The neck is shaped to the players preferred shape. There are different widths of necks, as well as thicknesses and shapes. Some players prefer a very thick, beefy neck, while others prefer a very light, slim neck. First, the neck is trimmed flush with the fretboard with a router and flush cutting bit.
The neck is preliminarily shaped with a quarter round shaping bit on the router table. Then, the bouzouki is placed on the neck shaping jig, and the final shaping is done with rasps and spokeshaves, aided by a neck template.
Final shaping of the neck is done with a sanding block rolled over the neck from side to side to eliminate any high spots and smooth out the contours.
Final sanding is done with sandpaper strips.
Finally, the neck cap is added to the body at the neck joint.