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Here we have a great looking collectible from one of the original pioneers of custom cue making. Frank Paradise. Frank got his start building and designing cues back in 1948 in Brooklyn NY and then later in New Jersey. His cues grew fast in popularity with major east coast player. Mainly due to his location and the decades they were made. Continental mail order was really not a way of doing business yet, and it was way before the internet. This cue has had a complete restoration by Scot Sherbine of Proficient Billiards. The cue comes with it’s original shaft, but Scot did make a new shaft for it using the wood from a vintage shaft. The original integrity of this cue was maintained in the restoration, from the joint down to the butt cap. The only part replaced was the clear window in the Butt sleeve. This cue does have a credit card of lift at the joint. If you have been looking for a Frank Paradise cue to expand your collection, this one is available at a super price.
Here is a fine looking player from the great old cue master builder Bert Schrager. This is a one owner cue and was ordered directly from Bert and received July of 2001. The handle is Birdseye and the forearm and sleeve are Mexican Cocobolo. This cue has a rare steel joint. This is a great opportunity to own a beautiful collectible cue at a modest price.
Every year brings many new collectors to our website. Many of whom may not be familiar with Bert Schrager and his work. Below we have included an excerpt from The ICA Hall of Fame.
Bert started building cues in the 1960’s and is credited with helping many up and coming cuemakers. We won’t list names, but it would be a who’s who list of higher end smaller cuemakers who spent time in Bert’s shop. Bert has always been very helpful to the beginning cuemakers and that is one thing the ICA stands for. Bert got his start in cuemaking from his close friend Harvey Martin who is also an ICA Hall of Fame member. Bert was one of the earlier cuemakers to break into the high end cue market and one of the first few to crack open the Japanese market. Many famous people have had Bert build cues for them. He never went the CNC route and has produced some very high end cue designs with just a pantograph. He is credited with popularizing the 6 point cue design. Bert was our first living member to be inducted. His wife Pat has done much of the beautiful pantograph inlay work on their cues. At 80 years of age he was still at his labor of love: Building Cues.
Here is a link to a nice little video about Bert: //m.youtube.com/watch?v=A-06cCAuAak
Black Boar Six Point Cue
Another big and rare cue brought to you by Custom Billiard Cue. A super looking Black Boar six pointer. A cue like this speaks all business. The flawless construction is it’s sheer beauty. Six razor sharp points of ebony into a beautifully piece of Birdseye Maple. Nice ring work above and below the butt sleeve. This cue was delivered to it’s owner in the fall of 1996. Although it has the older logo it was what the owner wanted, and Tony obliged. It has a premium smooth black leather wrap that is a perfect match to the butt and a great looking set of custom joint protectors. You don’t see Tony’s six point cues come up on the market very often. We are proud to be offering two at this time.
Black Boar Custom Six Point
Here we have a rare offering. Tony used three logos from his first cues to present day. The CustomBB logo was used to introduce his six point cues. Players and collectors feel that these are his best playing cues. Unfortunately this particular logo took much time and extreme care to engrave. To the point that Tony only did this logo on a handful of cues. He then switched to the more simplified BB. Making the CustomBB logo very very rare.
This cue also features another rare aspect seeing that it is built with L-Channel points. There are 18 distinct points in the forearm. Tony never uses veneers. This method is very time consuming to do. To the extent that Tony has not duplicated them again since the mid 90’s. It is estimated he built 15-20 total cues with the L-Channel points and out of those only a very few with the Custom logo. Seeing that this cue has both, makes it a real find for a collector. The return points of Tulip, just above the wrap, are razor sharp and add a stunning look that can’t be achieved with any amount of inlays.
This was a one owner cue when we acquired it. The owner stated to us that they never had any work done on this cue by any one. Including Tony. This cue is all original. There is one small pock mark on the natural ferrule. The mark has no effect on the cues playability. We feel it is best to leave it and keep the cue in its original form.
This cue is stunning! The quality and attention to detail are hard to describe in simple terms or pictures that honestly just don’t do it justice. It hits a Ton…as many like to say. Thank you so much for parting with something I am sure you will some day wish you hadn’t. 🙂 It is in good hands. Thank you again. Christopher / Arizona
Really sharp looking Tim Scruggs cue. Beautiful leather wrap. Striking blue between black veneers. Natural inlays in the butt sleeve. Nice playing weight of 18.9 oz with either shaft. The butt sleeve and points look to be Ziricote, but were not 100 percent on it. Highly figured Birdseye in the forearm with lots of dots. Both ferrules are LBM. Great set of matching joint protectors completes this cue. The price of Tim’s cues have been on the rise for the past year and this is a great price on a collectible player.
A stunning cue by Jeff Olney. This cue has it all. Points, butterflies, inlays, exotic wrap, and matching joint protectors. All the white inlays, ferrules, joint, and the butt cap are all natural material. Perfect weight. Full shafts. Great balance. There is not much more that we can say. Just look at the pictures. The specs are beautiful too.