Scarf joint question..

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by LightGroove, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. Greetings,

    Quickly becoming addicted to this building thing but had a curious question. If Im going with a scarf joint on my neck does the "headstock" side have to be from the same "billet" to be strong and stable. Basically I have some hard maple..but am a little short for what I want to do. Can I cut my scarf angle on my current neck and then cut a scarf headstock from a separate neck and glue it on?
  2. Triad

    Triad Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 4, 2006
    Sure, many builders do that. I'm building a prototype with Ash neck and Padouk headstock. :D
  3. HaMMerHeD


    May 20, 2005
    It's relatively common.

    Here's a neck I made a couple years ago:


    5 piece maple + purpleheart neck with a purpleheart headstock.

    And finished:
  4. Here are a few I did this way.

  5. WOW...thanks for sharing..this helps a lot :bassist:

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