Nova “Backgammon cue”

Nova “Backgammon cue”. We’re not really sure if it was designed with that in mind, but the guy bought it that because of that. This thing has really pretty points, and a cool inlay pattern.

Nubbs Wagner is a pool cue maker out of Wisconsin who has been making pool cues since 1994. Nova cues are easy to identify by the Nova logo 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.

Meucci Originals 80-8 cue – Before and after pictures


Meucci 80-8 cue – Before and after pictures. 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.

1996 one owner Searing cue

1996 one owner Searing cue. It was just sent in by the original owner (his name is still under the wrap) for a refinish and rewrap. Dennis searing is a cue maker out of Florida who began building pool cues in 1991. His pool cues are easy to identify with an inlaid S 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.

Tim Scruggs cue – before and after

Some before and after shots of a nice old Timmy. 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.

Burton Spain cue

Here are some before and afters of a Burton Spain cue that was brought in here for restoration. It was the gentleman’s fathers cue who had us perform the work. A new cap was cut on. The original leather wrap that Burton installed was maintained and cleaned after the finish work. 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.

Nifty little Nova

Nifty little Nova just finished up here at Proficient. Nubbs Wagner is a pool cue maker out of Wisconsin who has been making pool cues since 1994. Nova cues are easy to identify by the Nova logo 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.

Early unmarked Jerry Franklin Southwest cue

Early unmarked Jerry Franklin Southwest cue. 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.

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.

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.