Dear valued customers,

We hope that you are well. We can feel signs of Autumn here. Autumn is the harvest season for the farmers. For us, the start season of the international exhibitions, the Music China, the NAMM show and the Musikmesse. Our preparations for the Music China are in full swing. We look forward to meeting you at the show.
Thank you for your continued support.


Music China 2016 (Oct. 26th - 29th)
Oct. 26th - 29th,2016
Shanghai New International Expo Centre
Web site
The show will be held in Shanghai from October 26th to 29th. Our booth is W3E20. We will show the new models of the Big Island Ukuleles. Also, we will display Gotoh products, Hosco parts, Luthier Tools and Accessories at the booth as usual. If you attend the show, please make an appointment for a meeting with us beforehand. Please reply to this Product News to make an appointment.
-Big Island Ukulele-

Honu Electric Ukulele series
Fingerboard Radius and Semi Hollow Light Body improve Good Playability
Item# EU-ACA-N
Acacia top + Mahogany semi hollow body
Item# EU-SMP-N
Spalted maple top + Mahogany semi hollow body
Body : Semi Hollow body, Mahogany Back
Neck : Mahogany
Fingerboard : Rosewood w/ 400 Radius
Bridge : Rosewood
Pickup : Fishman AG0-UKE
Control : 1 volume, with wooden cap metal knob
Strings : Aquila Nylgut
Scale length: 382mm
Weight:1.0 kg
With Gig Bag
Honu Electric Bass Ukulele series
Use Special Steel Strings for Genuine Bass Sound
Suitable for the Bass part of Ukulele Ensemble
Acacia top + Mahogany solid body
Spalted maple top + Mahogany solid body
Body : Mahogany Back
Neck : Maple Bolt-on joint
Fingerboard : Rosewood w/ 400 Radius
Bridge : Chrome Finished Steel
Pickup : Special Magnetic Pickup
Control : 1 volume, 1 tone with wooden cap metal knob
Tuning : G D A E (Same as Ele. Bass)
Scale length: 520mm
Weight:2.35 kg
With Gig Bag
We are going to display the other new models below at the Music China.

HONU 5A Koa special models
HONU New spec KX series
HONU New spec Rope series.
HONU Hawaiian Mango series

We will inform you on the next Product News again.
Please come and try the Big Island Ukuleles at our booth by all means.

Big Island Ukuleles Web Site http://www.bigislandukulele.com/
Movie Catalog https://youtu.be/6IHe-BCmiKs
~ GOTOH Parts ~
SG510 LUXURY MODE SERIES for Standard Post
SGS510Z for 6 in line will available in the future
We are supplying for the head type for 3+3 only at the moment.
Actually, we heard the demands of the head type for 6 in line from many customers.
You could use the LUXURY MODE for TL or ST guitars in the future.
OEM design available
Gotoh can engrave your original design on the gear covers and the buttons.
The minimum order quantity is 30 sets.
We can quote for OEM engraving.
Please feel free to ask us.
Item# SGS510Z-A20LX GOLD    Item# SGL510Z-A60LX CHROME   Item# SGV510Z-A20LX GOLD
~ HOSCO Parts ~
New Bushings will be available soon!
Finish: Nickel, Gold, Aged Nickel

Diameter 9.2mm suitable for a replacement for Fender® U.S.A. guitars
The packaged Gotoh SDS510 and SD91 machine heads come with both of the bushings 8.8mm and 9.2mm. (The packaged relic SD91 come with 8.8mm only.)
You would be able to get the 9.2mm bushings indibidually.
~ HOSCO Accessories ~
A.A.A. Fret Shield
OEM specification is available!!

One of the most popular item of the HOSCO accessories is A.A.A. Fret Shield.
The special design with your original Logo is available.
Please feel free contact us about this product.

Item# AHM-530
A.A.A. Fret Shield for mandolins / ukuleles
Size : 50 x 300 mm
For mandolins / ukuleles
Material : Polypropylene (surface) / Silica gel type B (inside)
Item# AHM-660
A.A.A. Fret Shield for guitars / bass guitars
Size : 60 x 600 mm
For guitars / bass guitars
Material : Polypropylene (surface) / Silica gel type B (inside)
We supply the Fret Shield in the packages like as this photo.
~ HOSCO Luthier Tools ~
Diamond Fret leveling & Crowning Files
In stock now!
Item# TL-FFLD12, Fret Level & Crown Dia. File R1/R2
For ukulele or mandolin frets / normal guitar frets
Item# TL-FFLD23, Fret Level & Crown Dia. File R2/R3
For normal guitar frets / jumbo frets       
Size: 25 mm x 160 mm x 5 mm
Weight: 150 g
#600 grid diamond file grit

This unique 3 in 1 diamond file is HOSCO original design. Diamond fret leveling file
with 2 type of crown files.

We recommend the new electric models of Big Island for Christmas sales. The samples will be shown with some other brand new things at the upcoming Music China in Shanghai, so please come and check them out by all means. We exhibited the samples at the Beijing Show in May and Yokohama Ukulele Picnic in August and then we had much good reputation from visitors. The first batch for trial orders will be ready to ship in November. The quantities will be limited, so please contact us soon! Here is a chance to grow up your business next year. Don’t miss it!

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