Masayoshi Takanaka is a Japanese guitarist born in 1953. He began his professional career in 1971 in Fried Egg, a rock band. In 1972, Takanaka joined the Sadistic Mika Band. In 1976, Takanaka released his first solo album, Seychelles. In 2000, Takanaka formed his own record label, Lagoon Records. Takanaka is known for his flashy guitars, including a gold colored Fender Stratocaster. He also has a trademark “lagoon-blue” Yamaha SG guitar that he uses during live performances.