What are the Parts of an Electric Guitar?

Before you start playing an electric guitar, it would be good if you spent some time learning about the parts of it. In this post, we will see the names of all the parts.

The Neck

The neck of a guitar is made of one or several pieces of wood and has inside it a steel bar or other very resistant material to counteract the tension of the stirrings on it and it does not lose linearity. It is usually screwed to the body or stuck. Above it is the fingerboard where the fingers rest when touching of the same wood as the neck or other glued to it. On the fretboard and perpendicular to the strings are the frets, the small metal bars which are usually made of steel and come into contact with the strings by supporting the fingers in the space between them and on the fretboard.

The Tuning Pegs

The tuning are at the end of the neck where the strings are wound to the cylindrical metal parts with a screw that regulates the tension of the rope for tuning.


The frets are the metal bars that divide the fretboard, and allow you to play the different notes. The normal number of frets on a guitar is between 21 and 24.


The puncher is a piece, usually plastic, which protects the body from scratches.

Vibrato Lever

It serves to make vibrato very wide or with all the strings at a time, moving the bridge up or down.


The bridge is where the strings come from. There are two types of bridges, fixed and floating. Fixed bridges are ‘anchored’ to the body and do not allow movement. In contrast, floating bridges can be tilted back and forth using a vibrato lever.

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They are the circular buttons and allow you to adjust the volume, pitch and pickup that you want to use.

Output Jack

It is the hole through which the guitar signal comes out. This is where you connect the cable that goes from the guitar to the amplifier.

When you want to buy the best cheap electric guitar, look for your own sound. Gary Moore sounded like Gary Moore for a simple reason as he was Gary Moore. Find out who you are and look for your own identity. If you like the tone of a guitarist, you can study it to see how he plays, how he presses with his fingers and incorporate it into your way of feeling the music. If you just want to sound like your idol, be realistic. David Gilmour sounds like it sounds for his touch and his quality, and because his instrument is worth thousands of dollars. Do not pretend to sound like him with a 200 dollar guitar because you cannot pretend the impossible in music.