Well, this is an unusual one. In my just-shy-of-four-years here, I have, judging by our archive, seen this Castello shape just once before - way back in 2010. While signature Castello shaping is evident in the taper and form of this number's transition and shank, the gesture of the piece overall is something much more extreme than usual... but I have to say, I do quite like that profile. And on top of that, for all its eccentric form, this Billiard remains easy and natural in hand, and offers a good depth of chamber as well.
- Eric N. Squires