Anyone who knows Tom knows that he's not allowed to buy any more instruments! So just before Christmas 2012, he bought himself a beautiful mahogany Taylor Baritone. It is so very beautiful, and he plays it so well, that who could possibly refuse him?
Larrivee Parlor Guitar
Surprise! This is not one of Tom's guitars - it belongs to Sue! She couldn't resist it; not only is it stunningly beautiful with its quilted mahogany top, back and sides, and its lovely voice that sounds so well with hers, but it is very like the guitar on the Internation Space Station that Commander Christ Hadfield plays. Check out his video on YouTube singing Moondance from the cupola of the space station!
Tom recently ordered a Washburn double-neck guitar and he's been playing it ever since. While it hasn't replace the 12-string, since he won't take it on an airplane, Tom absolutely loves his new guitar. He has the 12-string neck tuned DADGAD and the 6-string neck in regular tuning (or occasionally in drop D) and whatever he plays, he often gives the other neck a strum to add some droning. Come to FKO if you want to see it, and send Tom a note to tell him to be sure to bring it to the con!
Tom's 12 string is a Larivee that he bought used in Minneapolis at the Podium. Since then he has had compliments on it from nearly everyone who has touched it, including all the staff at Long and McQuades, where he took it to have a pickup installed. It's his baby, and he calls it Larry.
A Samick mandolin, style Kentucky. I found this in a used guitar shop in Winnipeg and fell in love with it. You can hear it on Erica's Hello Stranger, Phil Mill's Rain on the Sand, and I take it with me almost everywhere I go because it's small, easy to carry, and it is perfect for jamming with other people.
A Gibson Epiphone. I picked this up for a song and a dance because it had a slight ding on the back edge. I named it Seabiscuit! I always wanted to play a resonator guitar, and have experimented with tunings. Blind Lemming Chiffon and I did a guitar workshop together at Anticipation, and you can hear it on Phil Mill's CD Rain on the Sand on the song Melkor's Blues.
Cittern by Peter Cox
Shortly after Tom moved to Toronto, and Sue found out exactly how many instruments he owned and forbade bringing home any more, Sue bought him this one for his birthday. Love will do strange things!
Tom often uses this when he is recording. You can hear it on DW's The Face on Mars CD, and he's doing tracks for a number of other filk CD's currently in the works.
Oh yes, these were on sale at L&M not far from here. So they had to come home with Mr. Jeffers. He intends to "use them for recording". Uh huh, sure.
...and never mind his iPhone apps. They don't count.