Southpaw Celebrates 30 Years

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Southpaw Guitars, the Houston retailer renowned for catering to left-handed players, is marking 30 years in business.

Founded in 1980 by Jim Duncan and Bill Townsend, the store was first called Trader’s Corner Guitars. In 1982, it moved to the city’s Bellaire area and soon after was was given its current name.

“One of every 10 of us who walk the Earth is left-handed, which means about one of every 10 people who play guitar is going to be left-handed,” Duncan said. “It’s been a pleasure and passion to be able to meet the guitar needs of those of us in the left-handed community.”