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Anatomy of a guitar
Tuning your guitar
Restringing a guitar
Guitars for Beginners
The best way to sound good is to keep your guitar perfectly in tune. That's not hard to do these days, with the huge range of cheap electronic tuners on the market.
There are a couple of meanings to the word "Fret":
1) The actual little bits of metal wire embedded in the neck are frets, and 2) The distances between notes on the same string are referred to in frets, as in: 'Three frets up" or five frets down'.
When talking about music and the guitar, the terms — "up" and "down", " top" and" bottom", " low" and "high", " above" and "below" — should refer to pitch. Many beginners call their bass strings the 'top' strings because they're higher off the floor than the treble strings, but this can be confusing. The top strings are the thin ones, where the notes are higher in pitch. So, for example, 'Up the neck' means toward the body of the guitar, where the notes get higher in pitch.