Asheville A-style mandolin. Purchased in August of 2010 at Melody Music in Keyser, WV, it is nice and black and mandoliny in ways that my previous mandolins, all of which met horrible and ignominious fates, never were. Ironically the most recent addition to my instrumental arsenal, considering that I learned the basics of mandolin many years before I even attempted to play many of the other instruments I've recorded with during this project.
Audacity (freeware). My standby method for capturing live performances in two-track form (one vocal, one instrument) and home to several indispensible plug-ins which I've been too lazy and/or technically inept to find in forms I can integrate into other software.
Epiphone 12-string acoustic. Looks similar to but is much less cool than the Epiphone Bard my dad owned in the '60s (far right here):
Harmony acoustic tenor guitar. Ancient and practically unplayable, this was probably my dad's first full-size guitar, bought in the '50s, but its true origins have grown murky over the years... it might equally well hav come from San Antonio, a Sears catalog, or elsewhere. Often mistaken for an acoustic bass, it ain't; it's a tenor guitar of the type popular in the late '50s folk revival boom and on the Mickey Mouse Club in the Annette days. My only archtop, almost purely decorative.
Ukuleles. The orange one is a no-name (although I'm pretty sure it's German) model that I got for Miranda on what must have been her third birthday, and the blue is a Mahalo that I got her as an upgrade several birthdays later. It sounds better, but has one major articulation problem. I used both sporadically until July of 2010 when Eden very quickly taught herself to play; shortly thereafter Miranda picked it up again as well and even started to teach Ridley chords on uke, so I pretty much have no call to play uke myseld any more.