|Lefty Guitars Only|
Location: Marshfield, MA
Thirty-five years ago, I picked up an old nylon-string classical guitar that had been gathering dust in our house in New York. Instinctively, I picked it up left-handed. I immediately figured out an approximation of a G chord and was hooked.
Like many of you, I’ve spent my life envying right-handed players who can walk into a large music store and choose between dozens of high-end instruments, while we are lucky to find a $200 lefty Fender hanging next to all those Martins and Gibsons. A recent trip to New York City and a visit to a dozen music stores yielded exactly two Martin guitars in a cramped, crowded store, with no opportunity to evaluate the instruments. There’s got to be a better way.
My first visit to a lefty guitar store in Texas a couple years ago was a real eyeopener. I’ve had similar terrific experiences in Florida. I’ve bought multiple guitars from both shops. Now I’m hoping to give folks in the Boston area, and on the East Coast, a place to come and have that same experience.
I’m an authorized dealer for some builders lefties are familiar with, and I want to introduce some new luthiers to my fellow lefties. I’m starting out small, but hope to grow. The way I see it, the more lefty instruments that are built and available to the community, the better off we all are. The guitars live in a secure climate and humidity controlled loft space.
In my spare time, I freelance design and art direct, write and record original music, and, for fun, play lead guitar in a local band. Guitars have always been a part of my life, and I hope I can help find you an instrument to enhance yours. – Vic