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This is an excellent step by step guide to building an acoustic steel-string by Jonathan Sevy. It's intended to be a pictorial journey through the required steps in the construction of a acoustic guitar. Sevy uses the general approach described by Irving Sloane in the book "Steel-String Guitar Construction" (E.P. Dutton and Co., NY, 1975). With some variations for arched tops, neck joints and truss rods.
The photographs show a array of specialised luthiery tools and jigs, but the same job can be done with less standard equipment - for example using a hand-held jigsaw instead of a bandsaw or a handplane instead of a jointer and planer.