Leonardo Da Vinci
Ned Flanders (Editor's Note: ?!)
Of Jimi, TIME wrote:
"Jimi Hendrix played guitar upside down and backwards, and to his devout fans' parents, it probably sounded like it."
"The six-string revolutionary favored a right-handed Fender Stratocaster, slung upside-down across his shoulders, that didn't even need to be restrung: Hendrix taught himself how to hit the strings in reverse order, producing a unique sound and allowing him to alternate between left- and right-handed playing if he so desired. (He could play right-handed but generally preferred not to)"
Sorry guys, but I've never seen Hendrix play guitar 'upside down and backwards' with the 'strings in reverse order'. He would even restring a 12-string so that the high E was nearest his toes, as in the clip below:
Perhaps they were thinking of another lefty -- Albert King?
Anyhow, here are 10 lefty guitarists that make my Top 10 list. Note that both Steve Morse and Vinnie Moore are lefties who play right-handed:
- Jimi Hendrix
- Paul McCartney
- Albert King
- Steve Morse
- Jackie King
- Otis Rush
- Al McKay
- Elliot Easton
- Vinnie Moore
- Tony Iommi