Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:16 am Post subject: Flipping a guitar lefty for my daughter
My kids were messing around with me in the guitar room the other day.
My younger daughter is lefty and doesn't like the feel of the guitar when she flips it right handed. She was playing this free classical guitar I picked up at work. Despite being a cheap quality guitar, is sounds pretty good.
I took off the old strings and removed the saddle from the bridge. Took the saddle out to the garage and sanded some material off the bottom because the action was too high. I flipped the saddle to account for the strings being reversed, replaced the saddle back into the bridge and restrung the guitar in reverse. I also managed to move the strap button to the other side of the neck. Overall, very pleased with the results. The hug I got from my little girl was worth the extra effort.
Great job Dad! I did the same thing for two of my lefties. Picked up two $30.00 acoustics at Aldi's, replaced the saddles with Tusq left handed compensated ones, filed the nuts for the reverse string order, used an iron to remove the pickguards, flipped the guards over and stuck them back to the top with some double sided sticky goop that I found at Michaels. _________________ Disciple of Pain
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