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Dear valued customers,

In the first half of this year, we have introduced new products at the NAMM,
the Musik Messe and Beijing show.
We could get good reaction for New relic parts, new luthier tools
and new Big Island Ukuleles.
We believe that these new products have already contributed to your business.
And, we will advance our new product development and introduce more new products
to you on this Product News in the future.
Please don't miss our Product News.

HOSCO Team

The Palm EXPO 2017 (in Beijing)
May 26-29, 2017
Place:China International Exhibition Centre

HOSCO Booth
HOSCO name is getting popular in China market and many guitar builders and factories contacted us. Specially,Fret Polishing Rubbers, Fret Files, Fingerboard Radius & String Action Gauge
and Fret Leveling File were popular at the booth.

Big Island Booth
We had introduced new Slotted Headstock Models of the Big Island Ukuleles for the first time.
Beijing local players supported us with their demonstration.
They took the audience with their high skilled performance.
HOSCO Booth HOSCO Original Tools
Big Island Booth Live Performance at the booth
New Slotted Headstock Models Regular Models
 
 
 
~ Big Island Ukuleles ~
★Big Island Slotted Headstock Models are now available!
Slotted head makes big and clear sound with an optimum string tension.
< KSA Artist Series > (Based on K5A 5A Artist Series)
High quality Hawaiian Koa, Original Tuners by Gotoh with Koa buttons, Bluish Paua Inlay.
Item# KSA-CTG Item# KSA-TRG
Top, Back, Side : Solid High-grade Curly Koa
Headstock : Slotted 3 point with ebony veneer
Rosette / Purfling : Paua Shell / Multi (B/W/B)
Tuner : Original Tuners by Gotoh Based on SEP700 Gold with Koa Buttons
< KSX Deluxe Series > (Based on KX Deluxe Series)
Solid Curly Koa, Original Tuners by Gotoh with Koa buttons, Beautiful Abalone Inlay.
Item# KSX-CTG Item# KSX-TRG
Top, Back, Side : Solid Curly Koa
Headstock : Slotted 3 point with ebony veneer
Rosette / Purfling : Abalone / Abalone
Bridge : Ebony Honu Style with Ebony Pins
Tuner : Original Tuners by Gotoh Based on SEP700 Gold with Koa Buttons
< KSR Rope Series > (Based on KR Rope Series)
Solid Koa, Original Tuners by Gotoh with Koa buttons, Classical Rope Purfling.
Item# KSR-CTG Item# KSR-TRG
Top, Back, Side : Solid Koa
Headstock : Slotted 3 point with ebony veneer
Rosette / Purfling : Rope / Rope
Tuner : Original Tuners by Gotoh Based on SEP700 Gold with Koa Buttons
Case : Hard Case
You can get the detailed specification of the Big Island Ukuleles on our website.
http://www.bigislandukulele.com/products/index.html

We are looking for distributors and dealer shops of the Big Island Ukuleles
in some countries.
Please feel free to contact us.
 
 
 
~ HOSCO Parts ~
★MASTER RELIC COLLECTION for LP type guitar
More authentic relic parts "MASTER RELIC COLLECTION" for LP style are also available.
Please click the photos to see enlarged ones.
MRC-LP59IV
’59, Cream 1ply
Discolored surface with fine worn marks and features marks,
with dirt buildup on screw holes.

MRC-LPBRC (Based on HK-50CS)
Chrome, w/hardware

MRC-HBPCN-SET (Based on PC43N)
Shallow dimple on the pole piece holes, worn surface
with faint shadow marks left from the strings, 9.8mm pitch, Nickel, Set of 2
MRC-PTWN
Nickel, Set of 4

MRC-LPJCIV
Discolored surface with fine worn marks and features marks left
by the Switchcraft jacks on the front and rear.

MRC-TRCB (Based on F-4007)
Black/White 2ply
 
★MASTER RELIC COLLECTION Screws Set.
MRC-PGSCWN (Based on TS-01N)
For Pickguard, Nickel,
3.0 x 12.0 mm Set of 100

MRC-MRSCWN (Based on PSH08N)
For Mounting Ring, Flat Head, Nickel,
2.4 x 13.0 mm, Set of 100

MRC-MRSCWNL (Based on PSH09N)
For Mounting Ring, Flat Head, Nickel,
2.4 x 16.0 mm, Set of 100
MRC-STSCW-SET19
Set of ST Inch Pickguard
Screws (19 pcs) Nickel.

MRC-STSCW-SET
Set of ST Vintage Pickup Mounting/Switch Screws w/Spacers – Inch sized, Nickel.
Pickguard x8 / Pickup x6 / Back Plate x6 / Switch x2 / Jack Cover x2 / Spacer x6

MRC-TLSCW-SET
Vintage 50s Blackguard TL Screws Set, Slot Head.
Pickguard x5 / Neck Plate x4 / Tuning Machine x7 / Switch x2 / Control Plate x2
Strap Buttons x2 / Bridge x4 / Neck Pickup x2 / Bridge Pickup x3
 
 
 
~ HOSCO LUTHIER TOOLS ~
★Sintered Diamond Whetstones
Size: 20 x 70 x 15mm (Diamond area : 2mm)
Handy Diamond Honing tools.
#3000 and #12000 grit for finishing sharpening.
It works very well hardened or HSS knives or blades.
Also, good for ceramic, stainless steel etc.
Item# ISDH-3000  #3000 Grit
Item# ISDH-12000  #12000 Grit
ISDH-3000 / Good for small blade / Good for carved blade
★Chamfer SD (Side Direction) Files
Size: file area 10 x 55mm. 130mm total length
The Chamfer Files can be used a different way.
Normally, file stroke is pushing, but this file stroke is
from left to right, or from right to left like knife cutting.
So, it is quite easy to chamfer by file.
Item# TL-SD-R Flat, Right stroke (right to left)
Item# TL-SD-L Flat, Left stroke (left to right)
TL-SD-R / Direction for filing / Chamfering
 
 
 
 
~ Gotoh Custom Shop ~
Gotoh just starts new production service "Custom Shop"
They can produce low volume of your original custom parts with no extra tooling costs
by Water Jet cutting/milling, Laser Marker and CNC Machining etc.
For example
Original custom Multi-string bridges that are not on catalogs. Original custom string spacing tuners.

Neck plates with your own custom brand logos.
Original custom steel plate guitar bridges
Original custom plate for Classic Guitar machine heads
Original custom plate for bass machine heads
And, virtually anything that you dream of.
Available materials
Steel plate
Carbon plate
Titanium plate
and more...

Please feel free to ask a quotation for your original products.
 
 
 
 

TOKYO HANDCRAFT GUITAR FES. 2017

The annual exhibition for handcrafted guitars and ukuleles was held in Tokyo
from May 20th to 21st.
This event is an exhibition for a presentation of handcraft luthier’s works.
In addition to the display of many instruments, live performances by several musician,
Ukulele making clinic were held at the event.
We had a booth and sold tools to many luthiers gathered from various areas in Japan
and also overseas as usual.
This kind of exhibition is very important for us as we can listen to many luthier's opinions
and requests directly.

 
 
 
 
 
Thank you for reading through the Hosco News.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reply to this e-mail or
sales@hosco.co.jp