PRS Left Handed Guitars

Wondering which left handed PRS guitars are currently available? Let’s take a look!

At the time of writing the current range only includes guitars from the SE series, however, there are also Core Series, and Wood Library/Private Stock options which you may find at specialist dealers. For example, check out our friends over at LeftyGuitarsOnly.

There are also older and limited edition PRS left-handed models available on the second-hand market. For example, check out the previous selection of SE Custom 24s or these limited edition Sand Blasted SEs which were exclusive to Europe.

But what’s available right now? Let’s see…

Does PRS Make Left Handed Guitars?

Yes! At the time of writing PRS currently offers 11 left handed guitars, all of which are from the brand’s more affordable SE range. This includes 8 new limited edition lefty guitars that were released in Fall 2023.

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Left Handed PRS Guitars
A Selection of Lefty PRS Models

In my article ‘why are left-handed guitars more expensive?‘, I spoke with PRS to find out more about why they produce such a small number of lefties. It’s interesting reading if you have a few minutes spare!

In addition, in a 2015 Reddit AMA (ask me anything), Paul Reed Smith claimed that just 0.5% of guitarists play left handed. So this could help to explain why the brand is so reluctant to build many southpaws. Here is the full quote:

“I was told the left handed market was 5%..1 out of 20. It’s not. Its 1/2 of 1%..1 out of 200. The thing about left handed guitars is that if your going to do it right the following list has to all be done backwards: the cases, nut slots, side dots, neck carve, body shape, knob numbers, bridge, pot tapers, and the owner’s manual is written in French.”

Left Handed PRS Guitars

At the moment, the only left handed PRS guitars on offer are from the SE series. SE stands for ‘Student Edition’, and comprises a range of affordable guitars aimed primarily at beginner and intermediate players.

Although these guitars are at the lower end of the PRS price range, these models also make great workhorse guitars and are regularly seen in the hands of professional players.

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PRS SE Custom 24 Left Handed

Left Handed PRS SE Custom 24 Turquoise

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The PRS SE Custom 24 left handed has been offered for several years now, with a new color or two being added each year. New for 2024 is the stunning turquoise model shown above! Check out the other colors below.

The Custom 24 is the design that started it all for PRS, and is perfect for bedroom guitarists or studio/gig playing alike. PRS has been experimenting quite a bit over the last couple of years with southpaw SEs, so hopefully, the fact that these are still here means that these versatile workhorse guitars are here to stay.

Left Handed PRS Custom 24

The main features include a mahogany body for a punchy tone and excellent sustain, plus a gorgeous flame maple top. The latest models also include a newly revised body shape with a comfortable violin carve top.

The wide-thin maple neck is both comfortable and fast to play, and the 24-fret rosewood fingerboard is adorned with those famous PRS Birds inlays.

Other standout appointments include a pair of PRS 85/15 S pickups that can be used in either humbucker or single-coil modes. Plus, the PRS-designed tremolo is ultra-stable, keeping perfect tuning under heavy use.

The PRS SE Custom 24 left handed is available in a choice of three colors – Turquoise, Black Gold Burst, or Faded Blue.

Technically, the Faded Blue finish has been discontinued for 2024 in favor of the new Turquoise option. However, at the time of writing it is still available in stores, so I have left it here for now!

Left Handed PRS SE Custom 24

If you dig the Faded Blue model (shown above) then make sure to grab one soon before they’re all gone.

Specifications

  • Body : Mahogany
  • Top : Beveled Maple w/ Flamed Maple veneer
  • Neck : Maple (Wide Thin)
  • Fingerboard : 24 Fret Rosewood
  • Bridge : PRS Tremolo
  • Tuners : PRS Designed
  • Controls : Volume and Tone (Push/Pull), 3-Way Blade Selector.
  • Pickups : PRS 85/15 “S” Humbuckers
  • Finishes : Turquoise, Black Gold Burst, or Faded Blue

Experience that legendary PRS construction quality and playability at a fraction of the price of the brand’s USA models!

You can see and hear the SE Custom 24 in action in the video from PRS below.

Fall 2023 Limited Edition Lefty PRS Models

In an exciting twist, PRS announced a raft of new lefty SE guitars that were released in Fall 2023.

A total of 8 new models were released, massively increasing the southpaw PRS range. This includes a variety of different models that we have never seen before as left handed versions, including the SE Standard 24-08, Custom 24 Floyd, an A60E electro-acoustic, and even an SE 277 baritone!

The only slight catch is that the order window closed on this limited edition run of guitars on March 31st, 2023. These models are still available in select stores, but you’ll need to act fast before they’re gone for good! The models listed below are still available at the time of writing.

Let’s take a look at this exciting group of lefty PRS guitars…

PRS SE Custom 24-08

The SE Custom 24-08 is essentially the same guitar as the Custom 24 models above, albeit with different pickups and some fancy new switching options.

Left Handed PRS SE Custom 24-08
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Two mini toggles allow us to split the humbuckers into true single coils for brighter sounds. In total this means that there are 8 different pickup configurations, hence the name 24-08.

