The headstock of a guitar is where you'll find the tuning
machines. They are used to tune the guitar. You tighten
the strings to make them sound at a higher pitch, or to
loosen the strings, which sounds at a lower
pitch. We'll learn how to tune the guitar in the next segment.
On the neck of the guitar you'll find the fretboard.
The fretboard contains metal strips that are called frets.
Each fret on a guitar is a note, but the note is not produced
by placing your finger on the actual fret itself. Instead
you place your finger behind the fret on the fretboard.
The string will come in contact with the fret to sound
At the top of the fretboard is a plastic piece (usually
plasic, but sometimes it's wooden or even metal). This
is called the nut.