JICO

About Us

"About 140 years ago we started a sewing needle factory for Kimono. "

We began manufacturing steel record needles in 1959 and modern diamond tipped styli in 1964, marking our company’s 55th anniversary 2013. Our factory headquarters is located in Hamasaka, situated on the Sea of Japan in the northern part of Hyogo prefecture, approximately 200km from the major urban areas of Osaka and Kobe.

In winter Hamasaka experiences heavy snowfall and long ago we were unable to travel even to the next town, being cut off by the many mountain passes. Therefore it was necessary to design, fabricate, and repair all production facilities and required equipment, such as our custom jigs, by ourselves. Even today, with advances in modern transportation infrastructure, three to four hours are required to reach a major city. In other words, enduring the hardship and inconvenience of geographic isolation has given us the technological strength to be self-reliant. As the maxim goes, “Necessity is the mother of invention.”

In 2004 we opened our web store to overseas customers. We manufacture 2,200 different models of record styli one piece at a time and produce an average of 120,000 pieces annually. Today the JICO name is well known by audiophiles around the world as the maker of the Super Analog Stylus, a rare needle known for both superb quality and excellent fidelity.

Company name NIPPON PRECISION JEWEL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
Address Factory Headquarters:
100 Ashiya, Shin Onsen-cho, Mikata-Gun, Hyogo, 669-6701, Japan
Sales Department:
Sanko building 811, 1-3-9 Minamihommachi, Chuo-Ku, Osaka-City, Osaka, 541-0054, Japan
E-mail For individuals with questions or comments, please fill in the necessary details on the general inquiry form.
For buyers with business inquiries, please contact us using our business inquiry form. We will respond at the earliest opportunity. 

 

How we make our styli



Hyper-Elliptical Stylus for SHURE V15/IV

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Hyper-Elliptical Stylus for SHURE V15/IV

$245.00 192VN45HEa

JICO  Elliptical Stylus NATIONAL EPS205E

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JICO Elliptical Stylus NATIONAL EPS205E

$170.00 36205ED

JICO 3mil Round Stylus for 78rpm

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JICO 3mil Round Stylus for 78rpm

$100.00 160733

JICO elliptical Stylus for National EPS-270ED

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JICO elliptical Stylus for National EPS-270ED

$150.00 36270ED

JICO elliptical stylus for Ortofon N15E cartridges

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JICO elliptical stylus for Ortofon N15E cartridges

$150.00 242D15E

JICO Elliptical Stylus for Ortofon Stylus 5

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JICO Elliptical Stylus for Ortofon Stylus 5

$115.00 2425E

JICO Elliptical Stylus for SHURE M55E

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JICO Elliptical Stylus for SHURE M55E

$110.00 19255E

JICO elliptical stylus for Shure V15 Type II cartridges

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JICO elliptical stylus for Shure V15 Type II cartr

$150.00 192VN15E

JICO elliptical stylus for Shure V15 Type III cartridges

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JICO elliptical stylus for Shure V15 Type III cart

$145.00 192VN35E

9% OFF RRP $160.00
JICO elliptical Stylus for Stanton 681EE phono cartridge

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JICO elliptical Stylus for Stanton 681EE phono car

$155.00 24368EE

14% OFF RRP $180.00
JICO elliptical Stylus for Stanton 681EEE phono cartridge

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JICO elliptical Stylus for Stanton 681EEE phono ca

$220.00 24368EEE

JICO hyper-elliptical stylus for AUDIO TECHNICA AT95 series

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JICO hyper-elliptical stylus for AUDIO TECHNICA AT

$155.00 16073HE

JICO Shure N-44-7 DJ CLUB stylus (Lumino)

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JICO Shure N-44-7 DJ CLUB stylus (Lumino)

$79.95 A040172

JICO Shure N-44-7 DJ stylus

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JICO Shure N-44-7 DJ stylus

$69.95 A048173

22% OFF RRP $89.95
JICO stylus for Shure M75ED Type 2 cartridge

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JICO stylus for Shure M75ED Type 2 cartridge

$90.00 19275EDII

10% OFF RRP $99.95
JICO stylus for Shure M91ED cartridge

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JICO stylus for Shure M91ED cartridge

$120.00 19291ED

8% OFF RRP $130.00
JICO stylus for Shure M95ED cartridge

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JICO stylus for Shure M95ED cartridge

$125.00 19295ED

17% OFF RRP $150.00
JICO stylus for Shure M97xE cartridge

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JICO stylus for Shure M97xE cartridge

$205.00 192N97xE