Rig Rundown Left Handed Upside Down Edition

Rig Rundown Left Handed Guitarists

Everyone loves a good rig rundown, right? It’s a chance to see in detail how the professionals do it.

Premier Guitar recently recorded some fantastic rig rundowns with three really special artists. Why special? They all play left handed with the strings reversed!

Interviewer John Bohlinger commented on how amazing it was to have recorded videos with these players almost consecutively. They had never previously spoken with a left handed upside down player before, so it was an incredible coincidence that three of them came along at the same time!

Check out the videos below – really interesting to find out how these guys came to learn guitar using this unorthodox play-style.

Eric Gales

Eric Gales (aka Raw Dawg) is one of my absolute favorite current guitarists. He plays right handed guitars, left handed and without restringing. This gives him the advantage of being able to play any regular right handed guitar. His main guitar is his signature Magneto Sonnet Raw Dawg II. As of 2017 he has released 18 studio albums.

Click here to check out some of Eric’s albums.

Doyle Bramhall II

Doyle Bramhall II is well known for playing with huge acts such as Eric Clapton, Roger Waters, Sheryl Crow, Elton John and (one of my favorites!) the Tedeschi Trucks Band. He has also released 7 studio albums as a solo artist.  Doyle plays left handed guitars strung upside down. His main guitar is a ’64 Strat which he has been playing since 2000.

Click here to check out some of Doyle’s albums.

Coco Montoya

Coco Montoya is best known for playing guitar as part of ‘John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers. He is currently touring the world with his own band – The Coco Montoya Band. He plays left handed guitars with right handed necks, strung upside down.

Click here to check out some of Coco’s albums.

2 replies
  1. Keith
    Keith says:

    Dick Dale deserves a mention too. Not only does he play lefty strung righty, but he’s been doing so for over 50 years.


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