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05-16-2018, 09:57 AM

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If you went over the design, why isn't it Ebony nosed?
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Laurie said something like-
No GOOD QUALITY EBONY WOOD AT THIS TIME"
When We went over the design.

" No worries-
I think the Cocobolo plays every bit as good as ebony-
Cue Butt weighs 15.2 ounces
LOOKS SO MUCH BETTER TOO


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05-16-2018, 12:18 PM

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Laurie said something like-
No GOOD QUALITY EBONY WOOD AT THIS TIME"
When We went over the design.

" No worries-
I think the Cocobolo plays every bit as good as ebony-
Cue Butt weighs 15.2 ounces
LOOKS SO MUCH BETTER TOO
Would SW accept a piece of Ebony from you and use it if it met their quality standards?


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05-16-2018, 12:43 PM

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Would SW accept a piece of Ebony from you and use it if it met their quality standards?
" I'm not sure about that"
" I'LL SAY THIS-
Throughout the order time and delays,
Laurie was always right up front with me,
Left me feeling great as a customer....

I never thought of offering wood though,
Primarily BECAUSE I DIDNT HAVE ANY GOOD QUALITY EBONY EITHER
just kidding,
but maybe I could of sent wood to build my cue"


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05-16-2018, 08:56 PM

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" I'm not sure about that"
" I'LL SAY THIS-
Throughout the order time and delays,
Laurie was always right up front with me,
Left me feeling great as a customer....

I never thought of offering wood though,
Primarily BECAUSE I DIDNT HAVE ANY GOOD QUALITY EBONY EITHER
just kidding,
but maybe I could of sent wood to build my cue"
I don't think sending your own wood is acceptable at SW no matter what. Gaboon ebony is back in stock for the cues at this time. With an upcharge. Only one ebony cue may be ordered per customer per year.
  
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05-17-2018, 06:20 AM

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I don't think sending your own wood is acceptable at SW no matter what. Gaboon ebony is back in stock for the cues at this time. With an upcharge. Only one ebony cue may be ordered per customer per year.
" I know GABOON IS desired by South West fans,
But I Would of ordered Macassar-
"PLAYS MUCH BETTER THAN GABOON


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05-17-2018, 06:26 AM

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" I know GABOON IS desired by South West fans,
But I Would of ordered Macassar-
"PLAYS MUCH BETTER THAN GABOON
Gaboon is only ordered to resell for big Bucks, yes Macassar Plays much better



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06-30-2018, 11:04 AM

To each their own. I like the playability of gaboon over macassar. Some ppl like power pool others prefer finesse.
  
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10-04-2019, 07:24 AM

I admit, I came into this thread on page 3, and I haven't been on AZB for quite a long time. However, I will chime in on the SW discussion. To the gentlemen who said SW cues play like crap, I'd like to say you're an idiot, but because I don't know you personally, I'll just say you have zero clue to what a great playing cue is. To the gentlemen who called Laurie a liar, you Sir, are sadly mistaken. I've never met a more upstanding business person in my life. I ordered my first SW in Feb 1997, and there was a 4 year wait. I didn't receive my cue until 2005, yes, 8 years later. Stuff happens. I've been a steady customer ever since. As for the gentlemen who said he wouldn't want a SW unless Jerry built it, well, there are Franklin-era SW cues available. What I know to be true and factual is, that the last 2 years of Jerry's life he was only spraying the finish on the cues and Mickey was already taking over as the main cuemaker. That's directly from Laurie. As for sending your own wood to have them build a cue. That's highly unlikely. Reason being...imagine you had a prized piece of (whatever wood) and they accepted it to build your dream cue, and in the process of turning it down, it cracked and became unusable. Hmmm...how would you be feeling? That's probably the #1 reason they don't use customer's wood.


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10-04-2019, 12:35 PM

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I admit, I came into this thread on page 3, and I haven't been on AZB for quite a long time. However, I will chime in on the SW discussion. To the gentlemen who said SW cues play like crap, I'd like to say you're an idiot, but because I don't know you personally, I'll just say you have zero clue to what a great playing cue is. To the gentlemen who called Laurie a liar, you Sir, are sadly mistaken. I've never met a more upstanding business person in my life. I ordered my first SW in Feb 1997, and there was a 4 year wait. I didn't receive my cue until 2005, yes, 8 years later. Stuff happens. I've been a steady customer ever since. As for the gentlemen who said he wouldn't want a SW unless Jerry built it, well, there are Franklin-era SW cues available. What I know to be true and factual is, that the last 2 years of Jerry's life he was only spraying the finish on the cues and Mickey was already taking over as the main cuemaker. That's directly from Laurie. As for sending your own wood to have them build a cue. That's highly unlikely. Reason being...imagine you had a prized piece of (whatever wood) and they accepted it to build your dream cue, and in the process of turning it down, it cracked and became unusable. Hmmm...how would you be feeling? That's probably the #1 reason they don't use customer's wood.

Laurie is a wonderful person and that shop is amazing.
On the other hand this thread is awful, so you have to consider the fact that certain people will complain about anything.
To go so far as to call Laurie Franklin a liar publicly is disgraceful.

Laurie called me last week to talk about an old Kersenbrock I sent pics of, and she is really cool.
I think we are the same age, I have a crush.


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10-04-2019, 03:35 PM

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Laurie is a wonderful person and that shop is amazing.
On the other hand this thread is awful, so you have to consider the fact that certain people will complain about anything.
To go so far as to call Laurie Franklin a liar publicly is disgraceful.

Laurie called me last week to talk about an old Kersenbrock I sent pics of, and she is really cool.
I think we are the same age, I have a crush.
My experience with Laurie as well. She's a sweetheart.


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10-04-2019, 05:55 PM

i had the good fortune of getting many cues from Jerry (RIP), Laurie and the rest of the SW crew.

if only all cue shops were as honest and straight forward as they are

must take someone real special to get sideways with them


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