J.Alan pipes are made by Jeffrey A. Burt-Gracik in lovely San Diego, California. Having chosen an ideal location to not only live and surf, but make pipes in a workshop that gets neither too cold nor too hot, Jeff is one of the very few makers worldwide that has ideal working conditions. He began carving pipes in 2004 while earning his Master’s degree and went full-time pipe maker in 2006.
All J.Alan pipes are shaped from exquisite blocks of top-grade briar cured and aged to make the best pieces possible. All tenons are made from delrin, and each stem is expertly hand-cut and slotted from ebonite, cumberland, or vintage Bakelite. Perfect mouth-feel completes each piece, which is why you will never question the smoking properties of a J.Alan pipe after trying your first. Limiting use of accents for consistency and a body of work, one might occasionally find bamboo, silver (which Jeff does himself), mammoth ivory, boxwood, and a few others. Finishing only smooth or blasted pieces, each J.Alan is a full extension of the maker. Being an avid surfer, Jeff’s highest grade (and rarely produced) is a wave. Other pieces aren’t graded, but easily fit on a timeline as each is stamped with the number of production and the year. Hence, 400 10 would be his four-hundredth pipe in existence and it was made in 2010.
Hours of Operation:
Our website is always open and you can place an order at any time. Phone/office hours are 9am-7pm US/Eastern (GMT -5:00) Monday-Friday and 10am-5pm US/Eastern (GMT -5:00) on Saturdays. Our Little River, SC showroom is open 10am-7pm US/Eastern (GMT -5:00) Monday-Saturday. We are closed on Sundays.
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