Right-handed vs. left-handed guitar
Why do we want to know?
Why do we want to know from you whether you play a right-handed or left-handed guitar? Is that important at all?
It definitely is with our Monkey Locks - Locking Tuners! But why?
It's very simple: We offer you sets for 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12-string guitars. In sets for 7-10 string guitars, the 7th to 10th string machine heads have a hole diameter of 2.3mm (0.090inch) - for the really thick strings. The mechanics of the 1st to 6th string have a hole diameter of 1.8mm (0.070inch). This is unique on the market!
It is therefore important for us to know where the tuners with the 2.3mm (0.090inch) hole diameters are located on the headstock of your guitar in order to put together the locking tuner set correctly for you.
In the example below of a 7-string guitar, you can see that the mechanics with the 2.3mm (0.090inch) hole diameter are in a different position depending on whether you play a right-handed or left-handed guitar. This means that the larger diameter machine is either a left or a right machine.
Here we explain the difference between left and right mechanics.
This picture of a headstock of a 7-string guitar shows the differences between right-handed and left-handed guitars.
On the right-handed guitar, the machine heads with the 2.3mm (0.090inch) string hole are left-hand machines. Both with a standard headstock and with a reverse headstock.
For left-handed guitars, the mechanics with the 2.3mm (0.090inch) string hole are right-hand mechanics. Both with a standard headstock and a reverse headstock.
Therefore it is so important for us that you choose when ordering whether you play a right-handed or left-handed guitar.