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Any Help Identifying This Cue?


Any Help Identifying This Cue?

I am trying to identify this pool cue. It has no markings other than what you can see here. Some people have told me it is an older Balabushka pool cue, and others have said it may be a custom Lucasi cue.

Any ideas?

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Any Help Identifying This Cue?

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  1. Bipoolerbilliardsforum on 9/18/2017 4:37:43 AM

    At first glance, I thought you have what looks to be a slightly customized version of the first Lucasi LTD series pool cue in the photo below.

    lucasiLtd.jpg

    Lucasi made a number of Lucasi LTD cues specially for Billiard Warehouse and the line was called the "Billiard Warehouse Bushka Style Pool Cues" line. I think the model on the first one is Lucasi BW-5 LTD. Production of standard Lucasi Limited Edition cues was usually around 200 cues of each model, but only 25 or 50 were made of the BWH Bushka models depending on which model.

    However, I am still not 100% sure on that as the differences are significant. You might try emailing Lucasi Cues to ask about it. It is still the closest thing I can find to the cue you have in your pictures.

  2. BipoolerBipooler on 9/21/2017 4:24:36 PM

    I found out a little more about the cue. It is a 2005 MALI VINTAGE Level 4 "V-7". Typically, the butt would have the Mali trademark but this particular one had cracked and had to be replaced with a new butt. Still wondering what the value might be.

    MaliV7.jpg

  3. Bipoolerbilliardsforum on 9/21/2017 6:15:29 PM

    Nice! Glad you got an answer. Thanks for sharing.

    Here is the Mali catalog description and retail price for the Mali Vintage #7 cue from August 2004:

    Mali Vintage #7 Pool Cue

    Mali Balabushka Style Pool Cue with a birdseye maple forearm with four sharp ebony points with maple, black, maple and black veneers. Each point has three mother of pearl inlays. The butt is ebony with 20 mother of pearl inlays. The wrap is black with white spec irish linen. There are two sets of bushka style rings at the joint. The joint is stainless steel with 5/16 x 14 piloted pin. This cue comes with one shaft with a 13 mm pro taper and Le Pro tip. The quality of the finish and linen wrap on the Mali Cues are exceptional!

    MSRP - $250.00, Actual retail: $200

    They retailed new for $310 by the time they went out of production (only a few yrs ago).

    There wouldn't be any premium as it's not really a collectible cue, per-sé.

    One sold on eBay in January of 2017 for US $153.76 in like-new condition (with a pool cue case included):

    Used very lightly, with no visible damage. Was a display item. Item Location: New York

    Remember that whatever you find to be fair market value of a Mali V-7 cue today, you will shave off 15%, give or take 5% for the generic replacement butt cap.

  4. BipoolerBipooler on 9/21/2017 10:07:34 PM

    Wow! Thanks for that detailed Information! I'm not looking to sell it anyway. It's now my hubby's favorite cue!

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Any Help Identifying This Cue?

  • Title: Any Help Identifying This Cue?
  • Author: (Karen Scott)
  • Published: 9/15/2017 12:07:35 PM
  • Last Updated: 9/17/2017 8:15:30 PM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)