Recollection Cues

Collectible Cues, Cases & Quality Players


Here is a great looking choice from a top cue maker.  Cory has been around for a long time, and although he has made a small number of "high end" cues that have been gobbled up by a few smart collectors, he prefers to make traditional cue for everyday players.  This is a good example.

Cory's name is well-known in the custom cue market, but I think his sticks are underestimated with regard to playability.  They are extremely well-built, and have a great hit - a nice crisp hit with a solid feel and tremendous feedback. 
(At a recent show/tournament, I had shipped my playing cue to meet me there, and it was running late.  As my tournament time approached, I asked Cory if I could test-hit one of his cues, and if mine didn't make it in time, I might buy it to play with.  After hitting it for a few minutes, I came back to his booth almost wishing mine wouldn't make it ... it played that good.)

This one is made from cocobolo and ebony, with nice, bright veneers, and is a six point "Southwest" style design. 

Of course, Cory wouldn't be satisfied with the old traditional SW rings in the butt sleeve, he dressed it up a bit ... quite a bit.  Instead of single fiber rings separating the two pieces of wood, he uses three of his fancy abalone rings, with a very satisfying result.

As always, his woods are exceptional.  He always has a great choice of woods available for his sticks.

He uses the same fancy abalone ring pattern above the handle.  The veneers are splendid - white, rose, and again white, all separated with black paper.  The overall effect is stunning. 

This cocobolo is beautiful - highly figured.

And the ebony is really clean and black.

He adds a nicely textured, peppled black leather wrap.

At the joint, he uses a simple silver dot ring, and then uses the same on the ring collars of the shafts.

It's built the way he builds all his sticks, with a steel radial pin in a flat-faced joint.  It comes with two 13mm shafts of premium maple with juma ferrules and Tiger Everest tips.   It weighs 19.2 ounces (15.5, 3.7, 3.7), and is 58-1/2 inches long.
This is a very attractive, great playing cue at a very fair price.