This is both one of the slimmest, and one of the most conservative Rinaldos I can recall coming across. That's not to say it's a featherweight, mind you, nor staid for that matter. Truth be told the first thing it reminded me of, shaping-wise, was Peterson's tubular aesthetic taken in a more fluid direction. It just happens that most Rinaldos I've handled have been much weightier up front, and/or more dramatic in their Pesaro flourishes. Frankly I'm taken with the elegance-through-simplicity (not to mention the flame grain) of this one.
- Eric N. Squires