The Cuetec Imperial Series Cues are very popular. The shaft is clear fiberglass bonded to Grade A North American Maple and are warp, dent, ding, and scratch resistant. Other features include 13 mm deluxe brown leather tip, polycarbonate ferrule for impact absorption and energy transfer, and a professional taper for a comfortable stroke. These cues are made using a black implex joint with a hardwood butt featuring Cuetecâ€™s famous Veltex wrap for a sure grip and classic four prong designs. A great entry level price means this is a very affordable cue with true professional quality.