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acoustic guitar click to hear : acoustic guitar

Plucked stringed instrument whose hollow body amplifies the vibrations produced by the strings.
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rib rose position marker soundboard sound box neck bridge purfling heel fret nut peg head

rib click to hear : rib

Each of the thin pieces of wood that form the sides of the instrument.

rose click to hear : rose

Ornament bordering the soundboard hole.

position marker click to hear : position marker

Piece of mother-of-pearl, wood or plastic imbedded into the center of certain sections of the neck.

soundboard click to hear : soundboard

The upper face of the instrument; it receives the vibrations from the bridge and transmits them to the sound box.

sound box click to hear : sound box

The hollow part of the instrument; it amplifies the sound vibrations produced by the strings.

neck click to hear : neck

Part of the guitar separated into sections by frets and along which the strings are stretched.

bridge click to hear : bridge

Piece of wood over which the strings are stretched; it transmits their vibrations to the soundboard.

purfling click to hear : purfling

Ornamental strip of wood around the edge of the soundboard and the bottom of the sound box.

heel click to hear : heel

Projection at the lower end of the neck that connects it to the body.

fret click to hear : fret

Metal piece that acts as a reference point along the string, dividing the neck into sections separated by a semitone.

nut click to hear : nut

Small piece glued to the top of the neck; its function is to separate the strings and raise them between the head and the bridge.

peg click to hear : peg

Piece of wood or metal that rolls the end of a string to adjust its tension to obtain the exact note.

head click to hear : head

The upper end of the neck, where the pegs are attached.