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About me

Back in 1977, I was first drawn to and began playing the lap steel guitar in Japan. I' ve played many kinds of instruments, but the last few years have given me a chance to focus on the lap steel guitar and my own style.
Of the steel guitars, the responsive Weissenborn hollow-necks in particular radiate an echoing, shiny sound. The slide bar lets us then sustain this sound as long as we like; this adds a certain drive to the sound that is part of the infinite possibilities of the electric lap steel guitar. The versatile synthesizer-like potential of the lap steel guitar goes beyond the confinement of genres and makes it an essential instrument for me to create the personal type of music that I want.
In addition to the lap steel guitar, I play the Mongolian two-stringed batoukin (also called morin khuur, ma tou qin, horse-head fiddle). As with the lap steel guitar, the batoukin player enjoys a lot of freedom in how he plays the instrument. After some free-form experimenting, I' ve come to appreciate the fun sounds that the batoukin can sing.

My solo career as a lap steel guitarist debuted in 2003 with the album Song of grass Scent of sky. A second solo album, Fruits of Fortune, followed two years later in 2005 through MIDI Creative. And my third solo album Wake is from Panco Records in 2008.

I am very happy that I can share the free, unconfined world of the lap steel guitar with others worldwide.

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Instruments

electric lapsteels

SUPRO COMET
GIBSON BR-6
MELOBAR
WOODY 001
MADE IN USA
MADE IN USA
MADE IN USA
MADE IN JAPAN

 

acoustic lapsteels

NON BRAND-NAME
SUPERIOR Hawaiian
R&BELL
WEISSENBORN BY GOLDTONE
MADE IN JAPAN
MADE IN MEXICO
MADE IN JAPAN
MADE IN CHINA

 

others

MORIN KHUUR
MORIN KHUUR
MINMIN
GUYATONE
MADE IN MONGOLIA
MADE IN CHINA
MADE IN JAPAN
MADE IN JAPAN

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CDs

Song of grass Scent of sky

[KUSANO OTO SORANO NIOI]

TW-2003

Buy the CD

1:Turn Turn Turn 2:Arkhi Dance 3:Torrents 4:Wind-Dyed Hill 5:The Shards of Stars 6:Strayed 7:Mebuki 8:Song of grass Scent of sky
Song of grass Scent of sky MP3 sample

Fruits Of Fortune

[KOUFUKUNO KAJITSU]

CXCA-1173

1:Fruits Of Fortune 2:Bright Eyes 3:Carneyvore 4:Wander 5:Haoto Mau Oka 6:Arkhi Dance 7:Torrents 8:Song of grass Scent of sky 9:The Shore
Fruits Of Fortune MP3 sample

Wake

[WAKE]

PNCD0801

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1:Rise 2:Cave 3:Cloud in Rose 4:End of Autunm

5:One Leap 6:Mebuki 7:Wake


Orders for my CDs

CD Price

Song of grass Scent of sky is available for $14, Fruits of Fortune $18, Wake is $12.

All prices are in US$.

The price of the CDs does not include shipping and handling.

Shipping Rates to the United States

1-4 CDs...$4

5-8 CDs...$5

For more than 8 CDs or for shipping to countries other than the US, please inquire through email to .

Please include the shipping rate and the CD price in your total payment.

Payment Method

Please use PAYPAL.

Click the above link to access the Paypal site and create an account if you do not already have one.

With PAYPAL, we can accept credit card payments. Do NOT send your credit card information directly to .

When you submit your payment, there will be a text box where you can type messages. In this box, please make sure to put

1) shipping address

2) title of CDs

3) quantity of CDs

I will send you an order confirmation email. You will receive another notification once I ship out your CDs.

Thank you very much! I hope you enjoy the music.

I am working on adding an easier shopping cart option to this site.

If you have any questions, email

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MP3 files from CD "Wake"

Rise.mp3

Cloud in Rose.mp3

End of Autumn.mp3

One Leap.mp3

Wake.mp3

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Links

 

MySpace/nobsugino

 

 

http://steelguitarforum.com/Forum2/

http://www.guitarseminars.com/ubb/Forum1/

http://guitarnoise.com/forums/

http://steelguitarforum.com/Forum15/

 

 

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