Stringed instruments

I have a special place in my heart for stringed instruments. This is the category that stands out in my favorite music. Spanish classical guitar music is also very appreciated. Naturally, I am a fan of acoustic guitar, but maybe you prefer electric guitar, mandolin, ukulele, banjo, etc. It is so easy and affordable to come by your favorite stringed instruments and enjoy playing music. There are plenty of package sets that include the instrument, tuner, and other accessories. Additionally, there are many online resources for learning to play and many are free.

Left-handed

For those who are left-handed, it is possible to get a specialized instrument built for left-handed play, or many times, the strings can just be reversed from standard. I have a section at the end of this article (labeled in pink) that is strictly left-hander instruments and you can scroll down to it if that is what you are seeking.

Steel string vs Nylon string

Nylon, fluorocarbon, and other synthetic strings.

Synthetic or nylon strings have a warmer, softer sound. The bass strings may have a threaded or solid core which is wrapped with various metals and nylon. These strings are more gentle on the fingers and a good choice for beginner guitar players. There are types of guitars that can take either nylon or steel strings, but classical guitars cannot take steel. Any guitar that has a structure designed for nylon strings cannot support this, and they will be destroyed if steel strings are put in them.

Steel string

Steel strings have a brighter crisper sound than nylon strings. These type of guitars have a neck that connects to the guitar body at the 14th fret. The strong strings with higher tension require a strong guitar frame to secure and hold them. Besides the external aspects of the design that can easily be seen, there is more bracing internally as well.

Structure required for a guitar to accept steel strings

Steel string guitars have holes through the bridge and top of the guitar. This allows the strings to pass through and be secured against the top with removable bridge pins. This design allows the steel string to be held in place without pulling the bridge away.

The guitar has a truss rod that runs the length of the neck and is required to counteract the stress of the strings. Although these are also on the classical guitar, they must be adjustable on a steel string. There is also stronger bracing than classical guitars.

Classical guitars

Classic guitars have a wider neck spreading and string spread. The classical guitar connects to the guitar body at the 12th fret. Nylon strings are used and may be a better choice for a beginner because they are softer, more flexible and easier to select the strings you want to play. There may be string combinations that are more challenging because of this spread, but overall, this is an advantage for a beginner. These strings won’t cut into your fingers while playing as much as steel strings, although no matter what type of guitar you are playing, you have to develop calluses on your fingers.

Flamenco guitars

This is a subset in the classical guitar category. The structure of this guitar is different in that the body is more shallow and has a more thin top with less bracing. This makes for a different sound. The strings of this guitar are also closer to the neck to aid in a technique called tapping (Golpe).

Acoustic guitars

The acoustic guitar is so named because the sound waves from the strings of the guitar resonate through it’s body without any amplification.

Resonator or Resophonic guitars

Resonator guitars produce sound by conducting string vibrations through the bridge to one or more resonators (metal cones) instead of through the top like other guitars. There are 2 styles: square and round neck. And for resonator guitars, there are 3 types of resonators: tricone, single cone (biscuit), and single inverted (Dobro or Spider). This unique sound was created for and made popular by blues music, but has spread out to other genres.

The round neck is played like a regular guitar, while the square neck is laid down to play and played with a slide. The strings are raised above the fret board with a special screw adjustment. There are special nut converters that can be added to the round neck ones that can do this as well.

Tricone

There are few makers for these in a wood guitar. The triple cone design gives the added resonance and a more complex sound. The three cone design has a T-shaped frame connecting them.

Biscuit

This resonator has a wooden disc inside that inspires the name. In a wood guitar, the sound is less crisp with a stronger volume. When in a metal guitar, the sound is louder and special metallic ring to it.

Dobro

This resonator has a spoked framework on it that gives it the Spider name. The cone has a raised area in the center that would have a cross section shaped like a W.

Mandolin

This instrument is a member of the lute family that uses doubled metal strings, which are tuned in unison. These come in 3 versions: four courses (8 strings), five courses (10 strings) and six courses (12 strings). They tend to be round on the back and flat on the top. The strings are usually plucked or picked with a pick. Each paired set of strings are tuned to perfect fifths in succession.

