When you are in the first stage of learning how to play guitar, take some time to learn the parts of the guitar and some of the terminology so you’ll know what their function is. Take a thorough look and study the parts on these printable guitar parts diagrams, the first one below will give you a brief view of the parts.
In general, there are two types of guitars: acoustic and electric. Acoustic guitars can be played without amplification while electric guitars require an amplifier to produce a sound loud enough to hear well. There are more parts to remember on electric guitars because of the electronics used and different features not available on acoustic guitars. For example, both of the above guitars have pickups in between the fretboard and the bridge. In these guitar parts diagrams, you’ll see the differences between the two different types of guitars with the parts labeled.
On each guitar, strings are numbered from the thinnest string (1st string) to the thickest string (6th string). The tuning is given from the 6th string to the 1st string: E-A-D-G-B-E. This tuning (E-A-D-G-B-E) is called standard tuning. Frets are numbered from the headstock toward the body starting with 1. Sometimes the number 0 or letter O is used to denote an open string, or one that is played without fretting a note.
Learn about all the parts of a guitar to help you get the best possible sound from your guitar. Don’t forget to also watch guitar parts diagram and videos with clear breakdown of both acoustic and electric guitars. With the help of these diagrams, hopefully, you will be able to fully understand any guitar parts and how to play it!