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05-11-2020, 08:27 AM

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Jerry is the surely the reason for the status. But I still wonder, and have asked on this forum, who is making the cues. I'm fairy sure Laurie doesn't, and doubt she has a hand in any part of the physical construction of the cues.
Seems she's a good business person and probably handles the business end but who assembles the parts, and does one person do it or is there multiple people?
Could Schmelke be making them?
Seems like the latest thing to do.


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05-11-2020, 09:42 AM

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Could Schmelke be making them?
Seems like the latest thing to do.
Bwahahaha. I knew this was coming, just wasn't sure who it would come from! lol
  
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05-11-2020, 08:25 PM

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Could Schmelke be making them?
Could be.

People do say they hit good.


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05-13-2020, 02:24 PM

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05-13-2020, 02:53 PM

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Hi together, I'm wondering why southwest cues are such exspensive.



In first instance: It's the market, that's clear.



But besides the market effects, there must be reasons WHY this market situation is so extreme at southwest. So, what is the difference of southwest, is there anything that makes a southwest cue better in playing performance in comparison to other high quality custom cues?


Are you looking to purchase on or are you just curious?


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05-13-2020, 03:01 PM

Kind of both. I mean, I heard you have to wait like 10 years. Which I only know by hearsay. And I have always been interested in what's supposed to be the Holy Grail.
It would be cool if I could have my own version built in my lifetime .
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Southwest popularity - 05-13-2020, 03:11 PM

playability and resale, or it could be said that it's resale and playability


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05-13-2020, 05:19 PM

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playability and resale, or it could be said that it's resale and playability
Or vice versa, I think you're covered


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05-13-2020, 05:30 PM

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Could Schmelke be making them?
Seems like the latest thing to do.
Do not think so Schmelke is not 12 year wait.


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05-15-2020, 08:31 AM

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Could Schmelke be making them?
Seems like the latest thing to do.
Many years ago TAR interviewed their shop supervisor.
TAR took down the video weeks after.
  
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05-15-2020, 11:48 AM

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Do not think so Schmelke is not 12 year wait.
My Schmelke took 4 weeks to make.
It felt like 12 years.
Maybe Jack Potter made my cue?


New cue-Schmelke custom Bocote merry widow
Best of the bunch- The Mighty Lucasi Cocobolo
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05-15-2020, 04:41 PM

they wanted to interview south west cues. but was told there was a 10 year wait for an interview.
  
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05-15-2020, 04:55 PM

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My Schmelke took 4 weeks to make.
It felt like 12 years.
Maybe Jack Potter made my cue?
Believe you said you like your Cue, that says happy customer.

I have been on Southwest List over 10 years, I am sure the prices will not be like when I got on list.


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05-18-2020, 01:44 AM

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they wanted to interview south west cues. but was told there was a 10 year wait for an interview.
last time i called and left a message laurie got back with me in half an hour and we shot the bull mostly on the phone for nearly an hour.....tho that is funny
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05-18-2020, 01:50 AM

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Hi together, I'm wondering why southwest cues are such exspensive.

In first instance: It's the market, that's clear.

But besides the market effects, there must be reasons WHY this market situation is so extreme at southwest. So, what is the difference of southwest, is there anything that makes a southwest cue better in playing performance in comparison to other high quality custom cues?
consistency of putting out a quality product + name gained from years of that = price

the buy from SW and buy from the resellers does have a decent uptik in price of course......they were once kinda rare but theres alot of them now for me at least im not investing money to make any on one, if i wanted to play with one is a diff story alltogether. I had a satin i liked quite a bit but i traded it for a harvey martin of similar plane janeness.....plays better just by chance and is rarer as well. only time ive ever traded or sold a cue i've taken real time to aquire.....i dont let them go fwiw.
  
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