Jameson Thinline Acoustic-Electric Guitar

As we approach the end of 2020, it is time for one more essential “what to look out for” list. This one is dedicated to all of you music lovers out there who struggle a little harder than most when looking for guitars just because they’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 which 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 an 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 actually, 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 goes into detail about each feature which we suggest you check out if you’re interested. 

That being said, the guitar offers a unique combination of sounds, bright, deep, and warm, which is the one thing most country players look for. The sound, needless to say, all goes back to the wood used, Stika spruce, mahogany, rosewood, and nato. However, keep in mind 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 quite 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 mostly on bar chords. As for the woods, you’ll find that the top is made of laminated spruce, the back with laminated mahogany, rosewood bridge and fingerboard and a nato neck. Yet, with all that, the guitar retains its simple design and its 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 defined character. On one hand, you have an acoustic-electric guitar with a modern design, a sleek body, and on-board electronics. On the other hand, when you play you’ll get hit with a warm, rich, traditional sound. This contrast gives the Artwood quite an advantage. 

Another essential feature of the model is allowing for a strap to be added 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 an Ibanez AEQ-SP2 and the pick-up is a Fishman Sonicore.

This is it, our top four picks for 2019 and the ones you should watch out for. So, if you’re a leftie with a passion for guitar, we urge you to check them out. And if you’re a righty whose growing jealous, don’t you 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 a very lefty friendly, so take advantage of it!