Recollection Cues

Collectible Cues, Cases & Quality Players


Here's a simple merry widow design, dressed up by the use of a gorgeous and unique piece of wood, and a beautiful ring-tail lizard wrap.  It's amazing what a nice piece of wood can do to make an impressive cue.

Doug uses a gorgeous piece of Australian Sheoak Lace to build this impressive cue.  The grain in this wood is so vivid that it almost looks like it's been painted on with a brush.  I hope the pictures can convey how pretty it is. 

With a cue like this, there's not a lot to say - no inlays, no fancy rings, just beautiful wood and a gorgeous piece of leather.  However, don't forget that the same great quality of all Beasley cues is built in - meticulous work with tight tolerances, solid construction, excellent shaft wood, great balance and an excellent hit. 

Pictures of this cue were challenging.  Because this wood has so much "depth" to it, and the grain appears to be floating in a black, almost liquid, background, my camera wouldn't focus right - it kept going back and forth between the foreground and background.  But I've done the best I can, and it just shows the complexity of this interesting wood.

It almost looks like the grain is painted on ...

This cue proves that even the simplest design can be used to build an exquisite playing stick.  Elegance knows no bonds.

To add to the mystique of this unusual cue, he adds a very unique wrap of two-tone brownish/black ringtail lizard.  It's very small and tight-grained and maybe the best looking piece of ringtail I've ever seen.

I've never seen this wood before, and in fact, had no idea it existed.  I've seen various lace woods before, but nothing like this.

Staying with the simplicity theme of this stick, he uses a very thin copper ring just above the butt cap, at the joint, and on the ring collars of the shafts.

He inlays his logo into the brown phenolic butt cap using a small ivory oval, with the DB inlaid into the ivory with very fine ebony.

I took the liberty of hitting a few balls with this cue, without chalking it, but enough to know that it hits as good as it looks.  He builds it with a brass 3/8X10 brass pin in a flat-faced brown phenolic joint.  It is 59 inches long and weighs 18.4 ounces.  (A weight bolt could be added, if desired.)  It comes with two of his low deflection shafts with short Juma ferrules and brown layered Moori tips.