Cues darken with age?


AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Hey guys,

Do cues tend to darken, and lose their figure in the process, as time sets in? Would the finish help prevent this by sealing the would from oxygen or is it more from UV/sunlight exposure? Unless we're playing outside I do not believe that to be a problem. Any thoughts on how to prevent this if it does occur? Speaking specifically of more heavily figured woods like a nice piece of cocobolo, bocote, kingswood, etc.



Kim Walker
Silver Member
Many woods lose their bright colors or darken with age............. just the nature of wood



AzB Gold Member
Gold Member
Silver Member
Yes most woods darken with age and also most finishes do.