Violin/Fiddle

The term violin is used for this instrument in use in classical music and is referred to as fiddle in folk music, bluegrass, country, etc. These are actually the same stringed instrument. Usually this instrument consists of four strings tuned in perfect fifths. It is most commonly played by drawing a bow across its strings. It can also be played by plucking the strings though or striking the in a different way with the bow. These are hollow body instruments like guitar, but are much smaller and higher pitched.

Ukulele

This is a 4 nylon string member of the lute family that originated in Hawaii. These come in four sizes: soprano, concert, tenor, and baritone. With this instrument, the strings can be paired in courses to be 6 or 8 strings. This instrument is strummed like a guitar.

Banjo

A banjo is a four, five, or six string instrument with a thin membrane stretched over a frame or cavity as a resonator (kind of like a tambourine). The standard banjo has 5 metal strings. Neck design is much like a guitar and played like one too. Strings are plucked or picked with a pick.
Affordable starter guitars

ACOUSTIC STARTER GUITAR SETS

38” acoustic guitar, steel strings, gloss finish, 19 fret fingerboard. Complete with a case, pick, pitch pipe, shoulder strap, digital E-tuner, extra replacement strings. Overall Dimensions: 38”(L) x 3.25“(W) x 14“(H)
This one is blue, but you can also choose black, natural wood, pink, and black with fanned fret.
3.5 out of 5 stars with over 2,600 reviews

This has high gloss finish and linden binding. Kit includes: String, Pick, Pitch Pipe, Shoulder Strap, Gig Bag, CrescentTM Digital E-Tuner.
This one is purple, but you can also choose black, pink, red, coffee, green, natural wood, and sunburst.
Rated 3.3 out of 5 stars with over 2,500 reviews.

CLASSICAL STARTER GUITAR SETS

ADM Full Size Nylon-String Classical Guitar with Gig Bag, E-tuner, etc, Student Beginner Kit

Decorative top binding, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, black pearl button tuners, gold hardware, NATO neck, nickel silver frets, Fan style bracing, with dual-action truss rod, you can adjust the neck in both directions. Includes everything to start your music lesson: Nylon-string classical guitar with gig bag, e-tuner, footstool, stand, capo and extra strings.
3.8 out of 5 stars with over 115 reviews

Yamaha C40 Classical Guitar Bundle with Gig Bag, Tuner, Strings, String Winder, Austin Bazaar Instructional DVD, and Polishing Cloth

25 9/16″ scale length, Spruce top; Mahogany back and sides, Rosewood fretboard, Nylon Strings, Gloss Finish
4.2 out of 5 stars with over 55 reviews

Starter Flamenco guitars

Yamaha CG172SF Nylon String Flamenco Guitar

4 out of 5 for over 20 reviews

Cordoba F7 Acoustic Nylon String Flamenco Guitar

4.6 out of 5 stars with over 15 reviews

ELECTRIC STARTER GUITAR SETS

LyxPro Electric Guitar with 20w Amp, Package Includes All Accessories, Digital Tuner, Strings, Picks, Tremolo Bar, Shoulder Strap, and Case Bag

This kit includes everything you need to start playing: Full-size 39″ electric guitar, 20W amplifier, Digital clip-on tuner, 6 strings, 2 picks, Tremolo bar, Shoulder strap, Carrying bag.
4.2 out of 5 with over 90 reviews

Full Size Black Electric Guitar with Amp, Case and Accessories Pack Beginner Starter Package

Full Scale Black Electric Guitar with Maple Neck, Humbucker Pickup For Rock Sound, Case Strap Pitchpipe Picks Stringwinder Cord, Guitar Amp with Headphone Jack & Overdrive (distortion).
This one is black, but they are also available in blue, pink, red, and vintage sunburst. They are also available in left-handed sets.
4.1 out of 5 stars with 1,400 reviews

Epiphone PPEG-EGL1VSCH1 Les Paul Electric Guitar Player Package, Vintage Sunburst

