Ibanez Left Handed Guitars & Basses

Looking for left handed Ibanez guitars or basses? Unsure which models are currently available to us southpaws? You’ve just hit the jackpot, my friend!

This guide lists all of the newly introduced 2022 left handed Ibanez guitars and basses, as well as any previously available models carried over from last year.

Does Ibanez Make Left Handed Guitars?

Yes! At the time of writing Ibanez currently offers 29 left handed guitars – 15 electrics, 7 acoustics, and 7 basses. Additional left handed Ibanez guitars are usually offered throughout the year as part of their limited edition ‘spot production’ series.

Compared to last year, Ibanez really seems to have concentrated on upping their game in the acoustic and bass guitar departments, with several new lefty models being introduced. However, we do also have a couple of interesting new southpaw electrics as well.

Ibanez has a bit of a reputation for being a brand that caters mainly to guitar-shredding types, but as you’ll see below, there’s a lot more to the Japanese giant than that!

Read on to learn more about them!

Left Handed Ibanez Guitars & Basses

Left Handed Ibanez Guitars

Ibanez is a tricky brand to add to the site because their left handed range is constantly changing. Limited edition models come and go, individual stores commission exclusive runs, and on top of that, some left handed Ibanez guitars are only available in certain regions.

There may well be further models available, but the information contained in this article is correct according to the Ibanez 2022 catalog. Send me an email if I’ve missed any (and no doubt I have!).

Left Handed Ibanez Electric Guitars

Ibanez RG8570ZL J.Custom

The RG85070ZL is currently the only left handed Ibanez J Custom that is available as a production model. J Customs are the highest tier Ibanez guitars and are crafted in Japan by the brand’s top luthiers.

As you’d expect, these are also the highest priced models in this list and won’t be the easiest to find in stores to try out. They never disappoint when you do happen to track one down, however.

  • Body : African Mahogany /w AAA Flamed Maple Top
  • Neck : 5-Piece Maple Wenge Super Wizard
  • Fingerboard : Bound Macassar Ebony w/ Tree Of Life Inlay
  • Bridge : Edge-Zero Tremolo w/ ZPS3
  • Pickups : DiMarzio The Tone Zone/True Velvet/Air Norton
  • Finish : Brownish Sphalerite

Ibanez RG5320L Prestige

The Prestige line sits just below the J Custom range in the Ibanez hierarchy. They are also crafted in Japan by the brand’s expert luthiers, featuring high quality woods and components.

Ibanez RG5320L Prestige Left Handed Guitar
  • Body : African Mahogany
  • Neck : 5-Piece Maple Wenge Super Wizard HP
  • Fingerboard : Bound Macassar Ebony w/ Mother of Pearl Dots
  • Bridge : Lo-Pro Edge Tremolo
  • Pickups : DiMarzio Fusion Edge Humbuckers
  • Finish : Cosmic Shadow

Ibanez AZ2402L Prestige

One of only two left handed Ibanez prestige electric guitars available, and the only southpaw from the AZ range! These guitars combine that classic Ibanez precision and playability with a more traditional aesthetic.

Left Handed Ibanez AZ2402L
  • Body : Alder
  • Neck : Oval C S-Tech Wood Roasted Maple
  • Fingerboard : S-Tech Wood Roasted Maple w/ Black Dots
  • Bridge : Gotoh T1802 Tremolo
  • Pickups : Seymour Duncan Hyperion Humbuckers
  • Finish : Tri-Fade Burst Flat

Ibanez RGA42FML

The RGA range is essentially an arched top version of the iconic Ibanez RG with its flat body. This model is the first left handed Ibanez RGA to be produced, and is built in Indonesia.

Left Handed Ibanez RGA42FML
  • Body : Meranti w/ Flamed Maple Top
  • Neck : Wizard III Maple
  • Fingerboard : Jatoba
  • Bridge : Ibanez F106
  • Pickups : Quantum Humbuckers
  • Finish : Blue Lagoon Burst Flat

Ibanez RG421EXL

The RG421EXL from the RG Standard range is produced in Indonesia in order to achieve a more accessible price point.

Left Handed Ibanez RG421EXL
  • Body : Meranti
  • Neck : Wizard III Maple Neck
  • Fingerboard : Bound Jatoba w/ White Dot Inlays
  • Bridge : F106
  • Pickups : Ibanez Quantum Humbuckers
  • Finish : Black Flat

Ibanez AF55L

Also produced in Indonesia, the AF55L from the Ibanez Artcore series is the only currently available full hollow-body design.

Ibanez AF55L Left Handed
  • Body : Linden Top, Back & Sides
  • Neck : AF Artcore Nyatoh Set-In Neck
  • Fingerboard : Bound Walnut w/ White Dot Inlays
  • Bridge : Gibraltar Performer
  • Pickups : Ibanez Infinity Humbuckers
  • Finish : Tobacco Flat

Ibanez AS93FML

The AS93FML is a semi-hollow body guitar from the Artcore Expressionist series. This model is also produced in Indonesia.

