Media Coverage

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2021

May 28, 2021
Our bass floor was used for the location shooting of the music video for the song [Life is Groovin'] by the bassist unit I.T.Revolution (IKUO & Takayuki Murata). Our staff also appeared in the video.

May 1, 2021
Trumpet magazine "THE TRUMPET Vol. 08" (published by Also Publishing on May 1)
[AR RESONANCE trumpet mouthpiece, which is handled by Okubo Wind Instrument Store, was featured in the "Special feature: Jazz and combo mouthpieces for thorough test-playing". The AR RESONANCE trumpet mouthpiece was selected as one of the best 3 out of 42 mouthpieces tested.

January 2021
Saxophone magazine "THE SAX Vol.107" (published by Also Publishing on December 1)
[Okubo Wind Instruments' exclusive Sebastian Knox is featured in the magazine's "Special Feature: Jazz/Fusion Mouthpieces - Tenor Edition". It was selected as one of the best 4 out of 30 mouthpieces tested.

2020

On sale March 25, 2020
Teruki Goto's guitar (Lucy), customized at our store, was featured in the May issue of Rolling Stone Japan. Our staff member Tsushima is also introduced in the article.

January 4, 2020
TV Tokyo Godtan, the second half of 2019, Unreleased Scenes SP, introduced Terumoto Goto's guitar (Lucy) customized at our store,Our staff member Tsushima also appeared on the show!

2019

December 27, 2019
TV Tokyo Godtan 17th Comedian's Magi Uta Championships SP Terumoto Goto of Football Hour helped us customize his guitar (Lucy).
Our staff member Tsushima operated the electric lights in the recording.。)

November 22, 2019 Published.
Separate Volume Lightning Vol. 221 Vintage Guitars Whole Book Gibson Acoustic Our acoustic guitars and store were introduced.

October 25, 2019 Published
Separate Volume Lightning 80's Mono ArchivesOur 80's electric guitars and the store were featured in this issue.

October 21, 2019 Published.
Motor Show Concept Car "WaiWai"Daihatsu Official PVOur instruments were used in the official Daihatsu PV.

September 2019
HERMES men's worldview is presented for a limited time on the internet radio "RADIO HERMES" "Veronique Nishanian's ABC-book" -R In search of Satisfaction.
Cast: Yataro Matsuura, Hirohisa Horie
The program featured a performance using one of our guitars and comments by store manager Matsui.
Broadcast dates: September 11, 12, 14

July 22, 2019 Published.
Separate Volume Lightning Vol. 210 Vintage Guitars Whole Book Martin Our acoustic guitars and store were featured.

Aired July 1, 2019
Mainichi Broadcasting System "Kita-ku Umeda Music School? Summer School for Summer Sonic?"
A guitar modified with an elbow cut at our store was used.
MC: Kazutoyo Koyabu, Kukki
Cast:Razor Ramon RG, Chamina
Guest: BiSH (Aina the End / St. Chihiro Chichi / Rin Rin)


June 26, 2019
Our vintage guitar was used in the bonus DVD "I tried to grate Urashima Sakata Fun" included in the limited first edition B of the Urashima Sakata Fun album "$HUFFLE".

Published March 27, 2019
Arso Publishing "THE TRUMPET Vol. 4", the feature column article "A wide variety of cornet of the 20th century!Mr. Mizumoto, Manager, Okubo Wind Instrument StoreThe article is written by Mr. Mizumoto, manager of the Okubo Wind Instrument Store.

Aired February 3, 2019
Images of our Japanese instruments were featured on TV Asahi's "Sekijam Complete Burning Show".
Appearances (titles omitted)
Artist Guest: Hideki Togi, Japanese Instrument Band, Jin (Ryoma Quartet)
Talk Guests: Shigeo Takahashi (Savanna), Erina Arai
Facilitator: Yukino Yamamoto (TV Asahi Announcer)
Cast: Kanjani Eight
Manager: Arata Furuta

Published January 22, 2019
Our guitars and store were featured in the separate volume Lightning Vol. 197 Vintage Guitars Whole Book Gibson.

