On his recent acoustic tour through Florida, Jake visited the Gold Tone Factory in Titusville, FL. Gold Tone deals in Banjos, Mandolins, Dobros, and more, which are used by some of the top players in the business! Gold Tone has also started making 'hybrid' instruments like Banjos & Mandolins with guitar necks, which make it easier for players of one instrument to get the sound of another. Gold Tone refers to these instruments as their 'Folkternative' line of products. Jake has been playing his Gold Tone banjo, that he named 'Bacchus', for 12 years now, and recently acquired the 'Paul Beard Signature-Series Squareneck Resonator Guitar'.
Jake met with the sales manager and spent the day shooting video for the company which included a version of Jake's own song 'Kickin Up Dust' performed entirely by himself on multiple instruments! We're looking forward to seeing the videos, but in the meantime, here are photos from Jake's visit. Thanks to Justin Grizzle, audio engineer Cameron Foster, and videographer James Rayner!