Inverse full splices

perspicaz

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Besides aesthetics, what is the reason why full splices are almost always constructed with the heavy wood (ebony, cocobolo, rosewood, etc.) at the back and the light wood (maple) at the front?

Wouldn't a maple into ebony for example (as opposed to ebony into maple) have a more forward balance and less overall weight? (which seem to be characteristics desired by many players)

Thanks.
 
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RFisher

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perspicaz said:
Besides aesthetics, what is the reason why full splices are almost always constructed with the heavy wood (ebony, cocobolo, rosewood, etc.) at the back and the light wood (maple) at the front?

Wouldn't a maple into ebony for example (as opposed to ebony into maple) have a more forward balance and less overall weight? (which seem to be desired characteristics by many players)

Thanks.


Do you mean like this:

http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=102899
 

WilleeCue

The Barefoot Cuemaker
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perspicaz said:
Besides aesthetics, what is the reason why full splices are almost always constructed with the heavy wood (ebony, cocobolo, rosewood, etc.) at the back and the light wood (maple) at the front?

Wouldn't a maple into ebony for example (as opposed to ebony into maple) have a more forward balance and less overall weight? (which seem to be desired characteristics by many players)

Thanks.

One word ... Tradition!
That is the way they have been made for decades.
 

Mase

AzB Gold Member
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perspicaz said:
Besides aesthetics, what is the reason why full splices are almost always constructed with the heavy wood (ebony, cocobolo, rosewood, etc.) at the back and the light wood (maple) at the front?

Wouldn't a maple into ebony for example (as opposed to ebony into maple) have a more forward balance and less overall weight? (which seem to be desired characteristics by many players)

Thanks.

Heres one I made for a gentleman that had small reverse points.
 

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