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We'd like to extend a welcome to the latest addition to the Takamine family of artists, Kyshona Armstrong. Kyshona has an incredibly unique story as a musician, beginning as a music therapist, working in mental health hospitals and correctional facilities, writing music with her patients and using music to redirect behaviors and emotions. To help process her experiences with her clients, she began writing her own music independently of her career. Kyshona's unique bluesy and soulful style is evidence on her latest album The Ride, with vocal stylings that are reminiscent of Aretha Franklin, Etta James and Al Green.

We knew that this singer-songwriter and live performer would be a perfect fit for the EF360SC TT, part of our Thermal Top Series where the solid spruce top of the guitar is baked in an oxygen-free environment, allowing the wood resins to mature and providing a sonic vibe that's reminiscent of a vintage instrument. The EF360SC TT also features Indian rosewood back and sides, and Takamine's acclaimed CT4B II electronics. 

Kyshona has had the privilege of sharing the stage with Wynonna Judd, Lake Street Dive, Meiko, Margo Price, Even Stevens, JD McPherson, Anthony David, Cracker, and many more. Deemed “One of the most compassionate and uplifting young voices in Nashville today” by NPR Music’s World Cafe, Kyshona’s music has been heard on Issa Rae’s (HBO’s Insecure) short film series, and major prime time television shows on ABC, CBS and NBC. Learn more about Kyshona and check out some of her music at her web site.

Kyshona Armstrong playing guitar

Kyshona Armstrong