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Lefty Pickers & Strummers

A place for lefty's to discuss playing tunes in a righty world! Join in!

Members: 35
Latest Activity: Jul 21

Welcome Southpaws! Join us today :)

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long time lefty

Started by Hobbit Sep 3, 2010. 0 Replies

as my grandmother used to tell me --  "i never met a right-hander, worth a damn" Continue

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Comment by Colum Burke on June 6, 2014 at 11:18am

Hey all you 'South-Paws' out there.

Ya got another one here from Ireland. Nearly finished my first basic 3 string fretless. No woodwork experience at all, no man-cave, tool shed, or tools for that matter, Just a 2yr old daughter running wild when I get a few precious moments in the day to drill or sand something! LOL

Has been a real eye opener. Kudos to all you Guys'n'Gals for your wonderful creations. Credit to you all. I cannot even play guitar. I tried many times to play a 6 string but couldn't get my head around the chords and as y'all know, being a leftie can be tough as you can't pick up someones guitar at a party a knock out a tune, so I decided to to forget it as a lost cause. Then I read up on CBG's, no rules, mess around, have fun... Thats it, I'm in!

Hope to post a pic of my attempt real soon,

Sláinte,

Colum

 

Comment by HomeSkillet on March 27, 2014 at 2:39am
Greetings from Texas, fellow lefties.
Comment by Wyatt Solaas on April 2, 2013 at 11:32pm

For the guys having trouble with left hand pics. heat up right handers till they become soft and, reshape them to your liking.

 

Comment by Wyatt Solaas on April 2, 2013 at 11:26pm

Comment by Wyatt Solaas on April 2, 2013 at 11:23pm

Hi all, another lefty for your group. I'm from Hailey,Idaho.

I've just finished my 6th build and feel that I now have some knowledge about what everyone has been talking about. I'm a woodworker by trade so I had that part. now I want to know how to make them sound prestine. Thanks in advance for having me. 

Comment by Jonathan Clark on January 1, 2013 at 7:11pm

Hi everybody, I've being hoping to find a group like this. i 'm a lefty, and just started building 3 string cbg's. but having trouble working out how to set the intonation for a lefty. and ideas or help would be great. I've built two 3 stringers, and i'm starting to work on my first 4 string. Hope everyone had a great and safe New years.

Comment by Seaman Jay on February 4, 2012 at 7:12am

Comment by Stubby on November 14, 2011 at 11:07am

Hi people, another southpaw here, this one's from the Netherlands. Some of you may know me as "Olav" on LeftyGuitarTraderForum, or you might not have heard of that place at all... LOL

Anyhoo, been a lefty player for 20+ years, own several models and brands lefty guitars, not one righty in the bunch. Actually that's not true... My uke and balalaika are both ex righties (meaning the side dots are on the wrong (!) side of the neck. I've built a couple electric guitars, now I'm looking to do a CBG. I'll post a thread once I start building.

Comment by Seaman Jay on June 3, 2011 at 5:11am

My adventure with DYI instruments started over 25 years ago, just BECAUSE I'm lefty. Almost every single guitar/bass guitar/upright I own/owned had to be "strung-over". Including stuff like cutting new bridges and nuts, "mirroring" the guitar bodies etc. So now I'm here, up to no right ;-)

Comment by mark wright aka lefty on March 2, 2011 at 6:38am
a little place called rugeley, west middland. right next to stafford or cannock your more likly to where they are!
 

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