American Estates: Scott Thile Sandblasted Apple (401) (2018) (Unsmoked)

Product Number: 004-009-12432

Scott Thile, universally acclaimed as the nicest guy on Earth, is as accomplished a musician as he is a pipemaker. Creativity oozes out of him and beads up like condensation on a cold beer at a summer picnic, and is as refreshing as that beer. Here we see a seemingly simple rendition of a straight Apple, but the proportions commend it as something a bit different. A wide shank and stem combination tapers gradually to the lip button, drawing more attention to the relatively diminutive bowl. Contrast stain and a medium-deep sandblast bring visual and tactile stimulation to the composition, which is light, vertically compact, and a delight to handle.

- Chuck Stanion

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Measurements & Other Details


SE Thile
  • Length: 5.69 in./144.53 mm.
  • Weight: 1.25 oz./35.38 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.57 in./39.88 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.25 in./31.75 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.40 in./35.56 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Apple
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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