Wood: American walnut tree, not fine sanded, not oiled and not polished
Mouthpiece: POM plastic, black
Function, quality and lifespan of this version are equivalent to that of the standard model. The basic vapman has no heat protection, therefore a thin layer of burned wood will build up in a small area around the pan. This layer will eventually have the effect of a heat insulation and prevents further burning.
I ordered my Basic in walnut on Friday at 3 PM CST, and received it Monday by 2 PM CST. At first I was disappointed that only the Basic was in stock, as I was afraid of ruining such a gorgeous handcrafted unit that isn't currently in production. After a few sessions, I was so thrilled by the smell and flavor of both the herb and the untreated wood that I was scouring the web for other units in different varieties of wood. I quickly leaned that the best advice is directly from the Vapman website, which is that it's best when you hit the copper pot with the torch, back off for a couple seconds, then reheat it. It's a slow conduction bake that results in some of the finest flavor that also happens to hit like Bruce Leeroy after he got that glow. If you like small, efficient butane vapes, I found it even more fun to use than a DynaVap, far easier to push to its limits without combusting than a Sticky Brick, and the best flavor/effect combo of pretty much any vape I've tried. Sure, you don't get HUGE clouds, but when you do get your technique down, you can get 3-4 very satisfying, visible hits from under .1g. And trust me, you'll feel every single one of them, whether you see it or not. Just be slow and gentle and you'll find that it's one of the most satisfying vapes out there, butane or electric, portable or desktop.