NIPPON PRECISION JEWEL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
Head Office & Factory:
Ashiya 100,Shin Onsen-cho,Mikata-gun,Hyogo 669-6701
JICO has remained consistent in its quality over the past several decades producing high-quality record styli since 1949.
In the same spirit as when we began as a sewing needle factory in 1873,
JICO CUSTOM SHOP carries on the tradition and journey to provide the best
Made-in-Japan quality craftsmanship for every product we design and manufacture to be delivered to the world.
Building styli is not just simply about assembling the parts such as tip, cantilever, rubber damper, and knob, but there are many other small complicated parts that require specialized skills to assemble.
We are exceptionally excited to have the opportunities to prove our skills when we receive orders from customers that are particularly difficult to produce; due to complexity of internal stylus structure despite of a deceptively simple external appearance.
One of the small lathe machines to help calculate and adjust the stylus & cantilever to the correct angle positions.
This machine was created by one of our retired artisans back in early 80’s
This machine will help support maintaining the cantilever in the correct position for our craftsman to puncture a hole for the needle (stylus) tip.
Same as Jig #1, this machine was designed and created by our retired artisan back in early 80’s.
Each stylus will go through three different rigorous quality inspections and sound quality checks by our specialists before getting packed for shipments.
Our main focus is to define the “JICO sound” and to develop products that will create this sound. At the same time, we will continue to develop products which audiophiles want. We will release products which make an analogue record more enjoyable for listeners such as nice to have products, fun to have products, or products that listers think they are available in the market but they are not.