Epiphone : Left Handed Guitars

Looking for a left handed Epiphone but unsure which guitars are currently available as lefties? Take a quick read through this article and all shall be revealed! We have left handed Epiphone Les Pauls, SGs, acoustics and even a Casino – most bases are covered.

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.

There is a decent range of left handed Epiphone guitars available at present. To be eligible to appear in this list the models have to be available to buy new at the time of writing. Although the Epiphone site lists the G-310 as being available lefty, it hasn’t been for sale in stores for a long time, so isn’t included here.

Left Handed Epiphone Guitars 2016

Left Handed Epiphone Guitars 2016

From left to right: Tony Iommi SG Custom, G-400 Pro, Les Paul Standard, Les Paul Standard Plus Top, Les Paul Custom, Casino, Inspired by 1964 Texan and EJ-200SCE

Tony Iommi SG Custom

Left Handed Epiphone SG Tony Iommi
This brand new limited edition signature left handed Epiphone SG was designed by Tony Iommi himself, and features his signature Gibson USA pickups, 24 fret ebony fretboard with cross inlays, and a classy gloss black finish. These special guitars come with a signed certificate of authenticity, binder and photograph, and an optional case is available.  They are likely to become highly sought after (as the previous left handed mode did!), so this special edition guitar should make for a great investment.
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G-400 Pro

Epiphone G400 Pro Left Handed SG
The G-400 Pro pays homage to the Gibson SG, one of the most iconic guitars in rock history. It is currently the most affordable left handed Epiphone SG. This new Pro model now includes Epiphone’s own Alnico Classic PRO pickups which are wired for push/pull coil-tapping for extra versatility. The mahogany body comes in a cherry finish and is matched with a rosewood topped mahogany neck. Experience the sound of a true SG without the Gibson price tag!
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Les Paul Standard

Epiphone Les Paul Left Handed
Modelled after Gibson’s legendary Les Paul, the Standard from Epiphone let’s you experience the Les Paul magic at a more affordable price point. Available in an ebony finish with traditional mahogany body and neck combination, and finished with a 22 fret rosewood fretboard. On pickup duty are two Epiphone Alnico Classic humbuckers, voiced to give that classic Les Paul sound, which for many is the holy grail of guitar tone.
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Les Paul Standard Plus Top Pro

Epiphone Les Paul Standard Pro Left Handed
The Plus Top Pro is the same as the Les Paul Standard above but with the addition of an AAA flamed maple top and ProBucker pickups with push/pull coil-tapping. The additional of coil-tapping gives a massively increased tonal variety over the standard above – everything from sinlgecoil bite to warm hubucker sounds, and everything in between!
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Les Paul Custom Pro

Epiphone Les Paul Custom Pro Left Handed
The new Les Paul Custom from Epiphone now features ProBucker pickups which are wired with push/pull coil-tapping for added versatility. Comes in a smooth black finish coupled with gold hardware for that extra classy look that Les Paul Customs are famed for. A fully fledged Gibson Les Paul Custom would set you back many thousands of dollars – experience it for a fraction of the price from Epiphone.
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Epiphone Casino Left Handed
The Casino is arguably most famous due to its association with the Beatles. Probably the most wished for southpaw Epiphone guitar, and finally our wish has been granted! The Casino is a guitar that helped to define music history, and this particular model is a limited edition, so grab it while you can! So many readers sent in photos of their new Casinos that I created an album on our Facebook page – check them out here.

Inspired by 1964 Texan

Epiphone Left Handed Acoustic Texan 1964
One of only two acoustic models in this list. The new limited edition Inspired by 1964 Texan electro-acoustic guitar reproduces a vintage classic. The Texan has been the company’s best selling Advanced Jumbo guitar since 1958. Made popular by artists such as Paul McCartney, Noel Gallagher and Peter Frampton.

The guitar features a solid mahogany back, mahogany sides, and a solid sitka spruce top. A mahogany neck is coupled with a rosewood fretboard with beautiful pearloid parallelogram inlays. It is also fitted with the innovative Shadow Nanoflex pickup to allow players to plug in to an amp.


Epiphone EJ-200SCE Left Handed Acoustic
This new model is also a limited edition, so don’t hang around if you’d like one! The EJ-200SCE is Epiphone’s version of the Super-Jumbo, based on the SJ-200 from Gibson. Available in both Vintage Sunburst and Natural flavors.

These guitars feature maple back and sides with a solid spruce top. A hard maple neck is coupled with a rosewood fingerboard, finished off with classy pearloid crown inlays. Gibson’s famous ‘moustache’ bridge completes the look of what Epiphone proudly calls ‘The King of Flattops’. Finally, the EJ-200SCE is equipped with a Shadow Nanoflex and Nanomag pickup system which features a built-in tuner and EQ.

Epiphone Website

It’s nice to see that Epiphone have included a left handed section on their website, letting us easily find which of their stable is available in southpaw mode.

For more information:
Epiphone Website

5 replies
  1. Juju
    Juju says:

    Epiphone ES 175 please – or possibly a 135 – and in black, with a Bigsby please. And a quote to get the headstock luthiered into the shape of a Gibson (why? I hear you ask!) Perhaps because Gibson won’t bloody well make one!

  2. David
    David says:

    April 15, 2016 – Hi. I’d like to buy a new Left-Handed Casino. Have I missed the boat on this, as it was/is a LImited Edition? Are they still even being manufactured? I’ve seen a few on eBay for ~$1200.00. I’d prefer the original $650.00 price, but any leads would be greatly apprecited. Thanks.


    • Neal
      Neal says:

      Unless a distributor finds a few more hidden away in their warehouse I think you’re going to have to go the second-hand route for now David. Fingers crossed they do another run after seeing how popular they were.

  3. John Boccato
    John Boccato says:

    “We have left handed Epiphone Les Pauls, SGs, acoustics and even a Casino”… Great! So I want one: where is the price please. John Debonnaire

    • Neal
      Neal says:

      Hi John. There’s links (with prices) to each guitar in the article, however the limited edition Casinos and acoustics are now sold out at most places. Fingers crossed they’ll give us more in the 2017 range.


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