Start of 2017

Happy New Year fellow left handed guitarists and bassists. I have just returned from a few weeks in New Zealand. We travelled on treacherous, winding roads over rugged mountains, cruised long straight distances across plains of green, drank L&P, stood on the edge of an active volcano, played Airsoft (illegal in Australia), and survived listening…

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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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$1000 lefty acoustic guitars

Charles has just come back from a trade show in China and has met with the very best of the manufacturers there. Following his debrief on this trip, I am considering bringing in a high-end, Chinese-made, left handed acoustic guitar model. It will be $1000 (approx US$750.) Not too cheap. Not too expensive. Very high quality. I…

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Christmas Time Again: 2016!

This year has gone fast! At least for me it has. Some revolutionary and much needed changes have occurred in the world this year. For the first time in a long time the Left Wing agenda have had the slap in the face they very much deserved, firstly here in Australia (which is thoroughly left…

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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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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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Left Handed Foldable Travel Guitar AD-100

JUNE 2016. I am trying to get a left handed version made by the manufacturer of the AD100 Travel Guitar. This is a very cool fold-out guitar with a decent sound, made of aluminium and high quality electronics. It is made in China and retails for USD 700 (approx. $1000 Australian.) That’s for the right handed original.…

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