Wow! Thanks for the cool pics. That really sheads some light on the subject.
I did a little experimentation with some scrap, and made a scarf accent in the joint with the headstock applied from the rear of the neck. I was able to achieve the same shape. That said, that picture of Rosebud really captures the structure of the joint, and you don't end up with diagonal lams ending halfway through the head stock. Very pretty! "missing digit"? yuck
Does anyone have any comments on the nut and the fretboard being placed over the face lamination of the headstock? I've been noticing that on all Jerry's custom guitars (including the Cripes) since I've started this research. Of course most of my pics and info are from Waldo's site, as well as Dozin's.
Many thanks to all of you. This is really helpful.