Music Man : Left Handed Guitars and Basses

Music Man is one of the world’s best known manufacturers of high quality guitars and basses. The company is a division of the Ernie Ball corporation, with all of the guitars being expertly handcrafted in California, USA.

Left Handed Music Man Guitars

So, whats the story with left handed Music Man guitars and basses? In total Music Man make 6 of their current range as a left handed option, which unfortunately is a 50% reduction on previous years. Quite a few left handed Music Man guitars and basses (6) have been discontinued recently, which is a real shame as these are some of the best instruments I’ve ever had the pleasure of playing (and owning!).

All Music Man guitars and basses come with a quality hardshell case.

Axis Super Sport

Left Handed Music Man Axis Super Sport

The Super Sport is currently the only of the two Axis models available left handed. It takes all of the features of the Axis and adds a few upgrades for additional versatility. One of the most obvious differences between this and the Axis is that it ditches the locking tremolo for either a string-thru bridge or vintage tremolo.

  • Body : Basswood with Flame or Quilted Maple Top
  • Neck : Select Maple
  • Fingerboard : Select Maple or Rosewood
  • Pickups : DiMarzio Custom Humbuckers
  • Tuners : Locking Schaller M6-IND
  • Bridge : Music Man String-Thru or Music Man Vintage Tremolo

John Petrucci

Left Handed Music Man John Petrucci JP6

Unfortunately Music Man has recently discontinued the higher-end left handed Ball Family Reserve (BFR) model, but we do still have the original signature guitar available to us. All options are on the table, however the lefty is only available with the piezo bridge.

It is available as either a 6 or 7-string model. Other options include a matching painted headstock and mother-of-pearl John Petrucci shield inlays.

  • Body : Basswood
  • Neck : Select Maple
  • Fingerboard : Select Rosewood
  • Pickups : DiMarzio LiquiFire and Crunch Lab Humbuckers
  • Tuners : Locking Schaller M6-IND
  • Bridge : Custom Music Man Floating Tremolo with Piezo

Sterling Bass

Music Man Sterling Left Handed Bass

The left handed Music Man Sterling has a similar style to the StingRay, but is slightly narrower and shorter. Upgraded electronics include an active 3-band EQ preamp, a Music Man ceramic humbucker and a versatile 3-way switch.

  • Body : Ash
  • Neck : Select Maple
  • Fingerboard : Maple or Rosewood
  • Pickups : Music Man Humbucker or optional Dual Humbuckers or Humbucker/Single Coil.
  • Tuners : Schaller BM
  • Bridge : Standard Music Man

Stingray Bass

Music Man Stingray Left Handed Bass

Available left handed in both 4 and 5-string versions, the flagship Music Man Stingray has got to be one of the most iconic bass guitar designs of all time. This unmistakeable bass has remained practically the same since it was introduced in 1976.

  • Body : Ash
  • Neck : Select Maple
  • Fingerboard : Maple or Rosewood
  • Pickups : Music Man Humbucker or optional Dual Humbuckers or Humbucker/Single Coil.
  • Tuners : Schaller BM
  • Bridge : Standard Music Man

Music Man Website

The Music Man website doesn’t make it super easy to quickly see which guitars are available left handed. Hidden away in the specification list for each guitar you’ll find a note on left handed options.

For more information:
Music Man Website

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