2018

Published on November 17, 2018
Our instruments were used in the movie "The Gun".
Cast: Nijiro Murakami, Alice Hirose, Kyoko Hinami, Risa Niigaki, Amane Okayama, Junpei Goto (Jarujaru), Yuji Nakamura, Takeshi Hyuga, Moemi Katayama, Jugo Tera, Sahel Rose, Hideki Yamanaka / Lily Frankie
Planning/Production: Kazuyoshi Okuyama
Director: Masaharu Take
Original story: "Gun" by Fuminori Nakamura (Kawade Shobo Shinsha)
Screenplay: Masaharu Take, Hidenori Shishido
(Titles omitted)

September 18, 2018
Our vintage guitars were featured in a separate issue of Lightning Vol. 186 Vintage Guitars Entirely Fender and our store was introduced in the magazine.

Released on September 10, 2018
Our original effector "Hundred SAN'O'FACE" was featured in Young Guitar October issue Sound Hot Liner.

August 2018 release
Our Martin D-28 Train and inside of our store were introduced in the August issue of Golden Generations [Gigi] This month's special GG Prime.

On sale April 2018
Our wah-wah pedal and our store were featured in the May issue of Young Guitar's "Michael Schenker's God and Wah" in the "Wah-Wah Compendium" section.

March 2018 release
Okubo Wind Instrument Store provided the instruments and commentary data for the feature article "The World of Vintage Trombones" (p.56, 57) in the March issue of JAZZ LIFE.

February 2018 release
The column "Hyakuninmachi Torimono-cho? Wagakki Yomoyamabanashi" has started. It is written by Mizumoto, owner of Wagakki Hyakunin-do.

January 2018 issue
Effects corner and staff Sano were introduced in "Distortion Pedals 2017-2018" in the February issue of Guitar Magazine.

January 2018 release
Manager Mizumoto of Okubo Wind Instruments gave an interview and commentary on the trumpeter's favorite instrument, which was explored from the album jacket in the January issue of JAZZ LIFE's special feature "Trumpet Evolution" (p.16?21).

2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 7:00 PM
Fuji Television Network, Inc.
Mr. Shingo Katori and Mr. Hiroya Yamazaki, the untouchable, introduced our restaurant as Mr. Tsuyoshi Kusanagi's favorite restaurant on their program. Mr. Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, Mr. Shingo Katori, and Mr. Hiroya Yamazaki visited us on location and played our guitars.

April 13, 2017
In the May issue of Guitar Magazine, several of our guitars were featured in "Three Stories from the Corona Factory since its independence from CBS in 1986".

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 8:00 AM
TV Asahi's "Shinichi Hatori Morning Show" and "Show Up" corner "Honey Bee and Thunder" by novelist Riku Onda, the first ever winner of both the Honya Taisho Award and the Naoki Award, has become a hot topic. Our restaurant was used for the location shooting of the recreated scene of this work.

April 3-11, 2017
Our original "Ghost in the Shell S.A.C" official guitar "TACHIKOMA GT" was displayed at "Ghost in the Shell WORLD ART EXPO 2017" held at Seibu Ikebukuro Main Store. It was also introduced in Ameba News and Nico Nico News.
Ameba News
Nico Nico News

Launched in April 2017
Okubo Wind Instrument Store is interviewed in the April issue of "JAZZ LIFE" [featuring gems of wind instrument specialty stores] (p.76, 77).

Our guitars were featured in the April issue of Guitar Magazine, sold April 1, 2017, in "Let's Play ASK Guitars". The sound source is also included on the accompanying CD.

March 11, 2017
Player ON-LINE "Musical Instrument Sommelier" featured our acoustic floor renewal information.

