Award-winning professional musician Shohei Toyoda lives in Kyoto, Japan. We are honored that Shohei plays a custom Lichty and has traveled the globe with it on his US tours. A few of the awards Shohei has received include:
- 2012 First Prize and Best Arrangement Award – Japan’s National Finger-Picking Guitar Contest
- 2011 – Grand Champion of the “Home of the Legends” International Thumb-Picking Contest in Mulenburg, Kentucky
Shohei plays a custom Lichty Mahogany OM guitar. Learn more …
“I’ve always thought that it’s up to the player’s ability and technique to let the music speak from the guitar. That idea totally changed when I went into Jay’s studio and played his handmade guitars. All of them had unique colors to their sound and I totally forgot time when I was trying to mix and match those colors to the tunes in my repertoire. It sure was fun too!!! Jay’s guitars are so special because they add richness to the “sound-scape” that the player is trying to create and communicate to the audience.” – Shohei Toyoda
Shohei Toyoda Video Playlist – Enjoy!
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