Any easy way to determine a Half splice vs Full splice without taking a wrap off ?

MmmSharp

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Good day,

I was lucky enough to get a tascarella the other week, and it plays amazingly. unhit, 3 shafts. definitely makin this my player. absolutely love it.

The seller was unsure if it was a full splice or half splice. he had bought from the Pete's a few years ago, and had it in storage since he bought it. the wrap covers the bottom of the points, and no ringwork, so it could go either way.

Question: is there a way to tell a half splice from full splice if the wrap covers the bottom of the points ?

I am planning to call the shop for insurance purposes, so will ask then, but it makes me curious if there is any way to tell.

Cheers
 

cueman

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If Pete built it from scratch it is most likely a regular v groove forearm.
 

4scarecrow

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Take the bumper out and the screw holding the butt cap in place (not necessary to remove the butt cap). Look inside with a flashlight. If you see maple it’s a short splice. If you see the wood of the inner point, it’s a full splice.
 

cueman

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Just to be technical a true half splice or short splice cue is fairly rare. A regular V groove forearm is not really a splice at all. A true half splice is done with one piece of wood making up the four points just like in a full splice, but is not full butt length. A V groove forearm just has separate point pieces glued into the v grooves and looks similar to a splice with sharp points. A decorative ring at the base of the points usually eliminates it being a full splice. But there are methods to putting a split ring there in a full splice cue. That is why I say usually.
 
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MmmSharp

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Thanks for the info. There is no ring work. And the wrap covers the bottom of the points. I will take a look under the cap.

Cheers.
 
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