most electric guitarist i know have a very high preference towards their right leg. even some of my buddies from school who play perfectly comfortable classical guitar on their left leg and then switch to right for electric. personally, when i made the switch from right to left I was used to it in a week and never reverted for more than ten minutes due to how awkward it felt. this makes no sense to me considering this:
- the left leg places the guitar in a much more consistent form with standing position.
- the guitarist will have better access to the neck and won't have to reach across their body for higher frets
- neck visibility is improved with the neck closer to the guitarists face
- a more upright position is enforced reducing back strain.
- for players with picking arm injuries this is has been know to reduce strain on the arm due to a more relaxed angle.
- for the "RARE" occasion you have to sight read any stand can put the sheet music directly behind the neck for easy reading
pick slanting becomes almost automatic with a straight wrist.
so whats so great about the "right" leg?