Epiphone’s Les Paul Player Pack with genuine Les Paul Special-II LTD guitar featuring two classic hum bucker pickups and a 10-watt Electra guitar amp with a 10ft guitar cable, Epiphone also includes a clip-on headstock chromatic tuner, a guitar strap, medium picks, and an easy-to-carry gig bag. Free downloadable guitar lessons from also available.
4.1 out of 5 stars with over 450 reviews

STARTER BASS ELECTRIC GUITARS

Full Size Blue Electric Guitar with Amp, Case and Accessories Pack Beginner Starter Package

Constructed with a hardwood body and fingerboard with truss rod neck, Classic electric guitar design with 22 frets allows for mellow playing and comfortable neck pickup placement, Amp includes guitar and microphone outlet, volume control, treble and base control, and drive button. Set has integrated regulator volume x1, tone x2, 5 scale tone-changer amp, and single coil x3 pickup for a smooth response.
Guitar Dimensions: 39.5″(L) x 10.5″(W) x 2″(H)
3.9 out of 5 stars for over 1,000 reviews

Full Size Electric Bass Guitar Starter Beginner Pack with Amp Case Strap Black Package

Full Size Electric Bass Guitar, Amp Case Strap and Cable Included.
4 out of 5 stars with over 360 reviews

Goplus Electric Bass Guitar Full Size 4 String with Strap Guitar Bag Amp Cord (Black)

Standard classical style guitar, pickups are passive, soft material bag. The truss rod will probably need loosening and the neck may need shimming before playing. Quality is excellent. Package Include: Electric Guitar, Guitar bag, Shoulder Strap, Guitar pick, Amp Cord.
4.4 out of 5 stars with over 120 reviews

Acoustic Resonator guitar

Gretsch G9210 Boxcar Square-Neck Resonator Guitar – Natural

SQUARE NECK, SPIDER RESONATOR, Mahogany body, Mahogany neck 25″ scale length, Rosewood finger board, Ampli-Sonic cone, Spider bridge. It has the square neck that’s preferable for bluegrass. The G9210 features a beautiful mahogany body with traditional-style F holes. The heart of this richly resounding guitar is the Gretsch Ampli-Sonic resonator cone, hand-spun in Eastern Europe from nearly 99-percent pure aluminum for fantastic volume and sonic projection.
4.6 out of 5 stars with over 20 reviews

Gretsch G9201 Honey Dipper Metal,Gray,Nickel Plated Brass Body

ROUND NECK, BISCUIT RESONATOR, Nickel-plated brass body, Mahogany neck, 25″ scale length, Rosewood fingerboard, Ampli-Sonic cone, Biscuit bridge. It has a round neck that’s perfect for blues-based music. The G9201 features a nickel-plated brass body with traditional-style F holes. The heart of this richly resounding guitar is the Gretsch Ampli-Sonic resonator cone, hand-spun in Eastern Europe from nearly 99-percent pure aluminum for fantastic volume and sonic projection.
Gretsch is proud to take players on a musical journey through nearly a century of great Gretsch history by introducing its Roots Collection of acoustic instruments.
OK… I have to say that I find this one very attractive…
3.9 out of 5 stars with over 30 reviews

Gretsch G9220 Bobtail Round-Neck Acoustic-Electric Resonator Guitar – 2 Color Sunburst

ROUND NECK, SPIDER (DOBRO) RESONATOR, Bound mahogany body, Bound mahogany neck, 25″” scale length, Rosewood fingerboard, Ampli-Sonic cone, Spider bridge, Fishman Nashville pickup.
4.5 out of 5 stars with over 10 reviews

classical style & nylon string

THIS INSTRUMENT IS SMALLER SIZE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

Hohner HAG250P 1/2 Sized Classical Guitar – For Toddlers

Sturdy Build Quality, Easy Playability with Nylon Strings, 1/2 Sized Classical Guitar, 1 Year Warranty.
4 out of 5 stars with over 560 reviews

Yamaha CGS103A 3/4 Size Classical Guitar

Spruce Top, Meranti Back and Sides, Nato Neck, Sonokeling Fingerboard, Spruce Top, Meranti Back and Sides, Has Nato Neck, Sonokeling Fingerboard, Nato Neck, Sonokeling Fingerboard.
Yamaha CGS103A 3/4 Size Classical Guitar
4.3 out of 5 stars for over 65 reviews

