Old TAD Titlist came back to life...

Soldtonight

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TAD fans, Here are some pics of a recent pick-up after a much needed re-finish. The blank is a Macassar Ebony Titlist, the cue was made in 1965-66. It is a great example of Mr. Tad Kohara's early cues. It has very clean inlay work and great veneer work in the butt. The forearm is a perfect Titlist example. I have to thank Kenny of FourKingsCues, Barry Szamboti and Fred Kohara for making the deal very smooth. Also Tad himself for authenticating it.
Enjoy some picture...
Dan Z
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Duane Remick

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Nice cue...
Superb blank in this one too.
Is it the pictures, or does this cue have an extreme Compound Taper?
 

Soldtonight

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Good Eye.

It definitely has a very pronounced compound taper. I just got it in the mail yesterday. It rolls perfectly straight, but its unusual. The butt and handle are thick, then it takes an aggressive taper. Not quite as impressive as the pics make it out to be though...
Dan Z
 

Mr Hoppe

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You can't beat an ebony Titlist for class. I have one as my main player. Micarta ferrules to, correct?
Mr H
 

ghost ball

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I'm pretty sure I saw this cue at Tad's shop a couple weeks ago. It was wrapped but not finished yet. It came out awesome. Congrats and enjoy (you lucky SOB! :wink:).
 

bobco729

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My favorite! I'm calling first dibbs if ever you know what. #301-351-5178 Sweet cue!
"country" Bob
 

ghost ball

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Is this the same cue that came from the huge collection that was auctioned off somewhere in Colorado recently?
 

Soldtonight

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It has an interesting story...

I purchased the cue via Barry Szamboti. It belonged to a friend of their family. I have the whole story behind the cue/previous owner on my laptop at home. Barry sent it to Fred Kohara, who refinished it then sent it to me. It has a cool history too!!!
 

mamono

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Definitely a classic beauty! It turned out great after the refinish!
 

kvinbrwr

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Dan

That turned out stunning. Good thinking sending it to Tad that is the way to do it.

Kevin
 

mamono

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Even better with the new pictures! Definitely turned out beautiful!
 
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