Gibson : Left Handed Guitars & Basses

Looking for a left handed Gibson guitar but unsure which models are currently available as lefties? Take a quick read through this article and all shall be revealed! 

Does Gibson Make Left Handed Guitars?

Yes! At the time of writing Gibson currently offers 39 left handed electric guitars and 1 left handed bass. Roughly 95% of Gibson’s acoustic range is also available to order left handed. All of these guitars include a Gibson hard case or soft shell case.

Gibson Left Handed Guitars

Read on to learn more about them! This is a huge list, so to keep the length down I have provided some images and basic specs for every model rather than diving into detailed info for each. Please head to the Gibson website for full specifications.

The information contained within this guide is correct at the time of writing according to the Gibson website.

Gibson Original Collection Left Handed Guitars

There are currently 11 different left handed Gibson Original series models available in a total of 16 different finishes.

The Original Collection pays tribute to the iconic guitars from Gibson’s rich history. This series aims to faithfully bring back the legendary guitars that helped to define decades of music.

Let’s take a look!

Gibson Les Paul Junior

Left Handed Gibson Les Paul Junior
  • Body : Mahogany
  • Neck : Mahogany Vintage 50s Profile
  • Fretboard : Rosewood
  • Bridge : Wraparound
  • Pickups : P-90 Dog Ear

Available left handed in a Vintage Brown Tobacco Burst finish.

Gibson Left Handed Les Paul Standard 50s

Left Handed Gibson Les Paul Standard 50s
  • Body : Mahogany w/ Maple Top
  • Neck : Mahogany Vintage 50s Profile
  • Fretboard : Rosewood
  • Bridge : ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic
  • Pickups : Burstbucker 1 & 2

Available left handed in Gold Top and Heritage Cherry Sunburst finishes.

Gibson Les Paul Standard 60s

Left Handed Gibson Left Paul Standard 60s
  • Body : Mahogany w/ AA Figured Maple Top
  • Neck : Mahogany Slim Taper
  • Fretboard : Rosewood
  • Bridge : ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic
  • Pickups : Burstbucker 61R & 61T

Available left handed in Bourbon Burst and Iced Tea finishes.

Gibson Les Paul Special

Left Handed Gibson Les Paul Special
  • Body : Mahogany
  • Neck : Mahogany Vintage 50s Profile
  • Fretboard : Rosewood
  • Bridge : Wraparound
  • Pickups : P-90

Available left handed in a TV Yellow finish.

Gibson Left Handed SG Standard ’61

Left Handed Gibson SG Standard '61
  • Body : Mahogany
  • Neck : Mahogany Slim Taper
  • Fretboard : Rosewood
  • Bridge : ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic
  • Pickups : Burstbucker 61R & 61T

Available left handed in a Vintage Cherry finish.

Gibson SG Special

Left Handed Gibson SG Special
  • Body : Mahogany
  • Neck : Mahogany Slim Taper
  • Fretboard : Rosewood
  • Bridge : Compensated Wraparound
  • Pickups : P-90

Available left handed in a Faded Pelham Blue finish.

Gibson Left Handed ES-335

Left Handed Gibson ES-335
  • Body : 3-Ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
  • Neck : Mahogany Rounded C Profile
  • Fretboard : Rosewood
  • Bridge : ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic
  • Pickups : Calibrated T-Type

Available left handed in Sixties Cherry, Vintage Ebony and Vintage Burst finishes.

Gibson ES-335 Figured

Left Handed Gibson ES-335 Figured
  • Body : 3-Ply AAA Figured Maple/Poplar/Maple
  • Neck : Mahogany Rounded C Profile
  • Fretboard : Rosewood
  • Bridge : ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic
  • Pickups : Calibrated T-Type

Available left handed in Sixties Cherry and Antique Natural finishes.

Gibson ES-345

Left Handed Gibson ES-345
  • Body : 3-Ply Maple/Poplar/Maple
  • Neck : Mahogany Rounded C Profile
  • Fretboard : Rosewood
  • Bridge : ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic
  • Pickups : Calibrated T-Type

Available left handed in a Vintage Burst finish.

Gibson Left Handed Explorer

Left Handed Gibson Explorer
  • Body : Mahogany
  • Neck : Mahogany Slim Taper
  • Fretboard : Rosewood
  • Bridge : Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic
  • Pickups : Burstbucker 2 & 3

Available left handed in a Antique Natural finish.

Gibson 70s Explorer

Left Handed Gibson 70s Explorer
  • Body : Mahogany
  • Neck : Mahogany Slim Taper
  • Fretboard : Rosewood
  • Bridge : Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic
  • Pickups : 70s Tribute

Available left handed in a Classic White finish.

Gibson Modern Collection Left Handed Guitars

There are currently 8 different left handed Gibson Modern series models available in a total of 17 different finishes.

The Modern Collection supercharges the Gibson range by adding innovative, cutting-edge features. Many of these guitars feature Gibson’s Ultra-Modern Weight Relief.

Let’s take a look!

Gibson Les Paul Modern

Left Handed Gibson Les Paul Modern
  • Body : Mahogany w/ Maple Top
  • Neck : Mahogany Asymmetrical Slim Taper
  • Fretboard : Ebony
  • Bridge : Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic
  • Pickups : Burstbucker Pro and Pro+

Available left handed in Faded Pelham Blue, Sparkling Burgundy and Graphite finishes.

Gibson Les Paul Classic

Left Handed Gibson Les Paul Classic
  • Body : Mahogany w/ Maple Top
  • Neck : Mahogany Slim Taper
  • Fretboard : Rosewood
  • Bridge : ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic
  • Pickups : Burstbucker 61R & 61T (Zebra)

Available left handed in Translucent Cherry and Ebony finishes.

