#1
I am not happy with the selection of left-handed guitars seeing as I'm only comfertable playing with V-shaped guitars, I currently have a left-handed LTD Alexi-200. I wish to get a jackson, nothing special just another newbie-level guitar. Would it be possible to "flip the strings" on this guitar so that I can play it left handed. I know the knobs will be distractive but I've learned to avoid them.

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Looks nice i think. And even tho having a long bottom horn on the bottom would look weird imo, go for it. Just make sure you flip the nut around, reintonate it, and maybe adjust the pickups.
#4
I don't care about music critics trying to bug me because my guitar looks stupid to them, I just need a real answer, somebody that has experience with flipping. Thanks all.

Edit: ^ Thanks for letting me know it is possible.

I'm not the most experienced player, lol.
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He didn't ask about looks, he asked if it was possible. You'd probably have to flip the nut as well, but it is within the realm of possibility.
#6
Damn I wish it had 24 frets, oh well. I love that paintjob. Would perhaps my local guitar shops be able to do this process for some money?
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Damn I wish it had 24 frets, oh well. I love that paintjob. Would perhaps my local guitar shops be able to do this process for some money?

Which process? All the switcherroo-in?

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#8
Didn't hendrix just flip the guitar the other way round? Or am I thinking of someone else.
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Didn't hendrix just flip the guitar the other way round? Or am I thinking of someone else.


Yes Hendrix did. I also feel more comfertable with the larger wing of the V in my lap, so it would work well with this model.
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If you flipped it you would need to flip the nut and pick-ups. thats about all you need to do. Hendrix did flip his guitar... He got that fender from the guy in ZZ Top in a trade. The guitar was made to look like a right hander but flipped and it had the nut and pick-ups all flipped aswell. So just flip your strings, nut and pick-ups.
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#11
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If you flipped it you would need to flip the nut and pick-ups. thats about all you need to do. Hendrix did flip his guitar... He got that fender from the guy in ZZ Top in a trade. The guitar was made to look like a right hander but flipped and it had the nut and pick-ups all flipped aswell. So just flip your strings, nut and pick-ups.
Flipping the pickups serves absolutely no purpose. I have no idea why you would suggest such a thing. and a nut can't be flipped. The slots will be slanted the wrong way. Down toward the fret board when flipped, instead of down toward the head. A new nut will be necessary.

Also, all six bridge saddles will need to exchange positions in a mirror fashion so the saddle with the widest groove will be in the right position for the low E.

All this is do-able. But here's the big problem. IF the guitar you're looking at has a tunomatic, like the one shown in the picture, the bridge will likely be mounted on an angle with the low E end closer toward the tail. If you flip your strings around, you probably will run out of range and never be able to correctly set the intonation. You won't be able to get the low E far enough toward the tail, or the high e far enough toward the neck.


Fender style hardtails and trems have a lot of adjustment possible in the saddles. Tuno's have very little. That's why most are mounted on an angle.

I seriously doubt you'll be able to flip this, if it has a tuno.
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Flipping the pickups serves absolutely no purpose. I have no idea why you would suggest such a thing. and a nut can't be flipped. The slots will be slanted the wrong way. Down toward the fret board when flipped, instead of down toward the head. A new nut will be necessary.

Also, all six bridge saddles will need to exchange positions in a mirror fashion so the saddle with the widest groove will be in the right position for the low E.

All this is do-able. But here's the big problem. IF the guitar you're looking at has a tunomatic, like the one shown in the picture, the bridge will likely be mounted on an angle with the low E end closer toward the tail. If you flip your strings around, you probably will run out of range and never be able to correctly set the intonation. You won't be able to get the low E far enough toward the tail, or the high e far enough toward the neck.


Fender style hardtails and trems have a lot of adjustment possible in the saddles. Tuno's have very little. That's why most are mounted on an angle.

I seriously doubt you'll be able to flip this, if it has a tuno.



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I might just save up enough money to go with a left-handed dean razorback explosion, kind of a steep price for me, but I have no f'in clue what a lot of that information means, so I might just save my time and go big. Thanks a lot for informing me though.
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