Recollection Cues

Collectible Cues, Cases & Quality Players


Arthur Queues, made by Marcus Dienst in Germany, are some of the most finely built cues in the world.  Marcus is the best known cue maker in Europe.  The Arthur quality is always outstanding, and their hit is terrific.  Here is a handsome "tuxedo" design in black and white, and it is a gorgeous cue.  It is pre-owned, but in excellent condition. 

This cue is a palindrome design, i.e., the same design going both up and down - six white LBM points going in both directions.  A lot of work for the cue maker, but it pays off.  Arthur cues are expensive, and they sell much higher in Europe, but since this one is pre-owned and has a little depreciation built into the price, it offers a chance to get one at a better price.

This all black and white color combination is really eye-catching.  The ebony is as black as can be, and the white is about as close to ivory as you can get.  I'm not sure which LBM material he used for the points, but it looks good.

He stays consistent with the all black and white them with the use of ebony rings with a think ring of white on each side.  Then, he uses those rings below, in the middle of, and above the wrap.  And again, at the joint and on the ring collars of the shafts.

Very few players in the U.S. have had the privilege, and pleasure, of hitting with an Arthur.  They have an oustanding, very solid hit.  They truly are German engineering at its finest.

The points are all wide, long, even, and dead sharp.

Again, keeping with the black and white color scheme, he builds it with a white joint.

A unique thing about Arthur cues is the use of fiber/plastic inserts in the female thread in the shafts.  You can certainly feel the difference when screwing the shafts on, especially in their tight, secure fit. Most cuemakers today use a pin going into raw wood, and that works well.  Others occasionally use brass inserts, especially with piloted joints.  But Arthurs have a uniquely solid hit, and I think these inserts are definitely a contributing factor.

As always, he inlays the attractive Arthur logo in the butt.

He uses a very smooth black Spanish bull leather wrap - looks great and feels even better.

I really like this simple black/white ring pattern, and how well it complements this cue.  I also like the way he uses it mid-wrap, creating a split handle.

He builds it with a 3/8X10 steel pin in a flat-faced joint.  It comes with two 13mm premium maple shafts.  One looks to be totally unplayed, the other shows very light play, but is 98%, but it is hardly noticeable.
It weighs 19.2 ounces (15.7,3.5, 3.5) and is 58 inches long.

It comes with extras.  It has two Arthur-made custom extensions in matching black.  One is 2 inches, the other is 6 inches.  They quickly and efficiently screw in through the rubber bumper.

It also comes with a pretty ebony set of custom joint protectors, all with the slick Arthur logo.

As I mentioned above, this cue is pre-owned, but in excellent conditions, one shaft is unplayed, the other is almost unplayed, and the but is about 95%.  If you get the light right, you can see some finish wear marks in the butt sleeve, but you really have to look for them, and there is nothing you can feel.

Arthur cues are hard to find in the U.S. and even more difficult to find on the secondary market.  People who get them usually keep them.  Here's a chance to get one, and experience what German engineering has done to the art of cue making.