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Offline davidj

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The volute........
« on: February 10, 2015, 05:23:27 PM »
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  • What is a volute for?   I know what one looks/feels like because my '73 SG11 has one - here it is:



    Is it for resonance enhancement?  Looks?  Strength?  Ease of construction?  What?

    Also - why is it called a volute?  The dicitionary refers to a volute being a spiral or scroll.
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    Re: The volute........
    « Reply #1 on: February 10, 2015, 10:08:26 PM »
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  • Originally designed to strengthen the weak area where a Headstock and Neck meet.
    "Volute" i.e. Scroll, think about a Violin's neck and the change as it reaches the Peg Head? ;)
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    Re: The volute........
    « Reply #2 on: February 10, 2015, 10:35:28 PM »
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  • Originally designed to strengthen the weak area where a Headstock and Neck meet.
    "Volute" i.e. Scroll, think about a Violin's neck and the change as it reaches the Peg Head? ;)


    So does that mean that they were only used on SGs? 
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    Re: The volute........
    « Reply #3 on: February 10, 2015, 10:42:45 PM »
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  • Les Pauls had em too David, particularly the Norlins. ;)
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