Some sticks seem stunning because of what you do with them. The truth is, that’s you, not the stick. You know what you’re doing and could take the table shooting with a chalked-up broom handle.

But lay a Character Cue on the felt while you’re racking and the shooter who’s won the last fifteen games is going to fear the next.

That’s the stick. That ain’t you.

A stick with game always speaks English.

A stick with game always has a seven-rail solution brewing.

A stick with game quivers in the bag like a sleeping wolf, dreaming of the kill.

Live or die, a game stick is a fighter.

It doesn’t quit.

It says, I like your bruises and bad mood. I’m in one too. Let’s kick ass.

Get yourself a game stick.

Get a Character Cue.

Stick #038 Fanfare for the Common Blue



Stick is Being Built for a Lucky YouTube Subscriber 



Targeting completion in August 2023.

This stick is 100% spalted and stabilized birch.

I’ll upload videos to YouTube documenting the stick’s build.

For a chance to win, enter the drawing. The winner will be drawn randomly by software.

Winner must verify Youtube subscription upon winning.

The drawing will be held once @charactercues has 1,000 subscribers, regardless of number of entries.

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Arrives packed in a sporty Pool Dawg hard case with a tip shaper/chalker in the pouch.



Name: Stick 38

Product Serial Number: #0038

Length:  59 inches

Weight: 18 — 22

Tip Diameter: 12.5 mm

Shaft: Maple

Woods Used: (In order) Spalted and Stabilized* Beech.

Cue Type: Regular Play Cue

Core: Hickory tenoned into hard maple

Finish: Gloss

Joint Type: Radius/Ball Thread 3/8″

Shaft Taper: Pro Taper 

Warranty: Lifetime



*The stunning grain patterns and markings you see come from the wood being spalted, which means, rotten. Rotten wood is weak and unsuitable for building pool cues. But spalted wood that has been stabilized is another matter. Stabilized wood has been dried, placed in a vacuum, impregnated with resin, and cured in an oven until the resin hardens. The resulting wood is strong and durable enough to easily provide the strength required for a cue.

The wood comes from the woods around me in western PA.