The David Bowen Classic Cue with Pearwood shaft is made by hand with the highest grade seasoned Pear wood (Pyrus communis). The Swiss Pear cue shafts are made with 9-month kiln dried timber which is then rested for a minimum of 12 months to ensure that the wood is fully seasoned before manufacture. The shafts are then taken down in several stages over a course of 6-8 months. The shaft is then ready for the exotic hardwood splices.
Pear wood is somewhat of a legend in cue sports, very rarely used but used on the highest grade cues in antique collectible cues. Pear was first specified on the JP Mannock cues due to the high density of the timber which meant that it could achieve a smoother finish than with ash and maple. Pear wood has a very rich brown appearance which will darken with age.
The Classic 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 or striped Asian ebony. Decorative front facing splices are also available in the Classic range, select decorative slice options from the drop down menus to confirm the chosen options.
The Classic cue badge is always followed by the year of manufacture, such as ‘David Bowen – CLASSIC MMXVII’.
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.