Long story short, a few years back my dad had a Black Sabbath-style accident with a car door that took off one of the digits on the ring finger of his fretting hand. He occasionally picks up my instruments to tool around a bit, but he quickly becomes frustrated when he can't apply enough pressure with his shortened finger and hands the instrument back to me.
I've suggested using something like an archery finger guard to help make up the difference, but he hasn't been interested in that option.
Recently, however, he conceded that he might try to learn to play left-handed. He's naturally ambidextrous to a degree, and has been known to do some things left-handed (e.g. playing pool), so I'm looking at getting him an inexpensive instrument to test this out and see if it's something that he wants to pursue further.
Just trying it out myself, I've been amazed at how foreign a left-handed guitar feels. I was wondering if anyone happened to have any advice on transitioning to playing with your off hand, and how to become comfortable with it.