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Curious about graphite/epoxy wrapping of wooden neck...

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by rocmonster, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. rocmonster

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    ... if they are even built this way or not. OR - casting a graphite/epoxy neck from a mold.

    Can someone point me to a good source online?

    Thanks and Happy New Year!
  2. Geoff St. Germaine

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  3. TheJoshinator

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    I seem to remember hearing about bass necks that were wrapped inside a carbon-fiber tube for strength, with a fingerboard glued on top. The general idea is that you slip the tube over the already-shaped neck and wet it out with epoxy, put some heat-shrink tubing over it, point a heat gun at it and pull on the ends to shrink the carbon-fiber tube around the neck.

    I know you can buy the carbon biaxial sleeve and matching heat-shrink tubing at Soller Composites. Fibreglast has the sleeves, but they're a bit more expensive and I don't know if they have the heat-shrink tubing.

    Also, not sure about homemade solid-graphite necks, but I've heard of people buying them.
  4. rocmonster

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  5. MPU

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    Parker makes cf skinned basses too. Check my previous thread too. There's wood and cf/epoxy in it too.

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