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Making an Archtop Guitar
(Guitar). The definitive work on the design and construction of an acoustic archtop guitar by one of the most talented luthiers of the twentieth century. Benedetto walks the reader through all aspects of construction through to marketing your finished work. Includes a list of suppliers to acquire all the tools and materials listed; a list of serial numbers for Benedetto gu...more
Paperback, 276 pages
Published January 1st 1996 by Centerstream Publications
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The book assumes you're not a beginning wood worker, so he's able to focus on essentials in a clear and concise manner, with a teaching style that guides you to acquire experience and a feel for what you're doing. There's much a flat-top luthier can pick up as well. Even if you never build an archtop, it's a great read.