FRETS.COM Illustrated Glossary
It has two functions
© Frank Ford, 10/15/98 Photos by FF
Electric guitars have a "jack" to plug in a cable to connect to the amplifier:
"Dedicated" acoustic electric guitars have similar, or even fancier jacks:
But, fine acoustic guitars have only an endpin at the bottom:
And, owners of fine acoustic guitars generally don't want to drill extra holes in the sides of their instruments.
So, they use an "endpin jack," a jack that requires only a slight enlargement of the endpin hole:
Unlike an electric guitar jack, this endpin jack protrudes about half an inch and has a machined groove to hold a strap. It does duty as an endpin to hold a strap and as a jack to plug into an amplifier.
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