By Alex Willis The author stresses that making an acoustic guitar is easier than most people suppose; with basic woodworking skills and a few specialized tools you can produce a fine instrument! In this helpful manual he builds a steel-string OM cutaway model with 14th fret at the body, modified X-bracing, and a modified Spanish heel block. 144 pages, softcover.
All stages of construction, including finishing, are fully illustrated with color photos and drawings. You'll also learn how to choose your woods, tune the soundboard, place the frets and adjust the final action.
The author: Alex Willis builds fine handmade guitars in his shop in East Sussex, England.
Contents in brief Planning and preparation Guitar anatomy; Tools and equipment; The workshop; Health and safety; Building methods; Schedule; Wood selection; Adhesives; Fittings
Guitar making step-by-step Template and solera; Neck and endblock; Soundboard; Ribs and linings; Back; Assembly; Purfling and binding; Fretboard; Shaping the neck; Bridge; Finishing; Final stages