The Aristocrat cue with select seasoned Pear wood (pyrus communis) shaft. Pear wood has achieved somewhat of a legendary status in the cue sport industry, being very rarely used in shafts but always sought after. Pear wood was first used on the JP Mannock Anti-Grip cues where this wood was specified due to the superior finish that could be achieved over ash or maple shafts.
Pear wood has a darker colour when compared to maple, it is also marginally heavier and denser. Like maple there is no noticeable grain on the shaft.
Only kiln dried Pear wood is used and then further seasoned for a minimum of 12 months before starting the planing process. My shafts are then taken down slowly over a process of 6-8 months to ensure the shaft remains straight for its lifetime.
The David Bowen Aristocrat is for the player who wants to hold something precious without forfeiting class. Four secondary lower splices of exotic hardwood over genuine hardwood veneers. Many precious rare exotic hardwoods are available for the lower splices as well as a large choice for the primary splices.