The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 63

Kevin Godbee
Thank you for joining us for The Pipes Magazine Radio Show—the only radio talk show for pipe smokers and collectors. We want to thank you for listening and being one of our loyal 15,000 weekly fans. In tonight’s “Pipe Parts” segment Brian will discuss GBD pipes. There are many highly sought-after collectible GBDs. They have a long and interesting history, which we will go into briefly as well. Brian will give you some tips for collecting them as well. Our Featured Interview tonight is with pipe maker Abe Herbaugh. Abe started making pipes in 2009, and has already carved out a loyal and growing customer base. He is also a musician, instrument repairman, and long-range hiker. Our pipes are packed, drinks are poured, the sound check is done … pack a pipe, sit back, relax and join us for The Pipes Magazine Radio Show.

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6 Responses

  • Hi Brian,
    Hope you had your fill of turkey and at least one good pipe!
    GBD pipes – once had an extensive collection. Smokers Haven in Columbus was one of their best distributors. Good pipes if you get the old ones. They were one of the first pipes with Lucite stems.
    Abe Herbaugh – If I am correct, he got his pipe at the JB Hayes shop in Winchester, VA and he probably tried ‘Tom’s Red and Black’, one of my favorites. Matt Hayes has a nice shop there. I am not familiar with Abe’s pipes but will look him up at the shows in 2014.
    Rye Whiskey – neat song.
    Nice happy, positive rant, and we are thankful for both you and Kevin and the pipe podcast.
    Keep up the good shows. Make sure you get a chance to do the River Walk in San Antonio.

  • Another interesting show, had a nice relaxed feel to it tonight (must be the tryptophan).Abe is not only a talented pipemaker, he seems to be a genuinely good guy. And Brian, you are a genuinely good dad. Happy Hanukkah!

  • One of my favorite early pipes was a wonderful GBD. Unfortunately over time it got fatally damaged and had to be discarded. So many young carvers have been interviewed that their pipe carving history sounds very similar. What does stand out is their other interests or pursuits. The interview with Abe was very interesting. Very happy to hear that Brian’s daughter has the discipline to deal with a very insidious illness. It’s not fair that a youngster has to deal with something like that, but fairness is not a part of how life works.

  • That is the JB Hayes shop in Winchester. I set up a forum meet & greet at the shop for 12/28. Abe said he will be able to attend, so I’ll look forward to seeing him again. Every one is welcome, if you are in the area. See the thread in the Events section for more details.

  • Well guys I set up this profile & joined just so I could log in to say how much I appreciate this show. My work schedule is so awkward that many times it’s several days before I can download the pod cast to listen. Like so many of us today with no regular free time, this show has become a vicarious pipe club that we can attend a meeting any time. Thanks for the chance to relax & learn at the same time. From artisans, to missionaries, & entrepreneurs the guest are always spot on. What you’re doing can’t always be easy, but it sure is appreciated