Announced March 2017
TAKEO KIKUCHI 2017 Spring & Summer CollectionOfficial CatalogVintage trumpet KING 1045 LIBERTY B in stock at Okubo Wind Instrument Store.♭trumpet stocked by Okubo Wind Instruments.

Released February 14, 2017
Our store was featured in "Shop Report " in the March issue of Jazz Life. It includes a test report on selected guitars.

January 19-22, 2017
Our original "Ghost in the Shell S.A.C." official guitar "TACHIKOMA GT" was exhibited at the world's largest musical instrument show "NAMM" held in Anaheim, USA.

2016

November 4-6, 2016
Our original "Ghost in the Shell S.A.C" official guitar "TACHIKOMA GT" was exhibited at the Musical Instruments Fair 2017 held at Tokyo Big Sight.

Released on November 2, 2016
Ray sings the TV anime "Ronnin Bokudasasu! Opening theme "♡The pink Valley Arts guitar Ray is playing in the PV.

Released on October 1, 2016
An interview about the development of TC Gakki x Ghost in the Shell S.A.C. collaboration was featured in the November issue of "Player" in the Behind The Scene section.

August 12, 2016 release
Our original guitar "TACHIKOMA GT" was introduced in the September issue of "Guitar Magazine" and an interview about its production story was featured.

July 23, 2016 release
Our original guitar TACHIKOMA GT was featured in the September issue of the men's fashion magazine "smart" (Takarajima-sha).

Fuji TV drama "Love Song" in the last episode on June 13, 2016
Masaharu Fukuyama himself selected the YAMAHA FG used by Sakura Fujiwara in the drama, and purchased it from our store.

Broadcast on March 11, 2016
Nippon Television Friday Road Show Special Drama Project "Bakabon the Genius: Family Ties
Cast: Ocarina (Okazu Club), Shinya Ueda (Kurimushi), Nao Matsushita, Hira Hayasaka, Masanobu Takashima, Fumiyo Kohinata, Matsuko Deluxe, Eiichiro Funakoshi, Michiko Haneda, Fuku Suzuki, Naoto Fujiki
Theme song: Tamori (titles omitted)
Our restaurant was used for the location shooting. The impressive scene in which Papa Bakabon's activities catch a thief who escapes to our restaurant was set up, and Naoto Fujiki was the owner of the restaurant.

Published February 4, 2016
Many of TC Instruments' electric guitars are featured in the repaired and revised edition of the mook book "Guitar around the 80s" released by Shinko Music Entertainment.

January 25, 2016
About 50 of our guitars are featured in "Vintage Japanese Guitars: Made in Japan" published by Nippon Graphic Publishing Co. Also featured in "Where to Buy Vintage Guitars in Japan".

Broadcast on January 12, 2016
TC Gakki manager Matsui appeared on TV Asahi's "Masahiro Nakai's My Naru Library" with guest Tsuyoshi Kusanagi.

January 2016
Featured in "Yotsuya Bass Club" in the February 2016 issue of Bass Magazine.

2015

November 2015
Wagakki Hyakunindo, a specialty store of TC Gakki Group for Japanese musical instruments, is featured in the Musical Instrument Portal Site egakkiya's Musical Instrument Store Exploration Deep Report.

October 9, 2015
Gibson Les Paul Guide" published by Sanei Shobo, featured many of our Les Pauls, and was also featured in a specially selected guitar store guide.

Broadcast on August 13, 2015
Our 1971 Martin D45 was lent to Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi, a guest on Nippon Television's "Guru Ninety Nine's" Gourmet Chicken Race 17, in the "Gochi ni Naru" corner, as the guitar he wanted. The show was aired with Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi actually playing the guitar.Mr. Matsui, manager of TC Gakki, also appeared on the program.manager of TC Gakki Matsui also appeared on the air.

July 22, 2015
Litto Music Digimart A 1977 Greco MR1000 from our store is featured in Japan Vintage Vol. 1 Greco MR1000 in Digimart Magazine as the main loaner.

 

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