My left handed 8 year old son is interested in playing guitar. (I recently posted asking for input on a 3/4 guitar.) I’ve seen several discussions of left handed players learning to play right handed with no problems. It seems that’s the way most people are taught regardless of their coordination. I’ve heard little from lefties playing left handed. Any lefties here playing left handed?
From the discussions with lefties playing righty, it’s not obvious if they had struggles right handed players didn’t. They do seem to find legato playing a bit easier. Everyone has their own things they struggle with, so it’s possible they didn’t identify their problems with being left handed, I suppose.
I remember my college guitar teacher telling me about a masters guitar student (lefty) who played right handed his whole life. After he graduated, he switched to playing left handed and within six months was as good left handed as he was after years playing right handed. He always wondered after that, how much better could he have been if he started playing lefty.
My son also plays violin right handed. So, he’ll have some experience fingering with his left hand. Just want to make his intro to guitar as easy and smooth as possible. Also, I don’t want to go through the hassle of restring his guitar.