The Parts of the Classical Guitar - What Everyone Should Know

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

Leonardo da Vinci Italian painter and engineer

Why Know Guitar Parts

If you want to do great things, you need to know about them not by hearsay, but accurately and confidently. Since we know the alphabet or the days of the week, it would also be nice to know the parts that make up a classical guitar. Many, of course, may think, why such extremes, isn't it enough that we know about strings and pegs.

I think this is not enough, quite often when something happens to the guitar, the same problems appear with the terminology. It would seem that there is a lot of information about the structure of the guitar and is freely available, but many people are reluctant to read. But when something happens to the instrument, it’s not up to the study of the structure of the guitar and people try to explain the cause of the breakdown to the master on their fingers.

So dear guitar lovers, let's get started.

Step 1

First of all, to make it easier to understand the parts of the guitar, I visually divide the guitar into two parts, the body, and the neck.

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Step 2

Now, when we see two separate parts, it will be easy for us to master the structure of the guitar in detail, in our case, we will study the body first.

guitar body guitar structure

Guitar Body:

  1. Top and back
  2. Bridge
  3. Saddle (Bridge Nut)
  4. Side
  5. Rosette
  6. Sound Hole

These are just six points, and you already know the structure of the guitar body. The only thing we did not take into account was the six strings, I think you can see them in the picture of the guitar body. By the way, the strings are counted from bottom to top.

Step 3

We continue to study the structure of the guitar, now the neck.

neck parts


  1. Heel
  2. Fret
  3. Fret Wire
  4. Nut
  5. Tuning Pegs
  6. Headstock

Six points on the neck of a classical guitar that make it clear about the structure of this integral part of the guitar.

This is how, step by step, we figured out the structure of a classical guitar, I hope everything became clear to you and you remember everything easily. In conclusion, I will say that in pedagogical practice I always try to decompose complex things into simple ones, and simple to give a serious approach to practical study. Lessons in playing guitar or playing other musical instruments will always create a positive mood for the whole day if it is done correctly.

Study music, please yourself and those around you.