Just call me Joe...
A Jensen is also a fine choice.
Not if he wants traditional 4 point cue
A few things to note: you're looking for a "ping-y", steel jointed, ivory ferruled, four point cue, for around a grand. I'd find a nice, second-hand Jenson. About as close to a steel joined Scruggs you'll find.
I was able to find a used Scruggs for $1800. Although out of my price range, it does have some of the qualities (I think) such as the 4 points, linen wrap, white butt, *vory and so on, but it has a Mikarta joint?
I've seen these on here, but have no idea if a Westinghouse Micarta joint is a good or bad thing for me? I know its personal preference, but is it better or worse overall (or more valuable I should say)
I agree, I need to play with some, but no where around here has anything decent. I'm in The Villages, Florida, below Ocala. Without driving an hour or more, there is barely any pool halls around as it is, apparently its a dying place (sadly).
My fear is absolutely buying something I won't like, but I do feel that a Scruggs could be a wise choice, I suppose I could find a buyer on here if needed to sell it for what I paid.
Billiardbills.com has one in great shape for $1299...but it’s a Merry Widow. So what do you want more? the hit/feel, the look, or the name of the maker?I think I have come to the realization that I cannot find a Scruggs cue for under $1,500 in good shape and certainly not less than $2,000 for one I want. So again, the choice is to wait and save or buy something really nice for $1,000 and then trade up.
I have found 2 Scruggs cues that are superb in condition, has some of the style I want and both under $2,000. Perhaps i'm just being picky that when I buy one, the one I really want will be found.
I'd pay more for the right cue, just haven't found it yet I guess.
or buy something really nice for $1,000 and then trade up.