William Lee or "Willee Cue" 2004
I met Willee in person in September of 2004. He was driving through Chicago on his way to Michigan for some contract work. I invited him to my home and showed him some of my collection. Later we went to Chris's Billiards to play a little. We hooked up with Larry Schwartz and Sven Davies. George Fels was on the table next to us, so I introduced Willee to him.
William is an up-and-coming cue maker. He uses modest equipment and does a really good job with it in my opinion. He has only been at it a few years but already makes a nice cue. I picked this cue out because it not only played really well, but I like the woods he used and how he used them. There are only subtle inlays in the cue and they are set apart with a nice use of wood. I tried to photo the cue with some different lighting setups to try to capture the nicely figured maples. The phenolic joint with the radial pin makes for a solid joint that is flat faced.
I will hopefully have more info or a bio of William in the near future. Until then, please enjoy the cue pictures.
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