Which Way do I hold the guitar when playing? (Guitar players please answer)

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Musicgirl97
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I’ve been wanting to buy an acoustic guitar to finally learn myself how to play. But I was wondering which way do you typically need to hold the guitar? I know most guitars are right handed

So if I’m playing the guitar right handed, does the left hand do the strumming? And the neck of the guitar face my right? Or is it the opposite way around?
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(Original post by Musicgirl97)
I’ve been wanting to buy an acoustic guitar to finally learn myself how to play. But I was wondering which way do you typically need to hold the guitar? I know most guitars are right handed

So if I’m playing the guitar right handed, does the left hand do the strumming? And the neck of the guitar face my right? Or is it the opposite way around?
you strum with your right hand, with the neck facing towards the left
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neck in the left hand (which does the fretting) with the low e string at the top of the neck.
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If you're right handed, the head of the guitar should be facing left
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Strumming hand is your strong hand and what the handedness is based on. So, right handed means fretting with the left and vice versa
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The right-hand does the strumming. The neck should be facing left. Position of the guitar like the picture above ^^
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(Original post by Stiff Little Fingers)
Strumming hand is your strong hand and what the handedness is based on. So, right handed means fretting with the left and vice versa
unless you are my brother, who is a lefty and absolutely rips right handed guitars :lol:

(but broadly true!)
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unless you are my brother, who is a lefty and absolutely rips right handed guitars :lol:

(but broadly true!)
Yeah, I'm guessing that's because leftie guitars are hard to find (I ended up just building my own)
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Like a cello
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