Mensinger : Left Handed Guitars Part1

Mensinger are a custom guitar and bass company based in Poland who produce some absolutely stunning handcrafted instruments.  Every guitar they produce is available left handed and each one is fully customizable within reason at very agreeable prices…

Because every single instrument is hand-made, Mensinger encourages you to look at the standard instruments as a starting point for your own dreams and ideas.  If you see something you like, get in touch with them and they should be able to modify any model to suit your exacting requirements.  For a custom, hand-built guitar the prices are incredibly affordable.  If you like a model as it is, check out the main distributor (link below) for current left handed stock.

The Mensinger site is currently only available in Polish, so I’ve tried my best to give an adequate brief description of each model.  You’ll need to ensure your browser has some translation software built in before venturing over to the Mensinger website! Let’s take a look…

Mensinger Arcadia Left Handed Guitar

Mensinger Arcadia Left Handed Guitar Lefty

The Arcadia features a design which is completely unique to Mensinger.  It comes with a 24 ¾ inch scale length, 24 fret mahogany neck and flame maple topped mahogany body.  The Haussel pickups and high quality hardware complete the package.

Mensinger Joker Lefty Guitar

Mensinger Joker Left Handed Guitar Lefty

The Joker adds a modern twist to a classic guitar design. It is available in either 22 or 24 fret variations with either a maple or mahogany neck. The guitar has a 24 ¾ inch scale length and offers a choice between an ash or flame maple top to go with the mahogany body.  The Haussel pickups and high quality hardware complete the package.

Mensinger Joker S Guitar

Mensinger Joker S Left Handed Guitar Lefty

As with the Joker, the Joker S adds another modern twist to a well known classic guitar design.  The guitar has a 24 fret mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard as well as a mahogany body with a flame maple top.  The Haussel pickups and high quality hardware complete the package.

Mensinger Joker K Custom Guitar

Mensinger Joker K Custom Left Handed Guitar Lefty

The Joker K Custom is as you’d expect a custom version of the Joker from Mensinger.  The main difference between the two models is that the Joker K has two inner chambers routed for increased sonic possibilities.

Mensinger Preacher Guitar

Mensinger Preacher Left Handed Guitar Lefty

The Preacher is Mensinger’s interpretation of one of the most renowned guitar designs in music history.  The Preacher has a 24 ¾ inch scale length and comes with the option of either 22 or 24 frets.  It has a mahogany body with the choice of flame maple, walnut or ash tops as well as a mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard.

Mensinger Passenger Guitar

Mensinger Passenger Left Handed Guitar Lefty

The Passenger takes what is arguably the most famous guitar design of all time and brings it into the 21st century.  Available with either 21 or 22 frets, the Passenger has a 25.5 inch scale length and come with a maple neck with either a maple or rosewood fingerboard.  The alder body comes with a thick maple veneer on both the front and back.

Mensinger Maverick Guitar

Mensinger Maverick Left Handed Guitar Lefty

The Maverick is a fresh take on another timeless guitar design.  Available with either 21 or 22 frets, the Maverick has a 25.5 inch scale length and comes with a maple neck with either a rosewood or maple fingerboard.  The alder body comes with a thick maple veneer on both the front and back.

Mensinger Foreigner Guitar

Mensinger Foreigner Left Handed Guitar Lefty

The Foreigner uses a mix of classic guitar designs and building materials to create a very striking and unique instrument.  The particular guitar shown above features an ash body with an unusual poplar top.  The guitar has a 25.5 inch scale length and 22 frets.

Mensinger Falcon Guitar

Mensinger Falcon Left Handed Guitar Lefty

The Falcon was designed by Mensinger for fans of floating bridges.  The guitar has a contoured body made of either mahogany or ash, finished with a flame maple or poplar top. It is available with either a mahogany or maple neck and also has the option of a fixed bridge or Floyd Rose.

Mensinger Better Guitar

Mensinger Better Left Handed Guitar Lefty

The Mensinger Better has a mahogany body with flamed maple top.  The mahogany neck is combined with a rosewood fingerboard and the entire guitar is finished off with a beautiful cream binding.  The guitar has two hollow chambers which results in a very warm and luscious sound.  It is also equipped with a MIDI Hexpander to give a wide variety of sound capabilities.

Mensinger Valentine Guitar

Mensinger Valentine Left Handed Guitar Lefty

The Valentine is Mensinger’s answer to the famous ‘V’ shape guitars.  This guitar features an alder body with bolt-on maple neck and rosewood fingerboard.

Mensinger Racer Guitar

Mensinger Racer Left Handed Guitar Lefty

The Racer features a bolt-on maple neck and beautifully figured ash body.  It comes with a 25.5” scale length and HSS pickup configuration.  A variety of finishes and hardware options are available to tailor this guitar to your specific tastes.

Mensinger Pocket Left Handed Guitar

Mensinger Pocket Left Handed Guitar Lefty

The diminutive Pocket model from Mensinger features a set-in mahogany neck coupled with a mahogany body. It comes with a 24.75” scale length and HSS pickup configuration.  A variety of finishes and hardware options are available to tailor this guitar to your specific tastes.

Mensinger Sharp Left Handed Guitar

Mensinger Sharp Left Handed Guitar Lefty

The Mensinger Sharp guitar features a set-in mahogany neck coupled with a mahogany body with optional flamed maple top. It comes with a 25.5” scale length and HSS pickup configuration.  A variety of finishes and hardware options are available to tailor this guitar to your specific tastes.

Mensinger Horn Left Handed Guitar

Mensinger Horn Left Handed Guitar Lefty

The Mensinger Horn guitar features an alder body and optional flamed maple top coupled with a 24 fret maple neck.  . It comes with a 25.5” scale length and HSS pickup configuration.  A variety of finishes and hardware options are available to tailor this guitar to your specific tastes.

Make sure to also check out Part2 of this guide!  Mensinger Left Handed Guitars Part 2

For more information:
Mensinger Guitars Website
Public Peace Website
(main distributor)

9 replies
    • Neal
      Neal says:

      Nice right? In part two you'll see the crazy models if you haven't had a look at the site already – ever fancied a double neck guitar/bass combo? 😉 They're building me a guitar as we speak so there should be a fair bit of Mensinger talk over the coming weeks…

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  1. Kieran
    Kieran says:

    Oh wow! The Jokers look like a good alternative to that other brand, hell they all look like good alternatives to a lot of brands!! My gas list just grew a bit, thanks a lot grrrr! 😀 Where do you get translating stuff from?

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    • Neal
      Neal says:

      I use the Google Chrome browser. It has translation gubbins built in, so when you stop off at the Mensinger page it asks you if you want it translated – handy 🙂

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    • Neal
      Neal says:

      It would seem that you and I have complete opposite tastes then my friend, the Falcon is my least favorite of this lot :p Although there's one on the Mensinger website in trans black with a flame maple top – beauty!

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  2. matt
    matt says:

    What’s the deal with the prices though? I had trouble converting them. Anyone wanna tell me how much a Navigator would cost me?

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