Chevrolet has its Corvette, Chrysler its 300, Ford its... GT500? Cobra? I lost track of what the top-of-line Mustang was being called these days. The point I was getting at: Automotive manufacturers often have their "flagship" cars, apex designs they put all their best technology into, in order to produce a car few can actually afford, but which will draw the attention, and admiration, of the masses towards their maker's name. (Quite often these models, in and of their own sales, bring little if any profit.) That's how I tend to view Savinelli's high-end Autographs; an example of the best of the best of Savinelli, a select limited production line of their finest briars - flagship briars. Certainly this gorgeous bent Billiard supports my theory, with its exquisite neoclassical shaping, fantastic flame grain covering both flanks, and rugged plateau dotting the rim.
- Eric N. Squires