I have never built a flamingo guitar but there are many fine plans available, some can be found at Stewart McDonlad, their web site is stewmac.com. They offer some kits and dvd's which I would recomend. I attended a school of Luthiery for six months before I began building and all I can say is that building gutars is a lengthy and complicated series of procedures. You complete each piece as a seperate thing and then join them all together. Thats a simplified explanation. If you are a seasoned woodworker you can do it.