Agree with all the above. The sky is the limit with custom cues. One of the local cue makers here had one for around 7K that had 18 carat gold, diamonds and ruby stones with a ton of ivory in the cue. It was beautiful, was only made for one of his collector clients, and will probably never see chalk on the tip, much less be used to play. What a waste of a beautiful cue.
I know that price doesn't matter, its all up to your own personality. I just want to know non-other than custom made ones, which brand actually has the most expensive and is the top rated brand. But well I myself are using custom made ones, just wanted to ask, the top rated brands. =P
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to name a few top American brands, though some may not be doing so well at the moment. They all offer things "more affordable, and higher end stuff".
As far as cues go - brandwise....again, US - Viking, Meucci, Joss, McDermott, Pechauer, Jacoby, Schon (and more, I'm sure)...all would likely make you a cue that costs as much as you want. $1K - no problem, $2K - sure, $10K+ - they'll throw in the kitchen sink. What are you looking to learn in this post? Everyone has a different idea of which cue plays better than the other..... Best? Depends on who answers.
McDermott, Viking, and Joss all make very fine cues and are probably at the top of the production cue brands. Their starter cues are in the 100 to 200 range. Their highest end cues can be close to 2000. They are made in the USA. They make a very high quality product. They stand behind their product.
Of the 3, I believe the McDermott designs on their high ends are the fanciest and best looking.
Shaft wise, McDermott offers the Intimidator (also knows as I-Series) shafts. These shaft are low deflection, like Predator shafts, and play very well, if you prefer low deflection cues.
Give the guy a break,he just asked a question.What is the most expensive cue?
My guess is Black Boar,they regularly sell for $20,000
Which case is the most expensive? I have heard Jack Justice cases sell for $3000
Which is my favorite and why?--there are several that are my favorites,and I can not say which one. I could put 10 names here,but someone else might put a different 10.
Not only that but to make it complicated these are my best friends,and I would not want to say
Which case is the best in my opinion? I am a cowboy type so I am going to say Rusty Melton hand tooled cases
you didn't ask for top 3,but I would say Ron Thomas and Hunters',Steve Feld does a western style that is as nice as any
To hedge further,Sterling cases makes a $110 4x8 case,that serves the purpose,and I like it too,purely functional. in my opinion.
This is the best buy for function only and price
Why? All 3 of these are beautiful cases,that are more than just a place to put the cue