Parts of the guitar

 

 

 

A. Resonance-box European fir- or spruce-fir wood.

 

B. Comb The nylon-strings are knotted in holes.

 

C. Soundhole.

 

D. Side and back-blade Palissander - although sometimes maple, nut-wood, beech-wood and other hardwood kinds are very suitable.

 

E. Neck Mostly mahonie or ceder. Classical guitars have shorter and broader necks than steel-stringed guitars.

They only have 19 frets. The 12th fret is at the height of the resonance-box .

 

F. Tune-keys with a screw-thread and a rod of bone, ivory or plastic, which are used to wind the strings around.

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