'iPad Aided Design'

/ˌē ˌplo͝orəbəs ˈ(y)o͞onəm/ (rig)

Process on the go with iRig tech on-board.

It started off

In one direction
And then it finished another way.

I used an iPad

to show my friend
It's hard to describe an object that you have in your mind over the phone. I didn't think he got what I was talking about so I played around with Procreate rather than try to make a worthy sketch of it on paper. The plastic toy guitar bouts that I wanted to use went south when I laid them in the sun to cure the glue. In the end, I got what I was after. Something' holdable" and fun to play.

iPad mock-up video

out of many, one.

E Pluribus Unum was once the motto of the United States of America and references the fact that the cohesive single nation was formed as the result of the thirteen smaller colonies joining together.



  • Neck

    17" scale
    Telecaster® type bolt-neck design. I scored it on eBay. Someone's unfinished project. The fingerboard was barely attached, which was handy because I needed to remove it anyway. I used a nice ebody board and trimmed the big fret end off.
  • Beam

    French Oak
    Aged wine barrel stave. Moving frets up on the neck gave me a wider board and a shorter scale and allows me to put the bridge right on the heel of the neck but this does not allow space for the magnetic pickup, so I trimmed the neck down and bolted it to an oak barrel stave to carry the load.
  • Body

    Spruce, Maple
    13" violin Solid wood, carved tone plate, and back plate.
  • Bridge

  • Pickups

    Gold Foil, Piezo
    The "Gold Foil" nock off on the bridge position is easy to find. The piezo mounted under the bridge is one made for "under saddle" placement on acoustic guitars
  • Amplifier

    iRig Nano Amp
    Speaker: 1x3" Amp: 3W class A/B power amp Input Impedance: 380 kOhms Output Impedance: can drive cabinets of different impedances - from 8 to 16 Ohms Instrument Input Connection: 1/4" Jack Cabinet Output Connection: 1/4" Jack iOS Device Connection: 1/8" TRRS Jack Headphone Output Connection: 1/8" Jack Power: battery power (3xAA included) Battery Life: battery life varies by a considerable amount depending on the battery type and amp usage. Under normal playing conditions and using high quality Alkaline or Ni-MH rechargeable cells, battery life will be approximately 30 hours. In totally idle conditions (amp powered up but not playing) battery life is approx 150 hours, under continuous playing at full power it is about 8 hours. Important: the amp switches on when the guitar jack is inserted, so always remember to disconnect the guitar input jack from the amplifier when you are not playing to save battery life.