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Volute question

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by bmayolle, May 10, 2010.

  1. bmayolle


    Nov 1, 2009
    Ossining, N.Y.
    Is there a way to add a volute to a neck if there wasnt one in the first place. Neck split at nut area and want to reinforce after repair. Any Ideas

    Thanks in advance
  2. mikeyswood

    mikeyswood Banned

    Jul 22, 2007
    Cincinnati OH
    Luthier of Michael Wayne Instruments
    Pics would help us advise.
  3. Musiclogic

    Musiclogic Commercial User

    Aug 6, 2005
    Southwest Michigan
    Owner/Builder: HJC Customs USA, The Cool Lute, C G O
    You need to create a flat area at the neck/headstock transition, pre shape the add on volute, then place and glue the volute in place. Clamp in place over night, then sand to smooth the new piece flush with neck, and finish. Pretty straight forward.
  4. Hi.

    I've done a volute only if there's enough room for one and if the neck is so thin to begin with that I feel it'll add some strenght (Gibson Firebird).

    A volute just for the sake of adding one is seldom feasible, but jusgt like mikeyswood already asked, pics might help.


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