Jason always carries with him everywhere he goes a guitar made out of a turtle shell. it was Made by Rae 's Disabled husband, Leroy , for Desmond. [Rae married leroy at the time Desmond left for his Navigator training]
Jason often plays it to calm himself when he's stressed. He often plays hymn tunes because that's what he learned from Leroy
Guitars are a common theme in my story. Emily Hawthorn also plays guitar and the "gift" in the Gift of Time series is a guitar which belonged to Emily. I'm guessing guitar playing is popular on HomeWorld because of Emily.Guitar playing is popular in the story because I love guitars, the are beautiful art objects, I have several and I always wanted to learn how to play one and tried and failed numerous times.