Jameson Thinline Acoustic-Electric Guitar

As we approach the end of 2024, it is time for one more essential “what to look out for” list. This one is dedicated to all of you music lovers who struggle a little harder than most when looking for guitars just because you’re left-handed. Below, you’ll find our favorite choices for left-handed guitars, brought to you by four of the biggest names in the industry.

If you ask us, this list is proof that there’s something out there right for everyone, and just because you’re not the majority doesn’t mean you have to settle. Now, without further ado, here are our picks.

Jameson Thinline Acoustic-Electric Guitar

This model is not only affordable, but it also looks and sounds spectacular because of the wood choices. For the back and sides, you’ll find a combination of spruce wood (back) and nato (sides), and for added quality, a gloss finish that takes the sound to a whole new level. 

A common complaint from people who buy relatively cheap guitars is that they sound shallow, yet this isn’t the case here. The Thinline is made to sound robust and deep. As for the fretboard, the product comes with 20 frets marked by inlay dots. And, as the name suggests, it’s acoustic-electric, which means you can go from playing by the seashore to playing a gig in a bar just by plugging your guitar into an amp.

Yamaha FG820L

What we like the most about this guitar, the entire FG series, is their all-roundedness. It’s not easy to find quality products that produce quality sounds at a decent price, but as we’ll show you, it’s not impossible. Not only that, but one review on this website details each feature we suggest you check out if you’re interested. 

That being said, the guitar offers a unique combination of bright, deep, and warm sounds, which is what most country players look for. Needless to say, the sound goes back to the wood used, Stika spruce, mahogany, rosewood, and nato. However, remember that you may need to change the pre-equipped strings if you like a sound with more character.

Fender CD-100 Left-Handed

For starters, this model is known for its versatility. Its design, construction, and features allow the guitar to produce different sounds with different timbres that serve all genres well. Not to mention, the model comes with a built-in chromatic tuner and a preamp which grants you control over not just volume but treble, mid, and bass, too. 

With the right balance, you’d be unstoppable. With a slim neck, the guitar is considered perfect for beginners, small hands, or anyone who depends mainly on bar chords. As for the woods, the top is made of laminated spruce, the back with laminated mahogany, a rosewood bridge and fingerboard, and a nato neck. Yet, with all that, the guitar retains its simple design and unique aesthetic.

Ibanez Artwood Series AW54LCE

Let’s get one thing out of the way: This guitar is made with nothing but mahogany, which gives the sound a defined character. On one hand, you have an acoustic-electric guitar with a modern design, a sleek body, and onboard electronics. On the other hand, when you play, you’ll get hit with a warm, rich, traditional sound. This contrast gives Artwood quite an advantage. 

Another essential feature of the model is the ability to add a strap, which, unless you’ll be sitting down, is something that every performer can’t live without. Last but not least, you’ll be more than pleased with what comes out of the guitar when plugged into an amp, given that the preamp is an Ibanez AEQ-SP2 and the pick-up is a Fishman Sonicore.

This is it, our top four picks for 2024 and the ones you should watch out for. So, if you’re a leftie passionate about guitar, we urge you to check them out. And if you’re a righty who's growing jealous, don’t worry. You can easily find the right-handed versions of these products available in stores. 

That being said, when picking out a guitar, don’t settle for a crappy left-handed guitar out of fear of not finding anything suitable for you. As you’ve seen, there are a lot of models out there designed to match your exact needs; instead of worrying about the searching, you should be more worried about which guitar you’re going to go home with. The world has become very lefty-friendly, so take advantage of it!