Teach Yourself Guitar - Part 1 This is the first set of slides to help you teach yourself guitar. You will be able to learn at your own pace and time and save some money along the way. We will cover the following here : Parts of the Acoustic Guitar Parts of the Electric Guitar
Parts of the Acoustic Guitar The bridge holds the ends of the strings in place. The guitar body amplifies the sound and sends it out through the sound hole. The pick guard protects the guitar body from getting scratched by a pick. The frets are the metal ridges embedded in the guitar neck. There are anywhere from 19 to 24 frets on a guitar neck.
Parts of the Acoustic Guitar The fretboard is the front of the neck where you place your fingers on the strings. The small dots on the fretboard are fret markers for reference so you know where you are. The nut is the top edge of the guitar neck and guides the strings. The headstock holds the six tuning pegs in place.
Parts of the Electric Guitar An electric guitar is plugged into an amplifier in order to make the sound louder. The electronic pick-ups “pick up” the vibrations of the strings and convert them into an electronic signal, which is then sent to the output socket. Each pick-up sounds different because of its location on the guitar body. You use the pick-up selector to choose which pick-ups to turn on. The back pick-up sounds twangy and vibrant (good for lead guitar), while the front pick-up sounds full and rich (good for rhythm guitar).
Parts of the Electric Guitar The body holds the pick-ups in place. The volume control knobs control the volume for each pick-up and the tone control knob controls the brightness of the sound. Some electric guitars have a whammy bar connected to a floating bridge to change the tension in the strings while playing so you can make cool sounds. The neck and headstock on the electric guitar are basically the same as the acoustic guitar, however the tuning pegs on this electric guitar are all on one side.