I've started paying more attention to guitar design and construction when I'm at a music shop or a friend's place, etc., and I recently saw a guitar with a neck volute. So I looked up volute images on google and noticed that many of the necks with a volute seem to be one piece necks. Or at least, there's no scarf joint at the headstock. I realize the volute is there to add strength to the headstock angle. But is it just coincidence that the images I've been seeing have been one piece necks, or was the volute more or less designed for one piece necks? It seems like a lot of people don't like one piece necks with a headstock angle due to the lack of strength...does a volute make a one piece neck "acceptable?"