I took on a Hoppe restoration for Donald Hayden. He was the original owner and was looking for a modern update to his classic cue. The idea is to blend the classic Hoppe with current tapering and finish techniques. Since the taper on these old Hoppe's is inconsistent and very large in the back we decided a re-taper was in order. This will also help to true the butt up a bit as well. Another benefit is a new wrap groove can be cut allowing for a proper matching of new leather.
More to follow.