Of the many alternate ways to tune a guitar, few are quite as extreme—or as common—as playing the guitar with the strings high to low, rather than low to high. So many legendary lefthanded guitarists (say that 10 times fast) started their musical journey on right-handed guitars flipped upside down. Most either upgrade to a lefty guitar or modify what they have to play the strings in the right order… and some don’t.
From masters of the craft like Albert King and Dick Dale to innovators like Elizabeth Cotton, many players play with their strings in a reversed order E B G D A E from the typical guitar string order, E A D G B E. We were curious what this would feel, sound, and most importantly play like as right-handed guitarists – and it taught us a lot!
If you’re inspired to try this for yourself and see what new tricks and techniques you can add to your playing, you don’t need much but a fresh set of strings. Luckily, you’re in the right place for that, see what we have for you from our best-selling strings below!
Not weird enough for you yet? Oh it can always get weirder… If you want to go deeper down the wormhole, check out Quarter Tone Tuning!