Dohmat - the distance of the string from the top of the 7th fret if we press it with our hands on the first and last playing field at the same time


Grasshopper - a part of the board that supports the strings and helps to transmit vibrations to other parts of the instrument that create resonance of ambient air and thus sound.

Neck - usually has a flat or slightly arched upper side with a so-called fingerboard over which strings are tensioned. It serves as a string support.


Sleeper - fixed laterally on the neck , usually across the width. Metal tapes embedded in the fingerboard. The frets split the neck into parts that correspond to musical intervals, most often to halftones. One octave then corresponds to a distance of twelve frets. By pressing strings, the fingers between the sleepers are shortened to the wavy parts of the strings, thus making the playing tone change.

Numbering of sleepers

As the first fret, the first transverse stick is taken, but not the one that separates the head of the guitar from the fingerboard, that is called a zero slit. For better orientation on the fingerboard, some sleepers are marked with a dot or other symbol (more info in the fingerboard section):

  • 3rd Sleeper (1 dot)
  • 5th Sleeper (1 dot)
  • 7th Sleeper (1 dot)
  • 9. Sleeper (1 dot)
  • 12. Sleeper (2 dots)
  • 15th Sleeper (1 dot)
  • 17. Sleeper (1 dot) (mostly only for electric guitars)
  • 19th Sleeper (1 dot) (mostly only for electric guitars)
  • 21. Sleeper (1 dot) (mostly only for electric guitars)
  • 24th Sleeper (2 dots) (only for some electric guitars)


The front plate - the top of the body of the tool, on which we find a grasshopper and a resonant hole. It has a major impact on the resulting sound quality of the guitar. According to a piece of wood, it is divided into massive, semi-solid and plywood.On the underside there are so-called ribs that affect the resonance properties.

Used source: Wikipedia