Amen to All of the Above. Alex began crafting one of a kind Cues for me back in the late 1990’s, and I still Own and Cherish many of them. We talked on the phone many many times, about Special Designs I had in mind. He was Always up to the challenge of crafting those Masterpieces for me, and I will miss him each time I speak his name, play with one of His Cues, and think of a new design I have in mind. I won’t be ordering anymore new Cues from anyone else, except maybe John Madden. I dearly love His Work also. Rest In Eternal Peace, My Brother ... You are Missed By So Many More than Myself.