Bio: Made cues from 1969 to 1988

Gus Szamboti and George Balabushka, are 1 and 1A in the world of custom cues.

Like George, Gus redefined cue design and the materials used in making cues. From his earliest titlist conversions, all the way to his legendary 8 point, and 6 point cues, Gus took cuemaking to new heights during his heyday. When George passed away, on the East Coast, Gus became the go to guy, and the most desired cue to own. His waiting list escalated every year and it became the norm for Gus to stop taking orders.

Gus helped usher in the use of ivory inlays and ivory joints. His leather wraps were perfect in every way, his finish was always perfect.

There isn't a lot that we can add about Gus that hasn't already been printed, or scanned, or discussed at length.

Gus was a master at his craft, he made perfect spliced blanks. So much so, many cuemakers used those blanks for their own cues. Palmer, Balabushka, Richard Black, Tascarella, Dale Patton and others purchased the blanks from Gus.


 

 

 

 
Cue No:
955
   
Price: $ INQUIRE
Cue Maker:
Gus Szamboti
Forearm:
Birdseye maple forearm, 4 hi points, 4 low points. Each high point has a scrimmed peackock, a dot at mid-point, and an ebony dot at the point tip. The small points have a spear at the base and an ebony bordered diamond at the point tips. There are 8 dots above the wrap.
Length:
59"
Weight:
20.5 Oz
Butt:
Ebony butt sleeve with 2 razor windows, with a propellor in each oval. 2 - 4 diamond array patterns, with a dot above, below, and on the sides. Butt cap with the RARE G.S. Logo
Shafts:
(2) 13mm
Ferrules:
YES
Notes:
Gus' personal playing cue that he left at his best friend Art Harris' house. This cue is immortalized in the Birbeck painting of Gus Szamboti.
Wrap:
Black Leather
Joint:
5/16-14 piloted ivory, ebony and ivory stitch ring
     

 


   
 
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