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Tad Kohara - 04-11-2018, 10:04 AM

Came across this Tad Kohara Pool Cue for sale. Recent experience suggests this may be a scam. Does anybody recognize this Pool Cue?

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I'm no Tad EXPERT, - 04-11-2018, 10:16 AM

Cue definitely looks like a GENUINE TAD,
Really sharp looking cue-
how much???????????????????


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04-11-2018, 10:16 AM

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04-11-2018, 01:24 PM

Looks like a copy to me. Tad wouldn’t let anything out of the shop that far off. The inlays don’t line up at all.
  
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04-12-2018, 12:13 AM

The inlays donít line up? Explain please.


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04-12-2018, 12:31 AM

Looks a lot more like a knock-off rather than an original Tad, at least to my eye.


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04-12-2018, 01:18 AM

Curious why you would say itís a knock-off. Itís an awful amount of inlays and hard work to go through for a knock-off. Take the butt cap off and letís see that stamped serial number and typical coring.


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04-12-2018, 05:28 AM

You can look at just the wrap and tell it's a Tad.
  
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04-13-2018, 08:19 AM

Tad's have serial number under the bumper. So its easy to confirm if its a TAD.
  
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04-13-2018, 11:19 AM

I don't think that's a genuine Tad... the spacing of the inlays in the butt is way off, Tad would never do that. And I don't think I've ever seen Maltese crosses on a Tad cue.
The 'feathers' in between the boxes don't look right, and the stitch rings aren't lined up either.

FYI, on early Tad's, there might be NO serial number under the bumper.. I have an early four point Tad (ring work on butt only) that's pre-serial #, no logo.
I think the serial # under the bumper started in the early '80's.. not super sure, and that also coincided with the TAD logo on the butt cap... and Tad switched from the silver rings on the joint collars to the box rings as his standard joint around then.. you could have special ordered the old style joint rings, but it's rare.

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04-14-2018, 07:24 PM

Agree it's a knock-off.

Inlay spacing in the C ring is way off. Slotted Diamond in butt sleeve is not clean, can see over cuts and glue/filler in the slots.

RE: lot of work, knock offs are usually based on very ornate cues, not simple or basic ones.

Even the points just look wrong for Tad, especially the short one.

The Tad logo looks good.

And NO, you can not tell it's a Tad "from the wrap".

As other poster said, just pop off the bumper and show us pics.

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04-14-2018, 10:46 PM

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Agree it's a knock-off.

Inlay spacing in the C ring is way off. Slotted Diamond in butt sleeve is not clean, can see over cuts and glue/filler in the slots.

RE: lot of work, knock offs are usually based on very ornate cues, not simple or basic ones.

Even the points just look wrong for Tad, especially the short one.

The Tad logo looks good.

And NO, you can not tell it's a Tad "from the wrap".

As other poster said, just pop off the bumper and show us pics.

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Who built it: Mickey Mouse?

Seriously, number or no number, who both could have and would have built this cue other than Tad?

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04-16-2018, 01:46 AM

I have seen this design before, but never in person. It looks nice. Very possible that it was a special request because the maltese cross is not a common TAD inlay. Here is an example I saw that matches this cue.






Also, Tad and Fred don't always make their inlays equally spaced between each others if it is part of the design element for that particular cue to have offset spacing. Here is an example where inlay spacing isn't equidistant.

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04-16-2018, 02:57 AM

Not one thing in those original pics shows it's a "knock off"...LOL..The cue pictured is definitely a REAL Tad. Now whether the seller is scamming, that I don't know.


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04-16-2018, 09:41 AM

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I have seen this design before, but never in person. It looks nice. Very possible that it was a special request because the maltese cross is not a common TAD inlay. Here is an example I saw that matches this cue.






Also, Tad and Fred don't always make their inlays equally spaced between each others if it is part of the design element for that particular cue to have offset spacing. Here is an example where inlay spacing isn't equidistant.

Your image of the Maltese cross cue looks almost identical to the cue in question...
same cue?? The small example images still show symmetry in the design... Tad prided himself for having everything line up, so I'm still at "buyer beware".
For big $$, you have to see it in person, really look at the construction, get authentication.
  
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