right or left handed guitar!?

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Answer #1 | 22/12 2013 13:51
Here's the real deal - if you buy a guitar and want to change the strings to make it a "left handed" instrument, you can do that - but there is no such thing as a Left or right handed guitar. The problem is that you'll have trouble reading any manual on how to play a guitar, because the strings will be backwards. Good Luck!
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Answer #2 | 22/12 2013 15:06
Being left handed is no more of an issue with guitar than it is with piano or any other instrument. Both of your hands are eventually going to do equally complex work. Whether you're left or right handed, your weaker hand will need a little extra attention. If you get a standard (what some people call right-handed) guitar, you'll probably have an easier time forming chords than a right handed beginner. Your right hand will feel a little clumsy as you learn to strum. This is normal and shouldn't be taken as an indication that you need a left-hand guitar. There are a lot of good reasons not to learn on a left handed guitar. All the chord diagrams, tab, and instructional material will be backwards. Left handed guitars are only available in limited models and usually have to be ordered. While that may not be a concern to a beginner, when you're ready to upgrade, you'll want to try before buying. Although left handed guitars are somewhat available, if you ever decide to learn another stringed instrument, you'll have a much harder time finding a left handed one. Most left handed players simply learn on a regular guitar. You just don't notice them as much as the ones who play left handed. I have a friend who I've been playing with for 30 years. He's one of the best guitarists I know, and I only recently realized he's left handed. Bottom line is that you should learn on a regular guitar, and don't give your left handedness another thought.
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Answer #3 | 22/12 2013 20:15
tommy is right. it will feel awkward
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Answer #4 | 22/12 2013 17:31
I had the same situation as you when I first played, i strongly reccomend just going with a right handed guitar, because it will be difficult to read manuals, and if you had a guitar instructor, he/she will have difficulty teaching you with a left handed guitar. :) Merry Christmas
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