Meucci 97-21 cue

Meucci 97-21 just finished up. Bob Meucci is a cue maker who began making pool cues in 1975 out of Mississippi. Meucci cues are some of the most recognized pool cues on the planet. early models had Meucci Originals on the butt sleeve. Later models had the Meucci script writing on the butt cap. Bob now has a line of custom cues that has a BMC logo also.

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.

Custom Order Palmer cue

This is a custom order Palmer cue. Palmer custom cues was started in 1964 in Elizabeth New Jersey. Early models were not marked. Some models had the gold foil that said original by Palmer in the window. Later models had Palmer on the butt cap, and also Palmer custom cue on the butt cap.

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. Call 717.4788.CUE for your cue repair needs.

Ultra rare 6 point DPK cue

David Paul Kersenbrock began making pool cues in 1972 in Illinois. Through the years he was instrumental in helping Jerry Franklin at Southwest, and also with Omega cues. Kersenbrock cues are for the most part unsigned. If you need authentication of a Kersenbrock cue, the best person to do that would be Lauri at Southwest pool cues.

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.

Meucci Originals Gambler

What do you have in that case?… DOOM. One of my first cues from back in the day and certainly an iconic cue of the time. I bought this back in the early 90’s put some miles on it and have it in collection since. Still have the old school hard case my Dad bought for me. Just dusted off, refinished, and replaced one of the flippers. She is the belle of the ball and turns heads from across any room.

Perry Weston no points birdseye cue

Perry Weston no points birdseye cue. This cue just came out of a 21 year collection here at Proficient. This cue was Brandon Sluzalis’ playing cue when he was a young kid. I had the opportunity to buy it at Susie Cue Billiards I guess more than a couple decades ago (doesn’t seem that long ago). Don (a good customer) stopped in the other day to pick up some work and was asking about Weston’s. Since he used to play at Susie Cue’s and knew the history behind the cue I decided to pass the torch. This cue is battle tested and proven. It will be better out there being used than hanging on the wall here.

This week at Proficient – 12/16/2022

This week at Proficient – Here’s some of the cues that are currently in the lineup – (L-R) – Black Boar, Tad, Schon, Perry Weston, Downey, Predator, Original Gambler, Schon, Southwest, Helmstetter, and 3 Meucci’s. Finish work is currently about 14 days. If you’re planning on sending work in, please wait until after Christmas, due to shipping.

Rare Tim Scruggs jump break cue

This is something you don’t see everyday. This is a rare Tim Scruggs jump break cue just finished up and send back to its owner. Tim Scruggs started making Tim Scruggs custom cues in 1978 in Baltimore Maryland. 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.

94′ signed Jerry Franklin Southwest cue


This is a 94′ Jerry Franklin Southwest cue just finished up. Next step is to Southwest for authentication and a new linen wrap.

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.

Ebony and turquoise Mezz cue

Ebony and turquoise Mezz cue finished up recently here at Proficient. Mezz pool cues are imported from Japan. Mezz cues can be identified by a The Mezz decal. 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.

2003 Amboyna propeller James White cue

2003 Amboyna burl propeller James White cue finished up. James White is a cue maker who made pool cues out of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania since 2000. James worked with Paul Mottey. Examples that we have seen of James White cues are signed and dated on the forearm. 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.

Custom Shop Huebler cues

Custom Shop Huebler cues were in for finish work, because of some cracking in the finish. Paul Huebler began making pool cues in the early seventies out of Missouri. I believe in the early days Bob Meucci and Paul Hubler worked together to start their companies. Huebler cues are easy to identify by the Huebler made-in-USA logo or it could have a Huebler vertical logo found on the butt cap. Cues that wouldn’t have a logo could also be identified by the 5 16-18 thread and the nylon insert into the shaft.

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.

Early 6 window Richard Black cue

Very early 6 window Richard Black cue. We used existing ringwork to make 2 new shafts. Richard Black began making cues in 1974 in Humble Texas. 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.

1990 Paul Mottey Excalibur Scrimshaw cue

1990 Paul Mottey Excalibur Scrimshaw cue. Under the wrap as seen in the photos were the original instructions for the scrim. Paul Mottey started making cues in 1983 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. 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.