Stir their ears, they will love it. Strike their eyes, they will remember it.
A great bass guitar sounds awesome, plays the easiest and reacts to your dynamic inflections sharply. A supreme bass does that, and plus makes your stage presence outstanding. As the youngest of musical instruments, bass guitar is a fantastic aesthetic canvas, provided extravagance is left out of the picture: valuable distinction, style, is always the result of inspiration from, and thoughtful re-elaboration of something remarkable.
The Epitome drains from two landmark bass designs, the Fender pickguard+plate stylem and the single cut body concept, and streamlines them together in curves inspired by the "speed geist", the spirit of motion performance so lively in the early 20th Century, and so referable to bass playing as well, being a highly physical feat requiring great movement along a fretboard. The greatest bass players are, without exceptions, sensational fretboard navigators as well as forward thinkers.
Early 1900 in Italy, arises Futurism. Painted and sculpted dynamic shapes define the new “fast to the future” Zeitgeist.
1930s: names like Enzo Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Moto Guzzi, coachbuilders Pininfarina and Zagato, Riva motorboats spark up the aerodynamic heyday.
In the U.S., Howard Hughes boldly flies his fantastic aircrafts while Harley Davidson establish their legendary flair. The line between epic humans and superheroes gets blurred.
Striving for authentic, engaging, highly skilled self-expression nowadays is
as challenging as it hardly was in the past decades.
Intrinsic free will has come under threat. Original thinking and creation get lost too easily in the pervasiveness of globalised conformism. However, those who embrace challenges have no choice but to dismiss conformism, and we dedicate the Epitome model to them, as a vector to escape from the mundane, as a means to a deeply individual aesthetic statement. A shelter of beauty and style.
In his kid years, genius saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter devoured adventure and comic books, absorbing impressions of superheroes, extraordinary machines, supernatural lives which he transfigured into music during his life.
As a boy, my night time was often flying time. In my dreams I used to build amazing flying machines and fly them over waterfalls, cliff shores, deserts and big citiesskylines, until my flight of imagination became another thing: playing music. My new machine was the bass guitar
and night dreaming became day dreaming, until came the Epitome, the ultimaterealisation of that machine.
Enrico Pasini, Wood&Tronics owner
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