Dear valued customers,

Only one week left before Music China 2017.
Please note the following IMPORTANT announcement for the show.
We are going to display some new tools for 2018 at the show and
we will introduce a part of them here.
If you are interested in the new tools, we recommend that you make an appointment
for a meeting with us now.
We look forward to meeting you at the show!


Music China 2017 (Oct. 11th - 14th in Shanghai)
Period:Oct. 11th - 14th, 2017
Opening hours:
11 - 13.Oct. / 09:30 - 17:00
   14.Oct. / 09:30 - 15:30
Location:New International Expo Centre
Web site:Music China Official Site

If you attend the show, please make an appointment for a meeting with us beforehand.
Please reply to this Product News to let us know your convenient date and time.
New Tools for 2018
(Note: Specifications might be changed for improvement.)
Some guitar tools don't fit to make or setting up ukuleles. HOSCO got many requests from the builders and repairmen about ukulele tools. We will pre-release some of ukulele tools at Music China which we will release in 2018.
★Nut File set for Ukuleles

We had many requests from our customers to make nut files for ukulele.
To develop this model, we checked various ukulele strings and chose 6 different gauges to fit major ukulele strings.

Item# TL-NF3U

Set of 3 for Ukuleles
Gauge (.022”/.028”,.024”/.032”,.026”/.036”)
Total length 190mm
Blade length 100mm

Here is a simple chart of the fitting each file to ukulele strings.
Notice : Plaese check the actual string gauge and select the suitable file for use.

Nylgut Nylon Fluorocarbon
 .022”(0.56 mm) 1st
 .024”(0.61 mm) 1st 1st 4th
 .026”(0.66 mm) 4th 4th 2nd
 .028”(0.71 mm) 2nd 2nd 3rd
 .032”(0.81 mm) 3rd Low-G(Plain)
 .036”(0.92 mm) 3rd, Low-G(Wound) Low-G(Wound)
Average gauges for soplano/concert C tuning
★Sanding Blocks for Ukuleles

Most of ukulele fingerboards are still flat, but nowadays radiused fingerboard is getting popular. We developed two models with different radiuses. One side is flat and another side is radiused on both of the two models.
100mm(L) x 60mm(W) x 35mm(H) size fits ukulele fingerboard work.
HOSCO will support to make radiused fingerboard ukuleles with these sanding blocks.

Item# TWSB-U12

Radius : 12” (305mm) / Flat
Length 100mm
Width 60mm

Item# TWSB-U16

Radius : 16” (406mm) / Flat
Length 100mm
Width 60mm

Hot Tool!
★Groobar™ -Nut Slot Assist Tool-
Groobar helps you to make slots on nuts quickly and precisely. 1 set consists of 4 bars and each bar has different thicknesses for your target slot depth.
Item# H-GB4

You can check detailed information from the following link.

The first batch has been sold out very quickly.
Please don't wait to place an order now not to miss the second batch!
★Original Fretwire
We are going to release a new fretwire for bowed neck repair soon.
The detailed information will be available at Music China.

for Fretwire
We are pleased to inform you that we has become an exclusive distributor for SANKO fretwire in China.
The SANKO fretwire has had good reputation in the world and many famous manufacturers have used the fretwire to their musical instruments officially.
We have already supplied the SANKO fretwire as a part of HOSCO parts, but we are going to expand OEM business from now on.
We have just finished a special website for the SANKO fretwire.
Please see the website from the link below.
For any inquiries on the SANKO fretwire, please contact HOSCO.
The OEM production will be welcomed anytime.
We will supply the Japanese-made quality fretwire worldwide.
Thank you for reading through the Hosco News.
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