Photo: Jerry’s Lefty Guitars, USA
I receive emails on a daily basis asking if we have certain guitars listed on the site in stock. Unfortunately LeftyFretz is not a store, but I can certainly help to point southpaw shoppers in the right direction!
So I thought it would be a good idea to start putting together a list of the places which actually are stores! But not just any old stores – let’s put together a handy list of all of the shops who specialise in left handed guitars from around the world.
Left Handed Guitar Stores Directory
- DHR Guitar Experience – Cincinnati, USA
Specialises in high-end left handed guitars, such as Benedetto, Collings, Breedlove, Hamer, K-Line, Grosh and many others.
Website : DHR Guitar Experience
- Jerry’s Lefty Guitars – Florida, USA
Jerry Welch’s store is based in Sarasota, Florida and specialises in mainly higher-end guitars. Check out the photo above for a small sample of Jerry’s stock!
Website : Jerry’s Lefty Guitars
- Le Gaucher – Paris, France
Le Gaucher is a très fantastique store located in Paris, France. They don’t seem to have a website at the moment, but their Facebeook page is super active, with loads of photos posted daily.
Website : Le Gaucher
- Left For Dead – Cambridge, UK
The latest entry to this list, and the UK’s only lefty specialist store! Support this new store and hopefully we’ll see them grow. Check out our feature article on them.
Website : LeftForDead
- LeftyGuitars – Putte, Belgium
LeftyGuitars is one of Europe’s only left handed guitar specialists and is located near Antwerpen in Belgium.
Website : LeftyGuitars
- LeftyGuitarsOnly – Rhode Island, USA
LeftyGuitarsOnly is one of the newest southpaw guitar stores to arrive on the scene. They have decided to specialise in higher-end left handed guitars and as a result, have some of the nicest guitars around – give them a look if your wallet is needing to lose some weight!
Website : LeftyGuitarsOnly
- Left Hand Gear – Essen, Germany
Left Hand Gear is based in Germany and holds a small stock of interesting southpaw guitars. As well as selling guitars, they also sell a variety of left handed parts such as necks, bodies and hardware.
Website : Left Hand Gear
- Pancho’s Leftys – Michigan, USA
Pancho’s Leftys is located in Michigan, USA and has a great selection of left handed guitars and basses. The website also keeps a photo gallery of previously sold guitars which is always great viewing.
Website : Panchos Leftys
- PK’s Music – Perth, Australia
Here’s one for southpaws Down Under – PK’s Music is run by Peter Kelly and is based near Perth in Western Australia. The store has been open since 1985, making it one of the oldest around!
Website : PK’s Music
- Southpaw Guitars – Texas, USA
Possibly the longest running lefty specialist store in the world! Southpaw Guitars is based in Houston, Texas and has a wideranging selection of instruments available for purchase.
Website : Southpaw Guitars
- Taniguchi-Gakki – Tokyo, Japan
Taniguchi Gakki is an amazing store in Japan which always has amazing lefties in stock. Check them out and we’re sure you’ll be treated to many, many brands that you might not have heard of before.
Website : Taniguchi-Gakki
- Xtreme Lefty Guitars – Florida, USA
Xtreme Lefty Guitars (XLG) is a family run business based in Palm City, Florida and specialises in left handed guitars aimed at the rock and metal demographic. They often commission special runs from brands such as Ibanez, Schecter, Jackson, Charvel and the like, so you may find that some of the guitars on offer here are not available anywhere else!
Website : Xtreme Lefty Guitars
Lefty Friendly Stores
Regular guitar stores with better than average left handed sections. To me, the criteria is a decent selection of guitars which isn’t just made up of the usual token Fenders and Gibsons that every other store sells.
- Adirondack Guitars (USA)
- Amazon (USA)
- Dave’s Guitars (USA)
- DrumCityGuitarLand (USA)
- Guitar Amp Keyboard (UK)
- GuitarGuitar (UK/Belgium)
- Music Express (Brisbane, Australia)
- RondoMusic (USA)
- Sam Ash (USA)
- Sweetwater (USA)
- Wicked Guitars (Australia)
Help me expand this list. If there are some great lefty (or lefty friendly) stores in your neck of the woods leave a comment below! No doubt I’ve missed plenty of great establishments.