This is a truly wonderful book and an amazing bargain at the price. This book gives you an supremely detailed look at the methods used by one master builder. I am also a builder.
The detail contained in the book is (this word keeps coming up) amazing. He really does cover every step in the process and he describes and photographs every little step of the process including the tools he prefers and uses, even down to series of photos showing how he spreads glue.
This book is beautifully executed. A nicely made hardcover with dust jacket; it's built to last. The photographs, which may be its greatest strength, are profuse, extremely well made and their reproduction is flawless. Pretty much every detail of every process used to build a classical guitar is well explained, both in words and in beautiful photographs. The book includes details of making your own bindings, purflings, and rosettes. The actual methods used by the author are explained in great detail. All the tools are described and shown.
I started out with Cumpiano and Natelson (Guitar Making: Tradition and Technology). That book is still a wonderful book, especially if your interest is in steel string acoustics. We truly live in a golden age of guitar making and the resources available to a beginning builder are more extensive than ever in history. This book is one of the best. Enjoy.
I also recommend:
Guitarmaking: Tradition and Technology: A Complete Reference for the Design & Construction of the Steel-String Folk Guitar & the Classical Guitar (Guitar Reference)
Making Master Guitars
A Collection of Fine Spanish Guitars from Torres to the Present
Understanding Wood: A Craftsman's Guide to Wood Technology
Wood Handbook: Wood as an Engineering Material (this is also avialable free online as a pdf)
And: The Guild of American Luthiers: [...]