Recollection Cues

Collectible Cues, Cases & Quality Players

ANDY GILBERT
SOUTHWEST STYLE
COCOBOLO PLAYER

Andy Gilbert seldom makes merry widow style cues, concentrating more these days on his higher-end work.  But when he does, he even makes these special.  This one is  good example.  Letting the natural beauty of the wood take center stage, he accentuates it by adding a very pretty southwest-style inlay pattern that really turns this cue into something special.

Andy began this stick with a really beautiful piece of reddish-brown  cocobolo that is full of figure and grain.  Rather than detract from its natural beauty by adding points, he opted for some delicate inlays that really make this cue special.  

He repeats the pattern from the butt sleeve half way up the nose of the cue.  It's not complicated - simple silver bars with elfoyrn "diamonds", and silver circles with delicate blue lapis dot inlays.  It all comes together strongly suggesting a Southwest motif, something very typical of a lot of Andy's cues.

To accentuate the overall beauty of the cue, he builds in rings at all locations - above the butt cap, below and above the wrap, at the joint and on the ring collars of the shafts.  It's a slotted pattern of elforyn and ebony, sandwiched between two very thin white fiber rings.  They look great on this stick.

To further enhance the look of this cue, he adds and elforyn joint and butt cap.  The elforyn he's using these days is really nice, and shows grain very much like traditional ivory.  



The last touch, from a cosmetic point of view, is the wrap.  He chose a nice piece of black textured leather, and expertly applied it, making the seam virtually invisible.

He builds this stick with his standard 3/8X10 pin with the solid elforyn flat-faced joint for great playability.  It's nice and snug and joins perfectly with the shafts.

It comes with two 13mm shafts with a professional taper, LBM ferrules and LePro tips.  It weighs 19.4 ounces.

This stick is new and straight from Andy's new shop in Florida.  It is signed and dated under the finish on the butt cap.

This is a unique find from Gilbert, and a very classy cue.  
PRICE:  $1650 plus shipping.