Greek Goddess 1999Four full splice cocobolo points w/ black, brown, natural veneers & engraved ivory inlays into fiddle back maple forearm. Cocobolo after wrap w/ engraved ivory inlays & ivory bars w a short ivory butt plate. Piloted ivory joint w/ 5/16" x 14 pin with ivory dash rings @abde. Smooth black leather wrap. Cue has been on the cover of 'Billiard's Digest' & 'American Cueist' magazines. Cue in my personal collectionTwo shafts 12.9mm w/ ivory ferrules & Moori tips
Joel Hercek Crica 2003Great player's cue with four points ebony w/ black, red and white veneers into maple forearm. Ebony butt sleeve with ivory and red stitch decor ring @ abde. Black leather wrap. Excellent conditionThree shafts w/ ivory ferrules (one shaft is from Burton Spain’s old maple stock).Balance point from bottom 19.25"58" 19.7 ounces
Joel also takes great pride in his inlay work and engravings, which are all executed by himself. It is common for him to spend several weeks, sometimes months, researching and designing each of the one-of-a-kind cues he builds. Inspiration for his designs is drawn from artistic and architectural periods, individual artists throughout history, nature, even music. Joel is adamant that all his cues are original and one-of-a-kind.Through the research and design phase of his process, Joel might look at hundreds of pieces of art or architecture to find a common thread or concept from which to start. From there, Joel develops his own unique designs.