SURVEY : how many Lefty Guitar Player members are we ?

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by hcsterg, May 11, 2019.

I am a Lefty Player...

  1. ... A true one, appearing exactly like a Right-Handed in a mirror...

    92.9%
  2. ... A reversed one, with reversed strings, à la Otis Rush, Dick Dale...

    7.1%
  1. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    71
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    :D:D:D
     
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  2. 53Rockets

    53Rockets Electromatic

    83
    Oct 14, 2018
    Ottawa, Ontario
    If any lefty's here know of any great places off the beaten path to find left handed Gretsches' (online preferably) please share. The main online stores i check often besides Reverb are Street Sounds, Southpaw, Jerry's Lefty Guitars, and Lefty Guitars/Rhode Island. If anyone knows of any other good sources of available lefty's i'd love to hear them.
     
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  3. make1968

    make1968 Electromatic

    6
    Apr 8, 2019
    Finland
    Not many stores for lefty Gretsches in Europe, but Lefty Guitars in Belgium is pretty good. Also, Leftyfrez.com has a left handed guitar store dictionary in their web pages.

    stompin riot lahti 18.jpg
    BTW, the question was about guitars, but actually I mainly gig as an upright bass player. In the beginning (80's) I oftentimes had to use borrowed instruments, and learnt slapping contra that's strung wrong handed - and never even bothered to buy, convert or make a true lefty bass! It may still happen. But please do count me as genuine lefty for guitar!
     
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  4. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    I have the same problem, 53Rockets.

    My sources are mostly local craiglists, eBay, usually for 2nd hand models... And I have fortunately a local Music Shop long-time friend boss who is akeen to place any order for a Lefty Gretsch (or other brand) at best prices for me - the problem is that brand new Proline models are out of reach (€€€€) for me... :(

    That way, my shopkeeper pal could score a rare lefty model for me in summer 2015 : one of the 10 G5622TLH SRF GRN with Bigsby B7 ever made (see avatar).

    I tried one time to buy a HallMark Mosrite to Jerry's Lefty, but I don't know how this man works - too complicated, like "yes but no but this but that, and you know..." - OK, I gave up.

    A+!
     
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  5. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    We reach 11... :cool::cool::cool:

    A+!
     
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  6. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Alabama
    I can't play righty or lefty..
     
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  7. Gretschtim1

    Gretschtim1 Country Gent

    Dec 4, 2012
    Dundalk, Md
    Below is a picture of one I created for you. I've been playing the same model for years.
     
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  8. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Age:
    50
    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    I will buy it from you, whatever the price...but only if it was made in the USA:D
     
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  9. Gretschtim1

    Gretschtim1 Country Gent

    Dec 4, 2012
    Dundalk, Md
    Yes 100% USA imagined...:).
     
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  10. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Age:
    50
    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    I just airmailed the money into your PlayPal account:p:p:p
     
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  11. Gretschtim1

    Gretschtim1 Country Gent

    Dec 4, 2012
    Dundalk, Md
    Cool - I got it - Thanks...:D.
    Another satisfied customer!
     
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  12. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    71
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    If righties are right, does that mean that lefties are wrong? :p
     
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  13. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    I wonder... o_O;)

    We count 12 :cool: - be honest Guys : cast a vote only if you are Left-Handed player... All Right ? Sorry : All Wrong ? :D

    That said, Right or Wrong-Handed, you're welcome to the discussion, of course !

    A+!
     
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  14. gtttrrr

    gtttrrr Synchromatic

    Age:
    51
    941
    Dec 7, 2011
    United States
    I’ve always thought that as well...
     
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  15. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    I agree like you about Dave-B statement, gtttrrr : somewhere it's logical... But for me it did not worked, unfrotunately:(.

    So my most agile hand is de facto on the strumming/plucking/picking side. It has also its proper advantages when you want to vary the attacks; to work on expressivity, tone and harmonics. :cool:

    A+!
     
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  16. gtttrrr

    gtttrrr Synchromatic

    Age:
    51
    941
    Dec 7, 2011
    United States
    Oh me too,,, i’m A righty that plays righty,,, but i’ve Often wondered if a lefty playing righty might have an advantage,,, let’s face it, it’s all impossibly awkward when you begin to play either way,,,
     
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  17. Dostegrar

    Dostegrar Country Gent

    Nov 5, 2013
    Delta,b.c.
    The right side of the brain controls the left side of the body, so left handed people are in their right mind.
     
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  18. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    "Tout avantage a ses inconvénients et réciproquement."
    "Any advantage has its disadvantages and vice versa."


    Jacques Rouxel - Les Shadoks.

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    :eek::D

    A+!


     
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  19. StrayCat

    StrayCat Newbie

    3
    Aug 12, 2011
    Hello there all lefties,
    Maybe we should do something about the fact that some models have not been available as left handed and lobby for them at Gretsch? I mean in particular double cutaway models such as G6120DC Nashville and White Falcon G6136DC not to mention lower end similar models.
     
  20. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Hi StrayCat and welcome ! :)

    Did you casted your vote ?

    Teasing / lobbying Gretsch would be a good idea.

    I think they may be more receptive on Electromatic models, hence my G5622TLH SRF GRN, which was issued in a batch 10 items - only LH - from a special order placed by Le Gaucher (The Lefty), a LH guitar shop in Paris...

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    I wished they issued the G5420TLH in Fairlane Blue and they recently did it :). But my wallet is empty now :(...

    https://www.thomann.de/fr/gretsch_g5420tlh_fairlane_blue.htm

    Another of interest to me would be the G5620TLH thinline single cur center block...

    A+!
     
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