About The Guitar

Parts of the Guitar

There are two common types of guitars: acoustic and electric. Acoustic guitars come in steel string and nylon string and can be played without amplification. Electric guitars require an amplifier to make a sound that can be heard properly.

Parts of the guitar chart

the Guitar fretboard

Guitar Fingerboard Basics
String Names and Standard Tuning Strings are numbered from 1 to 6 from the thinnest string to the thickest string. The thinnest is the Hi e 1st string and the thickest is the Low E 6th string. The tuning of a guitar is from the 6th string to the 1st string: The notes are E-A-D-G-B-E. This tuning is called standard tuning. Check out tuning your guitar in the Guitar Tuner section of the Website.

Fret Numbers and Fretboard Direction – Up/Down

Frets are numbered from the guitar nut toward the guitar body. The nut is 0 for open then the first fret is 1 then 2, 3, … moving up the fretboard toward the body of the guitar. Toward the body of the guitar is moving up the fretboard and toward the headstock would be moving down the fretboard.