Famous Lefty Guitarists..?

I've been playing a right-handed guitar left-handed (upside down and backwards) for about 5 years now and I want to know if there are any really good famous guitarists who played this way that I can use a sort of "study guides"...

And no one answer this question with "Jimi Hendrix" because Jimi RE-STRUNG his guitar! I want REAL inverted guitarists. I know one of the legends is Dick Dale... and I think Albert King played southpaw as well...

But seriously... no Hendrix answers... he was a good guitarist, but he didn't play upside down... therefor, he was nothing special...

Update:

Also, I can't just buy a left-handed guitar. One problem is money. The other is that I've already learned most of the basics with my current guitar. I've tried to pick up a lefty guitar and it doesn't make sense in my head.

And I know that I'm nothing special either, for the chick who left the first comment. I'm not trying to be "special", I'm just trying to learn how to play better, the only way I know how to play...

Update 2:

And to "Nick J"... now ur just listing guitarists...

Synyster Gates is right-handed! Now Zacky V., he plays left-handed, but with a lefty guitar...

Update 3:

Nick J: Didn't mean it like that, lol. But a couple of them are "inverted" guitarists, so as of right now, ur doing the best. Kepp listing them if u want, I'm sure u'll find more... ^^

Update 4:

Alright, Nick J. Well, at the rate ur going, u'll probably get Best Answer. Keep 'em coming, dude!

Update 5:

Nick J: Sorry, dudette, lol!

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  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

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    ADAM KARCH

    ADRIAN CLARK

    AL ANDERSON

    AL MCKAY *

    ALAIN PEWZNER

    ALAIN PIRE

    ALAN LONGMUIR

    ALBERT KING *

    ALEXANDER SCHMITZ

    ALI CAMPBELL *

    AMERICO JACOMINO O CANHOTO

    AMO CHIP *

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    ANDREW WHITE *

    ANDY YOUNG *

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    BILLY CORGAN

    BILLY MACKEL *

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    BJARNE ROUPÉ *

    BLAKE SCHWARZENBACH

    BO JENKINS

    BOB BROZMAN

    BOB GELDOF *

    BOB "EL BOBO" ROESY

    BOBBY WOMACK *

    BOUBACAR SIDIBE

    BRIAN MONIZ *

    BRIAN WOLSKI

    BRUCE COCKBURN

    BRYAN HARVEY *

    CALOGERO

    CALVIN NEWBORN

    CANHOTO DA PARAIBA *

    CARIOCA *

    CARLOS RIOS

    CARLOS VIVES

    CEDELL DAVIS

    CESAR ROSAS *

    CHALLAIN FERRET *

    CHARLES WRIGHT *

    CHRIS GEORGE

    CHRIS MARTIN (Coldplay)

    CHRIS REA

    CHUCK DAY

    CHUCK "SOUTHPAW" JONES

    CLAUDE OLMOS

    COCO MONTOYA *

    COLE PRIOR STEVENS *

    COLIN HODGKINSON

    COOKIE MCGEE *

    COOL JOHN FERGUSON *

    DALE SELLERS

    DAMON BRAMBLETT *

    DAN SEALS *

    DANNY GATTON *

    DARRYL GONZALES

    DAVE HOLE *

    DAVE KING

    DAVE LOGGINS

    DAVE PARASITE

    DAVE WAKELING *

    DAVID BOWIE *

    DAVID BYRNE

    DEAN TIDEY *

    DEFORD BAILEY *

    DELL STATON

    DENNIS "FLY" AMERO

    DEREK DUNIVAN

    DICK DALE *

    DICKEY LEE

    DICKIE THOMPSON *

    DIDI DUPRAT

    DIEGO BALIARDO

    DJAMEL LAROUSSI

    DON JONES *

    DONAL LUNNY *

    DOUG CLAIBORNE

    DOUGSHOT SKA-RILLIA

    DOYLE BRAMHALL II

    DR DAS

    DR. ISAIAH ROSS

    DRAMA *

    DUANE ALLMAN

    DUSTIN STROUD

    ED DEANE *

    ED PARSONS

    EDDIE WHEELER *

    EDDY CLEARWATER *

    EEF BARZELAY *

    ELIZABETH COTTEN *

    ELLIOT EASTON *

    ELVIS COSTELLO

    ERIC BOGLE *

    ERIC GALES *

    ERIK DARLING (The Rooftop Singers)

    ERIK SPROOTEN

    ERNIE C *

    EUGENE GALES *

    EVIE SANDS *

    FREDERIC PIERRE GUSTAVE

    GARY FLETCHER

    GARY MOORE

    GEORGE BARNES

    GEORGE JOHNSON *

    GEORGE MCARDLE

    GEORGE VAN EPS *

    GERARD BLANC

    GIL DORON OFARIM

    GILBERT ISBIN *

    GILES HEDLEY (Giles Hedley Blues Band, The Aviators)

