Creole guitar parts

The Creole guitar , also called Spanish or classical guitar , is one of the most popular string instruments worldwide, which is made up of a sound box, a neck on which the storage room or fingerboard is attached, and six strings.


The shape of the guitar has changed through the centuries, this change was noticeable in the number of strings, in its shape, in the fingerboard, the pegs and even in the shape of the soundboard.

It is widely used in many musical genres, such as heavy metal, blues, rock, etc.


  • 1What are the parts of the Creole guitar?
    • 1Soundboard
    • 2Mouth
    • 3Pin
    • 4Arm or mast
    • 5Capo
    • 6Fingerboard
    • 7Frets
    • 8headstock
    • 9Strings
    • 10Bridge
    • 11Selleta

What are the parts of the Creole guitar?

Sounding board

Part that is formed with the soundboard, the bottom and the side rings.

The bottom is made with rosewood, which is flat like the top, the latter is built with cedar, fir, pine or cypress, with a perforation in the middle area which is known as the mouth.

It is in this place where the acoustic effect is created that increases the volume of the sound.


This is the hole in the middle of the lid behind the soundboard. It lets air in and out.


It is presented as a cylindrical piece where the rope is tied. This has an ear where the fingers are placed when using this chordophone instrument, at the same time through it you can decrease or increase the tension of the strings just by turning them.

It is through this hole that the sound created by the vibration of the air contained in the soundboard comes out.


Arm or mast

It is an elongated piece made from wood that goes from the soundboard to the headstock. It is in front of this that the fingerboard is placed.

Made from walnut or cedar wood. It is made up of the neck, the headstock and the keel.


It is a piece made of ivory or bone with a rectangular shape that is located where the groove of the bridge goes.

Through this, the strings are raised above the level of the soundboard. This gets to transmit all vibration to the soundboard.


It is a flat and wooden plate where the strings are stepped on with your fingers. This reaches to cover the front part of the mast.


They are metal bars that are embedded thus dividing the fingerboard.


It is a piece of metal or wood where the pins are fitted. This is located next to the mast.


In total the Creole or classical guitar has 6 strings numbered from the bottom up. The first is the thinnest and is located at the bottom of this rope zone.

At the top is the sixth string that becomes the thickest.

The first three lower strings are nylon and the other three are made with a nylon core and a metal wound.


It is a rectangular shaped piece that has several transverse grooves right in its center, in which the nut is fitted. In total it has 6 holes which is where one end of each rope is tied.

Simply put, this is the piece in which the strings are attached directly to the soundboard.


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