Ibanez AS93FML Left Handed Guitar
  • Body : Flamed Maple Top, Back & Sides
  • Neck : Expressionist AS 3-Piece Nyatoh/Maple
  • Fingerboard : Bound Ebony w/ Acrylic Block Inlays
  • Bridge : ART-1
  • Pickups : Super 58 Humbuckers
  • Finish : Violin Sunburst

Ibanez AS53L

The AS53L is essentially a no-frills version of the AS93FML above which comes in at around half of the price. It keeps the same basic design but loses fancier appointments such as gold hardware, block inlays, full body binding, and a scratchplate.

Ibanez AS53L Left Handed Guitar
  • Body : Sapele
  • Neck : Nyatoh
  • Fingerboard : Walnut
  • Bridge : Gibraltar Performer
  • Pickups : Infinity R Humbuckers
  • Finish : Tobacco Flat

Ibanez JEMJRL

One of only a handful of artist signature models to appear in this list, the JEMJRL is a stripped down, more affordable version of Steve Vai’s legendary JEM design.

Ibanez JemJRL Left Handed Guitar
  • Body : Meranti
  • Neck : Wizard III Maple
  • Fingerboard : Jatoba w/ Tree of Life Inlays
  • Bridge : Double Locking Tremolo
  • Pickups : Quantum (HSH)
  • Finish : White

Ibanez JIVA10L

One of the latest southpaw models to appear is this stunning signature model from the talented Nita Strauss. Nita features in our list of the world’s best shred guitarists – make sure to check the article out!

Left Handed Ibanez JIVA10L Nita Strauss
  • Body : African Mahogany w/ Quilted Maple Top
  • Neck : 3-Piece Maple/Purpleheart
  • Fingerboard : Ebony w/ Beaten Path Inlay
  • Bridge : Edge Zero II Tremolo
  • Pickups : DiMarzio Pandemonium & True Velvet
  • Finish : Deep Space Blonde

Ibanez PS120L

One of the more unique lefty models currently available, the PS120L is the signature guitar for KISS guitarist Paul Stanley. It is the first ever regular production run left handed Ibanez Iceman design.

Ibanez PS120L Left Handed Guitar
  • Body : Okoume w/ Maple Top
  • Neck : PS 3-Piece Okoume
  • Fingerboard : Bound Ebony w/ Acrylic & Abalone Inlays
  • Bridge : Gibraltar Performer
  • Pickups : Seymour Duncan Custom 5 & ’59
  • Finish : Black

Ibanez GRG170DXL

The affordable GRG170DXL from the GIO range has been a beginner favorite since it was introduced back in 2004.

Ibanez GRG170DXL Left Handed Guitar
  • Body : Poplar
  • Neck : GRG Maple
  • Fingerboard : Bound New Zealand Pine w/ Sharktooth Inlays
  • Bridge : Ibanez T102 Tremolo
  • Pickups : Infinity (HSH)
  • Finish : Black Night

Ibanez GRG121DXL

This left handed Ibanez Gio model is currently the most affordable southpaw electric on offer from the Japanese giants. It is produced in China using mainly in-house parts in order to help keep costs down.

  • Body : Okoume
  • Neck : GRG Maple
  • Fingerboard : Bound Purpleheart w/ Sharktooth Inlays
  • Bridge : Ibanez F106
  • Pickups : IBZ-6
  • Finish : Walnut Flat

Ibanez GRX70QAL

The Ibanez RX series are essentially more affordable variants of the popular RG models. They feature more beginner-friendly non-locking tremolos and 22-fret necks.

  • Body : Poplar w/ Quilted Maple Art Grain top
  • Neck : GRX Maple
  • Fingerboard : Treated New Zealand Pine
  • Bridge : Ibanez T106 Tremolo
  • Pickups : Infinity R & RS (HSH)
  • Finish : Transparent Blue Burst

Ibanez GRGM21L Mikro

If you’re after a more compact guitar for a child or for travel, then the scaled down GRGM21L Mikro could be the guitar for you!

Check out my 3/4 size left handed guitar guide for more short-scale lefty guitars and basses!

  • Body : Poplar
  • Neck : Maple
  • Fingerboard : Jatoba w/ Sharktooth Inlays
  • Bridge : Ibanez F106
  • Pickups : Infinity R Humbuckers
  • Finish : Black Night

Left Handed Ibanez Acoustic Guitars

Ibanez AAD170LCE

Ibanez AAD170LCE Left Handed
  • Top : Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Back/Sides : Okoume
  • Neck : Nyatoh
  • Fingerboard : Ovangkol
  • Bridge : Ovangkol Scalloped
  • Pickup : Ibanez AP11 Magnetic
  • Finish : Natural Low Gloss

Ibanez PC12MHLCE

Ibanez PC12MHLCE Left Handed
  • Top : Okoume
  • Back/Sides : Okoume
  • Neck : Nyatoh
  • Fingerboard : Laurel
  • Bridge : Laurel
  • Pickup : Ibanez Undersaddle
  • Finish : Open Pore Natural

