Here are some interesting attributes to note. #On the left is Loar 73992, on the right is fern 85370. #Notice how Gibson utilzed the same overlay pattern shape (before the binding is applied) #This makes the peghead essentially larger for the triple bound on the face fern. #The triple binding tightens up the small scroll. #This also proves that it is likely profiled after the binding because the small scroll "drilled hole" is smaller. #The same applies to the large scroll cut. #Notice how it is narrower and shorter. #I measured the peghead width and it is wider by the difference in binding widths.
Now, from this fact one could possibly reason that this is why the necks on earlier Loars are so narrow. The neck width at the nut may have simply been fitted to the overlay instead of the other way around