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Top 10 Rock Guitar Players

1. Steve Vai

Steve Vai

2. Jimmy Page

Jimmy Page

3. Michael Romeo
Michael Romeo

4. Slash
Slash

5. Richie Blackmoore
Richie Blackmoore

6. Paul Gilbert
Paul Gilbert

7. Yngwie Malmsteen
Yngwie Malmsteen

8. John Petrucci
John Petrucci

9. Dimebag Darrell
Dimebag Darrell

10. Eddie Van Halen
Eddie Van Halen

Guitar Parts Basic

Guitar is a popular musical instrument. Modern guitar is played by Romans around 40 AD. We can divide guitars into two categories acoustic and electric. Basically the part of both acoustic and electric guitar are same.

Before we start to learn how to play guitar, we need to know the guitar parts first. You must know the parts well. After you know the parts well you can tune and learn to play guitar well.

Guitar Strings
Strings
A normal guitar has six strings. Metal strings are used by electric guitar. Nylon strings are used by acoustic guitar. String is the important part of guitar. By picking or plucking the strings, guitar produces the notes of the guitar. Without strings, guitar can’t produce any sound.

Guitar Frets
Frets
Frets are the small metal that divides the guitar into sections from top to bottom. The fret location is calculated by specific mathematical formula. Pressing a string a fret against fret will make a string’s vibrating length different. The different of vibrating length will make a different sound when the string is picked.

Guitar Headstock
Headstock
Headstock is located at the end of the guitar neck. It’s the most top part of the guitar. The tuning pegs are located in this area.

Guitar Tuning Pegs
Tuning Pegs
Tuning Pegs are parts where user allows adjusting the pitch of the strings.

Nut
Nut
The small strip where located at where the headstock meets the neck. Usually nut is made from bone, plastic or other medium hard material.

Guitar Neck
Neck
Neck is the longest part of the guitar where the frets and strings are located.

Guitar Body
Body
Body is the largest part of the guitar. In acoustic guitar there is a sound whole in the center of the body.

If you already know that parts you can start to learn how to play guitar.