@alsatmem, I commissioned a pipe from Marco and it was truly a highlight of my pipe collecting. HIs email is available through his website and he can be found directly through Facebook if you're on there
Email Marco through his Site is probably easiest. Communication was great. Shipped immediately arrived in two days. First bowl was with Frog regular. Then Balkan Sasieni. Really liking the morta. It’s true about it’s quick cooling dry smoking properties. I will for sure seek a few more when able.
Good luck and enjoy.
Just received my first one, broke it in with some vintage Red Ribbon and ordered two more shape 55's from Marco one briar, and one morta.
Sorry have no idea what happened to the picture and it will not let me add one.
Just won an auction for a Moretti on ebay. I've had my eye on them occasionally due to this thread and the high praise within. The price seems to be very good for what I'm getting. Can't wait to give it a test drive.
Some poor guy on another forum just bought a Moretti Magnum from an ebay flipper who puts "Ardor Moretti" in his titles, so he thinks he bought an "Ardor Moretti". (They have nothing to do with each-other.) For what he paid, Marco probably would have made him two, or at least saved him some money.
So, I won my ebay auction on Sunday, and this morning I woke up to a very kind message from Marco with Moretti confirming the order and alerting me that a tracking number for the shipment would be coming. Sure enough, the tracking number e-mail had already arrived by that time, and I clicked and saw the pipe would be coming on Wednesday. That's pretty quick, I thought, getting my package 7 business days later, from Italy to the San Francisco, USA area. Nope, it's scheduled to arrive THIS Wednesday. As in 2 business days. Unreal! Pretty impressed so far, to say the least.
Nah, no problems. I only ordered a single pipe. It actually arrived today, which is unbelievable considering the auction closed Sunday. And it came from Italy. Like, the shipping from Smoking Pipes or P&C with UPS takes 7-9 days to get to me, though that is usually free so I can't complain. 2 business days from Italy for $18 is pretty sweet.
I'll post a picture or two later, but so far, I am thrilled with it. Kind of obscene how nice the thing is for what I paid for it.