Yamaha CG122MCH Solid Cedar Top Classical Guitar

Solid Cedar Top, 3-ply neck construction to improve durability against neck warp, Low String Action, Rosewood Fingerboard and Bridge;19 Frets / 25.6 inches Scale, Natural Matte Finish
4.3 out of 5 stars with over 40 reviews

Spruce Top, Meranti Back & Sides, Rosewood Fingerboard & Bridge, Natural Finish
4.4 out of 5 stars with over 75 reviews

Protege by Cordoba C100M Full Size Classical Guitar with Gig Bag and Tuner (Amazon Exclusive)

Lightweight, full size nylon string guitar, Spruce top with mahogany back and sides, Comes strung with premium Savarez 500CJ nylon strings, Includes digital clip-on tuner and gig bag
3.9 out of 5 stars with over 120 reviews

Cordoba C3M Classical Guitar

Solid Cedar top, All natural wood, hand inlaid rosette, Natural matte/satin finish allows resonance and sustain, Rosewood bridge, Rosewood fingerboard
4.4 out of 5 stars with over 80 reviews

Flamenco guitars

Cordoba GK Studio Negra [Gipsy Kings Signature Model] Acoustic Electric Nylon String Flamenco Guitar

4.1 out of 5 stars with over 25 reviews

Cordoba GK Studio Limited [Gypsy Kings Signature Model] Acoustic Electric Nylon String Flamenco Guitar

4.4 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews

Acoustic guitars

Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Guitar, Vintage Sunburst

The fingerboard of the DR-100 is constructed from rosewood, It has a select spruce top, It features a 14-degree headstock that gives you more pressure at the nut, Finishes available in ebony, natural and vintage sunburst, Mahogany body, Select Spruce top, 25.5 Scale.
4.5 out of 5 stars with over 290 reviews

Fender FA-100 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar with Gig Bag – Natural

Protective Fender black nylon gig bag included, Keep this acoustic in proper playing position with the included Fender strap when standing or sitting from the factory installed forward facing strap button and rear strap button. Under the natural glossy Basswood top, the time tested quartersawn X bracing adds to the distinct FA 100’s projection and top stability, Enjoy optimal playability through any season from the hex adjustable truss rod in the neck that will counteract the string tension from the 12-52 gauge Fender Duratone strings (hex/allen truss rod wrench included), Limited Warranty Included.
4.4 out of 5 stars with over 200 reviews

Epiphone DR-100 Acoustic Guitar, Natural

Mahogany body, Select Spruce top, 25.5 scale, Hardware :Nickel
4.3 out of 5 stars with over 140 reviews

Yamaha FD01S Solid Top Acoustic Guitar (Amazon-Exclusive)

The perfect first guitar; combining quality woods and outstanding tone at an outstanding value, Solid spruce top with Nato (eastern Mahogany) back & sides, Rosewood fingerboard and bridge
4.2 out of 5 stars for over 95 reviews

Maestro By Gibson – 6-string Full-size Acoustic Guitar – Honey Burst

Full Size 41″ Acoustic Guitar, By Gibson Innovations, a division of world-famous Gibson Guitars. Based on Time-Tested, player-approved Gibson Guitar designs, Laminated Spruce Top, Kauri back and sides, Maple Neck, with Rosewood Fingerboard, Includes Strap, picks, Extra String Set, and lesson DVD
5 out of 5 stars for 3 reviews

Acoustic guitars that are also electric

Yamaha CGX122MCC Classical Acoustic-Electric Guitar, Solid Cedar Top

Nato back and sides, Cold Cedar Top, Authentic Classical Guitar Sound
A.R.T. 2 way Pickup System, Limited Lifetime Warranty on Top, Neck, Back and Sides.
4.3 out of 5 stars with over 40 reviews

