Author: Alex Willis

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Making an acoustic guitar is much easier than most people suppose and this straightforward guide shows you how. With basic woodworking skills, a modest work space and only a few specialist tools, you too can make an instrument fit for the concert platform. All stages are fully illustrated with colour photos and clear drawings and contain detailed plans for every part of the instrument. It even helps with choosing materials, tuning the soundboard, placing the frets and adjusting the action – all steps which are crucial to the making of a top-quality instrument. The guitar described is a steel-stringed OM cutaway orchestra model with 14 frets to the body joint. It is ideal for the fingerstyle player, giving good projection in bass, middle and treble ranges.