Dear valued customers,

How about your business in the first half year?
We hope your business will grow up more in the next half year.
This year we had the two international shows NAMM and Musikmesse as usual,
and they were successful for us.
We are preparing for next show, the Music China in Shanghai.
We will keep introducing something new and interesting for you.
Thank you very much for your continued support.

From HOSCO Team

The Palm EXPO 2016
(Beijing Show)
May 25-28, 2016

The Palm EXPO 2016 finished.
This is one of the largest domestic exhibition in China for the musical instruments.
We introduced some new products of the Big Island Ukuleles.
New Electric Ukuleles and Electric Bass Ukuleles attracted many eyes and ears of visitors.

Big Island Ukuleles and HOSCO Tools. Big Island Ukuleles
New Electric series Standard Tools and New Tools were displayed. New tools and good-selling standard ones
Big Island Ukulele New Series

We are pleased to announce you that two new series of Big Island Ukuleles will be available in the near future.
The new series will be launched in around October.
You could try these series at the Music China in Shanghai.

Honu Electric Ukulele series
Radiused fingerboard and Semi Hollow Light Body improve a playability much better
 Acasia top + Mahogany semi hollow body
 Spalted maple top + Mahogany semi hollow body
Body Semi Hollow body, Mahogany Back
Neck Mahogany
Fingerboard Rosewood with 400 Radius
Bridge Rosewood
Nut & Saddle Bone
Tuner Open Gear Side Peg
Scale length 382mm(Concert size)
Finish Gloss
Pickup Fishman AG0-UKE
Control 1 volume
Strings Aquila Nylgut
with Gig Bag
Honu Electric Bass Ukulele series
Installed Special Steel Strings for Genuine Bass Sound
Suitable for the Bass part of Ukulele Ensemble
 Acasia top
 Spalted maple top
Body Mahogany Body
Neck Maple Bolt-on joint
Fingerboard Rosewood with 400 Radius
Bridge Chrome Finished Steel
Nut & Saddle Bone
Tuner Side Peg Chrome
Scale length 520mm(Tenor size)
Finish Gloss
Pickup Special Magnetic Pickup
Control 1 volume, 1 tone
Strings Special Steel Srtrings
with Gig Bag
New Standard Post for
SG510 series

Additional improvement : “Friction-Free Ring” was added to the standards post of SG510 Series
They will be replaced sequentially from the end of June.

HOSCO Materials

How about making your own original parts from the blank materials?
We can supply Indian Ebony and Rosewood materials for the factories and luthiers!

Ebony and Rosewood blanks
for making your own original part.
Flattop Guitar Bridge Blank
No : BR-ME
Ebony, 180x42x14mm
No : BR-MR
Rosewood, 180x42x14mm
Headstock Overlay Blank
No : OL-ME
Ebony 180x85x0.4mm
No : OL-MR
Rosewood 180x85x0.4mm
Archtop Tailpiece Blank
(Also,Good for making Violin tailpiece, Endpin, Tuner's button, Mandolin pickguard, etc.)
No : TP-ME
Ebony 230x75x13mm
No : TP-MR
Rosewood 230x75x13mm
HOSCO Accessories
HOSCO Bow Cases

Durable multi-plywood construction with black vinyl cover.
Wine color velvet interior is padded for comfortable.
Sturdy clasps keep the case closed even if dropped.
Fits Single bow.

Made in Japan
for Violin, Cello and Double Bass

No : C-BOW-V
for Violin Bow
No : C-BOW-C
for Cello Bow
No : C-BOW-B
for German or French model Double Bass Bow
Same as C-BOW-B, but attached zippered nylon cover, rosin pocket and strap.
* Please note that the bow is not included.
Truss Rods

We restart to supply the Truss Rods with Aluminum U-channel.

F-2714R for Classical guitars
F-2715R for Acoustic guitars
F-2716R for Electric guitars
F-2717R for Electric bass guitars
Boxed Fretwire

Save your costs and work space by Boxed fretwire!
Boxed fretwire are packed 400-600 pcs cut in 50cm (19-3/4”)
long into damp-less strong box of 65mm x 65mm x 670mm
(2-1/2” x 2-1/2” x 26-1/2”)

HF-S1-600 Small, 600 pcs
HF-S2-600 Small, 600 pcs
HF-M1-500 Medium, 500 pcs
HF-M2-500 Medium, 500 pcs
HF-M3-500 Medium, 500 pcs
HF-J1-400 Jumbo, 400 pcs
HF-U1-500 for Mandolins, Banjos, & Ukuleles, 500 pcs
HF-U2-500 for Mandolins, Banjos, & Ukuleles, 500 pcs

Now, it is a rainy season in most area of Japan.
The moisture causes the change of wooden parts and makes the sound poor.
If there is such a rainy season in your country, we recomend HOSCO original anti-moisture products.
Please check the products Moiss2, Fret Shield.

Moiss 2 Fret Shield
Thank you for reading through the Hosco News.
If you have any inquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact us.