Report What's the correct name? in The Pegbox Posted February 9, 2019 41 minutes ago, mood2000 said: Heel https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=521796 Huh ??? The guitar in my pic is an archtop (sometimes called "cello" ) guitar with a cantilevered fretboard ( or "fingerboard" if you prefer) extension. All guitars have "heels" , but only archtop guitars have an "overstand". Flat-top guitars have the fretboard/fingerboard glued to the soundboard in almost all cases, with the exception of Dana Bourgeois guitars , and possibly some others, where the extension is secured to the soundboard by concealed bolts.