Mike Sigel Custom cue.

9ballscorpion

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I just wanted to show some pictures of my Mike Sigel custom pool cue.

If you know any info about this cue, then I would like to learn more about it.

Thanks.
 

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Ken_4fun

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Mike Sigel retired from pool because of lack of money in pool. He worked with a cuemaker and began making cues. Using his name, they sold for an unbelievable amount for really just simple cnc type inlayed cues.

The folks that bought them for 3-5K couldnt sell them for $1K and took a real bath on them. When I met Mike for the first time at SBE he was selling his cues, and I took a look at them. At least I tried to take a look at them, but Mike being the ass that he always is, told me, "You cant afford them". Wow, that is quite the selling approach.

So while Mike may be one of the greatest pool players of all time, his cues are a failure. Only thing worse than his cues, is Mike as a person.

Enjoy the cue.

Ken
 

9ballscorpion

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Mike Sigel retired from pool because of lack of money in pool. He worked with a cuemaker and began making cues. Using his name, they sold for an unbelievable amount for really just simple cnc type inlayed cues.

The folks that bought them for 3-5K couldnt sell them for $1K and took a real bath on them. When I met Mike for the first time at SBE he was selling his cues, and I took a look at them. At least I tried to take a look at them, but Mike being the ass that he always is, told me, "You cant afford them". Wow, that is quite the selling approach.

So while Mike may be one of the greatest pool players of all time, his cues are a failure. Only thing worse than his cues, is Mike as a person.

Enjoy the cue.

Ken

Thanks for your reply. That was a pretty rude thing for him to say to you. Almost unbelievable. Why say something like that?

I think that he may have just designed the cues, and had an actual experienced cue maker build them for him, and then signed them before they were finished.

I know that he also started the cheap import line of Signature Series cues, which could not have helped the value of his cues either.
 
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PhilosopherKing

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Mike Sigel retired from pool because of lack of money in pool. He worked with a cuemaker and began making cues. Using his name, they sold for an unbelievable amount for really just simple cnc type inlayed cues.

The folks that bought them for 3-5K couldnt sell them for $1K and took a real bath on them. When I met Mike for the first time at SBE he was selling his cues, and I took a look at them. At least I tried to take a look at them, but Mike being the ass that he always is, told me, "You cant afford them". Wow, that is quite the selling approach.

So while Mike may be one of the greatest pool players of all time, his cues are a failure. Only thing worse than his cues, is Mike as a person.

Enjoy the cue.

Ken
I’ve heard other people say he used the same line on them.

Pretty sure it’s some dime-store sales-psychology move.

I guess he thought people would buy one just to prove him wrong.

To the original poster:

I had the same cue: Workmanship was poor. Shafts felt light and mushy. Butt sleeve was plastic. Wrap came undone. It was playable, but any old McDermott probably hit better... This is an honest evaluation; no sour grapes here.

Changed the ferrules to MasonH micarta, put Kamui tips on. It played better.

Retail was advertised around $3600. I paid $1100 used for mine. Sold it for $500.

Probably could have gotten my money back if I had really tried selling it.

One of the few cues I’ve taken a loss on.

He used to advertise them in the pool magazines... Early 2000’s, I guess.

Later, he started blowing-out cues on eBay.
 
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jasonlaus

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I’ve heard other people say he used the same line on them.

Pretty sure it’s some dime-store sales-psychology move.

I guess he thought people would buy one just to prove him wrong.

To the original poster:

I had the same cue: Workmanship was poor. Shafts felt light and mushy. Butt sleeve was plastic. Wrap came undone. It was playable, but any old McDermott probably hit better... This is an honest evaluation; no sour grapes here.

Changed the ferrules to MasonH micarta, put Kamui tips on. It played better.

Retail was advertised around $3600. I paid $1100 used for mine. Sold it for $500.

Probably could have gotten my money back if I had really tried selling it.

One of the few cues I’ve taken a loss on.

He used to advertise them in the pool magazines... Early 2000’s, I guess.

Later, he started blowing-out cues on eBay.
The Dale Perry method 🤣
 
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