Recollection Cues

Collectible Cues, Cases & Quality Players


It's surprising to find a merry-widow style cue made by Andy Gilbert.  But when you do, you know it's going to be something special.  The impregnated maple burl he chose for this cue is beautiful, and he knew that it should be the highlight of the cue.  These days, Andy is making fewer cues than in the past, but is concentrating more on higher-end work, so it's nice to find something in the "more affordable" price range.

This is one of the prettiest pieces of spalded maple burl I've seen.  Andy made the right choice in using it in a merry widow style cue and allowing it to show itself off.  It's really gorgeous.  I hope the pictures are able to show off its beauty.

Just to make this cue even nicer, Andy adds an inlay pattern above and below the wrap - three times above and three times below.  It's a simple pattern made up of three pieces of Paui shell - the two small "arrowheads" are very colorful, and the larger oval, also of Paui shell shows almost white until moved in the light, and then also shows color.  He was very careful in picking out these small pieces so each inlay cluster would look alike.

He  builds it with a Hoppe-style butt cap - a black cap with a white ring and then another black ring, with the white ring bordered on each side by a small black ring and brass ring.  Sound complex, but the picture shows it better than I can explain it.

Above and below the wrap, he builds in a black ring which provide a nice, clean separation and adds just one more detail of class.

He adds a very nice embossed black leather wrap that is expertly applied.  It looks good and feels good in the hand.

He builds this one with a flat-faced elforyn joint with a 3/8X10 stainless steel pin.  It hits solid and plays great.  For added detail, he adds a double brass ring at the joint and on the ring collars.

It comes with two 13 mm shafts with LBM ferrules and    tips.  It weighs    ounces.  
This is a beautiful cue that shows a lot of class.  The wood is really an eyecatcher, set off perfectly with the simple inlays. It will make someone a great playing cue.