Burgundy stained Birdseye Maple on the Action Starter 05 pool cue gives it a rich and luxurious feel. Stainless steel rings provide a subtle design against the hardrock maple shaft, burgundy stained Birdseye Maple forearm and white composite plate. Backed by superior craftsmanship and high quality materials, this is a perfect cue stick for beginner players who prefer the compact, solid hit of a wood-to-wood joint. Best of all, it is very affordably priced. Satisfaction is guaranteed with all Action cues.