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.
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. If you’re somehow lost and looking for 6-strings, check out these guitars instead.
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||RondoMusic owned brand|
|Blackmachine||Blackmachine||Not currently accepting orders|
|Jackson||Jackson||Custom shop only.|
|Jaden Rose||Jaden Rose|
|Strictly 7||Strictly 7|