Best Left-Handed Guitarists

Whether they are lefty, lefty that play righty, or righty that play lefty, they can use their left hand.

The Top Ten

1 Jimi Hendrix - The Jimi Hendrix Experience Jimi Hendrix - The Jimi Hendrix Experience Jimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated more.

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How is he not #1, exactly? The guitarist of A7X over a guy who could play with his teeth, over his back, and play a guitar upside down to match his play style? Idiots. - MKBeast

Who the hell is Zacky Vengeance and why is he above Jimi? - BrianScott01

Why isn't he first again?
Is there an actual reason? - Cheese567

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2 Tony Iommi - Black Sabbath Tony Iommi - Black Sabbath Anthony Frank "Tony" Iommi is an English guitarist, songwriter and producer. Best known as lead guitarist and founding member of the pioneering heavy metal band Black Sabbath, he has been the band's sole continual member and primary composer. At age 17, he accidentally lost the fingertips of his middle more.

HOW IS ZACKY VENGEANCE HIGHER?! Tony Iommi is lightyears ahead and only Jimi Hendrix is a better left-handed guitarist. - 678

The more I Iisten Tony Iommi, the better he gets. This has been going on for 40 years. Great guitarist and yet still under-rated.

3 Elliot Easton - The Cars

Oh. come on for God's sake. This guy is number 2 on this list, period. A true left-handed guitarist who contributed to a sound revolution in the 1970s that extended into the 1980s. The Cars music still sounds fresh as ever. If you listen to his playing, you will hear elements of what inspired him, for example The Beatles. The guy is an amazing, and still making LOTS of music.

Truly the most underrated and under appreciated guitarist in rock and roll today. I personally think he should be in the top 3.

Elliot's rhythmic tightness, his melodic structure I his solos, and his selection of tones makes him tops in my book.

The most under appreciated guitarist in Rock and Roll for over 40 years!

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4 Zacky Vengeance - Avenged Sevenfold Zacky Vengeance - Avenged Sevenfold Zachary James Baker, better known by his stage name Zacky Vengeance, is an American musician, best known as the rhythm guitarist, backing vocalist, and founding member for the American alternative metal/ metalcore band Avenged Sevenfold. Zacky V. also owns a small clothing company, Vengeance University. more.

He's the best left handed guitarist I've ever seen! It's very cool when he played unholy confession. I called him 'the new' James Hetdield in this era. With some harmonic melody like second heartbeat makes him the best! And one thing, I very impressed when I knew that he is a shredder guitarist.

Even Kurt's a better left handed guitarist. - Gruunge

Sure, Hendrix made history, but Zakky is literally the best I've ever heard

5 Albert King Albert King Albert King Nelson, known professionally as Albert King, was an American blues guitarist and singer, and a major influence in the world of blues guitar playing.
6 Joe Perry - Aerosmith Joe Perry - Aerosmith Anthony Joseph "Joe" Perry is the lead guitarist, backing and occasional lead vocalist, and contributing songwriter for the American rock band Aerosmith.

Joe Perry is left handed, but plays right handed...

I'm laughing because Kurt Cobain is above Joe Perry, such a joke.

Why his he playing right handed in the photo?

7 Paul McCartney - The Beatles Paul McCartney - The Beatles Sir James Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer . With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame with the rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop and rock music .
8 Kurt Cobain - Nirvana Kurt Cobain - Nirvana Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1987, he started the grunge band Nirvana, which became one of the most successful bands ever. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his more.

He should be first. He is the greatest guitarist of all time. He, and Nirvana, single-handedly brought alternative rock and grunge into the mainstream. His playing was so technically superior, so awesome, so raw, and so emotional that it made him a legend. Deserves to be number 1.

Dude how is he not here

No offense to anyone, but Kurt Cobain wasn’t that good. He only ever used power chords really. However, the fact that he was so musically artistic with those power chords earns my vote. R.I.P Kurt

9 Iggy Pop - Iggy Pop and The Stooges
10 Dick Dale Dick Dale

Number 11? Seriously? Dick Dale was awesome. He plays a left-handed guitar strung like a right-handed guitar with his left hand. It blows my mind just watching it. - Gg2000

The Contenders

11 Otis Rush
12 Paul Gray - Slipknot Paul Gray - Slipknot Paul Dedrick Gray, also known as The Pig or by his number #2, was an American musician, best known as the bassist and one of the founding members of the Grammy Award-winning metal band Slipknot.

He is the killer Bassist,R.I.P. Paul, you missed, Maggot for live (SIC)!

13 Noel Gallagher - Oasis Noel Gallagher - Oasis Noel Thomas David Gallagher is an English musician, singer, songwriter and guitarist. He served as the lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist and principal songwriter of the rock band Oasis.
14 John Flansburgh - They Might Be Giants
15 Tim Armstrong
16 Jonathan Braddock - Get Scared
17 Marc Bonilla

Better than all of these talented musicians with the possible exception of Jimi.

18 Mark Knopfler Mark Knopfler Mark Freuder Knopfler is a British singer, songwriter, guitarist, record producer and film score composer. He is best known for being the frontman of the British band Dire Straits.

Just like Joe Perry another lefties who taught himself to play left handed. Makes you wonder if we all actually play guitar the wrong way round

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Top Remixes (5)

1. Jimi Hendrix - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
2. Albert King
3. Otis Rush
1. Jimi Hendrix - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
2. Tony Iommi - Black Sabbath
3. Kurt Cobain - Nirvana
1. Zacky Vengeance - Avenged Sevenfold
2. Tony Iommi - Black Sabbath
3. Joe Perry - Aerosmith

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