Quote Originally Posted by misterlowercase View Post
It really does!
I was lucky to get into Gamboni when the prices were below $400 and something about the wood he uses, from Liguria I think, really seems to take well to scented stuff and enhance the flavor with intensity, most of my Gamboni pipes are dedicated to Velvan, but a couple are Condor pipes...

...the stain was almost blonde when new and I love how after smoking the patina develops a lovely warm hue,
here it was new & unsmoked;

Man, I really wish I would have heard of him earlier. I definitely would have a few on hand if I had. Mines really starting to darken around the rim and it's looking really cool!