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Identify Mali Cue Model


Identify Mali Cue Model

Anybody know what model this is?

Same butt sleeve as an M-12, but with colored veneers, the M-12 has black and natural veneers. It is a piloted 5/16x14 pin by the way. Yes, I am sure it is a Mali.

I do have an M-12 as well.

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Here is my M-12 for reference. The top cue.

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Identify Mali Cue Model

Replies & Comments

  1. Chopdocbilliardsforum on 12/11/2018 9:50:24 AM

    That is the same forearm you'd find on a Mali T-14 cue from the Trophy Series. The veneer color and style matches the ones I've got in my files (identically, if I am not mistaken).

    Here are a few of the Mali T-14 cue examples I have:

    mali-t14-pool-cue.jpg mali-t14-veneers.jpg mali-trophy-t14.jpg

    It doesn't have the Green Mali logo either, does it? Wonder if it is a Frankenstein cue or a one-off/custom Mali?

  2. ChopdocChopdoc on 12/11/2018 11:14:29 AM

    Thank you. Yes, I believe it is exactly the same as the T-14 forearm.

    A friend of mine also suggested a custom order.

    No, it does not have a logo. May have been refinished, but seems very original. Excellent condition, so maybe refinished.

    I tried it out last Sunday by the way and the cue is an amazing player. I really like it.

    Although it is possible it was a custom order, I have a feeling there are catalog cues we have not seen recently. I think it is most likely a catalog cue.

    But, it certainly could be a custom order. You could order combinations of features from the catalog cues, and add and delete features. Many if not all the makers offered this kind of custom option. Easy enough to assemble the already made parts in any way one might like.

    I am keeping my eyes peeled for another like it or a catalog picture like it.

  3. ChopdocTCummings on 12/12/2018 10:41:53 AM

    The Mali Cue that you posted may be from the Vintage Series they had made at the Miki (Adam) plant in Japan around 1995.

    Not many were made. They were model #'s V-1 through V-10 or V-12. They were very well made and played great. They kind of evolved into the George Balabushka line.

    Good Luck with your ID.

  4. ChopdocChopdoc on 12/12/2018 4:57:15 PM

    Thanks.

    It isn't a Vintage Series cue.

    I have one of those as well to compare with (Mali V-4). This cue definitely uses old Mali components. The Mali Vintage Series cues are readily identifiable as different, especially close up. They used different materials and components.

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  5. Chopdocbilliardsforum on 12/12/2018 6:45:14 PM

    The cue that @Chopdoc posted is definitely not from Mali's Vintage series.

    The Mali Vintage series was #1 though #9. I've got the stock images from the Mali Vintage series, and they are identifiably different (unless I am missing something). I believe you might be thinking of the Mali Vintage #7 cue? It is similar but not identical:

    maliv7.jpg

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Identify Mali Cue Model

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