What are the Parts of a Cuatro

Course: Learn the Parts of the Cuatro

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Although the Cuatro does not come in a huge variety of shapes, sizes, and weights, like other instruments, we still need to know its parts, as some of them might vary depending on the construction process and manufacturer:

The main parts of the Cuatro are:

  • Fretboard
  • Tuning Peg
  • Nut
  • Head
  • Soundhole
  • Heel
  • Frets
  • Bridge
  • Bridge Pins

The Soundhole of the Cuatro is very particular, as it always should measure the same diameter and be about the size of the five fingers together.

Another curiosity of the Cuatro is that the head has two holes and the pegs are usually facing the back, compared with a Ukulele where the head is solid and the pegs are facing sideways.

Click on any image to see that specific part in full detail. Once you feel that you got familiar with all parts of the cuatro we invite you to start the quiz related to this lesson..You’ll have 3 chances to pass the quiz. Once you pass the quiz this lesson will be automatically completed and you will be done with this course.

So let’s go ahead and start the quiz. You’ll prove that you know by heart all parts of the instrument. Go back to the course section and attempt the quiz on the different parts of the Cuatro. Once you have completed the quiz, feel free to try out our trial course the Introduction to the Cuatro Basics where we offer two free lessons to get continue your journey to becoming a Cuatrista.

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