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

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.
Raises or lowers Volume
Changes the Color quality of the sound.
Output Jack
Receiver for cable wire.
Section for fixing and supporting the strings on a guitar.
Strap Holder
Holds strap in place.
Machine heads, used to change the pitch of individual strings.
aka: headstock: Mount for Tuners; distinguishing designer piece.
Point at which the strings are supported as they run from the fingerboard to the Headstock.



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