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12 fret neck

A neck that joins onto the body of the guitar at the 12th fret.

12-string guitar

A guitar with six double courses of strings instead of six single courses. Can be electric or acoustic.

14 fret neck

A neck that joins onto the body of the guitar at the 14th fret.

15ma

An instruction in written music indicating that you should play two octaves higher than it states on the staff. It only refers to the staff and not guitar tablature.

See Also: 8va, ottava

Full Article on: the staff, symbol dictionary

1st string

The thinnest and highest sounding string on a guitar. Also known as the E-string or high E-string because it is tuned to 'E' in standard tuning.

Synonymous With: High E-string, E-string

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2nd string

The second thinnest and second highest sounding string on a guitar. Also known as the B-string because it is tuned to 'B' in standard tuning.

Synonymous With: B-string

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3rd string

The third thinnest and third highest sounding string on a guitar. Also known as the G-string because it is tuned to 'G' in standard tuning.

Synonymous With: G-string

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4th string

The fourth highest sounding (fourth thinnest) string on a guitar. Also known as the D-string because it is tuned to 'D' in standard tuning.

Synonymous With: D-string

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5th string

The second thickest and second lowest sounding string on a guitar. Also known as the A-string because it is tuned to 'A' in standard tuning.

Synonymous With: A-string

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6th string

The thickest and lowest sounding string on the guitar. Also known as the E-string or low E-string because it is tuned to 'E' in standard tuning.

Synonymous With: E-string,Low E-string

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8va

The symbol for ottava, an instruction in written music to play a note, or series of notes, an octave higher than what is written on the staff.

Synonymous With: Ottava

See Also: 15ma

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