Gretsch : Left Handed Electric Guitars

Gretsch Guitars was founded in the USA in 1883 by Friedrich Gretsch, a young German immigrant who initially started the company selling banjos, tambourines and drums.  From humble beginnings the company has grown to become one of the biggest players in the guitar world, with several high profile names endorsing the brand.

Unfortunately there are no left handed acoustic or bass guitars at the moment – looking at the website you quickly notice that Gretsch concentrate heavily on their electric guitars over anything else.  Luckily they do offer some unquestionably gorgeous 6-strings to the southpaw guitar players of the world, featuring absolutely stunning attention to detail.

Left Handed Gretsch Guitars

Left Handed Gretsch Guitars

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Too many to mention in one post! Here are some links in order from left to right in the image above.

Back Row

  1. G6120LH Chet Atkins Hollow Body
  2. G6122-1962 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman
  3. G6134LH White Penguin
  4. G6128TLH Duo Jet
  5. G6119LH Chet Atkins Tennessee Rose
  6. G6120-1959LH-TV Chet Atkins Hollow Body
  7. G6118T-LTV 125th Anniversary
  8. G6136TLH White Falcon
  9. G5420LH Electromatic

Front Row

  1. G5191BK Tim Armstrong “Signature” Electromatic Hollow Body
  2. G6120LH Eddie Cochran Signature Hollow Body
  3. G6119-1962HTLH Chet Atkins Tennessee Rose
  4. G6196T Country Club
  5. G6120SSULH Brian Setzer Nashville
  6. G6128TDSLH Duo Jet
  7. G6118TLH Anniversary
  8. Pro Jet
  9. G6122-1959LH Chet Atkins Country Gentleman
  10. G6118TLH-LTV 130th Anniversary Jr.

Special Run Models

But wait, there’s more!

If none of that considerable list tickles your fancy, you might also be able to spot a few more lefties dotted around the interwebs in the form of special run models.

The store that instantly comes to mind is Jerry’s Lefty Guitars in Florida, USA. In 2014, Jerry commissioned a small run of Electromatics which were so popular that he decided to do it again, and again. At the time of writing Jerry is taking deposits for left handed Electromatics and Corvettes.

Limited Edition Gretsch Guitars

These guitars are just that little bit more special due the fact that you can’t get them anywhere else. The fact that righties can’t get their grubby paws on these makes me want to rub my hands together in sheer glee.

Gretsch Website

The website is well designed with plenty of large, high quality images for players to drool over.  The site does have a search bar which can be used to find the lefty guitars but as always, an option to browse by dexterity wouldn’t go amiss!  If you type ‘left-handed’ into the search bar the site should throw up all of the lefty models, but watch out as a couple of the results are not left handed.

For more information:
Gretsch Guitars Website

7 replies
  1. Tom
    Tom says:

    I’m looking to buy a Lefty Gretch Duo Jet with a Bgsby tail and am having a hard time figuring out where to find one for sale ,,,I’m in Rochester, NY a long ways from NYC any help would be appreciated—-I really just want any lefty Gretch with the bigsby tailpiece Thanks


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