    GLEN BURTNIK *

    GLENN POMIANEK

    GRANT GREEN JR. *

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    GREG SERRATO

    GREG STAPLES

    GREGG WRIGHT

    GRETA BRINKMAN

    GRUFF RHYS *

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    HARRY J. BOYLE

    HIDETOSHI "BILLY" FURUKAWA

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    IAN WHITCOMB

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    JEN LEIGH

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    JERRY DE VILLIERS JR. *

    JEYSON ZIMERER *

    JIM DUNCOMBE *

    JIM ROONEY *

    JIMI GOODWIN

    JIMI HENDRIX *

    JIMMY CLIFF *

    JIMMY HASLIP

    JIMMY RAINEY

    JOAQUÍN RIVÉRA

    JOE GAGAN

    JOE LONG

    JOHN DOYLE *

    JOHN FLANSBURGH *

    JOHN FULLER *

    JOHN HEAD *

    JOHN HEPBURN

    JOHN MARASCO

    JOHN MCENROE

    JOHN ROBINSON

    JOHN SCHUMANN *

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    JOHN WHEELOCK

    JOHNNY BACON (a.k.a. JOHNNY HAWK)

    JOHNNY JENKINS *

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    JOHNNY WESLEY CHISHOLM

    JOHNNY WINTER

    JONATHAN BUTLER *

    JOSE BARRENSE-DIAS

    JOSE SOLES

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    JOSEPH CARTER III *

    JOSEY SCOTT

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    JULIA ROBERTS

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    KARL WALLINGER *

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    KEN HOWELL *

    KENNETH EDMONDS (a.k.a. BABYFACE)

    KEVIN MARK LEGAULT *

    KLAUS EICHSTADT

    KOKOMO ARNOLD

    KRIS ROE

    KUNI (TAKEUCHI)*

    KURT COBAIN *

    L.A. JONES *

    LARRY WHITE

    LEE BLAIR

    LEE JACKSON *

    LEFT HAND FRANK (FRANK CRAIG)

    LEFTHAND FREDDY (FRED REINING)

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    LEFTY FRIZZELL

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    LITTLE JIMMY KING

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    MACK STEVENS

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    NIALL PARKER *

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    OMAR RODRIGUEZ-LOPEZ

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    PAUL FRAZIER

    PAUL GRAY

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    PRESTON REED *

    RAY HUTCHINSON

    RICH WOLSKI

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    RICKY QUINONES *

    RIK EMMETT (Triumph)

    ROB JOHANSSON *

    ROB OORTHUIS

    ROBBIE MERRILL

    ROBERT FRIPP

    ROBERT LUNN *

    ROBERT WILSON “LEFTY” PERKINS

    ROBIN CAMPBELL *

    ROBIN FEIX

    RODNEY BAKERR *

    ROGER ‘TINY’ KOHRS

    RON JONES

    RONNIE DRAYTON *

    ROSEMARY BUTLER

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    RUVANE KURLAND

    SASCHA KOHLER

    SCOTT MCCARL

    SEAL *

    SEBASTIEN LAMOTHE

    SENÉN SUÁREZ

    SHARI FORST

    SHERWOOD MANGIAPANE

    SHIGERU MATSUZAKI

    SLIM WHITMAN

    STAN SKIBBY

    STEELE CROSWHITE

    STEF KAMIL CARLENS

    STERLING SPELL *

    STEVE CROPPER *

    STEVE LOUVAT *

    STEVE MORSE

    SYLVAIN BOLDUC

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    TERRY NOLAND *

    TEX FLETCHER

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    TIM ARMSTRONG

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    TINY TIM

    TOM ANDREWS

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    TOM PALOMBI

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    UFFE STEEN

    VERNON HARRINGTON

    VICKI VOMIT *

    VINCE BLACK

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    WAYNE WRIGHT *

    WESLEY TUTTLE *

    WILL GLOVER

    WILLIAM ‘LEFTY’ BATES

    WILLIE DUNCAN

    WOLF MAAHN

    YOMO TORO

    ZEKKARIYAS (Cecil Womack)

    i know you said no jimi but i found it so whatever

    sorry!? i searched left handed guitarists and they all came up but that was just 1 so im sorry

    i know but i was searching so those are the ones i found. and i didnt mean to sound sad or upset or anything :)

    you do know i am a girl right so you can call me dudette and i will call you dude, ok dude :p

    thanks dude :P lol

    Source(s): http://www.lefthandedguitarists.com/lefty_guitaris... The musicians above are left-handed or play guitar left-handed. But not all of them are naturally left-handed.
  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Lefty Guitarists

  • 1 decade ago

    well im no expert but....if u r a lefty (like me) why dont u just learn to play it the left handed way? instead of trying the right handed way?.....idk maybe they dont make left handed guitars but i would just try and learn it left handed if ur a lefty

  • 3 years ago

    Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain no longer since they had been the nice ever, however since they revolutionized the way in which folks performed the guitar...with their possess certain patterns, they modified tune

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  • s_02
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Why dont you just buy a left handed guitar?

    Your not anything special just because you play a right handed guitar.

    And hendrix was a great guitar player , just because he restrung his guitar doesnt mean he wasnt anything special.

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