My first guitar took about three years to build. I built it by hand and learned a lot about using hand tools and various woodworking techniques. It’s a steel string acoustic, with a dreadnought design. The body is slightly thinner than most dreadnoughts, so it sits nicely on your lap. This might also explain it’s tone, which is something of a cross between a dreadnought and a Martin OO model.
Here are some pictures of the first time I put the strings on:
I’m really pleased with the result. Not only what it looks like, but also how it sounds. The guitar has a clear, defined tone. Instead of a boomy bass, the bass tones balance well with the highs. I set the string spacing slightly wider than ‘standard’, so it’s great for finger-picking.