  • Body : Mahogany
  • Top : Beveled Maple w/ Flamed Maple veneer
  • Neck : Maple (Wide Thin)
  • Fingerboard : 24 Fret Rosewood
  • Bridge : PRS Tremolo
  • Tuners : PRS Designed
  • Controls : Volume and Tone, 3-Way Toggle Selector, 2 Coil-Split Switches
  • Pickups : PRS TCI-Tuned “S” Humbuckers
  • Finishes : Eriza Verde, Vintage Sunburst, Faded Blue

Watch the demo video from PRS below. Note that the left-handed model is not available in the turquoise finish.

PRS SE Standard 24-08

If the Custom 24-08 above is a little too bling for your tastes, you may prefer the toned-down looks of the SE Standard 24-08 instead.

Left Handed PRS SE Standard 24-08
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This model retains almost all of the features of the Custom 24-08, but loses the flamed maple veneer for a more understated aesthetic. A nice bonus is that this model is also a little less pricey as a result!

  • Body : Mahogany
  • Neck : Maple (Wide Thin)
  • Fingerboard : 24 Fret Rosewood
  • Bridge : PRS Tremolo
  • Tuners : PRS Designed
  • Controls : Volume and Tone, 3-Way Toggle Selector, 2 Coil-Split Switches
  • Pickups : PRS TCI-Tuned “S” Humbuckers
  • Finishes : Tobacco Sunburst, Translucent Blue

Watch the demo video from PRS below to hear the Standard 24-08 in action.

PRS SE Custom 24 Floyd

This new PRS takes the SE Custom 24 and adds a Floyd Rose 1000 Series double-locking tremolo for ultra-stable dive-bombing action. Perfect for metal fans and shred guitarists!

Left Handed PRS SE Custom 24 Floyd
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  • Body : Mahogany
  • Top : Beveled Maple w/ Flamed Maple veneer
  • Neck : Maple (Wide Thin)
  • Fingerboard : 24 Fret Ebony
  • Bridge : PRS String-Through
  • Tuners : PRS Designed
  • Controls : Volume and Tone (Push/Pull), 3-Way Blade Selector.
  • Pickups : PRS 85/15 “S” Humbuckers
  • Finishes : Charcoal Burst

PRS SE 277 Baritone

I never thought I’d see the day when PRS offered a left handed baritone guitar, but here we are! The new SE 277 features a longer 27.7″ scale length for players who prefer to tune lower and enjoy that low-end clarity.

PRS Left Handed SE 277 Baritone
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  • Body : Mahogany
  • Top : Beveled Maple w/ Flamed Maple veneer
  • Neck : Maple (Wide Fat)
  • Fingerboard : 22 Fret Rosewood
  • Bridge : PRS String-Through
  • Tuners : PRS Designed
  • Controls : Volume and Tone (Push/Pull), 3-Way Toggle Selector.
  • Pickups : PRS 85/15 “S” Humbuckers
  • Finishes : Charcoal Burst

PRS SE A60E Angelus Electro-Acoustic

The SE A60E is currently the only left handed PRS acoustic guitar ever to be offered by the brand. This new solid-top electro-acoustic model features Fishman’s excellent Sonitone pickup system.

Left Handed PRS SE A60E Acoustic
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  • Top : Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Back/Sides : Ziricote
  • Neck : Mahogany (Wide Fat)
  • Fingerboard : 20 Fret Ebony
  • Bridge : Ebony
  • Tuners : PRS Designed
  • Electronics : PRS-Voiced Fishman Sonitone
  • Nut : Bone
  • Finishes : Natural

PRS Left Handed Private Stock

As we’ve already touched on above, we do still have the option of left handed PRS Private Stock guitars for players who are feeling pretty flush. For those who don’t know, Private Stock is essentially the custom shop division at PRS.

Private Stock guitars offer the highest levels of customization, using only the best quality woods that you wouldn’t find on standard models. If you’d like, you can even go to the PRS factory and hand-select the woods yourself. Every guitar is a unique, handmade work of art.

I mean, just take a look at this insane creation that our friends over at LeftyGuitarsOnly had last year! I think this has got to be one of the most interesting and unusual left handed guitars I’ve ever seen.

Left Handed PRS Private Stock

Learn how you can design your perfect custom guitar without any graphics knowledge! You can then feel much more confident about ordering a Private Stock model from PRS.

PRS Lefty Wishlist

The left handed PRS guitars above are the current extent of the southpaw stable, but what would you like to see next?

Left Handed PRS Silver Sky

Personally, I’d love to see a left handed PRS Silver Sky!

Left Handed PRS Silver Sky

It would also be great to see a new PRS Custom 24 left handed model from the Core series, as well as perhaps an SE left handed PRS Singlecut.

Finally, I’d love to see PRS offering some beginner electric guitars.

What do you think?

Frequently Asked Questions

What Players Use PRS Guitars?

PRS has a good range of artists on its roster, many of whom have their own signature models. For example, Mark Tremonti, Carlos Santana, John Mayer, Mark Holcomb, Mark Lettieri, and Alex Lifeson amongst many others.

Fellow lefty Paulo Morete is also a PRS endorsee!

Where Are PRS Guitars Made?

The majority of the premium range of PRS guitars are handmade in Maryland, USA. The SE Series of electric guitars are built in either Indonesia or South Korea. Finally, the SE Series acoustic guitars are made in China.

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