Birdseye Tad cue

Tad Kohara started making Tad’s custom cues in 1978. In 1963 Tad Kohara decided to open Tad’s Family Billiards in Los Angeles. This was when billiards was booming after the movie “The Hustler” was released. Tad originally purchased a lathe to keep up with his house cues, and offer cue repairs to his patrons. During the same year he purchased the lathe, Tad began producing his own cues. The first Tad cues were not marked. In 1978 he added the Tad logo. Pictured are a few examples of cue refinishing and cue repair that we have performed here at Proficient Billiards.

Fancy 8 point ebony Tad cue

Tad Kohara started making Tad’s custom cues in 1978. In 1963 Tad Kohara decided to open Tad’s Family Billiards in Los Angeles. This was when billiards was booming after the movie “The Hustler” was released. Tad originally purchased a lathe to keep up with his house cues, and offer cue repairs to his patrons. During the same year he purchased the lathe, Tad began producing his own cues. The first Tad cues were not marked. In 1978 he added the Tad logo. Pictured are a few examples of cue refinishing and cue repair that we have performed here at Proficient Billiards.

Super fancy 8 point Tad cue

Tad Kohara started making Tad’s custom cues in 1978. In 1963 Tad Kohara decided to open Tad’s Family Billiards in Los Angeles. This was when billiards was booming after the movie “The Hustler” was released. Tad originally purchased a lathe to keep up with his house cues, and offer cue repairs to his patrons. During the same year he purchased the lathe, Tad began producing his own cues. The first Tad cues were not marked. In 1978 he added the Tad logo. Pictured are a few examples of cue refinishing and cue repair that we have performed here at Proficient Billiards.

Early Tad cue – plain forearm fancy sleeve

Tad Kohara started making Tad’s custom cues in 1978. In 1963 Tad Kohara decided to open Tad’s Family Billiards in Los Angeles. This was when billiards was booming after the movie “The Hustler” was released. Tad originally purchased a lathe to keep up with his house cues, and offer cue repairs to his patrons. During the same year he purchased the lathe, Tad began producing his own cues. The first Tad cues were not marked. In 1978 he added the Tad logo. Pictured are a few examples of cue refinishing and cue repair that we have performed here at Proficient Billiards.

Tad cue MOP notched diamonds

Tad Kohara started making Tad’s custom cues in 1978. In 1963 Tad Kohara decided to open Tad’s Family Billiards in Los Angeles. This was when billiards was booming after the movie “The Hustler” was released. Tad originally purchased a lathe to keep up with his house cues, and offer cue repairs to his patrons. During the same year he purchased the lathe, Tad began producing his own cues. The first Tad cues were not marked. In 1978 he added the Tad logo. Pictured are a few examples of cue refinishing and cue repair that we have performed here at Proficient Billiards.

Tad cue

Tad Kohara started making Tad’s custom cues in 1978. In 1963 Tad Kohara decided to open Tad’s Family Billiards in Los Angeles. This was when billiards was booming after the movie “The Hustler” was released. Tad originally purchased a lathe to keep up with his house cues, and offer cue repairs to his patrons. During the same year he purchased the lathe, Tad began producing his own cues. The first Tad cues were not marked. In 1978 he added the Tad logo. Pictured are a few examples of cue refinishing and cue repair that we have performed here at Proficient Billiards.

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Tad Kohara started making Tad’s custom cues in 1978. In 1963 Tad Kohara decided to open Tad’s Family Billiards in Los Angeles. This was when billiards was booming after the movie “The Hustler” was released. Tad originally purchased a lathe to keep up with his house cues, and offer cue repairs to his patrons. During the same year he purchased the lathe, Tad began producing his own cues. The first Tad cues were not marked. In 1978 he added the Tad logo. Pictured are a few examples of cue refinishing and cue repair that we have performed here at Proficient Billiards.

Birdseye maple Southwest cue with 3 veneers

The company Southwest cues started making cues in 1982. Jerry Franklin began with cue repair as most do in the early 80’s. DPK Kersenbrock helped form Southwest cues. Early examples are unmarked and can be authenticated by Southwest cues. Cues after 93 are easy to identify and have a brass pin with a cactus, date, and number. Jerry passed away at the age of 42. His wife Laurie Franklin and family continue to run the business. Southwest cues are highly sought after and there is a lengthy waiting period for one. Pool Hall Junkies the movie also helped to catapult Southwest cues. Pictured are a few examples of cue refinishing and cue repair that we have performed here at Proficient Billiards.

This is an example of cue repair and cue refinishing work (not for sale) that has been done here at Proficient Billiards. Cue refinishing usually takes about 2 weeks depending on workload.