Tim Scruggs Custom Cue

I don't know much about Tim Scruggs other than I really like his construction and artistic qualities in his cues today. I have always thought that when buying a custom cue, much of the time you are either buying construction, or art. It is rare to find a cue that you are completely satisfied with both as a playing cue and as a piece of art in your hands. Tim Scruggs was always that cue maker who made stuff that I really liked, but for some reason I never collected. This recent acquisition from Tim is my first Scruggs, and hopefully not my last.

This particular cue I like because of the color veneer choices. I think they are a nice transition from the cocobolo to the maple front. The inlays in the points are simple and understated, again, my opinion. There is a leather wrap, and in the butt are unique ivory windows with abalone pointed ovals. I thought that the abalone against the ivory was unique because it wasn't over done. Abalone can easily be too much abalone for an inlay and jump out at you. I think Tim chose the right line thickness here. I also really like the cocobolo butt cap. I am not a fan for large butt caps because I don't like how they stand out. However, continuing the butt wood through the butt cap makes it interesting for me. I also thought that the ring work was nicely done. What do you think?

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