Wondering which left handed Guild guitars and basses are currently available? Well, you’re in the right place!
The Guild Guitar Company was founded in 1952 in New York by Alfred Dronge and George Mann, a guitarist and music-store owner, and an ex-executive from Epiphone respectively.
The brand was taken over by Fender in 1995, who then sold the rights to Cordoba in 2014. The company currently offers up a wide range of acoustic, electric, and bass guitars, mainly with a retro-inspired flavor.
Does Guild Make Left Handed Guitars?
Yes! At the time of writing, Guild currently offers 2 left handed guitars. The M-120L is a concert-sized acoustic from the Westerly range, and the Starfire I is a 4-string bass from the brand’s Newark Street Collection.
Left Handed Guild Guitars
The smaller concert-sized left handed Guild M-120L from the Westerly series is currently the only southpaw acoustic available from the brand.
Concert acoustics are known for having a very balanced sound concentrating more on the mid and high-end tones. Therefore, this makes them perfect for both solo play and recording.
It features a solid all-mahogany body that will serve up wads of full and rich tones. A comfortable c-shaped mahogany neck paired with a 20-fret rosewood fingerboard completes the earthy look of this instrument.
Other key appointments include a rosewood bridge, a real bone nut and saddle, a mother-of-pearl rosette, and finally, a scalloped x-bracing for incredible sustain and resonance.
Guild has also made sure to specifically design this guitar to be robust and durable. In effect, this makes the M-120L an ideal gigging axe.
Hear the M-120L in action in Guild’s demonstration video below.
- Top: Solid African Mahogany
- Back/Sides: Solid African Mahogany
- Neck: African Mahogany
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Bridge: Rosewood
- Bracing: Scalloped Sitka Spruce
- Scale Length: 24.75″
- Gig Bag: Included
Left Handed Guild Bass Guitars
Guild Starfire I
This bass is all about comfort with its thinline semi-hollow body and effortlessly playable 30.35″ scale length. Likewise, the slim ‘U’ neck profile lets you easily navigate the instrument’s fretboard.
Main features include an all-mahogany body for rich and warm tones, a mahogany neck paired with a 21-fret rosewood fingerboard, and finally, Guild’s own BC-1 BiCoil pickups for plenty of modern sounds.
Other appointments include vintage-style tuners, a harp tailpiece, and a push/pull switch on the volume knob that rolls down the low frequencies for increased presence.
Watch Guild’s video below for a great demonstration of what the Starfire I can do.
- Top: Arched Mahogany
- Back/Sides: Mahogany
- Neck: Mahogany
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Bridge: Tune-O-Matic with Harp Tailpiece
- Tuners: Guild Vintage Style
- Scale Length: 30.75″
- Pickups: Guild BC-1 Split Single-Coil
For more information:
Guild Guitars Website
Frequently Asked Questions
Who Currently Owns Guild Guitars?
At present, Guild Guitars is owned by the Cordoba Music Group which acquired the brand in 2014 from Fender.
Where Are Guild Guitars Made?
Firstly, Guild USA acoustics are currently built in the brand’s California factory. Secondly, depending on the model, the Newark St range of guitars is made in either South Korea, Indonesia, or China. Finally, the Westerly Collection range of guitars is built in China.
Who Plays Guild Guitars?
Certainly, a number of celebrated artists have been known to play Guild guitars over the years. This list includes Jeff Buckley, Buddy Guy, Jerry Garcia, John Denver, Slash, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, and St. Vincent to name but a few!
In addition, country legend Doyle Dykes currently has a range of Guild signature acoustic guitars.