Guitar construction can be divided into to major sections: The body and the neck. Neck construction begins with gluing up a blank. Although some guitar necks are made from one solid piece of wood, many builders make necks using a laminated blank. This adds visual appeal to the neck as well as making it stronger and more resistant to warping. One or two laminations of contrasting wood are used. The Monarch neck is made from a blank that has two Maple stringers. The neck is bandsawn from the blank and the fretboard is made and glued on. The peghead is shaped, tuner holes are drilled, and the neck profile is carved and shaped. Finally, the neck is set to the body, leveled, and fretted. See all of what goes into making a Monarch neck in the gallery below.