Joel Hercek Full Spliced- Early, Burton Spain Design- very rare
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 seven 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. Every one of his cues are constructed this way. This particular cue stick features a very rare design. First, the inlays in the butt are inspired by a Burton Spain design called the Moon Design. Those ivory inlays are framed by stacked veneered rings that are rarely seen on Hercek's cues. Furthermore, the veneered rings are made a special way that is time consuming but visually beneficial. Also, the veneers on the points are a rare color combination exhibiting a very rare yellow veneer as the inner-most veneer, something that is quite rare in Hercek's work. The cue is one of Joel's earlier cues and really shows Spain's influence on Joel's work. The cue is unchalked and in mint condition. High resolution images will be uploaded shortly, please be patient.
Joel is also the leading expert on Burton Spain's cues and blanks.
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