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Old 11-21-2011, 01:32 AM
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My youngest son is a lefty. It's odd to watch try to learn from watching me.
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:15 PM
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nice to hear from you Gibby.

right handed myself, but I have had a few lefty students.

I usually loan out a cheapy guitar to give then some time to work out if they prefer the idea of playing lefty or righty. I don't push either option.
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:10 PM
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In my absence, my youngest boy has taken uo the guitar.

He is a LEFTY (as in there is no other option lefty). I found a nice LP knock off for him at a garage sale ($30 w/seymour duncans in it). Then I had to cobble together a guitar for a buddys kid. I was brought over a "bag of guitars" (all sorts of parts but not one complete guitar). In the mess was a washburn RX 80 (in pieces). I put that together for him and that is his #1. If it was a righty, he would have never seen it
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Old 11-24-2011, 04:27 AM
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I spent months trying to learn a righty played as a lefty. ie Strumming upwards etc. I did this in isolation before meeting up with my future band mates to show each other what we had learned. I was miles behind with my effort and realised i was doing it the hard way. A friend restrung the guitar and i had to begin again from scratch ie learning to play chords etc. next time we met up i had improved greatly.
I think my mistake was to hold the guitar as a leftie instead of as a rightie. I blame the isolation of my bedroom for this and the unavailability of the internet,affordable lessons and a small brain. I know some people have learned leftie on a rightie but imo its much harder. Unless you play your own stuff your way.
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:55 PM
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Albert King managed Ok playing Left Handed on a flipped over right handed guitar.
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:29 PM
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I have seen several right handed guitarist that play the guitar strung up left handed or playing lefties...

I have always thought that to be rather odd, but it works for them
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