When you’re just starting out, it’s very important to understand the different parts of the guitar. There are two basic types of guitar, electric and acoustic. The images depicted below display and label the different parts of the electric and acoustic guitar. Be sure to understand and know this information, we’ll also cover more on Day 1 of our course!
Now we can take a look at the order of the frets so we know which fret is which when we’re learning our songs and chords!
Additionally, it’s important to understand which string is which on the guitar, not only in terms of our tuning (E, A, D, G, B, e) but also in their order. Many guitarists will refer to the strings by number, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th. The high e-string (or the thinnest string) is commonly referred to as the 1st string, and the low E-string (the thickest string) is the 6th string as depicted below.
(images courtesy of http://www.guitarlessonworld.com/lessons/guitar-anatomy.htm)