NAMM 2021 Left Handed Guitar Releases

It’s that time of year again when the NAMM trade show usually opens its doors and all of the latest and greatest gear is announced!

Although NAMM 2021 will clearly not be happening due to Covid-19, that will certainly not stop the influx of brand new gear from going ahead!

It can be difficult to unearth the new NAMM left handed guitar releases amongst the sea of exciting new gear, so I’ve tried my best to list what I’ve noticed so far.

This article will be continuously updated as NAMM 2021 progresses, so keep checking back for the latest news!

Left Handed Guitars NAMM 2021

NAMM 2021 Left Handed Guitars

PRS SE Custom 24 Faded Blue Burst Left Handed

PRS has announced a new Faded Blue Burst version of the left handed SE Custom 24. It is also still available in Charcoal Burst for 2021.

Left Handed PRS SE Custom 24 Faded Blue Burst
  • Body : Mahogany w/ Maple Top (Flame Maple Veneer)
  • Neck : Maple w/ Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Bridge : PRS Tremolo
  • Tuners : PRS
  • Pickups : PRS 85/15 “S”

For more information:
PRS Guitars Website

ESP Left Handed NAMM Guitars

ESP has today announced their line-up of guitars which are new for 2021. The good news is that a decent number of them are available left handed – expect an updated guide soon! ESP are generally one of the more accommodating bigger brands when it comes to southpaws, so it’s great to see they’ve kept this going.

I’ve picked out a few choice guitars above, but there are many more at the link below. Left handed models are not listed yet, but you’ll notice a ‘Lefty Available’ icon to indicate left handed availability. You’ll find this icon below the summary paragraph on each guitar’s product page when available. Take a gander!

For more information:
ESP Guitars Website

Martin D-35 David Gilmour Left Handed Acoustics

Martin Left Handed D-35 David Gilmour Acoustic

Martin has announced new limited edition David Gilmour artist series acoustics comprising a D-35 6-string and D-35 12-string, which will be available as left handed models. I am unsure how many lefties there will be, but only 250 of the full range will be produced, all hand-signed by David Gilmour himself.

Martin is proud to offer the D-35 David Gilmour Custom Signature Edition. This guitar is a nod to David’s treasured D-35, his main recording & writing companion for over four decades, but is an instrument for him today, with a style and sound all its own. These signature models are the first D-35s ever made with neck, back and sides of sinker mahogany, chosen by David for its warm, rich tones and exquisitely beautiful grain. We added an Adirondack spruce Vintage Tone System top for an old-world sound and matched that with vintage gloss finish, Waverly Relic Nickel tuners and antique white binding. A unique neck shape & fingerboard pattern were crafted to David’s specification for this guitar, while a special headstamp features on the reverse of the headstock. The signature models are limited to 250 pieces and every label is hand-signed by David himself, ensuring this guitar’s place on every collector’s wish list. Through this partnership, Martin Guitar is proud to support the David Gilmour Charitable Foundation.

For more information:
Martin Guitars Website

Fender American Ultra Left Handed Guitars

Left Handed Fender American Ultra Series

The American Ultra series is Fender’s most advanced range of guitars and was released last year with no lefties present. Fender is now offering the American Ultra Strat in a left handed guise in six different varitations.

Main features include an alder body with sculpted rear contours, ultra noiseless vintage single coil pickups, modern D neck with ultra satin finish, and a 10″-14″ compound radius fretboard.

Available to pre-order now with an expected shipping date of April.

For More Information:
Fender Website

Charvel Releases

Charvel has announced 4 brand new left handed models for 2021.

From top to bottom:

  • Pro Mod DK24 HH 2PT CM LH Satin Shell Pink (who names these things?!)
  • Pro Mod San Dimas Style 1 HH FR E Sassafras LH Satin Black
  • Pro Mod So-Cal Style 1 HH FR M LH Gloss Black
  • Pro Mod DK24 HH 2PT CM LH Gloss Black

For more information:
Charvel Website

Ibanez 2021 Range

Left Handed Ibanez Prestige AZ

Ibanez always go big at winter NAMM, and they certainly didn’t disappoint this year! They announced their entire new 2021 range which includes some tasty new left handed guitars, including a Prestige AZ model (shown above), an eye-catching Prestige RG, and several other new models. As always you can expect several ‘spot production’ models throughout the remainder of the year.

You can see them all in our recent article.

Stay Tuned For More!

New gear is being announced all the time, so make sure to keep checking back for updates!

If you’ve spotted any new left handed guitars from NAMM that I missed, send me an email!

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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