Questions from a Lefty

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by SymphonySamurai, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. So I have a project in mind but have no idea how to go about it. What I would like to do is to get hold of an unfinished body and have my sister, who is a phenomenal artist, paint it up for me. i'm fairly certain that I could do the wiring and setup that comes after that, but my problem comes from the get-go. I have neither the tools nor the skill in woodworking to build my own blank body, and so far I've found exactly zero places online that sell lefty body blanks. Is there some secret luthier's lair that I'm missing, or is there just not enough demand for lefty instruments for people to bother making them? Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

  2. Deep Cat

    Deep Cat Supporting Member

    Jul 5, 2013
    San Francisco
    Warmoth offers lefty unfinished bodies.
  3. M0ses

    M0ses Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Eastern Wisconsin
    Yeah....not much other than Warmoth.
  4. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    USA Custom guitars, Allparts, B. Heffner all offer lefthanded parts.
    On the inexpensive end Rondo Music usually has lefty Jazz bass bodies and from time to time lefty necks.

    Keep an eye on ebay as well.
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