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HADRIANUS CUE COMPANY - HAND-MADE CUES BY ADRIAN VIGUERA
Maker of pool cues from 1992 to present, currently in Cicero, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.
Adrian Viguera is a champion three-cushion and artistic billiards player, winning many national and international tournaments. In 1980, Adrian started working with a top cuemaker in Mexico (Rojelio) and six years later started working for Ray Schuler as a cue maker. Adrian started the Hadrianus Cue Company (derived from the Latin root of his first name) in 1992, after the birth of his first son. In the early 1990s, Adrian resided and built cues in El Paso, Texas. In 1995, Adrian returned to Cicero and established the cue shop where he builds cues today. Adrian also worked for Cognoscenti Cues for 18 months after his return to the Chicago area.
The name "Hadrianus" was burned into the forearm of his earlier cues. In early 1998 Adrian started signing the forearms of all of his cues with his full name. Adrian´s cues are identifiable by their unique wood or G-10 glass epoxy joint screws. Adrain leaves the joint screw material decision to the player, because each has his own hit preference. He stopped using linen phenolic screws in 1996 because they had a greater tendency to break. Hadrianus cues most often feature solid wood forearms and hard rock maple shafts. As an option in his early cues, he would offer birch shafts for players who want a stiffer hit. He no longer offers birch as a shaft wood option. Playability is Adrian´s main concern in a cue, and being a champion himself has helped him to understand what a good hitting cue should be. Inlaid points or butterfly splices are also available. Joint screws can be fixed in the butt or the shaft depending on player preference. Wound leather wraps are available and Adrian can dye them to match any color.
Adrian tries not to use artificial weights to adjust the balance or weight of Hadrianus cues. Adrian´s early cues exhibited butt caps of natural materials, such as buck horn or exotic woods. Today, Adrian uses linen phenolic for joints and butt caps. Adrian makes everything that goes into a Hadrianus cue by hand in his one-man shop except for the tip and bumper. He manufactures his own screws from stock G-10 or raw woods.
If you have a Hadrianus cue that needs further identification or repair, or would like to talk to Adrian about ordering a new Hadrianus cue, contact the Hadrianus Cue Co., listed in the Trademark Index.


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