In the world of left handed acoustic guitars, Yamaha has a couple of entries you should be aware of. Yamaha left handed acoustic guitars are mirror images of their well-known standard guitars. With a set of features that scream value and sound that is massive and strong, Yamaha guitars, either left handed or standard, are worth a look.
Yamaha FG720SL Left handed acoustic guitar
First, there's the Yamaha FG720SL with a solid spruce top for amazing tonal warmth. Match that with its back, sides and neck constructed of Nato and the richness of sound and the overall weight of the instrument stands out. The materials allow clear highs and fully rounded lows. The bass response is pretty good and not overwhelming at all.
Features and aesthetics
The fretboard is only 20 frets as opposed to 22 on other models, BUT there is no cutaway on either side, so it is industry standard. Rosewood is used on the fingerboard as well as the bridge allowing uniformity of tone from headstock to bridge; impressive across the left handed acoustic world.
Worried about looks? Don't sweat it. The finish is natural and has tortoise shell design pick guard for added character and contrast. Throw in the die cast silver finished tuners and the package comes together nicely, especially in this price range ($325 to 350 most places). Plus it carries a limited lifetime warranty to boot. Great left handed acoustic instrument with security over the life of the guitar.
Yamaha APX700 acoustic/electric guitar
Now if you are more about playing a left handed acoustic with electric ability, we have the Yamaha APX700. Coming in at around $550, this is a powerhouse of tonal adversity. Start with the spruce top and move to mahogany for the back and sides for increased playability, tonal power and maximum sustain through the body.
Features and aesthetics
The neck is the made of the same Nato that is used in the FG720SL, but coupled with the superior mahogany, the sound transference is absolutely astounding. Fret board and bridge are constructed of matching rosewood materials for tonal warmth, power and fullness across the entire instrument. The neck sports 22 frets and a cutout on the side makes those higher registers easily accessible.
For added value here, look at the electronics you get. Yamaha's development of the A.R.T. (Advanced Resonance Transducer) gives this beast some punch. Also included are the 1-way pickup/preamp system and an onboard tuner as well as a 3 bad EQ feature that you will NOT find in this price range. This is truly a superior left handed acoustic instrument that actually reduces feedback when amplified.
And if you are worried all those features will weigh too much to strap on for stage presence, the body is designed as a thin line, low profile styling that is lighter and contours to your body nicely. The finish is natural and has an abalone inlay around the sound hole and the body is trimmed with ivory and black for beautiful contrast.