The stave is made up of five parallel lines. There is a letter name on each of the lines and a letter name in each of the spaces. There is a rhyme for the lines: Every Good Boy Deserves Football. The Spaces spell FACE. The note in the top space is string one - E. The note on the third line up is string two - B. The note on the second line up is string three - G.

Hover the mouse pointer over the circled E - B & G to see the notes as they appear on the guitar.