I'm so impressed by the workmanship of the people in this forum that I'm looking forward to build by instruments on day. For now I am reading on woodworking and watching all your builds...I am a little awestruck... Questions about laminated neck: How should I choose the wood pieces for a strong laminated neck? Should they have different grain orientation (guessing perpendicular)? Does the way the lumber was cut is significant (quartersawn seems to provide strong grain orientation)? Any readings that would instruct me on the subject? Thanks for all your help and I hope to have something to show you one day.