When you talk to other people about ukulele or if you need spare parts, it’s very convenient to know your ukulele parts. This is a brief guide to explain all the main parts of the Ukulele.
Body: The body consists of the back, top and sides. This is the choice of wood can become very important to create a warm, crisp, complete sound. This will be laminated or solid.
Sound hole: The sound hole is the opening at the top of the fuselage and can generate vibration.
Bridge: The bridge is mounted on the top of the body and a saddle is fixed. All strings need to be fixed above the fingerboard (= action). When you string your ukulele, you will tie the strings on the bridge.
Nut: The nut holds the Hawaiian chord string in the correct position (along with the bridge).
Tuning nail: Also known as tuning key and handpiece, it is a part of a fixed string. You can adjust your ukulele by twisting (rotating) them.
Headstock: This is the top of the Ukulele, here is the connected tuning pin. The brand identity is mostly on the headstock and the serial number may be on the back of it. The ukulele in the picture is a generic Ibanez ukulele (the license is granted to use this Ukulele image of UkuTabs and change the logo).
Neck: The neck is a solid piece of wood that supports the fingerboard and connects the headstock to the body.
Fingerboard: You can find all the troubles on the fingerboard! The first item is the one closest to the bedside table. Fingerboards are usually made of mahogany. The higher end ukulele may have ebony.
Fret Marks: These are usually points, but on a custom or limited (read: expensive) model, these may be more artistic. They make your life easier and give you a quick overview of your playing area. They are usually located in the third, fifth, seventh, tenth and twelfth grades.
Frets: The actual timbre refers to the metal “strips” on the board.
String: A string is something you play or choose to produce vibration. These vibrations are transmitted to the body through the sound holes (enlarge them) and produce sound.
Edit by Bonnie
Height Musical Instrument Co.,ltd