“I find honing my tone to be the perpetual chasing of my tail – once I feel I’ve gotten close, I hear something new, and it’s back to the drawing board”: Even with massive TikTok and Instagram followings, Kiki Wong is still trying to find the perfect tone

Kiki Wong
(Image credit: Leire Baztarrica)

Kiki Wong first started on the piano at the age of six, but it wasn't long before she got started on six strings, via a cute bit of family history. 

Her mother purchased her father an acoustic guitar for Valentine's Day – a $180 Yamaha Eterna – because “that's how he wooed her back in the day.” Wong was immediately hooked.


♬ original sound - Kiki: Daily Metal Guitar Riffs

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Andrew Daly

Andrew Daly is an iced-coffee-addicted, oddball Telecaster-playing, alfredo pasta-loving journalist from Long Island, NY, who, in addition to being a contributing writer for Guitar World, scribes for Rock Candy, Bass Player, Total Guitar, and Classic Rock History. Andrew has interviewed favorites like Ace Frehley, Johnny Marr, Vito Bratta, Bruce Kulick, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Rich Robinson, and Paul Stanley, while his all-time favorite (rhythm player), Keith Richards, continues to elude him.