#1
I've got a 'normal' electric guitar, but I'm lefthanded...
should I try to learn playing it like it is, or switch the strings?
buying a 'lefthanded' type of guitar is not really an option...
#2
switch the strings, it will be much easier than learning it right handed. what type of guitar do you have?
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#4
Go to a Guitar Center or something and try playing a right handed guitar and a left handed guitar. That's the only way to find out what's most comfortable for you. I'm left handed too, but I learned how to play righty, not because it would be more convenient, but because it ended up being more comfortable for me.
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#5
Quote by Jangles5150
switch the strings, it will be much easier than learning it right handed. what type of guitar do you have?


it's the cheapest i could get it for really... just for starting out. It doesn't even have a brand on the guitarhead.... nothing I think the brand was something like Ritmuller, but I cant find that anywhere on the guitar itself...
#6
Quote by AbstractDeth7X
Go to a Guitar Center or something and try playing a right handed guitar and a left handed guitar. That's the only way to find out what's most comfortable for you. I'm left handed too, but I learned how to play righty, not because it would be more convenient, but because it ended up being more comfortable for me.


+1.

I play left handed, and couldn't imagine playing righty, but whatever you feel more comfortable with.
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#7
I'm lefthanded and I played a righthanded Silvertone strung upside down for the first year and a half. The only pain in the ass is the cutaway is on the wrong side. Makes it hard to comfortably play past the 19th fret if you have a strat-style guitar. Besides that I found little problem with it. I wouldn't bother learning righty.
#8
thanks I'll change the strings and see if it feels more normal for me to play left handed, if not I'll have to change them back I guess
#9
I never understood why people play lefthanded guitars, or even why the things exist. Ever seen a lefthanded piano? Both hands have enough to do when playing guitar, often even independent from each other. Another point: lefthanded guitars usually are not in stock, and therefore never a bargain. They also lose half of their value immediately: you can only trade them to a small portion of the guitar playing public that you happen to belong to.
So try the righthand guitar first, and only switch the strings if things really won't happen.
#10
danku
I'll try to learn it right handed if I don't feel any difference between left and right when I change the strings... being able to play a regular guitar would indeed be handy...