PHOTOS: Sweeping lines dissolve into contours. Evan Brewer's 6-string hybrid bass/guitar.
Under gouge blade and rasp tooth, swamp ash then walnut give way, yielding to the form desired by my hands. Nerves direct muscle, tendons leverage bone. Layers of tree cells shiver, part, drift to the shop floor.
Tool vibrations harbinger music vibrations. With Evan's touch, this machine will shake entire structures.
Bart Townsend & Monster met me @ Triumph Brewery, New Hope, PA. Gathering for a moment — beer, companionship — evaluating the emerging instrument. How does it balance? Relate? Seated, standing?
"That's awesome," from the bartender. Appreciative stares from others. Musicians in disguise. "Wish I could be there with you guys," from Evan via text, "looking out of this world!"
PHOTO: Cream Ale. Bengal Gold IPA. Scotch Ale. Life is a menu.