Parts of guitar

By | March 7, 2021

Parts of guitar –




The headstock is placed at the top of the neck where the tuning machines and nut gets installed.


  • Tuning Machines Or Posts


The normal guitar has tuning machines which include the tuning posts to hold each string in place and tuning pegs, which turn to adjust the tuning.


  • Nut


The nut is nothing but a notched piece of plastic or bone installed where the headstock meets the fretboard of the instrument.


  • Neck


The neck of a guitar is the long, thin piece of wood between the headstock and the body where the fretboard, frets, and truss rod are placed. Necks are attached to the body with bolts, glue, or sometimes both.


  • Fretboard


The fretboard is attached to the top of the neck and is made from rosewood, maple, or ebony to prevent dents or warping. The fretboard is a separate piece of wood from the neck.



  • Frets


Frets are the metal strips running across the fretboard. When a string is pressed down behind a fret, it changes the length to add different note.


  • Truss Rod


It is long, adjustable piece of metal that is mounted inside the neck and runs the length of the neck. A properly adjusted truss rod helps to eliminate things like fret buzz, intonation issues, and other playability problems.


  • Cutaway


It allows a player to reach the highest fret positions on the neck easily.


  • Upper Bout


It is nearest to the neck.


  • Lower Bout


It is the largest part of the guitar that is nearest to the string termination at the bridge.


  • Pickguard


It is a shield for the guitar. It is intended to prevent scratches, dings, and wear from the hard



  • Pickup Selector Switch


If the guitar has multiple pickups, a pickup selector switch allows engaging single or multiple pickup combinations and gives the ability to access a wide range of tones.


  • Volume and Tone Knobs / Potentiometers


The pots control the volume and tone of the guitar. The tone knob allows adjusting the amount of high frequency, or brightness, of your guitar.


  • Output Jack

To get a signal out of a guitar, connect one end of a 1/4″ guitar cable (TS) to the output jack and the other end to your amplifier, DI box, pedal or pedalboard, mixer, or recording interface.


  • Strap Buttons


Strap buttons allow you to attach a strap to the guitar and are typically located on the lower bout and upper bout of a guitar.


  • Electric Bridge


The electric guitar bridge is the other termination point for the string.


  • Acoustic Bridge


It holds the saddle and secures the strings in place using bridge pins. The saddle is made of bone, plastic, or some kind of graphite material.


  • Soundhole


The hole in the top of an acoustic guitar is called the soundhole. The hollow body of an acoustic guitar allows the bass frequencies produced from the strings to resonate and be amplified and then project through the soundhole.


  • Strings


It consists of a thin core with wire wrapped around it or just the core by itself. Those are made from metals, including steel, nickel, and/or bronze.


Conclusion of types of guitar:


After reading the article one must be aware of the basics of types of guitar. The types of guitar, its evolution, and significance in music is undoubtedly important.

If you are going to learn guitar, which means if you are a beginner, then this article will help you to introduce to the world of guitar, to select the proper type of guitar and the criteria based on which, the guitar can be selected.

It also covers the information about music for which, a specific type of guitar is used. Various genres in music like rock, pop, hip-hop, jazz, blues, etc. need different types of instruments or effects.

One must be aware of technical basic things like strings, the material used, and the construction of a guitar.

The last topic covers step by step guide to unstring, polish, and string the new strings of the guitar. Why it is needed to be done carefully, and what steps have to be followed while selecting strings are also described.

So, now, get ready to rock the world of music. Though you are a beginner, the dream of being a pro. Select the basic model of instrument, master it, get practised, and then invest in the technically advanced instrument. Have a happy musical journey.