Well an electric guitar sure is a sexy thing!
The guitar anatomy is not as complicated as you might think. The two main parts of an electric guitar are:
- the body
- the neck
The end of the neck is called the headstock. All the other parts of the guitar are build on the body and neck. The wood which is used for the body and the neck is very important for the sound of your guitar.
vibrate and resonate
When you plug a string it starts to vibrate. This vibrations will resonate through the entire guitar which will create a specific sound.
You can say that every part which is attached to your guitar has an influence on the guitars tone. Some more than others of course. Here are the most important ones:
- The pickups
- The bridge
- The nut
- The frets
- Tone- and volume knobs
That doesn't mean that the other parts don't have an influence on the tone. They have! But not as noticeable as the ones above.