Recollection Cues

Collectible Cues, Cases & Quality Players

THE
McWORTER
"DECO"

Jerry McWorter continues to make some of the prettiest and best-playing cues on the market today.  Always in demand in Asia, so many hve been sold there through the years that you don't see many on the secondary market here.  His striking designs and fine workmanship have always kept him on the "A-List."

This design he calls "The Deco."  Like all his designs, it relies on lots of fine silver work and beautiful woods for its elegance.   In this stick, he used fine black ebony with curly maple to complete the picture.  And of course, it wouldn't be a fancy McWorter without the elegant silver work.

It's difficult to exactly describe the points in this cue.  They are basically long white, highly stylized points, interrupted with a spearhead along the way, and with a small curly maple point in the base of each.  It's a very elaborate design, and just the kind of thing that Jerry has always been able to pull off.

The picture above clearly shows why Jerry's silverwork is always a highlight of his cues.

Just above and below the wrap he adds a wide maple ring that matches the inlays and really frames the black leather.

At the bottom of the butt sleeve he engraves his name and the cue number.  The ebony is very high quality - very black, and very expensive these days.

This design is a bit of a palindrome - it's basically the same design going in both directions from the handle.  The design in the butt sleeve is just a squeezed-down version of the design in the forearm.

Of course, any description of a McWorter cue would be incomplete without a mention of their playability.  I've always been a fan of the way McWorters play.  They are very consistent.  Almost every one hits virtually the same.  He doesn't vary his construction.  He is a very good player, he knows how he thinks a cue should hit, and he builds them that way.  They are simply great playing cues.



His silverwork is always fine and delicate and executed perfectly.  He is one of the masters of this art.  There are a few people who may do it as well, but nobody does it better. 


As always, he wraps it with a nicely textured black leather.  And also, as always, it appears virtually seamless.  You really have to search to find the seam.  I've never seen him use any other wrap.  It looks rich and elegant and is great in the hand.





A really close look at his work is required to appreciate just how good it is.



Although it almost take a magnifying glass and good light to see it, there is a black phenolic butt cap on the end of the ebony butt sleeve.  This serves to take the abuse that portion of the cue often receives and will hold up well over time. 




He builds a custom ebony joint protector for the butt and includes his own delrin protectors for the shafts.

He builds it with his 3/8X10 stainless steel pin in a flat-faced, wood-to-wood joint, as he does with every cue he makes.  This one comes with two of his low deflection shafts - shafts designed to give a player the best of both worlds: reduced deflection without losing the feel and touch of natural wood.

The two shafts are both 13mm and have elforyn ferrules with Kamui medium layered tips.  It weighs 19.3 ounces.

PRICE:  $5475 plus shipping