If you've dreamed of building your own steel-string guitar, here is a reliable reference that takes you through the process. It outlines every step in building an OM (orchestra model) cut-away guitar with a 14-fret neck.

The book begins with guitar anatomy, the planning process and wood selection. It then gives detailed instructions for everything from building the workboard and ribs to installing purfling and binding, as well as the finishing, all supplemented by detailed photos and tips.

A full-sized plan is included. Softcover, 8" × 11", 144 pages, 2006.