guitarguitar is offering free lessons to left-handed players

Robert Wilson of guitarguitar gives lefty Andy Macdonald a hand (Image credit: GuitarGuitar)

It is not easy being a left-handed guitarist or bassist when you look down the specs of the latest hot guitar to find that there is no left-handed guitar option. But guitarguitar is here to help.

To celebrate International Left-handers Day 2019, the retailing giant is dedicating the rest of the week to left-handed players (opens in new tab), offering free lessons and advice to left-handed beginners.

This weekend (17-18 August) they are offering a free restringing service, too. 

Lefty Week, as guitarguitar is calling it, is part of the company's 15th Anniversary celebrations, and co-founder Graham Bell hopes that it will reduce the instances of left-handed players being forced to play as right-handers. 

The likes of David Bowie, Noel Gallagher and Mark Knopfler are lefties performing right-handed.

"We want to make that a thing of the past," said Bell. “For the last 15 years, we have supported left-handers by stocking the largest range of left-handed guitars in the UK, but we want to do more. That’s why we’re celebrating Lefty Week with free lessons for left-handed beginners, showing them they have nothing to fear by playing guitar the way that feels most natural to them.” 

See guitarguitar for more details (opens in new tab).

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars and guitar culture since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitar World. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.

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