The Meucci 21st Century Series 5 cue starts with a birdseye maple forearm. It has three unique band designs that divide the forearm into three pieces, plus one of them at the joint. They each consist of 24 1/16th by 1/16th red veneer squares set in an imitation ivory background surrounded with aluminum and black rings on either side of each band. The two bands in the forearm have three points passing under the bands, and three points passing over the bands with red wooden veneer diamonds surrounded with aluminum inlayed in nine places in the black points. In the maple butt sleeve, there is one more of the aforementioned bands making a total of ninety-six red veneer squares inlaid in the butt alone, with 24 more in the shaft. Three diamonds are passed under the buttsleeve band, and three diamonds pass over the butt sleeve band, all diamonds inlaid with red maple veneer surrounded by aluminum, and set in a black background. To complete this fine design, the cue is wrapped with a Urethane Coated wrap that has a half-inch of red and black-spot linen at either end of the wrap and solid black in the middle.