Let me first start by saying Barry is a genuine and nice guy. His shop is the only one that I have been to, and it wasn't to spy or gain knowledge. We were there for him to look at a pair of Balabushka's. Barry Szamboti started making Barry Szamboti custom cues in 1989. Barry's Dad Gus was one of the best cuemakers of all time and his attention to detail was second to none. He helped his Dad make cues and when he passed Barry began making cues in the late 80's. Some Barry Szamboti cues have logos and some do not. You can see a variety in our gallery below. Barry Szamboti cues are one of the more collectible cues on the market today, and worth the investment. Pictured are a few examples of cue refinishing and cue repair that we have performed here at Proficient Billiards.