Laurie Franklin (Southwest Cues) just called....

Matt_24

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My cue is being shipped today. Only 15 years and 9 months :)

One shaft will have the pro taper at 12.5mm and the other a full 13mm standard taper.

How many of you actively play with a Southwest Cue? I'm really excited!
 

tenfttall

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Congratulations! I play with an 87 Franklin. Enjoy!


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Maxx

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Sweet, enjoy the cue, but take time out from shooting to post some pictures!
I just got a satin and I am loving it.

i just checked, I’m at 11 years and 5 months so I have a bit to go, good thing I got the satin!
 
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CocoboloCowboy

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Well I am on list for Southwest, might sell my Spot/cue for Right profit, if someone is interested. Other wise it will be Merrow Widow SouthWest BEM, with Cocobolo ring.
 

bbb

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congrats on your new cue
let us know how it plays and looks
 

HueblerHustler7

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Well I am on list for Southwest, might sell my Spot/cue for Right profit, if someone is interested. Other wise it will be Merrow Widow SouthWest BEM, with Cocobolo ring.
I was under the impression that they only make pointed cues now. They don't accept any orders for Merry Widows. If I am wrong please do say so, as I am a bigger fan of widow cues than pointed cues.
 

DynoDan

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I owned a couple SW cues back in the 90s (the quality was really excellent/worth the wait), but sold them when the first LD Predators came out. I wonder, if his latest ones play any different (reduced squirt)?
 

chuckg

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I had a Jerry made cue,goncola alves and pau farro with fancy rings.I got it used when prices were not so crazy for such a plain cue. Try as I might I never really cared for feel of the legendary SW hit.Just my 2 cents.
 

HawaiianEye

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I had a Jerry made cue,goncola alves and pau farro with fancy rings.I got it used when prices were not so crazy for such a plain cue. Try as I might I never really cared for feel of the legendary SW hit.Just my 2 cents.
I have never owned one, but have hit with several.

I never felt anything “special” about the way they played, but they are really well made.
 

pwd72s

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If you play with it...congratulations. This places you in a special minority, since most decide to make a profit.
 

dirtvictim

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I am stumped at how the prices have gone out of control. I bought my first pre date 6 point 2 veneer in I think 1982 from Jerry personally in Chicago through John Wright, I paid 275.00. I believe they had a falling out later on due to John. John sold a million cues, ok maybe not that many but he was well known. It was cool to meet Jerry and I always enjoyed the feel of the hit on those and did have several over the years but never sold one over 1,000.
 

mikemosconi

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It might take another 15 years to actually receive it from the USPS the way the mail is moving this season- I just received one package today postmarked DEC. 17!
 

J Soto

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Over 15 years to get a cue! I know their waiting list is long, but I don’t even know if I’ll be alive in 15 years.
 

CocoboloCowboy

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Well I am a 10/06 List Date, could hear late 2021, or early 2022? Long wait, and last time I hear from Ms. Franklin she was training new people to build, apprently some move on. Of old crew.
 

tenfttall

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Over 15 years to get a cue! I know their waiting list is long, but I don’t even know if I’ll be alive in 15 years.

You can bequeathed your spot in trust to your loved ones.


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Maxx

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Over 15 years to get a cue! I know their waiting list is long, but I don’t even know if I’ll be alive in 15 years.
No problem, in the unfortunate case of your premature demise, you are out nothing, no deposit required.
Stay healthy my friend.
 
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