Dz builds a lot of cue for the money. Another poster mentioned DBK, he built excellent playing cues for not a lot of money. Sad we lost him. Some of the other guys mentioned get their due and make incredible cues as well. Blackcreek, Jerry R, Gilbert, Kikel. They all build great cues (some monsters even) and are priced accordingly. The term undervalued can be subjective on this topic. I consider it to mean a lot of cue for not so much money. You can find a Blue Grass Merry Widow for under 2k and will never go wrong. There is so much talent out there to appreciate
I did say UNDER 2 k. As I said in my post a lot of cue makers mentioned in this thread get their due and have built monster cues. my point was you can get a great player for not a lot of money such as a BG MW or a sneaky even. U must have skipped past the rest of my post as well. Original poster asked who builds the best cue for the money. Cheers!Merry Widow for ~2k equates to underrated or undervalued?
No disrespect intended, Bluegrass cues are delightful, but your post seems way off topic
I have a Mariposa Cue that plays wonderfully - big wooden pin (but might present a challenge if you use an after market shaft). I have way, way too many cues right now and might list this one and will probably do so at or under 1.5K.It’s been a while, anybody underrated or undervalued at the moment?
Searing has the best shaft wood I’ve ever seen. I use a Searing shaft on my Boar.I would love to get an opportunity to try a Dieckman wood pin pool cue. Only other cue on the wish list to try is a true DPK. I think my Runde w/ a Searing shaft is about as good as it gets for a player. IMHO.
I bought a used Searing shaft after reading for ages how his cues were unequalled, I believed it was originally built to fit a Tasc. . Omg the shaft I got is incredible, joint is a bit oversized to my Runde butt, still curious if this has some kind of effect. I was so impressed I contacted Searing, no idea why he answered, but I will say I did polish his ego. I thought he would make another even better shaft and made a offer he couldn’t refuse. I had him make another shaft and sent my cue to him to match it 100 percent, played Fine but not like the one I got used. I traded the shat to DeanOC for a Vigus 60 inch Dufferin ebony conversion. I’d still take a chance on another used Searing Shaft.