Photo: Jerry’s Lefty Guitars, USA
I receive emails on a daily basis asking if we have certain guitars listed on the site in stock. Unfortunately LeftyFretz is not a store, but I can certainly help to point southpaw shoppers in the right direction!
So I thought it would be a good idea to start putting together a list of the places which actually are stores! But not just any old stores – let’s put together a handy list of all of the shops who specialise in left handed guitars from around the world. These guys are all doing a great thing for the southpaws of the world, so please support them if you can!
Where Can I Buy A Left Handed Guitar?
Most musical instrument stores will stock a selection of left handed guitars and will also be able to special order lefty models from brands that they carry.
The following list of stores specialise in lefty guitars, so you will find a much better selection of instruments here than you would at your typical local guitar store.
Left Handed Guitar Stores Directory
- DHR Guitar Experience – Cincinnati, USA
Although they don’t class themselves as a left handed guitar store, DHR Guitar does put a lot of emphasis on their southpaw selection. In fact, at the time of writing almost half of their stock is lefty. They specialise in high-end brands such as Benedetto, Collings, Koll, Hamer, K-Line, B&G Little Sister amongst many others. So you’ll definitely find some amazing gems here if your wallet is feeling pretty flush!
Website : DHR Guitar Experience
- Jerry’s Lefty Guitars – Florida, USA
Jerry Welch’s store is based in Sarasota, Florida and specialises in mainly higher-end guitars. Check out the photo at the top of this page for a small sample of Jerry’s stock! It’s a southpaw paradise – you could literally spend weeks in the store trying out the huge range of guitars. Brands include Tom Anderson, Collings, Duesenberg, Fender, G&L, Gibson, Gordon Smith, Gretsch, Nik Huber, PRS, Suhr and the list goes on!! There are some fantastic videos by Shane Diiorio from youtube channel ‘InTheBlues‘ demonstrating some of Jerry’s stock, as well as interviewing the man himself. Check out the videos here.
Website : Jerry’s Lefty Guitars
- Le Gaucher – Paris, France
Le Gaucher is a très fantastique store located in Paris, France. They don’t seem to have a website at the moment, but their Facebeook page is super active, with loads of photos posted almost daily. Brands stocked include Eastman, Tokai, Revelation, Schecter, Burny, ESP, Ibanez, Charvel, Fender, Le Pape and many more. They also have a huge selection of acoustics from brands such as Takamine, Cort, Sigma, Godin, Alvarez and others.
Website : Le Gaucher
- Left For Dead – Cambridge, UK
The latest entry to this list, and the UK’s only lefty specialist store! They have a carefully selected stable of lefties from brands including PRS, Duesenberg, Ormsby, Hagstrom, Dean, Rickenbacker, Godin, Fender, Gibson and others. They also carry more wallet friendly brands such as Revelation. Support this new store and hopefully we’ll see them grow. Check out our feature article on them.
Website : LeftForDead
- LeftyGuitars – Putte, Belgium
LeftyGuitars is one of Europe’s only left handed guitar specialists and is located near Antwerpen in Belgium. The store is only open 3 days a week, but appointments can be made to visit on other days. They carry a healthy selection of lefties from names such as Airline, D’Angelico, ESP, Fender, Framus, Gibson, Gretsch, Hagstom, Ibanez, Taylor and Warwick amongst others.
Website : LeftyGuitars
- LeftyGuitarsOnly – Rhode Island, USA
LeftyGuitarsOnly is one of the newer left handed guitar stores to arrive on the scene. They specialise in higher-end lefty guitars and as a result, have some of the nicest boutique guitars around – give them a visit if your wallet is needing to lose some weight! Brands carried include B&G, Baker, Collings, Duesenberg, Fender, Gibson, and PRS. The store also stocks a wide range of amazing acoustics from Carter Poulsen, Collings, Huss and Dalton, Lowden, Martin, National, Waterloo and others. There are some seriously desirable guitars on offer here!
Website : LeftyGuitarsOnly
- Left Hand Gear – Essen, Germany – NOW CLOSED
Founded in 2005, Left Hand Gear is based in Germany and holds a small stock of interesting southpaw guitars. Brands stocked include Gibson, Gretsch, Duesenberg, Vintage, Peerless, Furch and L’Arrivée. As well as selling guitars, they also sell a variety of left handed parts such as necks, bodies and hardware.
Website : Left Hand Gear
- Pancho’s Leftys – Michigan, USA
Pancho’s Leftys is located in Michigan, USA and has a great selection of left handed guitars and basses. The store specialises in high-end, rare and vintage guitars, many of which are one-offs. The website also keeps a photo gallery of previously sold guitars which is always great viewing.
Website : Panchos Leftys
- PK’s Music – Perth, Australia
Here’s one for southpaws Down Under – PK’s Music is run by Peter Kelly and is based near Perth in Western Australia. The eBay based store has been open since 1985, making it one of the oldest around! At the time of writing the store has a selection of guitars from Rickenbacker, AXL, ESP and Carvin. As well as guitars, the store keeps a great selection of left handed parts and a accessories.
Website : PK’s Music
- Southpaw Guitars – Texas, USA
Possibly the longest running left handed guitar store in the world, and with over 900 models in-stock possibly the largest too! Our friends at Southpaw Guitars are based in Houston, Texas and have a wide ranging selection of instruments available for purchase including electrics, acoustics, basses, banjos and mandolins. The range of brands carried includes Airline, Eastman, Fender, G&L, Gibson, Gretsch, Heritage, Jackson, Martin, MusicMan, Schecter, Taylor and many more. You’re almost certainly going to find what you need at Southpaw!
Website : Southpaw Guitars
- Taniguchi-Gakki – Tokyo, Japan
Taniguchi Gakki is an amazing store in Japan which always has mouth-watering lefties in stock. ~Unfortunately there doesn’t appear to be an English version of their website, so you’ll need to have a translation feature in your browser. Check them out and we’re sure you’ll be treated to many, many brands that you might not have heard of before. Brands you will have heard of include Danelectro, Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Ibanez, Jackson, and PRS to name a few. Brands you might not have heard of include Fujigen, Psychederhythm and Saito! It’s worth giving them a follow on Facebook in order to be treated to daily pics of their exotic instruments.
Website : Taniguchi-Gakki
- Xtreme Lefty Guitars – Florida, USA
Xtreme Lefty Guitars (XLG) is a family run business based in Palm City, Florida and specialises in left handed guitars aimed at the rock and metal demographic. They often commission special runs from brands such as Ibanez, Schecter, Jackson, Charvel and the like, so you may find that some of the guitars on offer here are not available anywhere else! All rock and metal brands are present and accounted for, including Caparison, Dean, ESP, Mayones and Washburn to name a few.
Website : Xtreme Lefty Guitars
Lefty Friendly Stores
This is a list of regular guitar stores with better than average left handed sections. To me, the criteria is a decent selection of guitars which isn’t just made up of the usual token lefties that every other store sells.
- Adirondack Guitars (USA)
- Amazon (USA)
- Dave’s Guitars (USA)
- DrumCityGuitarLand (USA)
- Guitar Amp Keyboard (UK)
- GuitarGuitar (UK)
- Music Express (Brisbane, Australia)
- Richard’s Guitars (UK)
- RondoMusic (USA)
- Sam Ash (USA)
- Sweetwater (USA)
- Wicked Guitars (Australia)
Help me expand this list. If there are some great left handed guitar stores (or lefty friendly ones!) in your neck of the woods send me an email and I will try to add it! No doubt I’ve missed plenty of great establishments.