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Your first ( good ) cue - 07-14-2019, 05:57 AM

What was your first ( good ) cue? Chances are, it was a production cue so there is probably a photo or two of the same cue floating around the net ( Google, etc ). If it was custom, then you must've been a rich kid!

Here is my first "good" cue, ( my first few cues were not "good" cues by any stretch ), a National Tournament ( Gandy ). I had never heard of weight bolts back then and it was too heavy ( 22 oz ), so I sold it @ year later. I sure wish I still had it. I LOVED that cue. It hit balls solid as a rock.

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07-14-2019, 06:30 AM

If by good, you mean shoots lights out, I'll let you know when I find it.

My first cue ever is a good cue, I reckon. '93 Schon SL14.
I say I reckon as it's still a virgin. Stumbled on an eight point Buss before the Schon ever hit a ball.

But weren't no rich kid. It was a 60th birthday present to myself.


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07-14-2019, 06:39 AM

I can't remember the year I bought this new but it must have been the early 90's.
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07-14-2019, 06:39 AM

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If by good, you mean shoots lights out, I'll let you know when I find it.

My first cue ever is a good cue, I reckon. '93 Schon SL14.
I say I reckon as it's still a virgin. Stumbled on an eight point Buss before the Schon ever hit a ball.

But weren't no rich kid. It was a 60th birthday present to myself.
Ahhhh... a late starter!

My first was a Brunswick house cue ( the owner put it behind the counter for me so, to me, it was "mine" ) from 12 to 15 or so. I loved that cue. I had several chances to have a 2 piece but the Brunswick was all I wanted to play with. The owner always told me I should get a good 2 piece but I was a stubborn kid. When I was 16, I bought a cheap Viking. It was pretty beat up and I never really liked it. So the National was my first "nice" cue. Man I loved that cue. Wish I still had it.




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Palmer Model B - 07-14-2019, 06:57 AM

Palmer Model B bought new in 1975 for $65. It remains 100% original except for the tip and wrap. It was my only cue for 25 years and I still play with it today.
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07-14-2019, 07:01 AM

My stick was very similar to this although I didn't pay the price that is listed now. I bought it in 1988.
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07-14-2019, 07:05 AM

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Palmer Model B bought new in 1975 for $65. It remains 100% original except for the tip and wrap. It was my only cue for 25 years and I still play with it today.
Nice cue! Wish I still had the Palmer I brought brand new in 76. I think I paid 110.00 for it. It had a custom ( included at time of order ) smooth black leather wrap which was pretty rare for a Palmer. Of course, I sold it @ 3 years later. Another big mistake. Hindsight really *IS* 20/20.




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07-14-2019, 07:07 AM

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I can't remember the year I bought this new but it must have been the early 90's.
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My stick was very similar to this although I didn't pay the price that is listed now.
I loved Meuccis when they first came out. ESPECIALLY the ferrules. I had never seen a 1" ferrule before. I was like... ohh yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh, I *LIKE* that! And I loved the way they hit balls. But I heard ( and, later, saw for myself ) the ferrules cracked easily so I never bought one 'til many years later. By that time they had solved the issue. Such pretty cues back then. Very very stylish.




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Very pretty, elegant Pete.




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07-14-2019, 07:26 AM

My first good cue was a Viking. It cost $90 around 1972.
I bought a second shaft which required me to send the cue back to Viking, it cost $15
I still have the cue.
When I got the cue I would tell my friends it was like having power steering
  
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07-14-2019, 07:30 AM

First cue was a Chinese El Cheapo Depot but first good cue was a Meucci BH-1 Rifleman cue. Bought it from Buddy in Tulsa at Fat Randy's Boulder Billiards. IIRC i gave Buddy around 50bux for it. One i wish i'd kept. Oh well.
  
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07-14-2019, 07:37 AM

Howdy All;

Just off a Med. Cruise in Feb. of 1979 with the Navy and found a Meucci MO-3
4th from left in poster.
https://www.budgetcues.com/archive/meucci-mo-series.htm
Still have it. Bring it out of storage once or twice a year ...
I see alot of other same vintage cues from that poster for sale,
only have seen one of these.

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07-14-2019, 07:46 AM

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My first good cue was a Viking. It cost $90 around 1972.
I bought a second shaft which required me to send the cue back to Viking, it cost $15
I still have the cue.
When I got the cue I would tell my friends it was like having power steering
Must've been a pretty nice Viking for 90.00 in 72. That would be @ 400.00 now. If not more... you have a photo of it?




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