Guitar Vocabulary

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Guitar Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Area between headstock and body. This is where you play your chords and notes
    • A. 

      Frets

    • B. 

      Bridge

    • C. 

      Neck

    • D. 

      Tuners

    • E. 

      Pickups

  • 2. 
    Also called "machine heads" winds the string sharp; unwinds flat
    • A. 

      Pickups

    • B. 

      Volume & Tone Knobs

    • C. 

      Frets

    • D. 

      Tuners

    • E. 

      Humbucker

  • 3. 
    The top where the tuners are.
    • A. 

      Nut

    • B. 

      Headstock

    • C. 

      Body

    • D. 

      Neck

    • E. 

      Capstan

  • 4. 
    Metal wire placed on the fretboard. Put your fingers behind one and strike a note. A:How did they come up with that name? (Thought)
    • A. 

      Strings

    • B. 

      Tuners

    • C. 

      Pickups

    • D. 

      Nut

    • E. 

      Frets

  • 5. 
    Type of pickup invented by Seth Lover for Gibson. Two rows of magnets. Basically two single coils put together to " buck the hum" created by single coils.
    • A. 

      Bridge

    • B. 

      Single Coil

    • C. 

      Whammy Bar

    • D. 

      Humbucker

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 6. 
    The post where the string goes through and around
    • A. 

      Humbucker

    • B. 

      Capstan

    • C. 

      Bridge

    • D. 

      Neck

    • E. 

      Pickups

  • 7. 
    The piece below the neck of the guitar where the pickups and knobs are placed.
    • A. 

      Body

    • B. 

      Body

    • C. 

      Body

    • D. 

      Body

    • E. 

      Body

  • 8. 
    Lets you select different pickups.
    • A. 

      Volume Knobs

    • B. 

      Tone Knobs

    • C. 

      Pickup Selector

  • 9. 
    Type of pickup with one row of magnets.
    • A. 

      Humbucker

    • B. 

      Bridge

    • C. 

      Single Coil

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 10. 
    Strings cross over them towards the bottom. This word actually makes sense. Usually adjustable on electric guitars.
    • A. 

      Humbucker

    • B. 

      Whammy Bar

    • C. 

      Bridge

    • D. 

      Single Coil

  • 11. 
    To plug the chord into. On some acoustic electric guitars you put the cord in the strap button at the bottom
    • A. 

      Output Jack

    • B. 

      Strap Lock

    • C. 

      Sound Hole

  • 12. 
    The measured thickness of a string. If sold in sets strings will be called extra light, light, regular, heavy etc. Each string will have a number such as .10 or .52.
    • A. 

      Nut

    • B. 

      Gauge

    • C. 

      Capstan

    • D. 

      Stop Bar

    • E. 

      Fretboard

  • 13. 
    Magnetically "picks up" the string vibrations, sends signal down the wires.
    • A. 

      Frets

    • B. 

      Pickup

    • C. 

      Strings

    • D. 

      Humbucker

    • E. 

      Bridge

  • 14. 
    Changes volume or tone of guitar.
    • A. 

      Volume & Tone Knobs

    • B. 

      Above

  • 15. 
    String vibrations travel through to project sound. Sometimes shaped like an 'f' on some guitars.
    • A. 

      Whammy Bar

    • B. 

      Body

    • C. 

      Pickup

    • D. 

      Sound Hole

  • 16. 
    Usually white, sometimes black. Used to be made out of nut. Then bone, now different plastics. Holds strings up and in notches on their way to tuners and across frets to bridge
    • A. 

      Headstock

    • B. 

      Nut

    • C. 

      Capstan

    • D. 

      Fret

    • E. 

      Neck

  • 17. 
    Where the string are held after crossing the bridge. Classical and acoustic guitars don't have these as the strings go over the bridge into the body and are held by PINS
    • A. 

      Whammy Bar

    • B. 

      Stop Bar

    • C. 

      Humbucker

    • D. 

      Tail Piece

    • E. 

      Strings