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Asian guitar superstar Tak Matsumoto’s new solo album, Strings of My Soul, combines elements of jazz, blues and rock and features an additional guitar legend (and Matsumoto’s previous collaborator) Larry Carlton on a cover of “Sukiyaki.” Grammy: Best Pop Instrumental Album “Take Your Pick” with Larry Carlton.

Tagged as the most notorious guitarist in his homeland, Tak Matsumoto is best known for his tenure in B’z, the most successful Japanese hard/blues rock act to date, with more than 80 million albums sold in the last 20 years.
In a recent interview with, Matsumoto – who is best-known for his work with Japanese rock group B’z – described the album as “basically instrumental, more bluesy and mellower than [sic] his band B’z… This album represents me right now, in the present moment.”

In addition, Gibson Custom just released Matsumoto’s latest signature guitar – the Tak Matsumoto Doublecut Custom Ebony. Tak will complete his North American tour with B’z October 7 at the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles.
Get a taste of the Japanese six-string virtuoso’s work, take a listen, check the tour schedule and/or get the album at:
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