1 Guitar Anatomy

The Anatomy of a Guitar

So you’ve picked up your first guitar, you’re ready to play all the songs from your heroes, but wait? How do I play this thing? What is a “pick-up”, and why do I need to tune my guitar? All these questions and more will be answered in this section.

Firstly, you need to understand how a guitar works.

There are 3 diagrams in this lesson, with the anatomy of an Electric and Acoustic/Classical guitar. Each part of the guitar has an explanation. It would be beneficial to take some time to familiarise yourself with these words, as we will be using this terminology throughout these lessons. There is also an accessories sheet for clarification on accessories.