Are you a parent looking for a smaller sized left handed guitar for your child to begin learning on? This article is aimed at you! We’ll split it up into two parts – this first article will discuss half sized left handed guitar options and the second post will look at ¾ sized options.
Half sized guitars are difficult to find in general, so as you can imagine, left handed options aren’t exactly a dime a dozen! However, you should be able to find something fairly easily on the internet, a few of which I have listed below.
Of course there’s always the option of restringing a right handed guitar upside down. I don’t generally recommend this route, but at this introductory phase of guitar it might be a satisfactory temporary option.
Enough yapping, let’s see the guitars!! Here are a few stand-out choices which I can recommend.
Popular ½ Sized Left Handed Acoustic Guitars
Popular ½ Sized Left Handed Electric Guitars
Popular 1/2 Sized Left Handed Bass Guitars
Don’t even waste your time. Check out the next article for some short scale left handed bass options.
Of course, depending on where you live you may not be able to find any guitars at all. After all, the ½ sized market is incredibly niche already, and it can be hard enough finding a right handed guitar in this size bracket.
So if you can’t find what you need, you may want to consider moving up to a ¾ sized guitar, as these are much more readily available and are generally no more expensive than their ½ sized counterparts. A ¾ sized guitar may be slightly more of a handful for younger kids, but it will make the transition to full size guitars that much easier later on. Take a look at this video of some children playing guitars which are bigger than they are! After watching that a 3/4 sized model might not seem too big after all…