Would like some feedback on Josey cues, please

ddg45

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Greetings all. For those who have experience with Josey cues, I'd like some feedback before I order one. He seems to have a great reputation and lead time and prices seem very reasonable. Would you say his cue butt diameter is on the thick, medium or slender side? His standard tip is the Triangle, which is a hard tip so standard hit should be firm as well, but have you ordered his cues with a softer tip? Any extra opinions would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

garczar

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Greetings all. For those who have experience with Josey cues, I'd like some feedback before I order one. He seems to have a great reputation and lead time and prices seem very reasonable. Would you say his cue butt diameter is on the thick, medium or slender side? His standard tip is the Triangle, which is a hard tip so standard hit should be firm as well, but have you ordered his cues with a softer tip? Any extra opinions would be appreciated. Thanks.
I won a KJ sneaky in a raffle once. That cue had a pretty thick butt-end. Played great but i sold it 'cause it was too thick for me. He'll make it any way you want. Super guy to deal with from what i hear.
 

StrokeofLuck

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They’re great to work with and make a great cue. If you’re custom ordering why don’t you just specify the butt diameter you want. As for tip, mine has a Triangle but he has a variety of tips to choose from. I don’t think there’s any way to say how a cue will hit with a particular tip until you marry them up. I doubt you’ll be disappointed if you get a Josey.


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sonoman

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I had Keith make a cue out of a Schmelke black wood veneered blank back in 2009. It been my player ever since. I did specify my butt dimensions and Keith was spot on. Keiths cues have a "solid hit" I love his shaft taper and the quality of his work is as good as any I have seen. He and Sherri, his wife, are good to work with. You can trust them to deliver what you want.
 

brilliance

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Top cuemaker, hits very nice, make sure you get Timeless Timber shaft or Java shaft instead of regular shaft.
 

ddg45

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I won a KJ sneaky in a raffle once. That cue had a pretty thick butt-end. Played great but i sold it 'cause it was too thick for me. He'll make it any way you want. Super guy to deal with from what i hear.
I've been in contact with Josey cues and you are correct, they make a very thick butt cue. My Pechauer Pro series is a 1.245 " diameter butt. Their JP series, which I used to play but thought the butt was a little thick, is 1.265. Their sneaky pete Pro h series is 1.270. Keith Josey makes a 1.28. I've played other cues like McDermott and a larger butt isn't that unusual, but it's too big for my personal taste. I'm waiting to hear back if they can make a cue to my specs. Sherry seemed to think 1.245 is really slender.
 

ddg45

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I won a KJ sneaky in a raffle once. That cue had a pretty thick butt-end. Played great but i sold it 'cause it was too thick for me. He'll make it any way you want. Super guy to deal with from what i hear.
I have an order in for a bocote merry widow. You are correct, I asked about butt diameter and his are on the large end of the scale. He'll make the butt pretty much the same diameter as my favorite Pechauer Pro series though, and I should have it in 6-9 months. Hope I love it as much as a lot of other Josey fans.
 

Dinko2222

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I love the sound of the hitting with KJ cue. Timeless timber shaft works pretty well for me and I would suggest anyone to try his cues.
Give yourself a time to get use to it and then you’ll be able to make any shot that you imagine.
I use Thoroughbred Hard tip and Precision by D. Searing works very nice also..
 
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