I have to warn against the Bogdanovich book. As one of a collection of reference books it's ok, but it's a nightmare to try to build a guitar from- at least as a step-by-step instructional manual that it claims to be... Way too many errors, inaccuracies, and vague instructions.Steven D'Antonio wrote:I also strongly recommend Courtnall, however the Bogdanovich book isn't bad either, though it is very jig intensive (and he has lots of pretty pictures if that impresses you). I had great luck borrowing them from my local library network when I first looked them over (I’m a great fan of try before you buy)
If you like Bogdanovich's guitars and you want to commit to building several- and you've maybe already built one or two guitars- maybe it's a good resource. If you're a 1st time builder and mostly on your own, BEWARE!