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Opinions Needed Regarding Guerra Cues - 04-19-2016, 10:12 AM

Hi I have been admiring Guerra Cues for awhile now, but never seen one in person. I'm just wanting some opinions on these cues such as playability and craftsmanship. Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated before I place an order.

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04-19-2016, 10:26 AM

I haven't seen anything new from Tony in a while. Was wondering if he's still making cues. He's got an eye for picking woods and he makes a beautiful cue.

Other than the normal cue maker "finish date" issues, he was easy to work with. Mine has a 3/8 x 11 pin and the shaft has a pretty stiff hit, which i am used to with my southwest. Haven't had any issues with the finish or anything like that.

edit. here's mine. http://forums.azbilliards.com/showth...57#post5407857


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04-19-2016, 10:28 AM

I have a friend who has a few off his cues and has always said good things. I think he is a non posting member here. I will see if he will post his opinion.
  
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04-19-2016, 11:29 AM

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I haven't seen anything new from Tony in a while. Was wondering if he's still making cues. He's got an eye for picking woods and he makes a beautiful cue.

Other than the normal cue maker "finish date" issues, he was easy to work with. Mine has a 3/8 x 11 pin and the shaft has a pretty stiff hit, which i am used to with my southwest. Haven't had any issues with the finish or anything like that.

edit. here's mine. http://forums.azbilliards.com/showth...57#post5407857
Very nice. I'm thinking of four point brazilian rosewood into brazilian rosewood with flame veneers.

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Tony - 04-19-2016, 11:52 AM

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Very nice. I'm thinking of brazilian rosewood into brazilian rosewood with flame veneers.
Tony is a super nice guy,
He has a passion for fine woods and does very nice work.
His cues are nothing less then first class .................
His eye for wood or his wood that he has in stock is nothing less then some of the finest figured exotic woods to be found ..


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Guerra - 04-19-2016, 12:18 PM

A friend of mine has one ordered with him...

this statement from a previous poster, "Other than the normal cue maker "finish date" issues"... is oh so true... My friend has been waiting (not always so patiently) but the continual excuses and missed delivery dates are getting real hard for him to take...

Buyer beware is my comment.


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04-19-2016, 01:00 PM

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A friend of mine has one ordered with him...

this statement from a previous poster, "Other than the normal cue maker "finish date" issues"... is oh so true... My friend has been waiting (not always so patiently) but the continual excuses and missed delivery dates are getting real hard for him to take...

Buyer beware is my comment.
Thanks. I was hoping to find one of his pointed cues on the secondary market but no such luck. I even had a buddy of mine who went to the Super Billiards Expo look for one but he didn't have any luck either. Does he have any dealers?
  
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04-19-2016, 01:09 PM

i bought a couple from him
they were really nice,but i never keep a cue long

i would gladly buy another one
  
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Pointed cues - 04-19-2016, 01:11 PM

Does Tony do points ? .
All the cues I have seen of his are Plain Jane ..


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points - 04-19-2016, 01:15 PM

He did at least one with CNC inlay... because I considered it on the secondary market a few years ago... swiss Chris/Cleiton for sure had it, but can't locate a picture.

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Tony - 04-19-2016, 01:30 PM

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He did at least one with CNC inlay... because I considered it on the secondary market a few years ago... swiss Chris/Cleiton for sure had it, but can't locate a picture.

-Joe

The times I have talked to tony on the phone he seemed like he really wasn't interested in doing points .
That is the only reason I said what I did .

I like Tony and surprised he is so late getting a cue to a customer ..as someone said above .

Good luck in finding the cue you want....


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04-19-2016, 01:35 PM

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Does Tony do points ? .
All the cues I have seen of his are Plain Jane ..


Yes, Tony does points. He is moving shop though, last I heard.

Someone mentioned that he did a 3/8x11 pin, and that may be true for that specific cue, but his standard is 3/8x10. The construction on his cues is very consistent, and he cores most of his forearms. Tony also changed his shaft taper a few years ago, so his old ones will be stiffer and have a thicker spine than his newer cues. With the 3/4 inch ferrules, there's not too much deflection, and they spin the ball plenty.

They sell way cheaper on the secondary market than what he charges new. If you can find one, I'd say you'd likely be getting a good deal.

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04-19-2016, 01:59 PM

Seems to have been a nice enuff person. I only had one dealing with him and it was an easy one.

His cue pics looked pretty decent. All I ever saw was pics.

He went whole hog into the cue machinery so imagine he might be working with CnC by now.


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Are There Are 2 Cue-Makers Named Guerra Out There? - 04-19-2016, 03:02 PM

My buddy is having an exasperating time getting his custom finished & the cue was due long ago. He can't get any commitment when it will be completed or issuance of a refund. .

From what I can tell, this sure resembles the same behavior pattern manifested by Messrs. Lee Pepper & Tony Zinzola et al. And what became of those cue-makers and their angry
clients? My buddy has a substantial down payment invested so he's literally screwed & has to sit, hope & wait. What an awful situation to be in.......his cue was supposed to be finished
before my two cues posted in the Cue Gallery that will completed next month..............So how would you feel if you were in his shoes?

I've been getting phone calls and regularly photos on my cues progress and both will be completed on schedule, like other customs I've ordered. Both cue-makers are always available
and responsive. He's paying a lot of money, as much as I did for one of my cues. And both of my customs will arrive way before Guerra finishes his cue & he doesn't know how his cue
is coming along. That means he sits and twiddles his thumbs praying that his cue will ultimately get completed and who knows when that will be.

Folks, that is a bunch of bullshit and cue-makers that behave that way and mistreat their clients taking them for granted deserve public condemnation long before any praise...... JMO.
Thank goodness the cue-makers I've dealt with are honorable people and men of integrity. They talk the walk and walk the talk......no pretenses or ambiguities.....I guess I'm just lucky.


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Tony - 04-19-2016, 04:43 PM

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Yes, Tony does points. He is moving shop though, last I heard.

Someone mentioned that he did a 3/8x11 pin, and that may be true for that specific cue, but his standard is 3/8x10. The construction on his cues is very consistent, and he cores most of his forearms. Tony also changed his shaft taper a few years ago, so his old ones will be stiffer and have a thicker spine than his newer cues. With the 3/4 inch ferrules, there's not too much deflection, and they spin the ball plenty.

They sell way cheaper on the secondary market than what he charges new. If you can find one, I'd say you'd likely be getting a good deal.
I haven't talked with tony for a couple of years.

3/8 x 10 pin I knew about.

If you see him tell him I said hi, and thanks for the update, I didn't know he was moving his shop ...


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