Hello all, I am a left-handed 50-year old who learned to play right handed bass -- mainly because back in the day, all you could buy was what was at the local music store, and there really were no lefty basses in my area. My first bass was loaned to me by a friend a right-handed model. Just now I was thinking about buying a Squier Jaguar bass (30" scale) so that either of my kids could try playing bass now or in a few years, when I suddenly realized, I was going to order a righty bass but one of my kids is right-handed and the other is left-handed. So, there's the question -- should get a left-handed bass for my lefty 4-yr old to grow into, or a right-handed bass for my righty 7 yo daughter AND son to use? Should the lefty son just deal with a righty bass like I did? Or do I get one of each? Jags are inexpensive and can be had for $162 this weekend at MF. What are your thoughts and experiences about people/kids of either handed-ness playing bases of the same or opposite handedness? I don't fell like being a left-hander playing right-handed has held me back-- though my right-hand technique isn't blazing fast. But, maybe playing a left-handed bass would have been better for me had I started that way, and might be better for my son. Then, do I get 2 basses, right and left, so each can play their way, and also let the son decide if right or left feels right to him? The funny part is, they might not either one like bass, in the end. But I want to start out so they have the best opportunity to enjoy it and maybe develop a talent. Righty daughter is 7 and lefty son is 4, in case it figures into things for any of you. Thanks in advance for the benefit of your collective experience and opinions. It's a great community we have here.