The Basics


Parts and Names

Parts of the Guitar

5 minute video on guitar terminology

In this section, we'll be learning the terminology of the guitar. This will help us later on when told to play near certain areas or when identifying different parts.

1. Neck 2. Body 3. Bridge 4. Pickups 5. Pickguard 6. Headstock 7. Tuning Pegs 8. Knobs 9. Output Jack 10. Nut 11. Vibrato (Tremolo) Bar 12. Truss Rod (Not in video)

Vocabulary in this Section


Truss Rod

It's the hole at the end of the neck or in the sound hole for an acoustic that stabilizes the neck against the tension of the strings. Do not move unless checked by a professional.