Maybe build me a lefty

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by DUSTER, Sep 12, 2019 at 10:16 AM.

  1. DUSTER

    DUSTER Squier-Meister

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    May 2, 2014
    Greensburg, Pa.
    I'm thinking of finding myself a lefty and swapping it to play righty. I'm just a bit bored and that seems like a fun project to tinker with.
     
  2. IronSchef

    IronSchef Dr. Squier

    Age:
    56
    Jun 18, 2012
    Flew here on my Dragonfly
    I did the same thing a bit ago -- did a lefty strat in Oly White a la Jimi's Woodstock Strat.

    For me, I couldn't get along w/ the controls on top -- ended up parting that project back out (but it sure was fun building anyway!)
     
  3. mofojar

    mofojar Squier-Nut

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    37
    666
    May 9, 2019
    Calgary, Alberta
    That's my biggest worry about something like that. I like the idea of having the reversed guitar like Jimi or Kurt but the controls on a Strat would be right in the way.

    Maybe if it was a Tom DeLonge style with just the one knob it might not be so bad.
     
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  4. AllroyPA

    AllroyPA Squier-Axpert

    Age:
    50
    Dec 14, 2009
    Philadelphia
    just get a lefty neck and put it on a righty guitar, you will get along much better than an entire flip
     
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  5. jjudas

    jjudas Squier-holic

    Mar 23, 2016
    Metro New Orleans
    I also flipped a lefty strat to play righty, a Hendrix Tribute. The novelty wore off quick. I sold it. It was fun for about 6 months though.
     
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  6. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

    Age:
    54
    Nov 29, 2017
    Newnan ,Ga.
    Yepp.

    That and a Jimi reverse guard like mine ;) IMG_20190602_133228.jpg
     
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  7. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Squier-holic

    Very important so you can get the creepy-mean bass string twang like in If 6 was 9.

     
  8. I thought about that sort of half heartedly. A left handed Standard came up for sale. Buddy wanted too much for it and it was over an hours drive away. My thoughts have since faded.
    Cheers, Barrie.
     
  9. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

    Age:
    54
    Nov 29, 2017
    Newnan ,Ga.
    I've now put the Duncan Jimi pups in this Strat and they do give a distinct tone with the reverse pole stagger. It's wonderful stuff when the tubes are sizzlin jam.gif jam.gif jam.gif
     
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  10. Lovemesomesquiers

    Lovemesomesquiers Squier Talker

    Age:
    36
    6
    Thursday
    London
    I'm lefty and I've recently started playing right-handed because i was tired too. Tired of NOT finding left-handed guitars! :cool:
     
  11. Almost like a piano player trying to find a left handed piano.
    How's the switch working out for you?
    Cheers, Barrie.
     
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