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Maker of pool cues from 1997, in Crossville, Tennessee, to present in Fairfield Glade, Tennessee.
Fascination with cues began early for Bill Gibbs. He bought his first cue for $7 in 1967. In 1979, he acquired his first Balabushka, which was the start of a cue collection that eventually contained seven Szambotis and two Balabushkas. In 1984, Bill was invited to meet Gus Szamboti and tour his shop. About that same time, he started using a South West cue for his game of 9-ball. Mr. Szamboti´s craftsmanship and the playability of the South West made an indelible impression on Bill. Since 1973, Bill had been repairing and building guitars. In 1985, he invented a guitar-related product and moved to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue becoming a master luthier while marketing his new product. Bill´s passion for pool and cues had to be put aside for the next 11 years.
In 1997, both of Bill´s parents were diagnosed with terminal illnesses, so Bill relocated in order to assist them. Needing a break from growing responsibilities, Bill attended the first "Derby City Classic." At the close of the tournament, he ran into old friends Gary Spaeth and Sherm Adamson. Sherm invited Bill to come see his shop and gave him a cue to start playing with again. That kindness rekindled Bill´s passion for cues and pool. With Sherm´s friendship, Bill was able to realize a lifelong dream: building a cue. After the first cue, Sherm encouraged him to build three more apprentice cues and allowed him to work in his shop when time and travel allowed.
In the next two years, while working with Sherm, Bill acquired the machinery specific to cue construction. Today, after a total of seven years repairing and building custom cues, Bill Gibbs is now doing work for his own company, Classic Custom Cue. Sherm and Bill remain best friends and continue to work on each others´ projects, when asked to.
Bill Gibbs guarantees his cues indefinately against construction defects that are not the result of warpage or abuse. If you are interested in talking to Bill Gibbs about a new cue or cue that needs to be repaired, you can contact him at Classic Custom Cue, listed in the Trademark Index.

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