Parts of the Flamenco Ukulele
Head: This is the top part of the ukulele - the tuning heads are attached to it.
Neck: The neck is a sturdy piece of wood that supports the fretboard and connects the headstock with the body.
Body: The body consists of a back, top and sides. Depending on the quality of the Ukulele the body can be either laminated or solid. A slight curve on the back of the body will give a more powerful sound.
Tuner: These can be referred to as tuning keys or machine heads or tuning pegs and are the parts that give the strings the tension needed to tune the Ukulele.
Nut: Together with the saddle the nut keeps the ukulele strings in the correct positions.
Frets: The frets are the metal strips across the fretboard.
Fret markers: They are usually positioned at the third (not all ukuleles have this fret marked), fifth, seventh, tenth and twelfth fret.
Fretboard: The fretboard holds the frets in place and the first fret is the one nearest the Head.
Sound Hole: The sound hole is an opening in the top of the body and it allows the sound to come out of the body.
Tapping plate: This is a protective covering you can apply to the body to protect it from scratching and damage due to tapping during playing Flamenco. In Flamenco it is known as a golpeador.
Bridge: The bridge holds the Saddle in place.
Saddle: The saddle keeps the strings above the fretboard and can be heightened or lowered to give a faster or slower action and it can be also be adjusted to avoid buzzing on the strings