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

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

  1. rocmonster


    Oct 31, 2011
    ... 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

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

  3. TheJoshinator


    Sep 23, 2012
    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


    Oct 31, 2011
  5. MPU


    Sep 21, 2004
    Valkeala Finland
    Parker makes cf skinned basses too. Check my previous thread too. There's wood and cf/epoxy in it too.