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Left Handed 1/2 Size Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
LH 1/2 Size Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

Our Price: $149.00

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Product Code: 605489

The perfect starter acoustic guitar for left-handed kids up to age 12. THIS IS NOT A TOY! Half sized acoustics are real guitars - they make music with accurate pitch and a full set of strings, but they are sized for the youngest full-fretboard players. Oscar Schmidt, the American company which produces this guitar, has made guitars for school kids for over 100 years. These are simply the best, and most affordable, starter guitars for younger kids that exist.

The dreadnought is the classic acoustic design, and Oscar Schmidt has been making them for the US market for almost 150 years. This guitar is a 33-3/4" long dreadnought in a black finish, and comes with a Lifetime Warranty.

Why did Jimi Hendrix smash up his guitar at the end of his performance? Maybe because he was a lefty playing a right-handed guitar! Hendrix played his guitars upside down and backwards – no wonder he was frustrated!

In fact, until recently, left-handed guitars were custom-made and very expensive, so all lefty guitarists had to learn on righty instruments, usually strung backwards. The top is Spruce, the sides are Catalpa, and the fretboard is Rosewood on a Mahogany neck.

The Oscar Schmidt Company was founded in 1871. Oscar Schmidt instruments were sold in many rural parts of the country where no music stores existed. Salesmen distributed the products far and wide, making them available in general, small town furniture and dry goods stores. Country guitar pickers and blues musicians living in areas of the South and in Appalachia, far from the city, frequently played Oscar Schmidt instruments because they were both inexpensive and available locally. But equally important, they were often chosen solely on merits of their superior tone and volume.
  • What makes this guitar left-handed?
  • The fret board is strung reversed from right handed guitars. No more playing guitars upside down!

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