Yu Ishii


Born July 23, in Tokyo, Japan. He started playing guitar in his early teens, he started his professional career working on tour support for Hiroyuki Takami (access), and playing guitar for Nami Tamaki’s “Believe”. After that, he worked on recordings for AKB48, Momoiro Clover Z, AAA, Johnny’s Group, Shoko Nakagawa, and as support for various different concerts, while also providing lyrics for anime and movie songs. He has been active in his band Glowlamp since 2009. Their latest album is “one-man live ~Light your fire 2018~” released in March of this year. He has a good reputation for catchy melodies, lyrics with plenty of messages, and energetic live performances.

-Main works-

  • AKB48 – “The Whereabouts of the Wind” “Wagamama Collection” “Sunset Marie”
  • NMB48 – “Graduation Trip”
  • Atsuko Maeda – “Until dawn”
  • SMAP – “Starting Song”
  • Shoko Nakagawa – “1/2 (cover)”
  • Nana Mizuki – “Nostalgia”
  • Hitomi Takahashi – “Another Dawn”
  • All the works of my band Glowlamp In addition to many other various works.




The first Deviser instrument I got was a Rosetta Vessel with which I fell in love at first sight. I liked the Rossetta neck, so when I had my Momose Guitars order made, I asked for the same neck to be used for them too.
This is true of all guitars Deviser makes, but because they are made out of good wood and are carefully worked, they are really easy and pleasant to play on, and not only the sound is good, but the octave tuning is also very solid, and they are truly fit to be used professionally as I do.
I would like to keep using mine forever.