We began carrying Rolando's pipes in 2004, the same year he was highlighted as an artisan to watch for in the English translation of Erwin Van Hove's article Go West!
And with a bit of digging, I was able to turn up this very briar in our own archives, where the original description likened the lines of this bent Apple with "French curves"; take a gander at some of the Genods we carry (particularly the "600
" and "15
" shapes), and I think you'll see what they were getting at.
- Eric N. Squires