Fender : Left Handed Guitars & Basses 2017

Are you searching for a left handed Fender guitar or bass, but are unsure of exactly which models are currently available?

Well fear not! This mammoth guide will give you the run-down on all of the left handed Fender guitars and basses available to you, including standard production models, factory special runs, foreign imports and custom shop dream guitars.

Fender Left Handed guitars 2017

Left Handed Fender Guitars & Basses 2017

We’re not long into 2017 but there has already been quite a few new left handed Fender guitars introduced so far! At winter NAMM Fender introduced the new American Professional Series, which is a direct replacement for the now discontinued American Standard Range. Shortly afterwards they also revamped the Classic Design acoustic range and added four new left handed models aimed at beginner and intermediate level players.

Let’s dive in. We’ll start with Strats…

1. Left Handed Fender Stratocasters

The image below shows all of the various left handed Fender Stratocasters currently available, but keep in mind that different colors (and fretboards!) are offered for some models – check out the tabs underneath for information.

Left Handed Fender Stratocaster Guitars 2017

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Check out the various tabs below for a brief summary of each guitar.

2. Left Handed Fender Telecasters…and a Jaguar!

The Standard and American Standards are available in a few extra colors, while the rest of the models displayed are only available in the finishes shown. Use the tabs below to find out more about each guitar.

Left Handed Fender Telecaster Guitars 2017

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Check out the various tabs below for a brief summary of each guitar.

3. Left Handed Fender Acoustic Guitars

The image below shows all available models and colors currently available.

Left Handed Fender Acoustic Guitars 2017

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Check out the various tabs below for a brief summary of each guitar.

4. Left Handed Fender Bass Guitars

As we have a smaller number of left handed Fender bass guitars available to us, the image below shows all models and color-combinations currently offered.

Left Handed Fender Bass Guitars 2017

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Check out the various tabs below for a brief summary of each guitar.

5. Fender FSR Guitars

From time to time, Fender will release Factory Special Run (FSR) guitars in limited numbers. These special guitars are similar to ‘Spot Production’ guitars from Ibanez as they may only be available in select regions. I have listed below the models that I have been able to find for sale in stores at the time of writing. All of these current models are from Fender Japan.

6. Left Handed Fender Japan Guitars and Basses

If none of the guitars so far have tickled your fancy, then you might also consider heading over to the Fender Japan website where you’ll find even more left handed models to browse. Just make sure that your browser has a built in translation feature! Unless you speak Japanese of course…

Left Handed Fender Japan Guitars and Basses

The image above includes most of the Fender Japan Exclusives that aren’t already mentioned in the FSR section above. In addition to these, you may also be able to find some older models still available in select stores.

If you’re struggling with the website, you can find the Japan Exclusive guitars and basses here.

Actually getting a hold of one of these could prove slightly tricky, as you’ll either have to order direct from a Japanese store or find a local importer. You can usually find a handful for sale on eBay, including older models which are now discontinued. Right now, Amazon also has quite a few available.

7. Fender Mod Shop

Until recently, Fender had offered their ‘American Design Experience‘ service, which allowed USA customers to create their dream guitar or bass using their online builder. This has now been replaced with the newly lanched ‘Fender Mod Shop‘ – which is a revamped and improved version of the previous service.

The Mod Shop webpage consists of a simple-to-use interface which allows players to design a custom Strat, Tele, P-Bass or Jazz Bass. Available options include body color and wood, fingerboard wood, pickguard material, hardware color, type of pickups, tuning machines and bridge style – and of course, left handed mode!

Fender Mod Shop Builder Interface

Once your design is complete, simply add it to your cart and pay. Fender will send you your custom guitar (free shipping in the USA) within just 30 days! I was able to come up with the 7 designs below in a matter of minutes.

Fender Mod Shop Left Handed Guitars

Unfortunately this service is only available to USA-based customers at the time of writing. If you are outside of the USA (like me!), you can only access the service through a VPN or similar service. You won’t be able to order your guitar, but it’s fun to have a little play to see what you can come up with!

Head to fendermodshop.com to start building!

8. Fender Custom Shop

Last, but certainly not least, we have the ‘Dream Factory‘, aka the Fender Custom Shop. Here, you can have the skilled Fender craftsmen build you your absolute dream guitar. The only limit here is going to be the size of your wallet!

To give you an idea of what they’re capable of, check out the guitar below that one of our customers ordered a little while back. This Masterbuilt ’72 Thinline Tele relic has to be one of the most incredible lefty Fenders I’ve ever seen!

Lefty Fender Custom Shop Telecaster Relic

Fender Website

Congratulations on making it to the very end of this mammoth post! To the best of my knowledge, what’s contained within this article is the entirety of the left handed Fender guitar range. If you’d like even more information, you can head over to the Fender website at the link below.

For more information:
Fender Guitars Website

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  1. Swan
    Swan says:

    Are there any plans for a 2018 Fender or Squier lefty Jazzmaster, in your opinion? It’s a shame the model is all over the place but nothing for the left handed. They bothered to do that pricey Kurt Cobain Jaguar (he’s the best, but that guitar…) and nothing like the J Mascis. Why! 😉

    • nick
      nick says:

      super unlikely. I would look out for used japanese models on reverb and ebay. They pop up quite a lot since they’ve been making them a fair bit (i think a few were produced from the fender special run last year) we can maybe hope to see a special run of lefty offsets next year. I’d recommend googling fender special run 2018 next year because you never know when and what will pop up. Unfortunately they seem to only get sold in the UK. Lucky if you live there though.

      • Swan
        Swan says:

        Thanks for the heads-up. The biggest problem with the FSR Japan is the total impossibility to try them out or even understand the specs. But for a Jazzy it is worth it 😉

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