First, let’s go over the basic bass guitar parts. Like any electric guitar, there is wood, hardware and electronics. The headstock has 4, 5, 6 or even 8 tuners depending on the amount of strings you chose for your bass. There are string trees to hold the strings tight and in place. There’s a nut or bridge where the strings cross and that’s pretty much the headstock. The neck is usually maple or rosewood but could be graphite or some other material with usually nice fat frets. There are fret markers on the fretboard and along the top of the neck usually in the binding, if it has binding.