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Scarf Joint

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Ozzel, Apr 2, 2004.

  1. I have Melvin Hiscock's book on building an electric guitar on order. I don't know whether or not he covers scarf joints, but while I'm waiting for the book to arrive, I am curious to see if anyone has a link to some good information on this technique. In particular, a diagram or illustration with a detailed description would be great to have.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. JSPguitars


    Jan 12, 2004
    Grass Valley
  3. Bass Kahuna

    Bass Kahuna

    Dec 3, 2002
    West Lafayette, Indiana
    Luthier, Custom Builder
    Here is the scarf jig I use, per the instructions on this page. It works with a table saw.

    Scarf Jig for Table Saw

    The only limitation here is how wide a neck blank you can cut, as all table saws have a limit to how far above the surface the blade will go.

    Also, it can take a while, with either a table saw or a band saw, to get the jig at 90 degree angle to the blade.

  4. Hey you PRO guys out there... what headstock joint do you use? Scarf? Strait? HMM???? :)