Steve Wilson: “Takamine guitars make me sing better”

Critically acclaimed singer and guitarist Steve Wilson is using Takamine guitars for his world tour.

Takamine’s exclusive UK distributor KORG recently caught up with Wilson ahead of his gig at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

“I’m really proud to be a part of Takamine’s dynasty, because I know I’m holding a genuine work of art in my hands when I play their instruments. They even make me sing better…. no really,” he insisted.

Wilson initially became known as the founder, lead guitarist, lead vocalist and songwriter of the band Porcupine Tree, as well as being a member of several other bands.

In a career spanning over 30 years, he has earned critical acclaim. His honours include four nominations for the Grammy Awards, twice with Porcupine Tree, with his collaborative band Storm Corrosion and as a soloist.

In 2015, he received three awards at the Progressive Music Awards in London for his services to the genre, where he was crowned “the king of prog rock”. Nevertheless, his work has largely stayed away from mainstream music.

Wilson is currently playing Takamine’s EF341 – SC, P7NC and the EF360S Thermal Top guitar.

Check out all the dates for his solo tour at

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