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).