Neck Scarf joint?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Brendan, Nov 12, 2000.

  1. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    What is that? What does it mean? I've heard it before, but have no clue about them. Most things I hear are negative, so I'm curious as to what they are.
  2. A "scarf" joint is an angled junction between the 2 pieces that make up the headstock and the rest of the neck. The joint is angled fairly radically because that allows for more gluing surface. It is done to allow the manufacture of a canted headstock on the neck without requiring a thicker piece of wood to carve it from. Threfore it is essentially a cost saving construction method.