Viking has become recognized as the leading cue maker in the industry. The A221 is built with Northwoods Maple. The forearm and sleeve are stained with Vikings own Black Cherry Red. This cue comes standard with the V PRO Hard Rock Maple shaft which features a Pro Taper and a Le Pro tip. This model is available in 15 different stains. If your interested in a stain not listed, please contact us at 888-563-2837 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.