There has been certain cue makers in the uk claiming to Hand Make their cues when in fact they purchased the cue from a Thai maker and then stuck his own badge on it claiming it was him who made it. Lots of cue makers have been guilty of doing similar things. It's very hard to trust a cue maker these days but to me there is still a handful of guys worldwide making top handmade cues.
I have done a lot of research on cues over the past few months and the names I see coming at the top of most people's lists are,,,,
I have not owned a cue by any of these makers although after my research I did order a Mike Wooldridge Tiger cue that will be here next week.
Think of it this way, do an eBay search on the names in my list as I did every week for several months and see how often one of their cues is on there. Believe me I only found a around 5 cues for sale over a period of 8 months. This speaks volumes about the quality of their cues. People do not want to sell them. I also search for reviews on cue makers and again I found only one or two negitive (not bad) ones.
I owned a John Parris cue for 20 years and it was a great cue, but I know a lot of people are swapping their JP cues for one in the list above. John Parris used to be the best cue maker on the planet and still makes a great cue but he has let his order books get too big and has put out some bad cues lately. That's why eBay is full of them.
Anyway, enough from me. Let's hear your thoughts on it.
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