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Table 4

Grouping of guitar parts used in the corpus in French with their English translations.

Label of the group French words English translation
Bois Bois Wood
“Wood” Ébène Ebony
Érable/ Maple
Lutherie Lutherie
Matériaux Materials
Palissandre/ Rosewood

Corde Action Action
“String” Corde String
Diapason Scale1
Échelle Scale
Nylon Nylon
Tirant Gauge

Corps Caisse Body
“Body” Chanfrein Forearm
Corps Body
Planche Board
Table Soundboard

Électronique Ampli Amplifier
“Electronics” Bobinage Winding
Double Humbucker
Micro Pickup
Pédale Pedal
Plot Polepiece
Potard Knob
Sélecteur Selector

Équipement Accastillage Hardware
“Equipment” Attachede Strapbutton
Capo Capo
Chevalet Bridge
Cordier Tailpiece
Médiator Pick
Vibrato Vibrato

Manche Barrette Fret
“Neck” EnD D-shape
Frette Fret
Manche Neck
Sillet (de tête) Nut
Touche Fingerboard

In the field of instrument making, the word diapason/“scale” is referring to the vibrating length of the string, and not to the tuning fork (used by musician to tune their instrument). In this context, the word échelle is an anglicism of “scale” and means the same thing.

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