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jockey
09-17-2013, 07:51 AM
found moderately priced custom cues that seem interesting.
i'm not familier with the maker and want to know more.
anyone have a TAD? has anyone ever had a TAD Custom?

hang-the-9
09-17-2013, 07:56 AM
If you found a "moderately" priced TAD, get it.
They are sought after and have a great reputation.

Ken_4fun
09-17-2013, 08:00 AM
I think they have great shafts.

I played with one for a couple years and really liked it. The handle of the cue was a "tad" smaller diameter that fit my hand great too.

Old Tad cues sold really cheap, but now it seems all Tad bring premimum $$.

Ken

Buster8001
09-17-2013, 08:13 AM
I think they have great shafts.

I played with one for a couple years and really liked it. The handle of the cue was a "tad" smaller diameter that fit my hand great too.

Old Tad cues sold really cheap, but now it seems all Tad bring premimum $$.

Ken

Rep for the pun; lol.

Josh

rayjay
09-17-2013, 09:41 AM
Tad Kohara is one of the great classic west coast builders. He has an enduring reputation for quality and playability from the 60's and his cues are some of the few that have a chance to appreciate, or at least maintain value. Like Ken said, his shafts are famous...dense, old growth, great taper, very well cured. That looks like a Titlist conversion, not sure when it was built, but at the right price you can't go wrong. Is this from Tailand?

rayjay
09-17-2013, 01:52 PM
My God, look at all these TAD's! I have asked for prices but not received a reply yet.
http://www.thailandbilliard.com/cues/tad_cues.htm

jockey
09-17-2013, 02:10 PM
My God, look at all these TAD's! I have asked for prices but not received a reply yet.
http://www.thailandbilliard.com/cues/tad_cues.htm

that's alot of tad cue's, let me know how thier prices are

rayjay
09-17-2013, 02:29 PM
Yours looks like the Tad 4-R on this page. Haven't heard back yet on prices, how much is the one you're looking at?

jockey
09-17-2013, 03:21 PM
very similair to Tad 4R, that one i've choosen is wrapless.
waiting now to get price, guy's at work, should have cost by sunrise.
found completely by accident, was searching john whatshisname cases, JB something.

jockey
09-17-2013, 03:24 PM
this is what i was trying to research when the Tad Cue page popped.
havent got a clue what i did to make that happen :confused:

BigCat
09-17-2013, 05:05 PM
Tad Kohara is in the International Cuemakers Association (ICA) Hall of Fame.

http://www.internationalcuemakers.com/?page=halloffame

He was an apprentice to Harvey Martin and acquired all of Harvey's cue making machinery when Harvey Martin passed. His cues are considered among the best and he is considered a top tier cue maker.

I've owned many Tad cues.

Ray

jrhendy
09-17-2013, 05:14 PM
The catalog pics look like knockoffs.

Check out the points.

ghost ball
09-17-2013, 06:02 PM
http://www.jjcue.com/tadcues.htm

Jj cue is Tads distributor. If you want one and don't know Tad or Fred personally, you will have to go through them.

The high end models are very difficult to get, some of his simpler models are easier. Currently, most of the Tads are going overseas where they command a hefty sum.

IMO, one of THE best hitting cue out there.

Also check out this thread for more examples of Tad's artistry.

http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=126944&highlight=Kohara

jockey
09-17-2013, 06:11 PM
well... i just heard back from the guy who's selling these TAD's.
for whatever reason, i thought his location was Colorado.
http://newart.co.jp , i honestly dont know how i ended up there, but i did.
the asking price is: 350,000 jpyn :confused:

ghost ball
09-17-2013, 06:28 PM
well... i just heard back from the guy who's selling these TAD's.
for whatever reason, i thought his location was Colorado.
http://newart.co.jp , i honestly dont know how i ended up there, but i did.
the asking price is: 350,000 jpyn :confused:

That's about 3,500 US dollars. I would estimate somewhere between $2200-$2900 in the US if you could find one. That one is a little rare since it is wrap less. The serial number, I would guess, is probably from the year 2000.

kvinbrwr
09-17-2013, 06:46 PM
The cue that is pictured is (I think) a relatively recent (about 2000 w/out doing the math) TAD build using a Japanese Titlist blank Tad bought a zillion of in the 70s. They still have a few left and will spin one up for favored clients. Tad loved these blanks and laughed at me when I asked if they were as good at the American version (and as always he was right - sorry purists)

I was offered a brand new one out of his shop last week, white flat joint, big pin, 2 shafts, fresh build, wrapless hoppe just like the one shown. If someone wants one about 3K, let me know and I'll see if its still available.

BTW. Tad Kohara is back in the hospital and has been so (I hear) for the last month.

Thanks

Kevin

kvinbrwr
09-17-2013, 07:04 PM
The catalog pics look like knockoffs.

Check out the points.

If we are looking at the same thing, they are just cut and pastes from the J&J Catalog (I think).

Kevin

jockey
09-20-2013, 02:22 PM
The catalog pics look like knockoffs.

Check out the points.

after a long talk with az member "rayjay", i speak for myself,
have decided to veer far away from overseas sales of TAD Custom Cues.
may i recommend same to everyone reading.
let's stay home, you know, if we don't have it, then it just ain't ;)

ghost ball
09-20-2013, 03:42 PM
after a long talk with az member "rayjay", i speak for myself,
have decided to veer far away from overseas sales of TAD Custom Cues.
may i recommend same to everyone reading.
let's stay home, you know, if we don't have it, then it just ain't ;)

Agreed. If you want a moderately priced Tad, I may be able to help.... I am considering selling off another one of my Tads. PM me.