Left handed guitar stores are few and far between, but they ARE out there!
I’m often asked if I 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 that specialize 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 includes stores that specialize 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
Adirondack Guitars – Oregon, USA
Although Adirondack Guitars sells both left and right-handed guitars, they do put a huge emphasis on their southpaw selection. So it would hardly be fair not to include them in this list.
Adirondack was set up in 2000 with the aim of helping left handed players to find those hard-to-find lefty instruments.
At the time of writing, they have a whopping 300 left handed guitars and basses to select from!
Brands carried include Martin, ESP, G&L, Reverend, Schecter, Takamine, Washburn, Cordoba, Eastwood, and many more.
Website : Adirondack Guitars
GMG Guitare Gaucher – Gironde, France
GMG Guitare Gaucher is the latest southpaw store to open its doors, and is based in Gironde in the south of France.
At the time of writing, this fledgling store already stocks a number of awesome brands such as Fender, G&L, Gibson, Ibanez, ESP, Schecter, Tokai, Godin, and Taylor amongst many others.
All guitars are individually photographed, so you can see exactly what you are getting.
The owner, Olivier, reached out to me to let me know that they have over 100 lefties currently in stock, with custom shop G&L and Vigier models on the way.
They ship worldwide, so there is no need to miss out if you aren’t based in Europe.
Website : GMG Guitare Gaucher
Jerry’s Lefty Guitars – Florida, USA
Jerry Welch’s store is based in Sarasota, Florida, and specializes in mainly higher-end guitars.
Check out the photo above 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 in stock include Tom Anderson, Collings, Duesenberg, Fender, G&L, Gibson, Gordon Smith, Gretsch, Nik Huber, PRS, Suhr, and the list goes on!
A nice touch is that Jerry individually photographs all of his guitars from a ton of different angles, so you can feel confident in what you are buying.
If you have some time to kill, check out Jerry’s Flickr page where you’ll find over 30,000 photos of all of the guitars he has ever stocked!
Website : Jerry’s Lefty Guitars
Le Gaucher – Paris, France
Le Gaucher is a très fantastique store located in Paris, France. They don’t have a website at the moment, but their Facebook page is super active, with loads of photos posted almost daily.
You can also follow them on their new Instagram page for even more southpaw content.
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
Left For Dead is one of the latest entries to this list, and the UK’s only lefty specialist store! Owner Paul Jones launched the shop in 2017 in Cambridgeshire, England.
They have a carefully selected stable of lefties from brands including PRS, Duesenberg, Ormsby, Hagstrom, Dean, Rickenbacker, Godin, Fender, Gibson, and many others.
They also carry more wallet-friendly brands such as Revelation.
Check out my feature article on Left For Dead to find out more about the company.
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, Hagstrom, Ibanez, Taylor, and Warwick amongst others.
Website : LeftyGuitars
LeftyGuitarsOnly – Massachusetts, USA
LeftyGuitarsOnly is based in the US state of Massachusetts and specializes in higher-end lefty guitars.
They have some of the nicest and most unique boutique guitars around, including many brands that you may never have heard of before.
Brands carried include Tom Anderson, Collings, Duesenberg, Fender, Gibson, Travis Bean, and PRS amongst many more.
The store also stocks a wide range of amazing acoustics from Carter Poulsen, Froggy Bottom, Huss and Dalton, Lowden, Martin, National, Waterloo, and others.
There are some seriously desirable guitars on offer here!
The company also takes some of the best photos around, so make sure to give them a follow on Instagram for plenty of lefty eye candy.
Website : LeftyGuitarsOnly
Southpaw Guitars – Texas, USA
Possibly the longest-running left handed guitar store in the world, and with over 900 models in stock, probably 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, Music Man, Schecter, Taylor, and many more.
You’re almost certainly going to find what you need at Southpaw Guitars!
Website : Southpaw Guitars
Taniguchi-Gakki – Tokyo, Japan
Taniguchi Gakki is an amazing store in Japan that always has a selection of mouth-watering lefties in stock.
When visiting their site you’ll need to have a translation feature in your browser as it is only available in Japanese.
Check them out and I’m 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, Seventy Seven, and Saito!
It’s worth giving them a follow on Facebook or Instagram 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 specializes 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 BC Rich, Caparison, Dean, ESP, Mayones, and Washburn to name a few.
XLG does also stock a good number of non-pointy guitars, so make sure to visit their site at the link below to see their full offering.
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 that isn’t just made up of the usual token lefties that every other store sells.
- Amazon (USA)
- Dave’s Guitars (USA)
- DrumCityGuitarLand (USA)
- Gear4Music (UK)
- Guitar Center (USA)
- GuitarGuitar (UK)
- LA Music (USA)
- Long & McQuade (Canada)
- Peach Guitars (UK)
- Sam Ash (USA)
- Sweetwater (USA)
- Thomann (Germany)
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.
PS! If do you happen to visit any of these stores, make sure not to play anything from this list of Forbidden Guitar Riffs. You may just get thrown out!
Lefty Guitar Database
Need some inspiration to help find your next lefty guitar or bass? Check out my huge left handed guitar database which features over 1000 southpaw instruments to choose from!