The guitar's electronics includes all components inclusive between the pick-up and the output jack. As I have already covered the pick-up previous articles, it will be excluded from this list.
– A lining of conductive tape, metal or paint in the cavities for pick-ups and controls that when connected to electrical grounding helps reduce noise, hum and radio interference.
– Energy-storing component that filters high frequencies.
Orange Drop – industry standard made of high grade polyester
Emerson Paper-in-oil – Vintage, subtle warm tone Quality
Output Jack Mono
– Usually ¼" female connector that the guitar signal cable plugs into.
Output Jack Stero
– ¼" female connector with double-pole for stereo wiring or for enabling actice electronics with a mono plug
– ¼" female connector, mono or stereo wiring for some solidbody guitars.
Jack Plate/Jack Cup
– A plate or cup that the jack attaches to and then which is attached to the guitar body. Types: Electrosocket, metal, plastic, oval, recessed, cup
Pick-up Selector Switch
– Used to change the pick-up arrangement on an electrical guitar
– Rotating switch for pick-up selecting varitone and custom advanced wiring. Types 4, 5 and 6-position, 2-pole and 4-pole (ie Gibson ES-345)
– Standard type switch used on many guitars. (ie Gibson L.P., S.G., ES 335)(Brand: Switchcraft)
Mini Toggle Switch
– Small switch for series/parallel pick-up switching, phase switching and humbucker coil-tapping.
Toggle Switch Plate
– Plastic or metal ring/plate to finish mount toggle switch.
– A levered design switch (3-way, 4-way, 5-way) for pick-up selection (ie Fender Strat and Tele) (Brand: CRL by Electroswitch)
– Press-on knob for lever switch used on Fender Strat
– Press-on Knob for lever switch used on Fender Tele
Toggle Switch Knob
– Screw on knob used on standard toggle switch.
– Small sliding switch, 2-way and 3-way (ie Fender Jaguar and Mustang. Also used on Fnder Amps as a bright switch.)
– a hand controlled dial or slider component that changes the parameter of a waveform signal such as the volume or tone of the guitar sound. (Brands: CTS, Alpha, etc., Ohms: 100, 250, 450, 500, 1meg, 25k, etc.)
Shaft of Potentiometer (pot)
– That part of the Pot. that protrudes through the guitar top and which the volume/tone knob is connected.
: Press-on, course knurled split shaft, fine knurled split-shaft, and solid-shaft (requires set-screw w/knob)
Linear Taper Pots
Audio Taper Pots
– Compact volume and tone controls with low profile used for tight area applications or side mounted under a control plate for minimum top service hands interference. (ie. Arch-top jazz guitars, Fender Jaguar Guitar)
– A potentiometer with a push-pull shaft to active its on/on mini switch.
Pick-up Volume Control
– A dial control (pot) to adjust the volume of the guitar pick-up
Pick-up Tone Control
– A dial control (pot) to adjust the tone (treble roll-off) on the guitar pick-up.
Master Volume Control
– Single volume control to adjust the overall volume of the guitar.
Master Tone Control
– Single volume control to adjust the overall tone (treble roll-off) on the guitar.
Volume and Tone Control Knob
– Knob that attaches to the control pots shaft. That part you turn. (Types: dome, speed, bell bevel-top, pearloid-top done, abalone-tone dome, chickenhead)
– Metal, wood or plastic plate to which the pots, switches are attached and which is usually attached to the guitar top/face.
– a small plastic hinged compartment with terminals and lead wire for 9-volt battery. For flat mounting service. Used with active circuit or low imp. pick-ups (ie EMG)
– Battery free onboard overdrive for passive guitar or bass pick-ups.
There are more terms in this section than the previous section, so extra good luck.