The David Bowen Chimera Cue is a custom made laminate shaft made with seasoned hard Canadian maple and English walnut chevrons. The lamination of the two woods produces a shaft like no other, imitating the chevrons of an ash cue but with a perfectly straight grain and uniformed chevron pattern. The lamination of the woods to produce the shaft reduces throw of the cue ball and deflection of the object ball on contact when using side.
The Chimera cue shafts are produced to order a then taken down in several stages over a minimum of 12 months. The shaft is then ready for the exotic hardwood splices to your chosen design. The overall estimated wait is 18 months from order.
The Chimera range of cues are hand spliced with only the highest grade of exotic hardwoods available. Wood choices include African Gabon ebony (black ebony), Macassar ebony and striped Asian ebony. Decorative front facing splices are also available in the Chimera classic design, select decorative slice options from the drop down menus to confirm the chosen options.
The Aristocrat butt design has two levels of splicing which can be separated with hardwood veneers. Choices for the large primary splices include African Ebony, Macassar Ebony, Striped Asian Ebony and African Blackwood. There are many more choices for the exotic hardwood lower splices as these exotic woods are more readily available in shorter lengths. Please call me if you require different woods or any specific design which is not listed.
The Chimera cue badge is always followed by the number of manufacture, such as ‘David Bowen – chimera 001’.
Due to the production time involved in making the Chimera cue shaft the waiting period is approximately 18 months from order.
1-Piece Cue – 19″
3/4 Jointed Cue – 24″
1/2 Jointed Cue – 19″
Extensions are also available for my cues, these are available for purchase as an additional item. These will be made from the same wood choice for the main cue splices or can be made with the same facing splice as the cue. Please call for prices on bespoke extensions or any other specific requirements.