This blog is a compilation of photos and comments from my 3 year effort to build an archtop guitar based on the plans, book and video by Bob Benedetto.  The different stages in construction order are shown on this page with links to each individual post.  The ones with no link have not yet been uploaded, but I’ll get there!


Joining the plates

Carving the back

Carving the top


Cutting the f-holes

Binding the f-holes

Bending the sides – disaster!

Bending the sides again

Joining the front, back and sides

Binding the body

The neck

The fretboard


Binding the headstock

The dovetail

Making the bridge

Fitting the bridge

Almost complete


The completed guitar