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“World’s finest lefty guitars from the authority on left hand guitars.”

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ABOUT Jerry Welch, The Lefty Guitar Story

Jerry Welch, owner of Jerry’s Lefty Guitars, was born in Kentucky and lived in Florida from age 6.

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“Bought my first guitar (a right-handed Martin Vega V845, because I'm right handed) in 1975 just before my 21st birthday. Two weeks later I cut off my left index finger in a construction accident (I was a full time carpenter since age 17). I thought my guitar playing days were done.

“A few years later, I decided I really wanted to play and it seemed playing left handed was the answer. Having a full hand to fret with seemed more important than a full hand to strum with. So I became a lefty player. I banged around on that turned around Vega for years before deciding to find a factory lefty. Any lefty knows what happened next, frustration. Not even 1% of guitars built are lefties, even though 8% to 10% of the population are lefties.

“I eventually accumulated a large collection of lefties but was unhappy with the limited choices all lefties have. I wanted more choices so I spoke with many manufacturers about making more models available. I was told pretty unanimously that they would be happy to make me lefties if I would order them in quantities that would make production feasible. So I did, and here I am a dealer.

“I am finally getting to play a wider range of instruments. I am having guitars built lefty that have never before been available. I am working every day to expand the lefty playing options.” – Jerry Welch

Today’s Shopping Experience

Jerry’s Lefty Guitars is home to the largest in-stock inventory of the finest boutique, left hand  guitars for sale in the world. He specializes in stocking hard-to-find, unusual and vintage left-hand guitars. Jerry is the only stocking dealer of electric left hand guitars and acoustic left hand  guitars for many of the world’s best guitar builders. Here you can walk in the guitar shop and play lefties from Nik Huber, Tom Anderson, James Goodall, Santa Cruz, Collings, Bourgeois, Carmel, Blackbird, Cole Clark, Duesenberg, and Hallmark. This is the only guitar shop on Earth where you can do that.

Jerry also has a great selection of left hand guitars by John Suhr, Eastman, Gretsch, Eastwood, Larrivee, Heritage, and PRS. Besides the manufacturers he represents, there are usually guitars from Fender Custom Shop, Gibson Custom Shop, G&L, Martin, Carvin, and most any manufacturer who builds these guitars.


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Major credit cards are accepted by phone including TransferWise.

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Jerry guarantees that your purchase arrives safe and sound, and that you are happy with it.

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New instruments are covered against defects by the individual manufacturer. Call for specifics.

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If you are unhappy with your instrument, you can return it for a full refund on your purchase price, subject to the following conditions:

1.  Must be returned within 3 business days of receiving the instrument.

2.  Instrument is returned in exact same condition as received.

3.  All original shipping materials are returned.

4.  Buyer pays for return shipping and insurance.

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Jerry’s Lefty Guitars

2401 Bern Creek Loop

Sarasota, Florida 34240




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Monday thru Friday: 11am to 6pm.

Saturday by appointment only: Between 12 Noon and 5pm.

Sunday: Closed.

You can also order by telephone or email.

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