Christmas Builds

Just an update on the builds going in the shop. I have finished just about all the Christmas builds and we are still on target for our other builds due for completion in 2017. If you are considering a build, now is the best time to place the order, especially if you are wanting an…

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Gibson to make left handed guitars again?

Guitar sales must be a bit slow at Gibson. When they’re down Gibson has in the past tried to salvage things by suddenly making left handed guitars too. Then when things turn around they suddenly dump them again. They have been doing this for years. Flip flop, flip flop. The last time Gibson made left handed guitars of any…

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Who Makes Left Handed Explorers?

Gibson does not and never will make another left handed Explorer. That is a lost cause if you are waiting for the day they do. The last time a production run of left handed Explorer guitars occurred was in 1985. As of 2016, Gibson makes no left handed guitars of any type, not even in…

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Disappointing News re Kluson tuners

Firebird guitars have been around since the late 1950’s. There are two distinct and unique characteristics about Firebird guitars: they have banjo tuners, and they have three-part bodies. That’s a Firebird! To be honest I have never yet made a left handed Firebird with banjo tuners. They’ve always been made with regular or locking tuners. Banjo tuners don’t have…

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Gaskell Guitars located? Sydney, Australia. What guitars do you make? We make left handed electric guitars and left handed basses including all models and shapes that are not made left handed by original manufacturers. What guitars don’t you make? We do not make left handed acoustic guitars. We do not make right handed guitars. Where…

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FREE Left handed guitar knobs

I’ve just gotten in a new batch of left handed speed knobs. They aren’t always easy to get and to be honest, in the past, I haven’t given much attention to whether control knobs were right or left handed. When we were making the factory Gaskells (2006-2013) the models that came with numbered plastic knobs were…

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Kahler tremolos for left handed guitars

Personally, I like Kahler® tremolos. I had a guitar with an original “patent pending” Kahler tremolo back in the day. It was solid brass. I also like Floyd Rose tremolos, so I am not biased towards either. They are similar yet different. I like both. Each have their strengths and weaknesses. Much has been said about the comparisons…

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Floyd Rose Tremolos for Left handed Guitars

There are a number of tremolo models by Floyd Rose, with the higher end ones made in Germany (Original Floyd Rose models) and the budget ones made in Korea (1000 series and Special series.) The only genuine Floyd Rose left handed tremolo available is the German-made OFR model. There are other licensed makers of Floyd Rose tremolos (Japanese…

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Friedman Amps

I’ve had the pleasure of trying a FRIEDMAN amp recently. Charles (Gaskell co-builder) is the Australian distributor for Friedman amps. He has come to know Dave Friedman personally. He is a big fan of these amps. When it comes to amps I am merely an “end user” so when Charles got them in he insisted I try…

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