As a performer, I also volunteer regularly with Sharing Notes, an organization in Chicago that connects professional musicians with hospital patients and wards. Music is a very special tool for healing, connecting, and creating good feelings.
I still own my favorite instrument - a Martin 000 folk guitar. Does it have a name? Of course! Quixote. Many years ago I was reading 'Don Quixote' and ended up writing a few tracks for an album I was working on based on the book. Thus, the guitar used on that record was dubbed Quixote and we're still going strong. (Though he's taken quite a bit of beatings on the road since then.)