Left Handed Guitar Stores Directory

Left Handed Guitar Stores Directory

Left handed guitar stores are few and far between, but they ARE out there!

I receive regular emails asking if I have certain guitars listed on the site in stock. Unfortunately, LeftyFretz is not a store, but I can certainly help point southpaw shoppers in the right direction!

In this article, we’ll explore some of the best specialist left-handed guitar stores from around the world that have made it their mission to cater to this underserved segment of the guitar community.

These left-handed guitar shops 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 reasonable selection of lefty guitars, and should also be able to special order lefty models from brands that they carry.

Depending on where you live, two of the heavy hitters are GuitarCenter in the USA and Thomann in Europe. Both of these sites are highly trusted and have an excellent lefty selection.

However, 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

GMG Guitare Gaucher – Gironde, France

GMG Guitare Gaucher - Gironde, France

Website : GMG Guitare Gaucher

GMG Guitare Gaucher is one of the most recent left-handed guitar shops to open its doors, and is based in Gironde in the south of France.

At the time of writing, the store stocks several awesome brands such as G&L, Ibanez, ESP, PRS, Schecter, and Tokai amongst many others.

All guitars are individually photographed, so you can see exactly what you are purchasing before committing.

At the time of writing, the store has over 100 left-handed electric, acoustic, bass, and ukuleles available.

Note that GMG Guitare Gaucher will only ship within the European Union.

Jerry’s Lefty Guitars – Florida, USA

Jerry's Lefty Guitars - Florida, USA

Website : Jerry’s Lefty Guitars

Jerry Welch’s well-known left-handed guitar store is based in Sarasota, Florida, and specializes in mainly higher-end lefty guitars. At the time of writing, Jerry’s Lefty Guitars is relocating to Tennessee, so stay tuned for further information!

Check out the photo above for a small sample of Jerry’s stock. It’s a southpaw’s paradise – you could 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. This should let you feel 100% confident buying online.

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!

Le Gaucher – Paris, France

Le Gaucher Paris France

Website : Le Gaucher

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 every month.

You can also follow them on their Instagram page for even more southpaw content.

Brands stocked include Eastman, Ormsby, Schecter, ESP, Ibanez, Music Man, Fender, and many more.

They also have a huge selection of acoustics from brands such as Takamine, Martin, Cort, Furch, Sigma, Godin, Alvarez, and others.

Left For Dead – Cambridge, UK

Left For Dead Guitars - Cambridgeshire, UK

Website : LeftForDead

Left For Dead is currently the UK’s only specialist left handed guitar shop! Owner Paul Jones launched the shop in 2016 in Cambridgeshire, England.

They have a carefully selected stable of lefties from brands including PRS, Duesenberg, Ormsby, Hagstrom, Dean, Rickenbacker, Godin, Fernandes, and many others.

This left-handed guitar shop also carries more wallet-friendly brands such as Revelation.

Check out my feature article on Left For Dead to find out more about the company.

LeftyGuitars – Putte, Belgium

LeftyGuitars - Putte, Belgium

Website : LeftyGuitars

LeftyGuitars is one of Europe’s only left-handed guitar specialists and is located near Antwerpen in Belgium.

This left-handed guitar store is only open 3 days a week (Thursday to Saturday), 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.

At the time of writing, the LeftyGuitars website lists over 100 southpaw electric, acoustic, and bass guitars. Have a browse at the link above!

LeftyGuitarsOnly – Massachusetts, USA

LeftyGuitarsOnly - Massachusetts, USA

Website : LeftyGuitarsOnly

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 models from 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!

This lefty guitar store also takes some of the best photos around, so make sure to give them a follow on Instagram for plenty of lefty eye candy.

Southpaw Guitars – Texas, USA

Southpaw Guitars - Texas, USA

Website : Southpaw Guitars

Possibly the longest-running left handed guitar store in the world, and with over 900 models in stock, probably the largest too. Check out the photo above that shows of the store’s incredible Fender wall!

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.

With such a huge selection available, you’re almost certainly going to find what you need at Southpaw Guitars!

Taniguchi-Gakki – Tokyo, Japan

Taniguchi-GakkiTokyo, Japan

Website : Taniguchi-Gakki

Taniguchi Gakki is an amazing store in Tokyo, Japan that always has a selection of mouth-watering lefties in stock.

When visiting their website you’ll most likely need to have the translation feature in your browser turned on 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 also worth giving them a follow on Facebook or Instagram to be treated to daily pics of their exotic instruments.

Xtreme Lefty Guitars – Florida, USA

Xtreme Lefty Guitars Florida USA

Website : Xtreme Lefty Guitars

Xtreme Lefty Guitars (XLG) is a family-run business based in Palm City, Florida. This left-handed guitar store specializes mainly in brands aimed at the rock and metal demographic.

They often commission special runs from brands such as Ibanez, Schecter, Jackson, Charvel, and the like. As a result, 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. Their stock includes BC Rich, Charvel, Schecter, Dean, ESP, and EVH to name a few.

XLG does also stock a good number of non-pointy guitars. Make sure to visit their site at the link above to see their full offering.

Adirondack Guitars – Oregon, USA

Website : Adirondack Guitars

Although Adirondack Guitars sells both left and right-handed guitars, they do place 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 locate those hard-to-find lefty instruments.

Brands carried include Martin, ESP, G&L, Reverend, Schecter, Takamine, Washburn, Cordoba, Eastwood, and many more.

Lefty Friendly Stores

This is an additional list of regular guitar stores with better-than-average left-handed sections.

To me, the criteria for inclusion here is an interesting selection of guitars that isn’t purely made up of the usual token lefties that the majority of other stores sell.

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!  You’ll find a link to my contact form in the footer below.

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!

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Neal has been playing guitar (left-handed!) for over 20 years, and has also worked in various roles within the guitar retail industry since 2012. He started LeftyFretz in 2010. More Info