2007 JD Cue Value
2/19/2020 11:25:38 AM
2007 JD Cue Value
Yesterday I stumbled on this cue at a pawn shop as I usually do. It appears to be a unused, leather wrapped JD custom cue that is dated
10-11-2007 on the forearm.
It's the first cues of its kind that I've owned so figured I'd share it here. It's in perfect condition in every way as far as I can see, and it is un-chalked. I haven't tried it out yet.
The reviews on JD cues fluctuate greatly. I'm curious of how much this JD cue is worth, and of any feedback anyone has on them.
There are some glares and reflections in the photos, but in person, the cue is perfect.
2007 JD Cue Value
Replies & Comments
- billiardsforum on 2/19/2020 1:53:21 PM
I like the veneer work in this cue.
I don't have much information for you on this JD custom cue, nor any guidance on it's value, but it is a nice looking cue.
JD Custom Cues is a pool cue maker based out of the Philippines. Some of the review you read may be biased by that fact alone. Folks are funny that way, but perception plays a major part in a cue's value and in demand for cues of any given brand.
The amount of cues they pump out tells me they likely aren't hand-made in the way some may expect of a "custom cue". But I don't know for sure.
They seem to have an active presence on Facebook. Good chance they can provide more info (original selling price, etc) if you reach out to them.
This one was for sale for $800, and IMO, it's not quite as nice. Not sure it's worth that, or anywhere near that.
Either way, thanks for sharing, and if you do reach out to them and get any further info, please do share it here.
P.S. I think they sponsored (or sponsor) Efren Reyes. He donated what I think is one of these cues recently for a raffle. See the original question here:
- shadycreek1 on 2/19/2020 2:11:14 PM
Thanks for your thoughts on the cue.
I have reached out to JD Custom Cues but have not gotten the reply yet.
I noticed that the dates on their cues made in 2010 do not show the exact date. I don't know if they had an increase in production after this one or just policy change. I'm thinking it could be a factor in value with exact dating, and of course the fact that it is unused helps.
- sergio8ball on 3/1/2020 11:34:57 AM
It isn't worth much... maybe $300.
I have one and let me tell you when I got it it rolled straight now I have a credit card thickness warped roll on it and both shafts are warped pretty bad. That’s why they’re not worth much.
The $300 value is if it rolls straight.
- user1600098334 on 9/14/2020 8:45:36 AM
I'm an authorized dealer for JD Custom Cues and I can tell you that your JD cue is worth around $1000 USD or more, because it is one of Joel's early cues. He started making cues under his own brand in 2006.
It is possible that your cue was made with real Ivory.
I am also the editor for the JD Custom Cues Facebook page and don't recall seeing any messages to ask about the value of this cue, but I will check again. I'll also check with Joel himself on whether or not your cue was made with Ivory inlays.
Some of Joel's early cues did have some issues with finishing and straightness, but JD had made quite a few changes to his construction processes in 2013 and rarely are there any issues.
I currently own 8 cues by Joel since 2010 and have had zero issues with them at all.
- shadycreek1 on 9/14/2020 10:37:54 AM
Thanks for your experienced input on this 2007 JD pool cue.
I still have it and have yet to chalk it up.
On one hand I'd love to try it out but on the other hand, it is unused and in near mint condition. As you mentioned there were some issues.
This cue could not be any straighter than it is and the finish is fantastic. I guess it was a lucky one.
I'd love to know if it was made with ivory. Looking at it, I can see that it very well could be but can't tell for certain.
Thanks again for the input and rough value.
I've got it tucked away for now but will likely sell it eventually.
- user1635028199 on 10/23/2021 3:29:19 PM
At the moment, the cue you have would possibly be worth around $1500 as it is, which is a nice increase considering his earliest cues barely cost more than $250/$300 on ebay at the time.
I recently asked Joel about his early cues and he told me that he was originally one of the cue makers of Miranda cues as he is a member of the Miranda family, but he decided to make his own brand cues late 2006 and started selling cues until 2007 with many of his earliest cues containing genuine ivory inlays.
He had to start switching to Ivorine for inlays, ferrules, etc, after Customs in the Philippines and the US started confiscating cues during shipping without warning from late 2008 to late 2009 because of the cues containing Ivory, (This was the same time that various focus groups internationally were trying to push for complete bans on all forms of Ivory trade).
I hope this is of some more help and if you like too, there is a Facebook group for owners of JD Custom Cues and you would certainly be welcome.
Have a great day and weekend sir.
- shadycreek1 on 10/23/2021 4:05:01 PM
Thanks for the input.
I have placed on eBay to see what happens. I have too many to keep them all.
2007 JD Cue Value
- Title: 2007 JD Cue Value
- Author: shadycreek1
- Published: 2/19/2020 11:25:38 AM
- Last Updated: 2/19/2020 1:34:01 PM
- Last Updated By: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)