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explain "flipped head stock"

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by godoze, Nov 4, 2002.


  1. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    picking up on an earlier thread i do not understand what a scarf joint or the "flipped headstock" idea. WOuld someone please explain. I am getting ready to put a neck together and my main concern at this point is how to do the headstock.
     
  2. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Maryland
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    Most books on guitarmaking describe the scarf joint. It's hard to explain in words, but essentially, it's a way of joining a tilt-back headstock to a guitar neck. The alternative is to cut the tilt-back headstock from a single, thick neck blank, which results in considerably more waste.

    I recommend not worrying about the scarf joint on your first instrument. Once you have some experience, you can worry about whether the scarf joint is the way you want to go.