Joel Hercek Full Spliced Four Point Cue
Joel Hercek is the cue maker that was precepted by Burton Spain, the famous blank maker and cue maker. In the early 1990s, the two worked together so that Joel could learn the trade and take over the business. It is no surprise that Joel makes one of the most sought after cues on the market today. Ordering a cue from Joel means waiting five years before your name makes it to the top of his list of waiting customers.
Joel makes cues in the traditional sense but adds his own contemporary flavor. His cues are some of the very best built cues ever. The basis of his construction is the full splice with veneers. Virtually every one of his cues are constructed this way. This particular cue stick is maple and ebony, with ivory and maple inlay. The pointed inlay comes to a sharp point representing extra steps in the inlay process not typically seen on other cues in the same price range. Most inlays are slightly rounded or radiused in the points as a result of very small and round cutting tools. This extra step is time consuming and not easy.
Joel is also the leading expert on Burton Spain's cues and blanks.
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