Recollection Cues

Collectible Cues, Cases & Quality Players

REBCO CUES
BUILT BY BOB BEBB OF REBCO TABLES

Most people who know the name Rebco know it from Bob Bebb's custom built pool tables from Fresno, California. For years he built Rebco high end custom tables and was known as one of the best antique table restoration people in the business.  But most people don't know he tried his hand at cue building now and then.  He didn't stay at it long, but he was a tremendous craftsman, and the few cues he did build are simple but well built.  They are also rare and very collectible.

These two cues are very similar, probably made as a pair, and at about the same time.  I obtained them from Mark Griffin, owner of Griff's Billiards in Las Vegas, who can verify their origin and genealogy.  Both cues appear to  have a little play, but each has one shaft unplayed.  The played shaft on each is still in very good shape.

 
They both have the same wood in the nose, a lemon-colored birdseye maple.  One is slightly brighter than the other.  They each have a butt sleeve of dark wood, which could both be rosewood, or even mahogany.  One is a little darker than the other.  Other than that, they are the same.  But, because they are different, I'm going to list them separately below, each with their own details and specifications.

CUE #1 - BLACK LINEN WRAP WITH WHITE SPECKS

The wood in the nose is a pretty birds-eye maple with a nice yellowish color - a little smokier than the other Rebco I have.  I can't identify the dark wood in the butt sleeve for sure, but I think it's either rosewood or mahogany. 

Lots of pretty figure in this wood - some nice grain and lots of birds-eyes.

It's built with a long black phenolic butt cap and wide matching ring at the joint.  Nothing too fancy, just a simple cue that is well built, with the focus on engineering, not aesthetics.



This one is wrapped with a black linen with whitel specks.  It's nicely done, and looks good on this cue.




Everything appears to be original and it's in good condition. 

It is built with a stainless steel piloted joint with a 5/16 pin with about a 14 or 15 thread count per inch.  The shafts are built with brass inserts, and the stick goes together nicely.  It's nicely built and constructed with tight specs and tolerances.  The shafts are in nice shape - one shows a little play and the other looks unplayed.  One is very straight and the other has a slight taper wobble.  They are both about 13mm.  The ferrules are probably micarta.  No ivory in this cue that I can see.  Tips are hard to identify.  Maybe Lepros, or Champions, possibly even Elkmasters.  Cue is 57-3/4 inches long and it weighs 20.7 ounces.

It's difficult to value this cue because he made so few and there is very little basis for comparison, other than similar cues made about the same time.  But Bob Bebb is a legend in the billiards industry and the price of anything made by him is bolstered by his reputation.  Plus, this cue plays well, so it not only collectible and rare, but will make someone a nice playing cue as well.

PRICE:  $850 PLUS SHIPPING





CUE #2 - GREEN WRAP WITH WHITE SPECKS

This cue has a nose made from a nice yellowish colored maple with nice touches of birds-eye.  The yellow is rather bright, as opposed to being smoky.  The wood in the butt sleeve is a little darker than in the other Rebco cue I have posted, but still, I think, is either rosewood or mahogany.

Like the other Rebco, it's made with a black phenolic butt cap, with a matching wide black ring at the joint. 

The maple forearm is very pretty, and the overall color combination of dark butt sleeve, greenish/white wrap and yellow nose comes together nicely.



The wrap is a nice light green with white specks.  It looks a lot like old Cortland, but I can't tell for sure.

Both Rebcos I have are built identically.  He uses a stainless steel pin (5/16) in a piloted joint.  The hubs on the brass inserts in the shafts fit nicely into the steel joint, forming a tight, snug fit.

It comes with two shafts, both straight, about 13 mm.  The butt has a very slight wobble, but not serious enough to affect playability.  One shaft has been played, but is still good with no dents or dings.  The other shaft looks unplayed.  It weighs 20.5 ounces.  The total length is 57-3/4 inches.  The ferrules are probably micarta (no ivory) with old tips, either LePros, Champions or Elkmasters.
This is a very collectible cue by a legend in the billiard industry, and one of very few he made.  It is also a solid hitting cue that can be played and enjoyed everyday. 
PRICE: $775 PLUS SHIPPING