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Hi all,

I'm trying to figure out how to create a particular scarf joint, well I think it's a scarf joint, it may well not be.

Pic below:

scarf.jpg

I've seen this joint on many kinds of guitars before but am unsure how to re-create it, as you can see it's kind of half eliptical.

Any ideas appreciated.

Thanks

ww

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Hi all,

I'm trying to figure out how to create a particular scarf joint, well I think it's a scarf joint, it may well not be.

Pic below:

scarf.jpg

I've seen this joint on many kinds of guitars before but am unsure how to re-create it, as you can see it's kind of half eliptical.

Any ideas appreciated.

Thanks

ww

That's just the way the neck was carved - if you look at the join line it follows one straight-line plane. All it is that's different from most scarfs is the fact that the neck laminates stop, which clearly shows the glue line.

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Interestingly enough, this looks like one of my necks! Ha....

Anyway, put stripes in the main billet then use a plain piece for the headstock. When the neck is shaped it will naturally turn out just like you see it. Using a 1" thick headstock piece will provide an ample volute. If no volute is desired then use a thinner heastock and the curved ending to the stripes will be closer to the nut.

-Doug

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