Random Left Handed Guitar Question

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by prs19, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. prs19

    prs19 New Member

    Feb 11, 2013
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    Was watching a guitar review today where the reviewer was using a left handed guitar. It has never occurred to me but I started thinking about what's different on a left handed guitar and would they sound different than their equivalent right handed versions.

    I convinced myself that the only real difference that may affect the sound are the way the pickups are made. For instance, the pole pieces have to be reversed correct. I'm thinking that the low E pole piece on a right handed guitar with the same pickup would be on the high E string on the left handed guitar if nothing changes right? I don't recall ever seeing left and right handed pickups so maybe I'm wrong.

    #1 prs19, Apr 19, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2017
  2. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

    Apr 26, 2012
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    There is no difference between any pole pieces on a right handed guitar. They all have the same length and diameter. So it doesn't matter that they pick up frequencies 2 octaves different when they are flipped. Still the same.

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