#1
ok so i have a guitar that i want to switch to lefty. the guitar is pretty cheap and not worth the money it would take to get it proffesionally done (if i had the cash for that anyways).

the guitar is a double cut away les paul style first act. it has a strat styled bridge with no wammy (i think its fixed btw). the head style is well like the standard gibson head 3 tuning machines on each side.

i know i would obviously need to get a new nut. but what thats about all i am certain of. what needs to be done to successfully make the switch?
#2
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i know i would obviously need to get a new nut.


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#3
Just switch the strings around and play like Jimi Hendrix. If the input jack is on the side bottom corner of your guitar it would be wierd because its all the way up there now. I suggest you just get an Ibanez lefty . I saw it on T.V. long ass'd ago, they were making a righty guitar a lefty because lefty guitars are expensive stuff but I don't know why it would be so expensive.
#4
couldnt he just flip the nut around, put strings on lefty style and re-intoneate
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#5
^^^Probably. Depending on the nut, you should be able to switch it around and you may need to adjust the saddles on the bridge, but that's about it.
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#6
well a new nut will just be a few pucks but how do i do this saddle changing thing?

lol today i went into the shop and asked if they had any lefty nuts for sale. I still dont know the answer because they laughed too hard too long to answer.
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#7
I'm sure you could find one online if you needed to.
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well a new nut will just be a few pucks but how do i do this saddle changing thing?

lol today i went into the shop and asked if they had any lefty nuts for sale. I still dont know the answer because they laughed too hard too long to answer.


Try another shop :P

Just tell them you're looking for a new nut for your guitar. And that you need one that's left handed.

Since it's a Gibson... It's probably a tune-o-matic bridge, so it won't matter what order you put the strings through on the bridge end.

You'll probably want to change the location of the strap nuts, but that's easy, with a little filler.
#10
my acoustic got a new nut installed for $30.
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#11
file down the old one? you mite as well make your own guitar. no, im exageratting, but filing a nut isnt that easy unless you have a lot of machinery.
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#12
^^^Actually, its not that hard at all.........just hard to get it perfect. The actual filing process is easy, though.
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