For the past 20 years, musician Ned Evett has been working on something revolutionary. The title of his new album, Glass Guitar (Sept. 2016, self-released), not only references it but features it.
"It's not a super cheeky title," Evett said. "[Working with Peavey] I have evolved the glass-necked fretless guitar to a new point ... using a new pinning system and a slide capo that is really cool." He's known for his work on the fretless guitar, but Evett said he's a songwriter as much as a guitarist—he's also a multi-instrumentalist, playing everything except drums on the new album—and Glass Guitar exemplifies his proclivity for well-crafted songs.
With legendary musician Adrian Belew at the helm, Evett recorded Glass Guitar in two days and will spend 40 of them sharing it with fans on a U.S. tour. In the midst of this, Evett, who is also an animator, is working on a new animated series, Crystal Planet, with his longtime friend, musician Joe Satriani; and musician/animator Brendon Small, co-creator of Home Movies and Metalocalypse.