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I've got a strat-style neck, which I'm thinking I might use in a V that I'm going to build some day, and I don't really like the strat headstock on a V body, so I was wondering if anyone has any nice ideas for replacing/reshaping the headstock into the classic V form. It can't be fit right on, so I'd have to add wood. Any suggestions/ideas/flames are welcome!

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OR you could fill the current holes with maple dowels, cut both sides to straight lines, install wings on each side with biscuits or dowels for strength and stability, cut your new outline, install veneers front and back to cover the joints, drill new holes and finish... or you could buy/ make a new neck and use that one on a Str*t-style you make later.

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OR you could fill the current holes with maple dowels, cut both sides to straight lines, install wings on each side with biscuits or dowels for strength and stability, cut your new outline, install veneers front and back to cover the joints, drill new holes and finish... or you could buy/ make a new neck and use that one on a Str*t-style you make later.

what he said :D

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I think I'll go for the scarf joint way, unless there are any serious drawbacks, simply because I really dislike non-angled headstocks (yeah, I know, the classic Vs usually don't have angled headstocks, but, whatever), and it's not very likely that I'll ever build a strat style guitar, since I really dislike the design, both aesthetically (sp??) and functionally (can't hang at the angle I like, no upper fret acces, annoying that you have to unsolder the output jack to get the pickguard loose).

So, what would I have to do? Remove the fretboard, cut the scarf joint, find another piece of wood, glue it on there, and shape to my liking?

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