Making an acoustic guitar is much easier than most people suppose, and this straightforward guide shows you how. Fully illustrated instructions take you through the whole prodecure, from choosing materials to stringing and setting up. With basic woodworking skills, a medest work space and only a few specialist tools, you too can make an instrument fit for the concert platform. The guitar described in this book is the ever-popular stell-stringed OM cutaway model with 14 frets to the body joint. This pattern is ideal for the fingerstyle player, giving good projection in bass, middle and treble ranges. The book includes full-size plans of the whole instrument as well as details of individual parts. You will learn how to tune the soundboard, to place the rets accurately, and to adjust the action for comfortable playing. There is nothing mysterious about making a musical instrumentL it is a skill like any other, and with th4e aid of this book, and the full-size plans enclosed, you can learn it. AN all-round craftsman with experience of everything from boatbuilding to house renovation, Alex Willis now makes fine custom guitars full time. His range includes both classical and steel-string models, all handcrafted from the finest materials.