Epiphone EJ-200SCE Solid Top Cutaway Acoustic/Electric Guitar, Natural

The guitar is modified from the “King of the Flattops” by added a graceful cutaway for added fret access and a preamp EQ. The EJ-200CE gives the features of the EJ-200 in an acoustic/electric, ourstanding projection and a great low-end response. Maple body, Select Spruce top, 25.5 scale
4.6 out of 5 stars with over 30 reviews

Fender T-Bucket 300 Acoustic Electric Guitar, Rosewood Fingerboard – 3-Color Sunburst

Cutaway dreadnought acoustic-electric guitar, Fishman Isys III pickup system with active preamp, tuner, volume and tone controls, Figured laminated maple top with quarter sawn scalloped ”X”-bracing; laminated mahogany back
Bound maple neck with “C”-shaped profile; 20-fret rosewood fingerboard
Graphtec NuBone nut and compensated saddle
This comes in two colors: 3-color sunburst & Trans cherry burst
4.4 out of 5 stars with over 30 reviews

Electric guitars

Squier by Fender Affinity Telecaster Beginner Electric Guitar – Maple Fingerboard, 2-Color Sunburst

Two single-coil pickups offer a great range of tones. With a 3-way pickup selector switch, choosing your favorite tones is a breeze. A comfortable neck, quality hardware, and quality construction make this guitar a great buy.
This is 2-tone sunburst, but also come in these color choices: arctic white, butterscotch blonde, black, competition orange, race green, race red, and slick silver.
4.4 out of 5 stars with over 250 reviews

Squier by Fender Affinity Stratocaster Beginner Electric Guitar – Rosewood Fingerboard, Surf Green

Alder body with gloss polyurethane finish, Maple neck with 9.5 in radius maple fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets, 3 Single-Coil Pickups, Synchronous Tremolo Bridge, Master volume with 2 tone controls with 5 position pickup selector switch. Three single-coil pickups with five-way switching, smooth-playing rosewood fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets, synchronous tremolo bridge and large ’60s-style headstock.
This is surf green, but it also comes in these choices: black, 2-tone sunburst, black sparkle, olympic white, race green, slick silver, competition orange, and race red.
4.1 out of 5 stars with over 70 reviews

Ibanez 6 String Solid-Body Electric Guitar, Right Handed (GRX70QATRB)

Fast, slim Maple neck, Beautiful quilted Maple art grain top, High output Infinity R pickups. The one shown is red, but there is also blue, black sunburst, green burst to choose as well. I think this is a good looking guitar.
4.3 out of 5 stars with over 40 reviews

Epiphone Les Paul Special VE Solid-Body Electric Guitar, Ebony

This guitar has a Poplar body with a sleek look thanks to the Vintage Worn finish and no binding on the neck or body. The Les Paul VE has a comfortable and fast Mahogany bolt-on neck with a 1960s Slim Taper D profile. Rosewood fingerboard has traditional Pearloid “Dot” inlays. It’s also loaded with Epiphone’s world famous open-coil humbuckers with a warm 650R in the neck position and a slightly hotter 700T in the bridge or lead position.
5 out of 5 stars for 5 reviews

Epiphone Les Paul SPECIAL-II Electric Guitar, Vintage Sunburst

Mahogany body, 700T Humbucker pickups, Rosewood fretboard, 24.75 Scale
4.4 out of 5 stars with over 300 reviews

Bass guitar

Squier by Fender Vintage SS Modified Special Jaguar Bass – Candy Apple Red

Agathis Body, Maple C shape neck with a 9.5 in. radius and 20 medium jumbo frets, 1 Single-Coil Jazz Bass® Pickup, 1 Split Single-Coil Precision Bass pickup, Standard 4-Saddle. Black pickguard, Master Tone and 2 volume controls
This one is candy apple red, but there are other choices: olympic white, 3-color sunburst, black, silver, and crimson red transparent
4.4 out 5 stars with over 155 reviews

Ibanez GSRM20BWNF GSRM20B 4-String Short Scale 28.6″ Bass – Walnut Flat

Fast, slim Maple neck, Compact, light-weight Body, Dynamix P pickup, Short Scale 28.6″
4.6 out of 5 stars with over 65 reviews

