Guitar Anatomy

illustration of a guitar's anatomy


Nope, nothing sexy here. A guitar’s anatomy is basically wood, metal and a few dabs of plastic. It’s remarkably simple. Unlike humans, both “sexes”—acoustic and electric—are essentially identical. Electric guitars can be hollow, and acoustic guitars can have pickups. The line seems blurry.

But like humans, the two types of guitars are truly different. Each has its own unique qualities that the other cannot match. That’s why so many guitarists own one of each. There’s no matching the natural chime of an acoustic guitar, and the incredible versatility of an electric.

An electric-acoustic offers the benefits of an electric guitar—amplification. It also
includes EQ (controls for volume and tone).

But nothing beats the versatility and easy playability of an electric. That’s why it is an excellent choice for beginners.

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