The unwrapped butt of this pool cue is dark blue with a pattern of electric blue "lightning". Sterling headquartered near Matthews, North Carolina makes the STDSBW pool cue stick. Sterling is famous for making very good cues for low prices. This is a very nice cue. You can't go wrong with a Sterling pool cue. This cue is a two-piece cue. This cue has a Le Pro tip. The cue has maple shaft. Be sure to look at all the other pool cues by Sterling. These cues are satisfaction guaranteed! The hard rock maple shaft has a pro taper.