Ibanez Talman TMB100 MGR 2015 Mint Green Electric Bass Guitar

Wide, Chunky maple neck, Classic Ibanez Body style, Dynamix P & J pickups, Ibanez custom 2-band EQ offers a variety of tonal options
4.6 20

Other stringed instruments

Violin/Fiddle

Cecilio CVN-300 Solidwood Ebony Fitted Violin with D’Addario Prelude Strings, Size 4/4 (Full Size)

Includes: Cecilio chromatic tuner, lesson book, lightweight hard case, 2 x Brazilwood bows with unbleached genuine Mongolian horsehair, quality rosin cake, adjustable shoulder rest, and an extra bridge
4 out of 5 stars with over 440 reviews

Mendini 4/4 MV500+92D Flamed 1-Piece Back Solid Wood Violin with Case, Tuner, Shoulder Rest, Bow, Rosin, Bridge and Strings – Full Size

Includes: Lightweight hard case, adjustable shoulder rest, 2 bridges, quality rosin cake, and an extra set of violin strings.
4.1 out of 5 stars with over 450 reviews

Bunnel Pupil Clearance Student Violin Outfit (4/4)

Handcrafted with solid maple and spruce tonewoods, 100% genuine ebony fittings, and oil finish. Outfit includes everything you need: oblong case, genuine Brazilwood bow, rosin, and strings. Case color may vary.
4.5 out of 5 stars with over 225 reviews

Bunnel Premier Clearance Student Violin Outfit 4/4 (Full) Size

Includes violin, Pre-installed steel-core D’Addario Prelude Strings, Additional full set of Portland Violin Strings, Intro to Violin beginners book, Giuliani Rosin, & Clip-on Tuner.
4.6 out of 5 stars with over 180 reviews

Fretless Finger Guide for Full (4/4) Size Violin

4.3 out of 5 stars with over 950 reviews

Ukulele

All of these models have a fantastic rating and 2 out of the 3 have very high sale numbers.
SOPRANO

Ukulele Soprano Size Bundle From Lohanu (LU-S) 2 Strap Pins Installed FREE Uke Strap Case Tuner Picks Pick Holder Aquila Strings Installed

High Quality at Low Price! Soprano size is the original ukulele size and most portable. Soprano is good for adults with small hands and children age 8 and under. For most adults and children age 9 and up we recommend the concert size. UNCONDITIONAL LIFETIME WARRANTY for Ukulele & All Accessories!!! BEST Sounds so much better than a cheap soprano ukulele, and very close to a high end ukulele! Features an Arched Back to give longer sustain & fuller sound!
TWO STRAP BUTTONS INSTALLED! All ACCESSORIES INCLUDED! (Strap, Tuner, Case, 2 Picks, Pick Holder, Extra Set of Aquila Strings). BEAUTIFUL LOOKING UKULELE: 24 inches long, Sapele/Mahogany Top, Back & Sides & Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aquila Strings Installed (Best Ukulele Strings), Handmade ABS Bindings, Chrome die cast tuning gears keeps ukulele in tune!
4.9 out of 5 stars with over 1850 reviews

TENOR

Ukulele Tenor Size Bundle From Lohanu (LU-T) 2 Strap Pins Installed FREE Uke Strap Case Tuner Picks Pick Holder Aquila Strings Installed

Tenor size is used by professional ukulele players. It has a bigger sound, and wider spaced frets than concert and soprano size which can be better for adults with large hands. UNCONDITIONAL LIFETIME WARRANTY for Ukulele & All Accessories!!! FREE Bonus Ukulele Video Lessons! AMAZING SOUND! Sounds so much better than a cheap ukulele, and very close to a high end ukulele! Features an Arched Back to give longer sustain & fuller sound! TWO STRAP BUTTONS INSTALLED! All ACCESSORIES INCLUDED! (Strap, Tuner, Case, 2 Picks, Pick Holder, Extra Set of Aquila Strings). A BEAUTIFUL LOOKING UKULELE: 24 inches long, Sapele/Mahogany Top, Back & Sides & Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aquila Strings Installed (Best Ukulele Strings), Handmade ABS Bindings, Chrome die cast tuning gears keeps ukulele in tune!
4.9 out of 5 stars with over 1850 reviews

CUTAWAY ELECTRIC

Lohanu Ukulele Cutaway Electric Concert With 3 Band EQ With All Accessories Included!

