External Design


Acoustic Guitar Anatomy – External Design

You do not need to know anything about guitars to complete this course, but it helps to know basic components – here are the key parts of the external guitar anatomy:

  • Neck
  • Fretboard
  • Frets
  • Fret Position Markers
  • Heel
  • Headstock
  • Neck join
  • Nut
  • Body / box
  • Bridge & bridge pins
  • Saddle
  • Soundhole
  • Rosette
  • Binding
  • Back and sides
  • Front/top/soundboard
  • Tuners
  • Truss Rod

Design Details

I will be going into a lot more detail about each individual part in the following videos when we are making the actual design.


In the following sections I will outine various options for each part of the guitar – please let me know if you have any questions or would like something to be added to the course.

More Options!

If you would like more info on individual elements, see the bonus videos – this section also contain a few extra options which are not recommended for your first build.

Lesson tags: Acoustic, External Design, Guitar Anatomy