Rolando Negoita's Walnut shapes are always striking and impressive. The deep and craggy rustication imbues his pipes the appearance of a walnut, while providing a tactile experience which is knows few equals. Rolando's long established aesthetic emphasizes the seamless mating of an organic bowl with an architectural shank, stem and bit. While this Walnut has a tiny bit of that going on here, without a doubt this is one of the most overall elegant Walnuts which I have seen from Negoita's bench. Near mint and oh-so-sweet.
--R. 'Bear' Graves