Ibanez AW54LCE

Ibanez AW54LCE Left Handed
  • Top : Solid Okoume
  • Back/Sides : Okoume
  • Neck : Nyatoh
  • Fingerboard : Ovangkol
  • Bridge : Ovangkol
  • Pickup : Ibanez T-Bar Undersaddle
  • Finish : Open Pore Natural

Ibanez TCY10LE Left Handed

  • Top : Spruce
  • Back/Sides : Sapele
  • Neck : TCY / Okoume
  • Fingerboard : Purpleheart
  • Bridge : Purpleheart
  • Pickup : Ibanez Undersaddle
  • Finish : Black High Gloss

Ibanez AE295L

Ibanez AE295L Left Handed Acoustic Guitar
  • Top : Solid Okoume
  • Back/Sides : Okoume
  • Neck : Nyatoh
  • Fingerboard : Katalox
  • Bridge : Katalox
  • Pickup : Ibanez AP11 Magnetic
  • Finish : Natural Low Gloss

Ibanez AEG70L

Left Handed Ibanez AEG70L
  • Top : Flamed Maple
  • Back/Sides : Sapele
  • Neck : Nyatoh
  • Fingerboard : Walnut
  • Bridge : Walnut
  • Pickup : Ibanez T-Bar II Undersaddle
  • Finish : Tiger Burst High Gloss

Ibanez AEG50L

Ibanez AEG50L Left Handed Acoustic Guitar
  • Top : Spruce
  • Back/Sides : Sapele
  • Neck : AEG / Nyatoh
  • Fingerboard : Walnut
  • Bridge : Walnut
  • Pickup : Ibanez T-Bar II Undersaddle
  • Finish : Black High Gloss

Ibanez Left Handed Bass Guitars

Ibanez SR2605L

Ibanez SR2605L Left Handed Premium Bass
  • Body : African Mahogany w/ Poplar Burl Top
  • Neck : Atlas 5 15-Piece w/ KTS Titanium Rods
  • Fingerboard : Bound Panga Panga w/ Abalone Inlays
  • Bridge : MR5S
  • Pickups : Nordstrand Big Single Pickups
  • Finish : Cerulean Blue Burst

Ibanez EHB1005MSL

Left Handed Ibanez EHB1005MSL Headless Bass
  • Body : American Basswood
  • Neck : EHB5 5-Piece Roasted Maple/Walnut w/ Graphite Rods
  • Fingerboard : Roasted Birdseye Maple w/ Abalone Inlays
  • Bridge : MR5HS
  • Pickups : Bartolini BH2
  • Finish : Sea Foam Green Matte

Ibanez SR505EL

Ibanez SR505EL Left Handed Bass
  • Body : Okoume
  • Neck : SR5 5-Piece Jatoba/Walnut
  • Fingerboard : Jatoba w/ Abalone Oval Inlays
  • Bridge : Accu-cast B505
  • Pickups : Bartolini BH2
  • Finish : Brown Mahogany

Ibanez SR300EBL

  • Body : Mahogany
  • Neck : SR4 5-Piece Maple/Walnut
  • Fingerboard : Jatoba
  • Bridge : Accu-cast B120
  • Pickups : PowerSpan Dual Coil
  • Finish : Weathered Black

Ibanez SR305EBL

  • Body : Mahogany
  • Neck : SR4 5-Piece Maple/Walnut
  • Fingerboard : Jatoba
  • Bridge : Accu-cast B125
  • Pickups : PowerSpan Dual Coil
  • Finish : Weathered Black

Ibanez TMB100L

Ibanez TMB100L Left Handed Bass
  • Body : Poplar
  • Neck : TMB4 Maple
  • Fingerboard : Jatoba
  • Bridge : B10
  • Pickups : Dynamix J & P
  • Finish : Black

Ibanez GSRM20L Mikro Bass

  • Body : Poplar
  • Neck : GSRM4 Maple
  • Fingerboard : Jatoba
  • Bridge : B10
  • Pickups : Dynamix J & P
  • Finish : Black

Limited Edition Models and Special Runs

On top of these guitars, Ibanez also periodically releases limited edition models (they call these Spot Production), and some stores might also commission special one-off runs. So this is something else to keep an eye out for. I try my best to post about these when they pop up!

Be sure to check out our friends over at Xtreme Lefty Guitars who quite often arrange small runs of left handed Ibanez guitars that you won’t find anywhere else!

Seen a New Left Handed Ibanez Guitar?

If you’ve spotted a new left handed Ibanez guitar that isn’t included in this guide, I’d love it if you would drop me an email.

Ibanez Website

Unfortunately, the various regional Ibanez websites have ditched their southpaw areas, forcing us to trawl the entire website to find out which models are available. Good thing I made this guide for you then!

For more information:
Ibanez Website


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