Dear valued customers,

Thank you very much for your support this year.
We will do our best to keep supplying attractive products to you.
And we are looking forward to doing more business with you in 2015.

Have a happy holiday and a great new year!

with special thanks

(GOTOH SD91-05M with Staggered posts in Gold finish)
Gotoh produces the machine heads with staggered posts for a special order only.
So you can not find them on the Gotoh catalog or the Gotoh website.
The long-awaited Gold version has bscome available!
As you know, the machine heads have three different long posts,
so you will not have to use string retainers.
Kovax Finish Repairing Papers
When you would like to repair a finish at a pin point, what would you do?
like including a dust, sagging and so on...
In such case, Hosco recommends the Kovax Finish Repairing Papers!
This product was originally developed for a car industry,
but it's very useful for musical instruments as well.
The strong points are as follows.
*Dusts of varied size can be eliminated faster and easier.
*Extremely uniform and shallow scratch.
*Can be used without a water, so you can repair a defect checking by sight.
One sheet is divided into eight small pieces. (Self-adhesive)
Size : 70 x 114mm (one piece : 35 x 28.5mm)
Item code Grit
KFRP1300 #1300
KFRP1500 #1500
KFRP2000 #2000
KFRP2500 #2500
KFRP3000 #3000
Rubber Blocks for KFRP (Kovax Finish Repairing Papers)
These are special blocks for Kovax Finish Repairing Papers(KFRP),
so they fit a small piece of the KFRP.
Please buy these blocks together with the KFRP!
Two shapes are available.
One is for flat surface, another is for curved surface.
Made of hard rubber.
Sold as set of 2.
KFRP-RBF for flat surface 33 x 27 x 15mm
KFRP-RBC for curved surface 26 x 33 x 20mm
It snowed more than the average year in our city, Nagoya on Dec. 17th.
We have a little snow a few times every year, but it was too much for us!
The amount of snowfall reached to 23cm and it was the secound in the recorded history of this area. As you might guess, we had some trouble to commute to the office in the morning...
We can’t wait summer...
NAMM 2015 (Jan. 22 – 25, 2015)

The NAMM is approaching.
We will have our booth as usual and the booth number is #1608 (Hall E).
We look forward to seeing you there.
If you already know your schedule, we recommend that you make an appointment with us for a meeting beforehand.
Please see us and check samples of the new products mentioned above.
Some more samples will be shown at the show.
Don’t miss them!

By the way we made a keyword for the NAMM show.
It is "MAIDO".
The "MAIDO" is a kind of Japanese friendly greetings that is often used by merchants near Osaka.
Say the "MAIDO" when you drop by our booth.
Then you might get something...

New Catalogs for Hosco Parts and Tools
Our new catalogs will become available soon.
You will be able to download the pdf version from our website in the near future,
but if you would like us to send the printed version by air mail, please feel free to ask us.
Also, the printed catalogs will be available at the upcoming NAMM show and the Musikmesse.
Our office will be closed from Dec. 30th to Jan. 4th due to a new year holiday.
We will get back to you as soon as we are back from the holiday.
Thank you in advance for your patience.
Thank you for reading through the Hosco News.

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