LEFTY - GUITARS & BASSES for the left handed player
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1. LEFTY 2007 Ibanez Prestige RG-1570L Textured Black, (front), (finish detail), (complete trem system Edge Pro), (headstock/neck), (plastic/knobs/etc.), (case). Just add pickups and assemble! A superb Japan-made Prestige and a shredder's dream guitar for the home tech or tinkerer. Every piece is here, other than electronics so you can use whatever pickups you like, or we can install prior to shipping. The guitar is super clean, zero fret wear, nice case, etc., although the past owner did a textured refinish that you may love or hate. The finish is a nice job with the only flaws being non-textured spots on the bottom edge from sitting in a stand before the finish was dry. The Prestige series by "Team J-Craft" are some of the nicest guitars coming out of Japan. The RG-1570 is an new version of the old RG-570, although with improved high tech hardware, better Wizard Prestige neck, with 5-piece maple/walnut, and the new Edge-Pro tremolo system. Other specs are Basswood body; maple neck; rosewood fretboard with 24 jumbo frets and pearl dot inlays; pickups direct mounted to body; Cosmo black hardware; HSH pickup configuration with 5-way switch, master volume, master tone; pearl logo inlay, and finished in Suede Black only. For additional cost I can supply pickup sets like Duncans, DiMarzios, EMGs, and probably even an Ibanez V7-S1-V8, which were stock for this guitar. The IBZ V7 (Vintage 7) pickup is tight, but bright, very dynamic for chording and rhythm; the S1 single coil is very articulate with especially clear mids; the IBZ V8 (Vintage 8) pickup is a warm and articulate, with enhanced harmonics without excessive brightness. The RG-1570 Prestige currently runs $1199 at Zzounds; don't know if there's an upcharge for lefty. With less than two hours of bench time you can do final assembly on this one and come in way under 1/2 that price. $450 includes nice form fit Prestige case, factory hang tags, wrenches, and everything needed to complete the guitar. If you want pickups installed, choose from ones we have in stock and you're looking at $675 with Duncans/DiMarzio/EMG/etc.
2. Ovation Elite LEFTY - Model L718, (front), (headstock/neck), (back), (sound holes), (preamp), (label), (case). Quality American Ovation for the lefty player. The L718 features Ovation's 22-soundhole "epaulettes" made of a variety of exotic woods, as well as a solid Sitka spruce top, a 5-piece mahogany/maple neck, Lyrachord body, rosewood fretboard with wooden triangle inlays, rosewood bridge, 22 frets, gold Schaller tuners, 25-1/4" scale, and 1-11/16" nut width. Preamp is Ovations OP-24 which features battery test switch and LED, volume knob, and sliders for bass/mid/treb. Other than a minor ding on the top of the headstock it's in lovely condition and it plays exceptionally nice. List price back in '90 was $1499, which makes it an excellent buy today at just $599. Includes form fit SKB case.
3. LEFTY - 1983 Fender Stratocaster Elite, (close-up), (headstock), (back), (frets/fretboard), (hardware), (case). Rare Lefty version of this model. Rather than using long descriptions, click here for a page I've created which outlines features of this innovative model. This guitar is all original and overall pretty nice shape for its age with the worst flaws being tarnished or pitted hardware (bridge, neckplate, fine-tune nut) and wear along the edge of the fretboard, primarily in the lower register. Unlike many of the Elite models I've had, this guitar has been played rather than spending its life in the case. There are normal scratches in the clear coat, not through the finish, and actually only moderate fret wear but with a nice set-up this is a good choice for the player who doesn't want to pay top dollar for a pristine model that's too clean to take to a gig. It's noteworthy that this guitar still has the fine-tune nut, which were frequently never installed, or removed and lost. Lefty Elites are few and far between and if you're looking for a killer player that works perfectly and plays superbly, this one's just $1199. Includes original lefty Fender case but not original trem arm.
4. Danelectro '56 U-2 - "Lefty" , (front/back), (headstock). - in cool retro color "Aqua", which is more of a surf green. Realizing the supply/demand shortage of these guitars in lefty's, we took the bull by the horns and converted (pic here) this one, which was simply installing a lefty aluminum nut, working a few of the saddle string slots, and re-setting the intonation. Just let us know where you'd like the strap pin installed, basically any of the three locations shown here. A few years ago Dano dropped the entire line and came out with the '56 Pro, which was soon dropped, and they're now making the '59 DC and the new Dano Pro which is sort of a Gumby shaped body style. Player's love the '56 U-2, even if only to pull them out for one or two songs per set. But they set up flawlessly, are feather weight, and nothing sounds like these vintage lipstick pickups. The fact that you can get a pro-quality tone in this price range is remarkable. Stacked knobs give you volume and tone on each pickup plus the usual 3-way selector. If you're a lefty and don't mind a guitar that used to be a righty (Hendrix thought it was okay), this one's around $75 cheaper, set up with superb action, and yours for just $225.