out of many, one

e plu·ri·bus u·num

/ˌē ˌplo͝orəbəs ˈ(y)o͞onəm/ The motto of the US.

I could see

That people in our country had different ways of perceiving the pandemic.
I could also see a vacuum in leadership. Not just in our country as a whole but in my profession and in my family. Leaders are those who emerge in a crisis and provide sound logic and a better understanding about how things actualy are.

When we had time

to come together and find our strength
We found more problems with the way things have been from the start. But we got this far by cooperation with each other even when we didn't agree on every single point.

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

    25.75" scale
    Epiphone SG Set neck removed from original SG body
  • Body

    16' viola
    Spruce top Maple Back
  • Beam

    French Oak
    Wine barrel stave
  • Bridge

    F style
  • Pickup

    neck and bridge
  • Amplifier

    NU>X Mighty Lite BT
    NUX Mighty Lite BT features 3 channels, built-in digital reverb, delay and a user-friendly interface design. It also offers an Auxiliary line-in and Bluetooth connection for jamming along to your own music or to use as a player... You can improve your jamming skills with built-in drums and metronome as well. It has great sounding clean, overdrive and distortion channels. You can dial in any musical style, such as pop, rock, blues, metal and more... Enhance your sound with digital effects; NUX Mighty Lite BT has filters and digital effects. You can easily reach the Delay and Reverb controls through the amp's interface. And there is more to unlock via the Mighty Lite BT mobile APP. You can pick a drum beat and play the way you like. There are 9 drum kits in different drumming styles: Pop, Metal, Blues, Country, Rock, Ballad, Funk, RNB and Latin. And a metronome to enhance your timing. Features: - 3 Watt Output Power - 3 Channels (Clean - Overdrive - Distortion) - 2 Effects (Delay - Reverb) - 9 Drum patterns and a metronome - Tap Tempo controls Delay speed and Drums - Bluetooth connection - Runs with 9V power

First "test drive" video


This is the first guitar that I made during the #stayhome. When I began, I was thinking that we would be home for one month. Half-way into that, it became two months, and so on and so forth. Every time we had an idea for a plan it would be out the window as specialists learned more. I found myself drifting into a work schedule and taking my time to design. craft and finish each component. Toward the end of a month working on Unum, I found myself missing the project even though it was not completely finished yet, in the same way, that you feel on the last day of vacation before you pack your bags to go home. I started 11 more projects during #stayhome. Eight of them are pretty good. Two are incomplete. One is on the bench at this point in time for renovations after a few test runs on my commute to Union Square and back. I had 59 others that I've built over the years on the walls of my studio on 7th Ave. before we lost our lease. None of them scores higher on my lists of what is important for the ultimate amp-guitar compared to Unum. Looks good. Sounds great. The amp has lots of sound-shaping functions and it doubles as a Bluetooth speaker. The guitar is Unique and functions well. It's reliable and stands on its own when not being played. The color scheme is inspired by the guitar that Buck Owens used for the jamboree sessions they had on the Hee Haw show in the 1970s but I'm thinking of it a different way here. We Are the People. Everyone. We will get through this better if we work together.

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