J. Michael Durbin grew up on a farm in central Illinois, the seventh generation of his family to work this same area of rich farmlands. In 1995, after several years of doing repair work, Mike decided to build his own cue.
He bought a small lathe and got to work.
Durbin Custom Cues believes in using only the finest materials. All work is done by hand, no CNC machines. Mike enjoys making unique one of a kind cues from exotic woods. Durbin Custom Cues are known for their play-ability and artistic beauty.
No cue leaves the Durbin Cue Shop that isn't up to the standards that his customers have come to expect. All work is done by Mike in his one man shop and production is limited to fifty cues a year.
"Mike Durbin, pool player and world-class pool cue maker. Mike excels in any area that captures his imagination, but what really distinguishes Mike is his character. His word is his bond. He does not brag, and he does what he says he will even if it means more sacrifice than he had anticipated. He has my complete respect. He has been very supportive of all of my enterprises, and anyone that is in Mike's company for very long will become a better pool player - and a better person."
Selected as an Exhibiting Cuemaker, Signifying status as one of the Elite Cuemakers in the World.
The ICCS, Denver, Colorado
By Appointment Only