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post Apr 3 2007, 01:35 AM
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Hi.
I am a lefty, so it is hard to find a good quality at a good price. I presently own a "SX" Les paul copy with DiMarzio's. My amp is a Fender Frontman 25R, but not overly happy with it.
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post Apr 4 2007, 06:58 PM
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Ever thought about playing right handed? I'm a lefty too, but when I started I decided to get comfortable with playing right handed. The guitars are cheaper and also I can jam on anyone's guitar if hanging out. I don't have to worry about not having a left handed guitar.
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post Apr 4 2007, 07:03 PM
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QUOTE (JCJXXL @ Apr 4 2007, 01:58 PM) *
Ever thought about playing right handed? I'm a lefty too, but when I started I decided to get comfortable with playing right handed. The guitars are cheaper and also I can jam on anyone's guitar if hanging out. I don't have to worry about not having a left handed guitar.


I had a friend who naturally thought he was a lefty - he would pick up a guitar left handed. I was teaching him and I figured that when you start, everything is hard for both hands so what is the fifference? So I encouraged him to play right handed. (I was young and a little arrogant at the time, so "encouraged" was probably more like refusing to teach him left handed !).

He worked hard at it persevered, and very soon was playing right handed, and does to this day many years later. It worked for him and he thanks me now, but this was absolutley on the first day he learned anything about guitar over and above picking one up and messing around on his own.

I guess this might work for some people and not others, I'm not an expert, but it can be done.


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post Apr 4 2007, 07:41 PM
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QUOTE (JCJXXL @ Apr 4 2007, 11:58 AM) *
Ever thought about playing right handed? I'm a lefty too, but when I started I decided to get comfortable with playing right handed. The guitars are cheaper and also I can jam on anyone's guitar if hanging out. I don't have to worry about not having a left handed guitar.

Hi. I tried a few times, but I had zero control with my picking hand. It just feels so much more natural playing lefty. I wish I could play the other way. I get screwed on so many great guitars.
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post Apr 4 2007, 08:03 PM
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Have you ever tried Carvin guitars? I don't own one, but I've played one and it was great. They make left handed guitars without charging you extra.

www.carvin.com

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And on a side note, since everyone brought it up, I'm also a lefty who plays right handed. I learned to play right handed because that was the only guitar I had at the time.

Looking back on it, I'm glad I did. I'd rather have my strong hand doing most of the work. I did have to work harder to keep my picking hand controlled though.
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post Apr 4 2007, 08:30 PM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Apr 4 2007, 01:03 PM) *
I had a friend who naturally thought he was a lefty - he would pick up a guitar left handed. I was teaching him and I figured that when you start, everything is hard for both hands so what is the fifference?


That was kind of my thinking when I started. I naturally would pick up a guitar left handed. But I thought, no matter which way I go, I will still have to learn from the ground up.

Now right handed feels just as natural as left handed. And I am glad I went right handed because it feels like I have more strength in my left hand fingers for fretting.
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post Apr 4 2007, 09:14 PM
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Being left handed definatly does suck when it comes to buying guitars.
Epiphone make their LP custom in lefty and it's a pretty nice guitar.
No Jackson Rhoads Vs for less than $4000 NZ though sad.gif


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