This cue is artistically decorated with black and dark burgundy metallic swirls. Sterling Gaming headquartered near Charlotte makes the STDSMR pool cue stick. Sterling is famous for making very good cues for low prices. This is a very nice cue. We strongly recommend pool cues by Sterling. For the money, it is hard to beat a Sterling pool stick. The 57 inch cue is jointed, and comes with both halves. This cue has a Le Pro tip. The cue has maple shaft. Take the time to look at all the nice cues by Sterling! We guarantee that you will be happy with one of these cues. The hard rock maple shaft has a pro taper.