinson® open coil humbuckers
Controls: Volume – Volume – Tone – Tone, 3-way selector switch
Bridge: Tun-O-Matic + Stoptail
Hardware: Chrome + “Reflector Cap” knobs
Scale length: 24.75″
Frets: 22
Body wood: Mahogany (genuine)
Neck wood: Maple
Neck join: Set in
Fingerboard: Rosewood – trapezoid inlays
Accessories: Hard shell case

Gaskell Jazz

Gaskell Jazz Left Handed Guitar Lefty

Pickups: Wilkinson® open or covered humbuckers
Controls: 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone, 3-way selector
Bridge: Tun-O-Matic + Stop Tail
Hardware: Chrome + Vintage Speed Knobs
Body Wood: Basswood + laminated maple top
Neck Wood: Maple
Neck join: SET IN
Finger board: Rosewood, dot inlays
Scale Length: 24.75″
No. frets 22
Accessories: Zip-up gig bag (included in price)

Gaskell Concord

Gaskell Concord Left Handed Guitar Lefty

Pickups: 2 x Wilkinson® open coil humbuckers
Controls: Volume – Volume – Tone – Tone, 3-way selector
Bridge: Tremolo-enabled Vintage bridge
Hardware: Gold
Scale length: 25.5″ (648mmm)
Frets: 24
Body wood: Basswood
Neck Wood: Maple
Neck joint: Bolt on
Fingerboard: Rosewood – block inlays
Accessories: Zip-up gig bag

Gaskell All Rounder

Gaskell All Rounder Left Handed Guitar Lefty

Pickups: 2 x Wilkinson Single coil pickups
Controls: 1 x Volume,  1 x Tone, 3-pos blade
Bridge: Fender® style fixed Tele® bridge
Number of Frets: 22
Scale length: 25.5″
Body wood: Japanese Ash
Neck wood: Maple
Neck join: Bolt on
Pick guard: 3-ply parchment
Fingerboard: Maple (optional rosewood)
Accessories: XTREME Bags Australia® gig bag

Gaskell Ice Axe

Gaskell Ice Axe Left Handed Guitar Lefty

Pickups: 2 x Wilkinson® open coil humbuckers
Controls: 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone, 3-way selector
Bridge: Tun-O-Matic + Stop Tail
Hardware: Chrome [with gold Speed knobs]
Scale Length: 24.75
Frets: 22
Body wood: Mahogany
Neck wood: Maple
Neck join: Bolt on
Fingerboard: Rosewood – dot inlays
Accessories: XTREME Bags Australia padded gig bag

Gaskell V-Bass

Gaskell V-Bass Left Handed Bass Guitar Lefty

No. of strings: 4
Pickups: 2 x soapbar bass pickups
Controls: Volume – Volume – Tone
Bridge: 3-point bass bridge
Hardware: Black
Scale: 32″
No. Frets 22
Body wood: Mahogany
Neck: Maple
Neck join: Bolt on
Finger board: Rosewood – dot inlays
Accessories: Custom zip-up gig bag (included in price)

Gaskell X-Bass

Gaskell X-Bass Left Handed Bass Guitar Lefty

No. strings: 4
Pickups: 2 x soapbar bass pickups
Controls: Volume – Volume – Tone
Bridge: 3-point Bass
Hardware: Black + black Barrel knobs
Scale length: 32″ (22 frets)
Body wood: Basswood
Neck wood: Maple
Neck join: BOLT ON
Fingerboard: Rosewood – dot inlays
Accessories: Zip-up gig bag (included in price)

Gaskell Viking

Gaskell Viking Left Handed Bass Guitar Lefty

No. Strings: 4
Pickups: “Toaster”, humbucking bass pickups
Controls: Volume – Volume – Tone
Bridge: Fender style Bass bridge
Hardware: Chrome + chrome barrel knobs
Scale length: 32″ (22 frets)
Body wood: Japanese Ash
Neck wood: Maple (neck-thru)
Neck join: NECK THRU
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Accessories: Zip-up gig bag (included in price)

Planned Models

As if this range wasn’t enough, Gaskell are planning to introduce a further three new models this year.  All being well we should see a Paul McCartney style bass, a non-reverse headstock version of the current Firestarter model, and a Floyd Rose equipped version of the Concord model.  Stay tuned for more information!

Gaskell Website

Gaskell only makes left handed guitars – there’s hardly going to be any complaints about lefty friendliness on this particular website.  It would be nice to see some more detailed photos of guitars though.

For more information:
Gaskell Guitars Website

4 replies
    • Neal
      Neal says:

      The 'exciting new colours' will be introduced at some point this year – something you would know if you were signed up to the Gaskell newsletter! What's your excuse eh eh? 🙂

      I love the natural finish it has right now, it's a little more unusual. It looks even better in the photos Kevin took of the guitar with his models – does that guy have the best job in the world or what?! In saying that, the new Charcoal Burst should look killer. I really hope to try one of these some day and it'll be between the natural and black unless they introduce some more finishes by then.

      For now I have a lemon yellow All-Rounder with maple fretboard in the works – you know me and my love of colour! Looking forward to joining this exclusive club, will be nice to show something off to my righty friends that they CANT get their hands on for a change 😉

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