Gibson Les Paul Studio

Left Handed Gibson Les Paul Studio
  • Body : Mahogany w/ Maple Top
  • Neck : Mahogany Slim Taper
  • Fretboard : Rosewood
  • Bridge : Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic
  • Pickups : 490R & 498T

Available left handed in Wine Red and Ebony finishes.

Gibson Les Paul Tribute

Left Handed Gibson Les Paul Tribute
  • Body : Mahogany w/ Maple Top
  • Neck : Mahogany Rounded Profile
  • Fretboard : Rosewood
  • Bridge : Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic
  • Pickups : 490R & 498T

Available left handed in Satin Honeyburst, Satin Tobacco Burst and Satin Cherry Honeyburst finishes.

Gibson SG Modern

Left Handed Gibson SG Modern
  • Body : Mahogany w/ AA Maple Top
  • Neck : Mahogany Asymmetrical Slim Taper
  • Fretboard : Ebony
  • Bridge : Nashville Tune-O-Matic
  • Pickups : Burstbucker Pro & Pro+

Available left handed in Blueberry Fade and Trans Black Fade finishes.

Gibson SG Standard Modern

Left Handed Gibson SG Standard Modern
  • Body : Mahogany
  • Neck : Mahogany Rounded Profile
  • Fretboard : Rosewood
  • Bridge : Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic
  • Pickups : 490R & 490T

Available left handed in Ebony and Heritage Cherry finishes.

Gibson SG Tribute

Left Handed Gibson SG Tribute Modern
  • Body : Mahogany
  • Neck : Mahogany Rounded Profile
  • Fretboard : Rosewood
  • Bridge : Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic
  • Pickups : 490R & 490T

Available left handed in Vintage Cherry Satin and Natural Walnut finishes.

Gibson Les Paul Junior Tribute DC Bass

Left Handed Gibson Les Paul Junior Tribute DC Bass
  • Body : Mahogany
  • Neck : Mahogany Rounded Profile
  • Fretboard : Rosewood
  • Bridge : 3-Point Adjustable
  • Pickups : Bassbucker

Available left handed in a Worn Cherry finish.

Gibson Slash Collection Left Handed Guitars

Gibson Slash Les Paul Standard

Left Handed Gibson Slash Les Paul Standard
  • Body : Mahogany w/ AAA Flamed Maple Top
  • Neck : Mahogany 50s Vintage Profile
  • Fretboard : Rosewood
  • Bridge : ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic
  • Pickups : Custom Burstbucker Alnico II

Available left handed in Appetite Burst and November Burst finishes.

Gibson Slash J-45 Acoustic

Left Handed Gibson Slash J-45 Acoustic
  • Body : Mahogany w/ Sitka Spruce Top
  • Neck : Mahogany Custom Slash Round Profile
  • Fretboard : Rosewood
  • Bridge : Traditional Belly Up
  • Pickups : LR Baggs VTC

Available left handed in November Burst and Vermillion Burst finishes.

Gibson Custom Shop Left Handed Guitars

Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Junior Double Cut Reissue

Left Handed Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Junior Double Cut Reissue
  • Body : 1-Piece Solid Mahogany
  • Neck : Solid Mahogany Chunky C Profile
  • Fretboard : Indian Rosewood
  • Bridge : Wraparound
  • Pickups : Custom Dog Ear P-90

Available left handed in Cherry Red and TV Yellow finishes.

Gibson Custom 1968 Les Paul Custom Reissue

Left Handed Gibson Custom 1968 Les Paul Custom Reissue
  • Body : 1-Piece Mahogany w/ 2-Piece Plain Maple Top
  • Neck : Solid Mahogany Authentic ’68 Medium C Profile
  • Fretboard : Solid Ebony
  • Bridge : ABR-1 (Wired)
  • Pickups : 68 Custom Humbuckers

Available left handed in an Ebony finish.

Gibson Custom 1954 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue

Left Handed Gibson Custom 1954 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue
  • Body : 1-Piece Lightweight Mahogany w/ 2-Piece Plain Maple Top
  • Neck : Solid Mahogany Chunky C Profile
  • Fretboard : Indian Rosewood
  • Bridge : Wraparound
  • Pickups : Custom Soapbar P-90s

Available left handed in a Double Gold finish.

Gibson Custom 1968 Les Paul Standard Goldtop Reissue

Left Handed Gibson Custom 1968 Les Paul Standard Goldtop Reissue
  • Body : 1-Piece Mahogany w/ 2-Piece Plain Maple Top
  • Neck : Solid Mahogany Authentic ’68 Medium C Profile
  • Fretboard : Indian Rosewood
  • Bridge : ABR-1
  • Pickups : Custom Soapbar P-90s

Available left handed in a 60s Gold finish.

Gibson Left Handed Acoustic Guitars

Left Handed Gibson Acoustic Guitars

Probably 95% of the Gibson acoustic range is available to order left handed. So instead of listing pretty much every acoustic the brand makes, I have added a list below which shows which guitars are not available lefty.

Modern Collection

  • Songwriter Standard EC Rosewood
  • Songwriter Standard Rosewood
  • Songwriter 12-String Rosewood
  • L-00 Standard

Custom Shop

  • Doves in Flight
  • SJ-200 Deluxe

That’s All Folks! Probably?

And that just about wraps the left Handed Gibson guitar range up! As I say, this guide is correct according to the Gibson website, but there may well be additional models available that aren’t listed there. For example, we currently have one of the Custom Shop Tony Iommi SGs at work! Please send me an email if there are any glaring omissions here!

Ordering Information

Your Gibson dealer will be able to order any of these guitars for you. On top of that, this year Gibson actually has an online order form for left handed guitars which you can find here.

For more information:
Gibson Website