Neck and Scroll Question

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by ii7-V7, Feb 18, 2006.

  1. ii7-V7


    Aug 4, 2002
    Baltimore, MD
    Are the neck and scroll both carved from a large single piece of wood? Or do luthiers use a scarf joint?

  2. Usually new ones are one piece, but often older basses will have a new neck grafted to the original scroll. I've also seen a few new basses done this way. The joint used is not a scarf like on a guitar; just search "neck graft" and you should be able to find some good details and pictures.