Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by Tidewater Custom Shop, Jun 29, 2009.
Left-handed play right handed.
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.
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.
This threads from 2009
Carvin didn't charge extra. They got my business.
I was lefty back in 2009 too.
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.
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!
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.
I am 100% Lef T
Lefty playing lefty with ‘No Regerts’! I like being a little bit different...
I write lefty, play rightly, but ambidextrous with other things like eating, brushing teeth, swinging a hammer, etc.
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?
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.
Not listed above.
I eat, dig with a shovel, play pool and write lefty.
Everything else I do righty.
So I'm ambidextrous playing righty.
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.
Lefty playing lefty.
Not a single photo yet? Well I'll change that!
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.
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...
Picking hand actually has the toughest job.
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
Amazing that it's still valid.