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Interesting idea there TLD.
I think it wold be heavier than the ebony however.
<-----Has seen aluminum guitars... HEAVY
Aluminum is about three times as heavy as ebony.
Machining the aluminum will take much longer than machining ebony, will probably cost about $400 before it is done.
So you'll have an extremely heavy shaft that plays like garbage and costs a ton of money.
I was on the thought you were referring to wanting a black shaft. Am I off on that thought? I might have missed what you were referring to in your post.
I think maple shafts break fine.
I really don't know why one would want a black shaft.
I suppose you can have maple acrylic-impregnated to grey.
I agree that Maple shafts break great, I have nothing against them at all. I've never even broke with a PH shaft.
It was more from an Aesthetic standpoint that I wanted a black shaft, and since Ebony is already a black wood it seemed the most logical.
TLD, if you find someone to make one for you, let me know how it turns out. I was really wanting to stick to wood, which is why my original thought was ebony.
Thanks everyone for the input, and more discussion is encouraged.
I know it's not the MOST original idea or anything, I have just always enjoyed ebony cues, and thought it would be an interesting twist to have a shaft that matched the black on the butt of a cue. And a break cue just seemed the most logical place to use it.
Don't be too hash on me but you're looking for a very solid yet light weight shaft for breaking only right?
T6051 Aluminum in a 2" solid bar stock is $120. Machine it to your specs, then you have a shaft with no play no flex, yet light weight.
Get it either anodized or powder coated black matte or gloss.