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Often people learning to play the guitar have trouble with the names of the various parts of the guitar. Here is a brief description of some of the more commonly misunderstood parts of the guitar.

Headstock - The head stock is the part of a guitar at the end of the neck opposite to the body. The headstock is generally used for supporting the tuning pegs used to wind the strings. There are many shapes that headstocks can come in depending on the type of guitar.

Machine Heads - The machine heads or tuning pegs are found at the headstock. The machine heads tighten or loosen strings so they string can be tuned. A basic gear mechanism is used to winds the strings.

Frets - The bars or ridges (usually made of metal) that sit on the fingerboard or neck of a guitar; when the string is depressed by your fingers at the metal bar it will make a note of the desired pitch. Frets are arranged on guitars to produce specific musical pitches. On the typical guitar or bass each fret represents one semitone or half step.

Bridge - The bridge is found down on the body. The function of the bridge, in addition to simply holding the strings in place, is to transmit their vibrations to the top of the guitar, to the instrument's soundboard or pickups. There are many different types of bridge and they can be made from a variety of materials depending upon the type of guitar. For example electric guitars usually have metal bridges and acoustic guitars usually have wooden ones.
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#2
Thats great..........but what purpose does it serve?

Lets be honest, if people wont google what a fret is whats the chance they will search the forums?
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Quote by MasteringGuitar
Machine Heads - The machine heads or tuning pegs are found at the headstock. The machine heads tighten or loosen strings so they string can be tuned. A basic gear mechanism is used to winds the strings.


Never heard them be called 'Machine Heads' before.
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you should've gone and sent it in as a lesson, newbies will probably find it there rather than the pit

EDIT: you didnt explain what the neck was :P
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report lol


Pretty much id agree, if you look at his post history anyway

What I think is most hilarious is the signature though, you can maybe play clapton songs in 2 months but you cant play like clapton in 2 years.
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Quote by Fieryhead
Never heard them be called 'Machine Heads' before.


Not funny. One of the more common synonyms for tuners.

Either way, make this a lesson TS.