Electric Cutaway Version of the BEST SELLING Concert Ukulele on Amazon! Cutaway body and head, Electric pickup, 3 band EQ with Built in Tuner. UNCONDITIONAL LIFETIME WARRANTY for Ukulele & All Accessories!!! FREE Bonus Ukulele Video Lessons! AMAZING SOUND! Features an Arched Back to give longer sustain & fuller sound! TWO STRAP BUTTONS INSTALLED! All ACCESSORIES INCLUDED! (Strap, Tuner, Case, 2 Picks, Pick Holder, Extra Set of Aquila Strings). A BEAUTIFUL LOOKING UKULELE: 24 inches long, Sapele/Mahogany Top, Back & Sides & Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aquila Strings Installed (Best Ukulele Strings), Handmade ABS Bindings, Chrome die cast tuning gears keeps ukulele in tune!
4.8 out of 5 stars with over 40 reviews

Banjo

5-String Banjo 24 Bracket with Closed Solid Back and Geared 5th Tuner By Jameson Guitars

5 String Full Size Banjo with Geared 5th Tuner, Amazing Low Price on Best Selling Banjo, 24 Bracket with Closed Mahogany Back; Nut Width – 1.25 inches, Made by Jameson/Davison Guitar Company
Ships Fast – Top Seller – Customer Favorite
4.6 out of 5 stars with over 740 reviews

5 String Resonator Banjo with 24 Brackets | Closed Back and Geared 5th Tuner | Resoluute

5 STRING Full Size Banjo with Geared 5th Tuner
RESONATOR mahogany closed back for bluegrass or clawhammer style banjo, 24 BRACKETS for nice loud ring and tone, PROFESSIONAL REMO drumhead and MAPLE fingerboard. Includes BONUS BANJO BOOK with chord charts. Measures 38″ long, and 13.5″ across at the widest part.
4.6 out of 5 stars for over 100 reviews

Mandolin

Rogue RM-100A A-Style Mandolin Sunburst

A-style Sunburst with Maple neck, Rosewood fingerboard, Adjustable compensated rosewood bridge, 12th-fret neck joint, Chrome tuning machines
4.2 out of 5 stars with over 240 reviews

Rogue RM-100A A-Style Mandolin Black

A-style black with Maple neck, Rosewood fingerboard, Adjustable compensated rosewood bridge, 12th-fret neck joint, Chrome tuning machines
4.4 out of 5 stars with over 140 reviews

Left-handed instruments

Starter guitars

Jameson Guitars Full Size Thinline Acoustic Electric Guitar with Free Gig Bag Case & Picks Black Left Handed

41 inch Overall Length – Full Scale, 3 Inch Body Thickness, Built-in Pickup, Gig Bag Case Included, Guitar Picks Included, High Gloss Finish, Steel Strings, Binding on Body & Neck, Maple Neck, Die-cast Enclosed Tuners.
Color is black, and also blue.
4.2 out of 5 stars with over 1,300 reviews

Davison Guitars Full Size Black Electric Guitar with Amp, Case and Accessories Pack Beginner Starter Package Left Right Handed

Full size 39” electric guitar, High Gloss Finish, Maple Neck, Diecast Tuners, Humbucker Pickup, Gig Bag Case, Practice Amp, Accessories Bundle.
4.1 out of 5 stars with over 1,400 reviews
Color choices are black and blue

Acoustic guitar

Fender CD-60SCE Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar – Left Handed, Natural Bundle with Hard Case, Cable, Tuner, Strap, Strings, Picks, Austin Bazaar Instructional DVD, and Polishing Cloth

4.7 out of 5 stars with over 190 reviews

Jameson Guitars Full Size Thinline Acoustic Electric Guitar with Free Gig Bag Case & Picks Black Left Handed

This one is black, but it also comes in blue, natural, and red.
4.2 out of 5 stars with over 1300 reviews

