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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