Fun Factoid Friday: Kris Roe and his not-so-left-handed guitar

Fun Factoid Friday: Kris Roe and his not-so-left-handed guitar

Every Friday the punk rock geniuses here at Dying Scene are going to unleash a little bit of punk scene trivia all over your asses. Today’s “fun factoid” is about Kris Roe’s (The Ataris) upside down, “left-handed” guitar.

When we think of left-handed guitarists, the great Jimmy Hendrix comes to mind as does Tim Armstrong, Zacky Vengeance (Avenged Sevenfold), and Dave King (Flogging Molly). Well, we can add Kris Roe to that list, but one thing that’s different between Kris and the other guys is that Kris just flips the guitar over and doesn’t change the strings. He’s actually right-handed!

Kris mentions in an interview from 2001, “When I was kid I started playing that way. I picked up the guitar, it felt right, that’s how I taught myself. My first guitar was right handed. I flipped it over, it just made more sense to me.”

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