Murray Tucker Custom Pool Cue- Unique 16 Point Design
Tucker is a cuemaker out of Florida. His annual output is limited to just
a handful of cues because cue making is not his primary means of employment.
This example of his work is a one-of-a-kind Ebony on Ebony cue with 16
points (8 High, 8 Low). He made this cue in 2002, and it was the first
time that he made a cue stick that was Ebony on Ebony. Also, this cue
features a 3/8"-10 piloted joint, whcih is very rare on his cues,
or other cues. Each of the 16 poitns has three veneers, colored blue-purple-maple.
The butt section is also ebony with eight ebony points, fourhigh and four
low with the same veneer colors. The wrap is an exotic skin of a Ring
Tail Lizard and it is the first cue on which Tucker put a lizard wrap.
There is decorative ringwork at ABCDE (Blue-Purple-Blue) that match the
veneers sans the maple. The butt cap and joint are both ivory, along with
the ferrules. The weight is 19 oz. There are two 13mm shafts- one of them
has a slight warp (not major) and the other is dead straight. Tucker reported
about this cue that he was using lacquer back then to finish the cues.
He calls the cue "big pimpin." The other unique trait of this
cue is its overlaped veneers, whereas now Tucker miters the point veneers.
Tucker only did a handfull of cues with veneers like that before he learned
how to do mitered veneers. The cue is in 95% condition and looks exotic.
The cue hits really well, similar to the hit of a Kersenbrock. The cue
is all original.
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