Build an Acoustic Guitar
Many large, high-quality pictures are complimented by decriptions in this detailed acoustic guitar building guide.
This site includes both a short "road map" of the basic steps involved in guitar making and a very detailed description of the process with plenty of quality photographs for visual illustration.
Kathy Matsushita includes multiple, step-by-step project journals which each follow one her many instrument building projects. The site also includes resources on tools and a tutorial on the basic process used to build a guitar.
A well illustrated, step-by-step look a the hand built guitars created by luthier Mario Proulx.
A look at the construction of an amatuers first commision by a gutarist and friend. Includes quality pictures and comments by the maker.
A well illustrated guide to making a OOO style guitar.
This step-by-step guide to guitar construction is broken down into about 250 individual steps by luthier Charles A. Hoffman. Also included are photo illustrated tutorials on various segments of the process.
A study of the acoustics of a guitar during and after construction along with a build log and other resources.
A photo illustrated description, in a blog format, of an acoustic guitar being built.
The description of a cutaway acoustic guitar project by a first time builder. Photos of the major steps are included with the descriptions.
Two thorough photo gallerys of first and second time guitar building experiences.
A blog style description of various guitar building projects.
Includes the construction of four different guitars, two described in blog format, two in a slideshow.
Two very detailed photo galleries of the complete process to make a guitar body and neck.
A brief tour of a professional luthiers shop with descriptions and pictures of some of the major steps in guitar building.
This photo tour of a guitar factory shows the complete process from raw wood to completed instrument.
This site shows the simple step-by-step process to build a three-string, fretless cigar box "guitar".
Information and Theory
An article on the acoutic design of instruments.