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



3mil Round Stylus for 78rpm

JICO

3mil Round Stylus for 78rpm

$110.00 160733

Elliptical Stylus for Audio Technica AT12XE cartridge
25% OFF RRP $99.95
elliptical Stylus for Audio Technica AT13Ea cartridge

JICO

elliptical Stylus for Audio Technica AT13Ea cartri

$110.00 13041E

19% OFF RRP $135.00
Elliptical Stylus for National EPS-270ED

JICO

Elliptical Stylus for National EPS-270ED

$125.00 36270ED

17% OFF RRP $150.00
Elliptical stylus for Ortofon N15E cartridges

JICO

Elliptical stylus for Ortofon N15E cartridges

$125.00 242D15E

17% OFF RRP $150.00
Elliptical Stylus for Ortofon Stylus 5

JICO

Elliptical Stylus for Ortofon Stylus 5

$110.00 2425E

Elliptical Stylus for SHURE M55E

JICO

Elliptical Stylus for SHURE M55E

$85.00 19255E

Elliptical stylus for Shure V15 Type II cartridges

JICO

Elliptical stylus for Shure V15 Type II cartridges

$125.00 192VN15E

17% OFF RRP $150.00
Elliptical stylus for Shure V15 Type III cartridges

JICO

Elliptical stylus for Shure V15 Type III cartridge

$185.00 192VN35E

16% OFF RRP $220.00
Elliptical Stylus for Stanton 681EE phono cartridge

JICO

Elliptical Stylus for Stanton 681EE phono cartridg

$155.00 24368EE

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

JICO

Elliptical Stylus for Stanton 681EEE phono cartrid

$180.00 24368EEE

18% OFF RRP $220.00
Elliptical Stylus NATIONAL EPS205E

JICO

Elliptical Stylus NATIONAL EPS205E

$110.00 36205ED

hyper-elliptical stylus for AUDIO TECHNICA AT95 series

JICO

hyper-elliptical stylus for AUDIO TECHNICA AT95 se

$155.00 16073HE

Hyper-Elliptical Stylus for SHURE V15/IV

JICO

Hyper-Elliptical Stylus for SHURE V15/IV

$245.00 192VN45HEa

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

JICO

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

$79.95 A040172

Shure N-44-7 DJ stylus

JICO

Shure N-44-7 DJ stylus

$69.95 A048173

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

JICO

stylus for Shure M75ED Type 2 cartridge

$95.00 19275EDII

5% OFF RRP $99.95
stylus for Shure M95ED cartridge

JICO

stylus for Shure M95ED cartridge

$125.00 19295ED

17% OFF RRP $150.00
stylus for Shure M97xE cartridge

JICO

stylus for Shure M97xE cartridge

Hyper-elliptical diamond tip

$215.00 192N97xE