The Guitar and its Parts
Lessons in this Section:
Electric Guitar [ Acoustic ] [ Strings ]

First thing to learn is a little about the guitar itself. Its important to understand the different parts of the guitar in order to keep it maintained and sounding the best it can be.

Snapshot of an Electric Guitar
Guitar Type: Standard Fender Stratocaster.

 

Diagram Explanations

Hardware
Description
Pickups
A coil wound with fine wire which converts the sound into electrical signals.
Whammy Bar
Also known as Tremelo arm: Used for mechanical Vibrato or pitch control.
Pickup Selecter
Switch used to cycle between pick-ups for different tones.
Volume
Raises or lowers Volume
Tones
Changes the Color quality of the sound.
Output Jack
Receiver for cable wire.
Bridge
Section for fixing and supporting the strings on a guitar.
Strap Holder
Holds strap in place.
Tuners
Machine heads, used to change the pitch of individual strings.
Head
aka: headstock: Mount for Tuners; distinguishing designer piece.
Nut
Point at which the strings are supported as they run from the fingerboard to the Headstock.

 

 

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