Does anyone else think lefty guitars look cooler when being played then rightys? I play righty idk if it has to do with me being lefty or something I just think they look cooler
Does anyone else think lefty guitars look cooler when being played then rightys? I play righty idk if it has to do with me being lefty or something I just think they look cooler.
Prince is awesomeNope. They look 100% wrong.
Big time. I guess I'm just used to seeing righties
Look. We have a Picard/hand on forhead smiley! LOL!
That's hardly what I'd call an unpopular opinion. NOW...me? I've posted a couple of threads with controversial opinions before LOL. One was about Prince right after I started hanging out here. But once I learned to play a little more, I fully understood what I didn't understand before I learned to play. It was a clip of him playing with only 1 hand on the guitar and I was wondering if it could've been pre-recorded and he was just "playing over it" basically.
It wasn't. It was 100% real and I know that, now. When you don't even know about hammer ons and pull offs, and somebody is playing a guitar with only 1 hand on the fretboard, it makes you look twice lol. I didn't know what any of that was when I saw/heard him play that solo the first 10 thousand times.
But I fully understand, now. I also didn't know Prince could play that well at the time I formed that theory, long before I started learning to play.
One of my favorite local players is a lefty who also strings righty. Trying to learn from him was torture. He got the most interesting voicings for chords as it let him have a wider range of tones with the available fingerings. None of us righties could duplicate his playing. Also he always played the songs differently each time. A master improvisor with a big reservoir of chord shapes at his disposal.An old supervisor I had while in the military played a standard (righty) guitar left-handed, What tripped me out was the strings were left as is so it was confusing if he was trying to show me something he was doing.
It worked--he was a very good player and as he said, that's how many learned back in the day when left handed guitars were mostly unavailable.
On a side note: Before he enlisted in the early 70's played in a band that toured mostly VA, MD, DC, PA regions. I guess they were good enough to open for Iron Butterfly--he had a lot of cool stories about music and people that he jammed with. He'd show up where I worked at (small maintenance hangar) on a Friday afternoon with a guitar in one hand, and a case of beer in the other.
Good Times--I learned a lot!
yep leftys look well cooler, better looking, taller and also more distinguished. Yes im a lefty
You stole my line.....but I agree with you 100% (except for the taller bit, I never grew up)....we look better in everything we do.....and....yep leftys look well cooler, better looking, taller and also more distinguished. Yes im a lefty