Frequently Asked Questions
I am a Fellow of the London College of Music – the highest diploma awarded by the London College of Music.
I personally am right handed and when I try to play a left handed guitar, well lets just say that it’s not pleasant! I once taught a student who was left handed and started out on a right handed guitar. He then convinced himself about six months later that he would be a much better player on a left handed guitar and purchased one. He struggled for a while and eventually returned to the right handed guitar as he concluded that he was more advanced this way round.
My best advice is to try both out in your local music store to see which one feels best to you. If there is no definite preference, it might be a good idea to stick to the right handed model. this is because there is a much greater choice of right handed guitars and you will probably not have to invest as much money to obtain a good instrument. There is also the fact that if there is a guitar lying around one day that you want to play or if you attend a jam session and borrow someone’s guitar, the instrument is highly likely to be a right handed guitar.
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