Mandolin

Rogue RM-100A A-Style Mandolin Sunburst

Maple neck, Rosewood fingerboard, Adjustable compensated rosewood bridge, 12th-fret neck joint, Chrome tuning machines
4.2 out of 5 stars with over 240 reviews

Barcelona Left-Handed Mandolin – Violinburst

Bluegrass Mandolin with basswood top, Color: Violinburst, Top: Basswood
Back & Sides: Basswood, Neck: Nato. The color looks like sunburst…
4.6 out of 5 stars for 7 reviews

Violin

Cecilio CVN-320L Solidwood Ebony Fitted Left-Handed Violin with D’Addario Prelude Strings, Size 4/4 (Full Size)

Includes: Cecilio chromatic tuner, lesson book, lightweight hard case, 2 x Brazilwood bows with unbleached genuine Mongolian horsehair, quality rosin cake, adjustable shoulder rest, and an extra bridge
4.4 out of 5 stars with 30 reviews

Cecilio CVN-320L Ebony Fitted Solid Wood Left-Handed Violin with Tuner and Lesson Book, Size 4/4 (Full Size)

Includes: Cecilio tuner, hard case, two Brazilwood bows, rosin, adjustable shoulder rest, two bridges, extra set of strings, and lesson book/CD/DVD
4 out of 5 with over 30 reviews

Ukulele

Oscar Schmidt OU2LH Left Handed Mahogany Concert Ukulele – Natural

Handcrafted quality, Mahogany top, back & sides, Rosewood bridge, Satin finish, Chrome tuners. OU2LH Ukulele.
4.2 out of 5 stars with over 20 reviews

Left Hand Oscar Schmidt Concert Ukulele , Mahogany, Lefty, OU2LH, Includes: Digital Clip-On-Tuner, HP Padded Gig Bag & TMS Polishing

This is the same ukulele (OU2LH) with HP Padded Gig and Clip on Tuner combo, and one with Soft Case,Tuner,Strings & Polishing Cloth. These combos are highly rated too.

Luna Mahogany Tattoo Concert Ukulele LEFTY w/Strings,Tuner & CP, UKE TC MAH L COMP

Bundle Includes: Extra Set of Aquila Strings Tuner TMS Polishing Cloth Gigbag, Tattoo laser etch, Concert Left Handed Body, Mahogany Back and Sides.
5 out of 5 stars for 9 reviews, not many but excellent rating.

Left Handed – Caramel CS100L Zebra Wood Soprano Acoustic Electric Ukulele

Zebra wood body, Soprano size, Left handed, Aquila string, 3 Band EQ built in tuner.
5 out of 5 stars for only 2 reviews, but that is an excellent rating.

Hricane Tenor Ukulele 26inch Professional Ukelele For Beginners Hawaiian Uke UKS-3 Bundle with Gig Bag

Tenor Ukulele with sapele body and four advanced carbon nylon string.
The Sapele body and neck bring you richer and brighter sound; Rosewood fingerboard and bridge provides a comfortable playing feel. Smooth and accurate, Hricane patented chrome-plated guitar style tuners to keep your ukulele always in tune. 18 Brass Frets with Fret position Marks at 5th, 7th, 9th and 12th frets on neck and top of fingerboard. 30 days money back 12 months seller’s guarantee against manufacturer defects from date of purchase,and 24 Hours friendly customer service!
4.7 out of 5 stars for over 300 reviews

Banjo

Jameson Guitars BANJO LH 5 String 24 Bracket with Closed Solid & Geared 5th Tuner Back By Left Handed

New 5 String Full Size Left Handed Banjo with Geared 5th Tuner, 24 Bracket with Closed Back, Davison Model by the Jameson Guitar Company, Geared 5th Tuner & Slim Next, Super Low Price on Best Seller
4.3 out of 5 stars with over 40 reviews

Left Handed 6 String Banjo Guitar with Closed Back Resonator and 24 Brackets

Tunes & Plays Like A Guitar – Sounds Like A Banjo, Left Handed Model Limited Edition, Maple Neck and Mahogany Resonator, 24 Bracket & Diecast Enclosed Tuners, Davison Model by Jameson Guitars.
4.6 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews