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 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 31 left handed guitars – 15 electrics, 8 acoustics, and 8 basses. Additional left handed Ibanez guitars are usually offered throughout the year as part of their limited edition ‘spot production’ series.

Left Handed Ibanez Guitars

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Compared to last year, the offering from Ibanez has shrunk a little, with only a single new model having been added. So, fingers crossed we’ll see some fresh models introduced as the year progresses.

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 all of the Ibanez left handed guitars and basses that are currently available!

Left Handed Ibanez Guitars & Basses

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 website and catalog.

Some of these models may have been recently discontinued, but if I was still able to find them in stock I have left them in the guide.

If you’d prefer to jump straight to the section that interests you, you can use the links below.

Send me an email if I’ve missed any (and no doubt I have!). You’ll find a link to the contact form in the footer at the bottom of this page.

Left Handed Ibanez Electric Guitars

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Ibanez AZ2204NWL Prestige

Ibanez AZ2204NWL Prestige

The AZ2204NWL Prestige is the most recent southpaw to emerge from Ibanez, having been added to the roster in May 2024.

The AZ series combines that classic Ibanez precision and playability with a more traditional aesthetic.

  • Body : Alder
  • Neck : Oval C S-Tech Wood Roasted Maple
  • Fingerboard : Rosewood w/ Mother of Pearl Dots
  • Bridge : Gotoh T1702 Tremolo
  • Pickups : Seymour Duncan Fortuna HSS
  • Finish : Mint Green

Ibanez AZ2402L Prestige

Only of only two current left handed Ibanez prestige electric guitars available, the AZ2402L is a powerhouse of comfort, tone, and playability!

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 AZES40L

The AZES series (or AZ Essentials) is a more affordable range of guitars based on the popular AZ models.

The AZES40L is brand new for 2023 and is currently the only lefty AZES that is available.

Ibanez AZES40L AZES Left Handed

Aimed at beginner and intermediate level players, the AZES40L features a lightweight poplar body paired with a fast maple neck and smooth 22 fret Jatoba fingerboard.

A powerful humbucker combined with two vintage-voiced singlecoil pickups ensure that this new guitar will perform admirably no matter what style you play.

  • Body : Poplar
  • Neck : AZES Maple (Bolt-On)
  • Fingerboard : Jatoba
  • Bridge : Ibanez T106
  • Pickups : Accord Humbucker/Essentials Singlecoils
  • Finish : Purist Blue

Ibanez RG550L Genesis Collection

The Japanese-made RG550L from the Genesis Collection takes the iconic and original 1987 RG550 design and upgrades it with a few modern design features.

Ibanez RG550L Genesis Left Handed

The main appointments include a warm sounding basswood body, an ultra-stable 5-piece maple and walnut Super Wizard neck, and a fast 24 fret maple fingerboard.

Two modern and powerful Ibanez humbuckers combined with a vintage-voiced single-coil ensures that this left handed Ibanez RG550 is as versatile as it is fast!

  • Body : Basswood
  • Neck : 5-Piece Maple Walnut Super Wizard
  • Fingerboard : Maple w/ Black Dots
  • Bridge : Edge Tremolo
  • Pickups : Ibanez V7/V8 Humbuckers & S1 Singlecoil
  • Finish : Desert Sun Yellow

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 left handed Ibanez 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 left handed hollow-body guitar.

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 two 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 GRG170DXL

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

It regularly features in my list of left handed electric guitars for beginner players.

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 guitar 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

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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 : Laurel
  • Bridge : Laurel
  • Pickup : Ibanez T-Bar Undersaddle
  • Finish : Open Pore Natural

Ibanez AW54L

Ibanez AW54L
  • Top : Solid Okoume
  • Back/Sides : Okoume
  • Neck : Nyatoh
  • Fingerboard : Laurel
  • Bridge : Laurel
  • Pickup : None
  • Finish : Open Pore Natural

Ibanez AC340L

Ibanez AC340L
  • Top : Solid Okoume
  • Back/Sides : Okoume
  • Neck : Nyatoh
  • Fingerboard : Ovangkol
  • Bridge : Thermo-Aged Ovangkol
  • Pickup : None
  • Finish : Open Pore Natural

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 PF15L

Ibanez PF15L Acoustic Guitar
  • Top : Spruce
  • Back/Sides : Nytoh
  • Neck : PF Nyatoh
  • Fingerboard : Nandu
  • Bridge : Nandu
  • Pickup : None
  • Finish : Natural High Gloss

Ibanez Left Handed Bass Guitars

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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 GSR200BL

Incredible looks, fat and punchy tone, and all at a beginner-friendly price point!

The GSR200BL has long been the go-to beginner left handed bass guitar for new players as well as guitarists looking to try out bass for the first time.

Ibanez GRS200BL Bass

It features a comfortable and compact nyatoh body, a smooth maple neck, and fast 22 fret Jatoba fingerboard.

The combination of both a J and P-style pickup makes this the ideal starter bass for almost any genre of music!

  • Body : Nyatoh
  • Neck : GSR4 Maple
  • Fingerboard : Jatoba
  • Bridge : Ibanez B10
  • Pickups : Dynamix P & J
  • Finish : Walnut Flat

Ibanez TMB100L

The TMB100L is currently the only left handed Ibanez Talman style model offered by the brand.

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 special Ibanez left handed guitar and bass models when they pop up!

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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

FAQ

Are There Any Left Handed Ibanez 7-String Guitars?

Unfortunately not at present. However, make sure to check out my guide to left handed 7-string guitars where you’ll find some great alternatives.

What Lefty Artist Models Are Available?

At the time of writing there are only two southpaw models – the JEMJRL and the JIVA10L.


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