Yamaha : Left Handed Guitars

The Yamaha Corporation was founded in Japan in 1887 by Torakusu Yamaha.  Today Yamaha has grown to become the world’s largest manufacturer of musical instruments, as well as being a leading supplier of electrical and sporting goods.

Looking for a left handed Yamaha guitar? Well regrettably, the world’s largest musical instrument brand also has one of the smallest ranges of left handed guitars.  At the time of writing we only have three left handed Yamaha guitars to choose from – all acoustics. Unfortunately there is currently no southpaw electric guitars or basses in the range.

On the plus side, Yamaha guitars are well known for their consistent high quality and sheer value for money, and these three are certainly no exception. You’ll struggle to go far wrong with any of these!

Left Handed Yamaha Guitars

Left Handed Yamaha Guitars

All of the left handed Yamaha guitars listed below are available to buy at the time of writing. I have provided links for each guitar to give an idea of current pricing.

Yamaha FG820L Left Handed Acoustic Guitar

Left Handed Yamaha FG820L Acoustic Guitar

In 2016 Yamaha announced the new FG 800 series, which is a direct replacement for the FG 700 range. The FG820L is essentially the same guitar as the FG720SL it replaces, but with upgraded scalloped bracing. This improved bracing pattern results in a stronger low to midrange sound over the 700 series. Click here for a quick demonstration video.

  • Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Back/Sides: Mahogany
  • Neck: Nato
  • Fretboard: Rosewood

Although Yamaha doesn’t have a large number of left handed guitars in their range, the FG820L is truly one of the best value lefty acoustics currently available from any brand. The solid wood top, premium appointments, and affordable price point makes it a really excellent choice for players of any ability. Check it out at the link below.

Click here to buy

Yamaha LL16L-ARE Acoustic Guitar

Left Handed Yamaha LL16ARE Acoustic Guitar

The LL16L ARE from Yamaha’s L Series is a truly premium electro-acoustic guitar. This instrument is constructed fully from solid woods and features other high-end appointments such as a 5-piece mahogany/rosewood neck and a SRT Zero-Impact pickup for authentic plugged-in tones. Yamaha has also treated the guitar with their A.R.E process to give the sought after tones of an aged, well-played instrument. It even comes with a premium Yamaha hardcase.

  • Top: Solid Engelmann Spruce
  • Back/Sides: Solid Rosewood
  • Neck: 5-ply Mahogany/Rosewood
  • Fretboard: Ebony

Click here to buy

Yamaha APX700IIL Left Handed Electro-Acoustic Guitar

Left Handed Yamaha APX700II Acoustic Guitar

The Yamaha APX series is well known for their comfortable thin bodies, state-of-the-art electronics, and superb playability. The APX700IIL electro-acoustic features the ART pickup system, which faithfully recreates the natural tone and dynamics of the guitar.

  • Top: Solid Spruce
  • Back/Sides: Mahogany
  • Neck: Nato
  • Fretboard: Rosewood

Click here to buy

Yamaha Website

The company website is a laborious place to be when searching for a left handed Yamaha guitar.  There is no specific section for southpaw players, and trying to use the search bar just throws up a ton of older guitars which are now discontinued. This necessitates having to trawl through the entire website to track down the current lefty range. Searching for a left handed Yamaha guitar amongst Yamaha’s huge stable is akin to searching for a needle in a haystack…

Good thing I put this article together for you then 😉

For more information:
Yamaha Guitars Website

 
2 replies
  1. Lance Hall
    Lance Hall says:

    Why dont Yamaha do some their excellent electric guitars as leftys ? All you ever see is the Pacifica as a lefty. Really think there missing a trick and would sell more than they really think.

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    • Neal
      Neal says:

      The Pacifica was my first decent guitar after struggling for a while with an awful Strat copy. I’ve owned 3 over the years. Wish they’d bring it back!

      Reply

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