Best left-handed guitars: Top electric and acoustic choices from Fender, PRS, Squier and more

Man playing a left-handed Fender Stratocaster
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Although Jimi Hendrix is lauded as one of the best left-handed guitar pioneers, countless other lefties have graced the guitar world and left an indelible mark. Tony Iommi, Albert King, Dick Dale and Kurt Cobain are just a few guitar heroes who happened to pick their notes with the left-hand. 

With that in mind, it is quite astonishing to discover that guitar manufacturers have long overlooked left-handed guitar production. This neglect becomes especially evident when we consider the iconic image of Hendrix having to restring his renowned Stratocaster upside down. This served as a stark reminder of the severe scarcity of awesome left-handed guitars which were available on the market.

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Matt McCracken
Junior Deals Writer

Matt is a Junior Deals Writer here at Guitar World. He regularly tests and reviews music gear with a focus on guitars, amps, pedals, modelers, and pretty much anything else guitar-related. Responsible for over 60 buying guides, a large part of his role is helping guitarists find the best deals on gear. Matt worked in music retail for 5 years at Dawsons Music and Northwest Guitars and has written for various music sites including MusicRadar, Guitar Player,, Ultimate Guitar, and Thomann’s A regularly gigging guitarist with over 20 years of experience playing live and writing and recording in bands, he's performed everything from jazz to djent, gigging all over the country in more dingy venues than you can shake a drop-tuned guitar at. When he's not holed up in his home studio recording new songs or tweaking pedal settings, you’ll find him making a racket with Northern noise hounds JACKALS

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