Mudcat Café message #1088362 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #65866   Message #1088362
Posted By: s&r
07-Jan-04 - 07:35 PM
Thread Name: Left Handers and Strings?
Subject: RE: Left Handers and Strings?
We never have difficulties teaching RH guitar to LH people provided they have never tried to play. Both hands have to learn new skills on an instrument, and feel clumsy at first. One of us is LH and the other is RH. We both play RH.

LH stringing of RH instruments cause problems however - cheap classical guitars with no bridge compensation can br strung LH; the problem occurs with steel strings and slanted bridges, which wont play in tune stung LH

Fiddles can be LH strung, but there may be some loss of tone. Looks strange in orchestral work.

Bizzarely, LH pianos are available...