#1
I wasn't too sure about this so i thought I'd come to UG for help

Lets say I buy a right handed guitar, with me being lefty and all, I'd want to play it lefty, But, the Volume and Tone controls are in my way, how do i move them to the other side of the body?

Help would be appreicated seeing as I plan on buying a new guitar in a month or 2,


Thanks,
Dan
#2
Theres a thread I made, I am selling my SG. And yes I am lefty


EDIT:

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?p=10624122#post10624122
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#3
you cant without doing a lot of work. Id advise just leaving them on the side like hendrix did.. he got so used to it that he played his right to left strat even after he was given a lefty because he liked it. Also If you cant live with controls on th other side it would probably be easier to get a lefty guitar.
#4
You basically can't without doing a $h!t load of routing on the body of the instrument followed by filling in the area that you pulled them from.

Basically it can't be done. It's possible to use maybe shorter knobs or something... But I wouldn't think that would help much. Lucky me for being right handed and all...
#5
Basically if you moved it all...

You've had holes where the old controls were
You'd have to route a new control cavity
re-route the pickup wires and create a way to get them to the new control cavity
Make the input jack wire able to reach the cavity

In short...just get a lefty or pull a hendrix.
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#6
Hmm, looks liek i'll have to do a hendrix :O#

Is there anywhere that could actually do this for me?
and if ther eis, how much would it cost me?
#7
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Is there anywhere that could actually do this for me?
and if ther eis, how much would it cost me?


Dude...that gives me an idea when I get money. I should find a way to convert them and sell them
I actually do have schizophrenia, so stop making fun of people who have it.

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Boss ME-50
Silvertone Paul Stanley Apocalypse (modded)
Squier Affinity Strat (modded)
Italia Modulo 2
Fender Front 15G
#8
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Dude...that gives me an idea when I get money. I should find a way to convert them and sell them


Lol, glad I could... Inspire you? =0


I have to go now, gotta get up early, so I'll hopefully come back to some more answers in the mornin' (hint hint )
#9
What kind of guitar? If its a strat you could just get a lefty body and pickguard off ebay or Internationalluthiers.com if you want it new and use the rest of the guitar ot put it back together... Then sell the righty body and pickguard for probably a similar price (maybe more due to the higher amount of righty players) but a lefty body will be harder to find.
#10
Why play it reversed if your left handed? Your dominant hand should be on the frets, us lefties have an ADVANTAGE.