Parts of A Guitar: Different Parts of A Guitar in English with ESL Picture!

Parts of A Guitar! In this lesson, you will learn a list of different parts of a guitar in English with ESL picture and example sentences to help you enhance your English vocabulary.

Parts of A Guitar

List of Guitar Parts

  • Head stock
  • Machine head
  • Neck
  • Sound hole
  • Pic guard
  • Side of body
  • Sound board
  • Bridge
  • Bridge saddle
  • Fretboard
  • Nut

Guitar Parts and Their Definitions

  • Headstock

At the top of the neck is the headstock or peghead of the guitar, which holds the tuning pegs and keys that allow the guitar to be tuned. 

  • Machine head

Machine heads vary from instrument to instrument.

  • Neck

The neck of the guitar projects from the main guitar body and includes the fretboard, frets, headstock, and truss rod.The neck of your guitar is the long, narrow piece of wood that runs from the head of your guitar down to the body. 

  • Sound hole

Sound holes help with sound projection, though it is a misconception to think this is the main source of a guitar’s sound. 

  • Pic guard

The pick guard or scratch plate of the guitar does exactly what its name indicates: protect the soundboard from being scratched or damaged by a pick. 

  • Bridge

The bridge is the piece where your guitar’s strings are attached to the body.

  • Bridge saddle

The guitar saddle is a think piece of bone or plastic attached to the bridge that lifts the strings to the desired height and transfers vibration through the bridge to the soundboard.

  • Fretboard

Frets are the raised bits of wire the run across the fingerboard’s width. In essence they enable strings to be ‘shortened’ by pressing it down behind them, but to lengths that correspond to exact half notes.

  • Nut

The thin piece of material that supports the strings on the end of the neck of the guitar closest to the headstock is called the nut.

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