You requested it, so here it is – a definitive guide to the manufacturers who offer left handed 8-string guitars! Extended range guitars can really help add an extra dimension to your playing and will undoubtedly help to expand your musical vocabulary. Help us to grow the list by suggesting any missing brands in the comments section.
There is a large number of left handed 8-string guitars out there; a handful from the big names and quite a few from the smaller brands and independent luthiers. It would be incredibly tedious and long-winded to list every single guitar available, so a list of brands has been provided with the necessary website links. All of these companies will supply you with a left handed 8-string guitar, either from stock or via custom order.
It’s important to consider scale length when choosing an 8-string guitar, as this can have a profound effect on the tone and feel of the instrument. Check out my in-depth scale length guide.
Budget Left Handed 8-String Guitars
I’m guessing that the chances are good that you’ve stumbled across this page looking for your very first 8-string. You probably don’t want to pick up an expensive custom-made monster as your first guitar, just in case you find that 8-string isn’t for you. So I’ve listed a great option below which will give you the most affordable route to getting started.
Schecter C-8 Deluxe
Schecter C-8 Deluxe – click here for pricing info
The most budget friendly introduction to left handed 8-string guitars will be the Schecter Omen 8 shown above. This guitar features a basswood body, maple neck with 24-fret rosewood fingerboard, powerful Schecter Diamond Plus humbuckers, and a beautiful satin black finish. The perfect first guitar for players wanting to dabble in the world of extended range playing.
- Schecter Omen 8 – click here for pricing info
For a tiny bit extra cash you can also check out the Omen 8 shown above. It has a basswood body finished in gloss black with ivory binding. A thin and fast bolt-on maple neck with 24 fret rosewood fingerboard completes the look. As you can see, it’s very similar to the C-8 Deluxe but has a few extra fancy additions such as the body binding, inlays and improved pickups.
Companies Who Offer Left Handed 8-String Guitars
|Agile||Agile||Agile Website||RondoMusic owned brand|
|Blackmachine||Blackmachine||Blackmachine Website||Not currently accepting orders|
|ESP||ESP||ESP Website||Custom shop only|
|Jackson||Jackson||Jackson Website||Custom shop only.|
|Jaden Rose||Jaden Rose||Jaden Rose Website|
|LTD||ESP Ltd||LTD Website|
|Strictly 7||Strictly 7||Strictly 7 Website|