This Peterson is covered in, as you may have already guessed, flame grain. The birdseye isn't bad either, and the contrast stain does a fine job of bringing out both. Can't say I'm surprised to a sterling silver band a series like this, though I will admit the vibrant Rosslare-style stem is quite a different touch. Most marques would play a reserved hand when dealing with higher-grade lines, but Peterson remains as colorful as ever.
- Eric N. Squires