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Welcome to LeftyGuitarTrader.com, one of the world's only websites dedicated to left-handed guitars and guitarists! I have created this site with the intentions of providing a much needed forum and lounge for lefty guitarists from across the world to come together and talk, share, and buy and sell left-handed guitars and related gear. The plight of the left-handed guitarist is world renown. Hopefully if we all come together we can learn from each other, share ideas and point others in the right direction when possible. Please visit the forum and join our community! As always, everything is free here.

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I just came across this today, and couldn’t help but smile.  The late Douglas Adams, author of such brilliant works as “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” and “The Restaurant at the End of the Universe” was apparently a left-handed guitarist (some fan I am!).  They are selling his collection, I have to say I am very tempted.  I grew up reading his books, even resorting to trying to make a movie of the Hitchhiker’s Guide with my friends in 9th grade.

Either way, he has some nice gear that’s worth checking out.  He was pretty famous, to the prices may not be for the feint of heart.

http://www.chandlerguitars.co.uk/douglasadams.php

Douglas Adams Guitar left handed

Rocking out sinister style

as always….


Alright, another guitar to feed my severe GAS for an ESP!  From the man himself:

Take a look at me now!

Thanks everyone for voting this GOTM! It’s a special order M-II NTB that as far as I can tell is one of a kind. The special part of the order is the ebony fretboard (instead of rosewood) and a color other than black.

The color is called Oxidized Iron. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I placed the order. I figured it would either be really cool and pull off the metal-like appearance, or look totally lame. I’m glad to say it looks great in person!!! Also, M-II’s normally don’t have paint on the back of the neck, but painted necks have never bothered me and I’m glad they kept the paint scheme going.

left handed ESP M-II

Baby got back

The guitar is very METAL, especially with the dual EMG 81′s. And in case anyone is wondering….yes, they do sound different! The 81 in the neck is a little more searing than I’m used to, but I have other guitars with the 85 and 60 in the neck, so it’s nice to have something different.

left handed ESP M-II

A little head

At the end of 2012, ESP announced that it will no longer be taking special orders on standard models, which means the only way to get a guitar like this in the future is to go full custom. I feel lucky to have it and I expect it will remain part of my permanent collection.

left handed ESP guitar

Take a look at me now