Here is a great book on the constuction of archtop guitars.
The definitive work on the design and construction of an acoustic archtop guitar by one of the most talented luthiers of the twentieth century. Benedetto walks the reader through all aspects of construction through to marketing your finished work. Includes a list of suppliers to acquire all the tools and materials listed; a list of serial numbers for Benedetto guitars; full-color plates featuring the author's models; photos from the author's personal scrapbook of players who endorse his guitars; and fold-out templates for construction. 8-1/2 inch. x 11 inch
Building an Electric Archtop guitar details the step-by-step making of an electric archtop guitar. All aspects of the construction are covered, from the initial design stage to the very final setup. The text is supported by over 300 high-resolution color photographs positioned throughout the 15 chapters of the book. Jean-Pierre Laplante has been building guitars for more than 15 years, offering guitarists hand-crafted alternatives to high-end mass-produced instruments. Each of his creations is one of a kind and whether it is an archtop, a flattop or a solid-body guitar, the fullest attention is paid to every detail of the construction. This results in instruments that are not only aesthetically distinctive, but also well-balanced in tone over all registers.