You requested it, so here it is – a definitive guide to the manufacturers who offer left handed 8-string guitars! Extended range guitars can really help add an extra dimension to your playing and will undoubtedly help to expand your musical vocabulary. Help us to grow the list by suggesting any missing brands in the comments section.
There is a large number of left handed 8-string guitars out there; a handful from the big names and quite a few from the smaller brands and independent luthiers. It would be incredibly tedious and long-winded to list every single guitar available, so a list of brands has been provided with the necessary website links. All of these companies will supply you with a left handed 8-string guitar, either from stock or via custom order.
|Agile||Agile||Agile Website||RondoMusic owned brand|
|Blackmachine||Blackmachine||Blackmachine Website||Not currently accepting orders|
|ESP||ESP||ESP Website||Custom shop only|
|Jackson||Jackson||Jackson Website||Custom shop only.|
|Jaden Rose||Jaden Rose||Jaden Rose Website|
|LTD||ESP Ltd||LTD Website|
|Strictly 7||Strictly 7||Strictly 7 Website|
Left Handed 8-String Guitars
I’m guessing that the chances are good that you’ve stumbled across this page looking for your very first 8-string. You probably don’t want to pick up an expensive custom-made monster as your first guitar, just in case you find that 8-string isn’t for you. So I’ve listed a few great options below which will give you the most affordable route to getting started.
The most budget friendly introduction to left handed 8-string guitars will be the Schecter Omen 8 shown on the left. It has a basswood body finished in gloss black with ivory binding. A thin and fast bolt-on maple neck with 24 fret rosewood fingerboard completes the look. The perfect first guitar for players wanting to dabble in the world of extended range playing.
Next to the Omen you’ll find the slightly more expensive Schecter Damien Elite 8. And no, this post isn’t sponsored by Schecter – it’s just that affordable lefties aren’t exactly a dime a dozen! This is afterall a niche within a niche! So what does the extra $200 get you over the Omen? Well a fancier, quilted maple top for one, finished in a beautiful Crimson Red color. On top of that, the pickups are also upgraded to powerful active 810s from EMG.
Finally, if you’ve got even more cash to splash, you’ll need to check out the excellent Schecter Banshee 8. This guitar has higher quality components such as a Hipshot bridge, Alder body and a quilted maple top. It comes with Seymour Duncan’s highly regarded Nazgul and Sentient pickup combination. It is also available as an active version with EMG 808 pickups.