Are you Lefty or Righty?

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Are you Lefty or Righty?

  1. Lefty

  2. Righty

  3. Lefty plays Righty

  4. Righty plays Lefty

  5. Play Lefty or Righty

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  1. stratamania

    stratamania Member

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    Left-handed play right handed.
     
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  2. 80tiger

    80tiger Gold Supporting Member

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    Seems to me it would be far better to play righty since it is obvious you would be so limited by gear. I know the last time I went to my guitar shop I didn't see ANY left-handed strings, picks or amps. I didn't want to ask and embarrass the store owner. Tsk, tsk.
     
  3. ksandvik

    ksandvik Member

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    For most of us lefties the choices for guitars in the early days were limited unless you learned to play on a righty guitar. That works fine. Most lefties are not the same. I noticed that I like to keep tempo (when drumming) with my left hand.
     
  4. TrampledUnderFoot

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  5. leftygeetar

    leftygeetar Member

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    Carvin didn't charge extra. They got my business.
    I was lefty back in 2009 too. :D
     
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  6. ellsworthman

    ellsworthman Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm left-handed, but I learned to play righty because my dad had one strung that way around the house. I always wonder how differently I might have played if I had gone lefty.
     
  7. bgh

    bgh Supporting Member

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    When I first learned to play, I tried playing right-handed. It did not work at all. Total klutz. I flipped the guitar over (like you) and played a right-handed guitar from a left-handed position. It was much, much easier. Then, and I do not remember why, I decided to re-string the guitar. That was the deciding factor. I never looked back.

    I still have ALL of my left-handed guitars. And, yes, no one ever borrows them. Well, almost no one. My oldest son does. He is right-handed, but has learned to play left-handed - so he can inherit my collection when I resign.

    Beat me to it!
     
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  8. tibone

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    Left playing right-handed. Never really bothered me. When i was learning there was only 1 guitar in the house, and both my father and my brother are right handed, so it made sense to learn right handed.
     
  9. Lef T

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    I am 100% Lef T
     
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  10. +NRG

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    Lefty playing lefty with ‘No Regerts’! I like being a little bit different...
     
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  11. TomDev

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    I write lefty, play rightly, but ambidextrous with other things like eating, brushing teeth, swinging a hammer, etc.
     
  12. jtexasflood

    jtexasflood Supporting Member

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    I'm certainly amongst the minority. I'm right-handed by nature and play the guitar left-handed. I never understood why when my right hand is performing most of the movement why it is called "left-handed". Translated from the piano, in most cases, the lead work is being performed by your right hand. Am I a left-handed piano player too?
     
  13. kev

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    yes to all of the above (although my lefty skills don't compare to what skill I have via 'lefty playing righty')

    Moreso than what little skill I have on a lefty guitar, I've also developed my playing in Jeff Healey style. I encourage anyone to give it a whirl. It's really a fun approach to learn/develop. For one, bending notes (at least to me) seems to capitalize on your natural hand strength, although I could just be fooled completely by some placebo effect.
     
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    I eat, dig with a shovel, play pool and write lefty.

    Everything else I do righty.

    So I'm ambidextrous playing righty.
     
  15. micycle

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    Involuntarily ambidextrous. Lefty that plays righty, and thank goodness. I'm sort of 50/50 across the board with the dominant hand thing: write left, eat left, scissors right, mouse right, etc. I feel for the lefties that go into music stores and only have a small selection of guitars to try out! But on the other hand (no pun intended) those guitars are probably a lot less beaten up, especially at places like GC.
     
  16. John Vasco

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    Lefty playing lefty.

    Not a single photo yet? Well I'll change that!
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    From left: 1976 LP Deluxe/1991 LP Custom/2014 Custom Shop '61 reissue SG/LP Standard/2009 Custom Shop '57 VOS LP Junior/2009 '08 LP Standard.

    :)
     
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  17. hereandgone18

    hereandgone18 Supporting Member

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    The poll results are really interesting.

    I am among the lefties that play guitar righty. Has anyone else been in that boat, and tried to switch to playing lefty? I'm curious...
     
  18. muzishun

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    Picking hand actually has the toughest job.
     
  19. Bluedano1

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    Does this mean you play like Doyle Bramhal? Where he basically flips over a right handed guitar and plays lefty/backwards? ( He also buys lefty guitars, strings them right-hand , and does the same)
    He is a hell of a solid player, and I love watching him play
     
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  20. Tidewater Custom Shop

    Tidewater Custom Shop Performance Enhancing Guitarworks Supporting Member

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    Amazing that it's still valid.
     

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