In 1990, Jeff Fugal and Bruce Kuhn, long-time friends, started doing repair work on
cues. Bruce Kuhn had spent much time, while growing up, in the woodworking and
machine shop of his father's. He later was a manager in a couple of large
corporations while continuing to do custom woodworking and playing pool as a hobby. Jeff
spent his early career as a machinist and tool maker. He has a long history of pool
playing going back to the early 1970's. By 1992, the two had made and refined their
first cues. They soon began to gain recognition in the Colorado area and acquired
more equipment for making cues. In 1994, they started making cues full-time and
began to achieve national recognition.
AE Cues are easily recognizable by the "AE"
logo on the butt cap, which has
remained the same since 1992. A few of the early custom cues were ordered with an
aardvark design opposite this logo. AE
cues are known for multi-level inlays with thin outlines, as well as inlaid ring work.
Today, Bruce and Jeff make about 100 AE cues per year without the help of employees.
They have a custom designed shop with CAD CAM design capability and a four-axis,
high-precision mill. All AE cues are guaranteed against construction defects
that are not the result of warpage or abuse. If you have an AE cue that needs
further identification or repair, or would like to talk about ordering a new cue,
Contact AE cues.