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My New -R- Titlist - 10-03-2014, 09:38 AM

Back in the beginning of this year ( April) I had been wanting to do a custom build . After searching the AZ Forums and seeing some of the builds that Deanoc,WestPoint 1987, The JK Marshall Collection and some other AZer's builds I decided to have Mr Rauenzahn do a build for me.

I just wanted a simple old school Rosewood Titlist . So I emailed Mr R and told him what I wanted . He got back to me that very day with a price and a time line and what he thought would look good . A Bushka Tribute but with his and my spin on it. Pic included . I said cool and sent my deposit .

After sometime I thought how I could put my spin on Mr R's work and I came up with this . Curly Maple forearm Rosewood Points and Butt Titlist Veneers. Instead of the traditional MOP I would like Pua Shell Jerry's SS Joint 13mm piloted shafts with the pro taper and a White and Green speckled linen wrap 19.5 weight . Done right not Mr R came back and said he thought it would look better with the Green trim rings in the butt of the cue and some Pua Diamonds in the butt and forearm all for the same price we agreed upon. I was floored. So fast forward to now and Mr -R- sent me some picture's of the almost finished cue.I am in Afghanistan and I could not be happier with the whole process.

Before I finish here I think anyone who wants a great cue from a master builder and customer service that is second to none needs to look Jerry's way his execution is flawless and he is a fantastic person with great vision as to what a traditional cue should look like. I think the cue looks fantastic . Thank you Jerry.

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10-03-2014, 10:02 AM

Absolutely gorgeous. Wait until you see it with the finish on, in person. That Rosewood is really going to pop. Paua/Abalone is a great choice (nice, understated glow), especially with the green ring and the wrap you chose. Good point about Jerry's advice on the correct colors, etc. He guided me on a few occassions when he was building mine, and his taste/experience is impecable. There's no school like old school, and Jerry's one of the very best at the old school builds. Keep us posted on its progress!

Stay safe and get back here ASAP...there's a lot of pool to be played.


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Playing Cue: Schon SL19/STL17, with Cuetec Cynergy CF shaft
Jump/Break: McDermott Stinger NGO1

Other Cues Owned:
-R- 26 1/2 Tribute cue w/Gulyassy SPTX Shaft
Gulyassy PHX, with SPT shaft
Joss J15 (stolen)
Joss J11 (was a break cue for 15 years, now my son's player)
McDermott D-8 (sold, 1989)
McDermott D-23 (sold, 1991)
McDermott D-6 (sold, 1990)
GEM (Gary Medlin) Szambotti Tribute (retired)

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10-03-2014, 10:56 AM

Thanks for the photos. Jerry Rauenzahn cues just seem to get raves with photos of recent cues he's completed.
I am looking forward to seeing how the different Bushka project cues he's producing turn out. I think there approx.
10 cues and all of the cues should get finished within a month or two of each other or so I'm imagining. I am eager
to see a gallery of photos of those various Bushka Tribute cues. If those cues turn out as handsome as your cue.
it will turn into a parade of beautiful Jerry Rauenzahn cues like you now own. Let us know how you like the play.

Matt B.


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*Bob Owen Custom- Level 8 (s/d 4-24-16) - Flat Ivory Joint
*J. Rauenzahn Custom - Level 6 (s/d 5-4-16) - Flat Ivory Joint

*J. Rauenzahn Custom - Level 8 (s/d 2-23-15) - Flat Ivory Joint
*Ed Prewitt Custom '05 - Level 8 - Flat Ivory Joint
*Bob Owen Custom - Level 8 (s/d 5-4-14) - Flat Ivory Joint
*Tim Scruggs Custom (9-6-95) Level 7 - Flat Ivory Joint
*Runde Schon '85 Custom "R" Series (1 of 1)
*Palmer (Original) - '72 (All Cocobolo Wood)

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10-03-2014, 11:48 AM

Awesome cue there. Love it! Hey enjoy cue play it or not!
  
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